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State Certification Courses

Our training is HB2604-qualified.

State testing is included in the course fee and is conducted on-site on the last day of class.

Fire Officer

FIRT-1042 Fire Officer I

This course is intended for existing officers, newly promoted officers or officer candidates. You will learn basic skills such as communication, effective supervision, and resource management.

  • Total hours: 64
  • Time: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Cost: $285 per student
  • 2020 dates:
    • In person:
      • January 27–February 5
      • May 4–13
      • September 14–23
    • Online:
      • March 2–27 
      • July 1–30

FIRT-2051 Fire Officer II

This course will teach you supervisory skills, resource management, and information management systems. You will also learn how to develop budgets and how local governments operate.

  • Total hours: 64
  • Time: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Cost: $285 per student
  • 2020 dates:
    • In person:
      • March 23–April 1
      • July 6–15
      • November 9–18
    • Online:
      • January 13–February 14
      • September1–30

Fire Officer III

Online Only

  • Total hours: 64
  • Cost: $285 per student
  • 2020 dates:
    • June 29–July 24

Fire Officer IV

Online Only

  • Total hours: 64
  • Cost: $285 per student
  • 2020 dates:
    • September 21–October 23

FIRS-2044 Driver / Pump Operator

In Person Only

This course will cover basic skills such as: pump theory, fire service hydraulics, apparatus inspection, pump operations and driving practices.

  • Total hours: 64
  • Time: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Cost: $375 per student
  • 2020 dates:
    • March 23–April 1
    • June 8–17
    • August 10–19
    • October 5–14
    • November 30–December 9

FIRS-2044 Aerial Operator

In Person Only

  • Total hours: 50
  • Time: 8 a.m.–7 p.m.
  • Cost: $375 per student
  • 2020 dates:
    • April 20–24
    • June 29–July 3
    • August 24–28
    • November 2–6

Fire Instructor

FIRT-2005 Fire Instructor I

This course prepares fire and emergency services personnel to teach from a prepared lesson plan. You will learn to use instructional aids and evaluation instruments to meet the curriculum requirements of the Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP) for Fire Instructor I certification.

  • Total hours: 48
  • Time: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Cost: $200 per student
  • 2020 dates:
    • In person:
      • February 17–24
      • June 22–29
      • September 28–October 5
    • Online:
      • April 1–30
      • November 2–27

FIRT-2007 Fire Instructor II

This course prepares public safety personnel to teach technical skills, techniques and information.

  • Total hours: 48
  • Time: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Cost: $200 per student
  • 2020 dates:
    • In person:
      • April 20–27
      • July 20–27
      • November 30–December 7
    • Online:
      • June 2–30
      • July 1–31
      • October 1–30

FIRT-2059 Fire Instructor III

This course prepares public safety personnel to teach technical skills, techniques and information.

  • Total hours: 64
  • Time: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Cost: $200 per student
  • 2020 dates:
    • In person:
      • August 17–26
    • Online:
      • March 23–April 17

Hazardous Materials

FIRS-1091 HazMat Awareness/Operations

Online Only

This course will give you an overview of the practical and cognitive training needed to operate safely and effectively on the hazardous material incident scene.

  • Total hours: 40
  • Cost: $285 per student
  • 2020 dates:
    • January 2–February 1
    • September 28–October 24

FIRT-2045 HazMat Technician

In Person Only

This course focuses on advanced techniques, covering all levels of personnel protective equipment and emergency response. Topics include weapons of mass destruction, radiation, transportation and fixed facility emergencies. The course will be delivered using a combination of classroom instruction and extensive field exercises.

The Texas Commission of Fire Protection (TCFP) will administer a written exam upon completion of course requirements for state certification. The Department of Homeland Security, Office of Domestic Preparedness will provide you with a certification of Awareness Level training for Weapons of Mass Destruction of Responses at no additional charge.

  • Total hours: 80
  • Time: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Cost: $400 per student
  • Prerequisites:
    • A background in public safety
    • An operational Level HazMat certification
    • An SCBA Certification—recommended
    • 29 CFR 1910.120 Certification—if you are not a firefighter
  • Requirements:
    • Bunker gear for field exercises
    • Jeans
    • Comfortable shirt
  • 2020 dates:
    • May 11–22
    • September 28–October 9

FIRT-2012 HazMat Incident Commander

In Person Only

This class prepares you for the challenging role of HazMat Incident Commander (HMIC) and leads to certification from the Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP).

The HMIC is the responsible for:

  • All hazardous materials incidents
  • Weapon of mass destruction (WMD) incident activities
  • Development of strategies and tactics
  • Ordering and release of resources

The HMIC is not expected to be able to personally operate the various types of monitoring equipment but is expected to understand the functions and limitations of them and should be able to apply the results of air monitoring and detection in making and or approving decisions pertaining to Control Zones, PPE, Public Protection and other related issues.

According to OSHA and TCFP, the HMIC should meet all the following competencies:

  • Awareness Level HazMat
  • Operations Level HazMat
  • Hazmat Incident Commander

Additional skills that must be met by the HMIC are:

  • Managing an incident within the incident command system
  • Specifically managing a HazMat scene
  • Knowledge of each job required at a HazMat incident
  • Knowledge and use of a variety of technical readings and resources

During complex incidents involving hazmat technicians or private sector specialists, the HMIC would use their expertise in formulating strategy, IAP, response objectives and action options.

  • Total hours: 24
  • Time: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Cost: $135 per student
  • Prerequisites:
    • TCFP-commissioned Firefighter
    • TCFP Operations-Level HazMat certification
  • 2020 dates:
    • May 18–21
      • State Exam: May 22 at 1 p.m.
    • October 26–29
      • State Exam: October 30 at 1 p.m.

FIRS-2000 HazMat C.E.

In Person Only

This course provides the annual continuing education credit required by the TCFP for Hazardous Materials Technicians. The topic of the CE changes annually.

  • Total hours: 8
  • Time: 8 a.m.–7 p.m.
    • This course is 1 day only
  • Cost: $45 per student
  • Prerequisite:
    • TCFP Hazardous Materials Technician certification
  • 2020 dates:
    • September 8, 9 or 10

FIRT-2011 Incident Safety Officer (ISO)

In this course, you will learn to identify and analyze safety concerns and to communicate recommended solutions to the Incident Commander. The class focuses on emergency scenes and the use of the Incident Command System.

  • Total hours: 48
  • Time: 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Cost: $265 per student
  • 2020 dates:
    • In person:
      • February 10–17
      • October 12–19
    • Online:
      • April 27–May 22

Textbook Policy

Borrow

The Fire Service Training Center (FSTC) has textbooks to loan to you while you are taking a class. We will collect all loaned textbooks on the last day of class.

Buy

The FSTC has a limited supply of textbooks available for purchase. You may choose to buy textbooks from another source.

You are responsible for buying textbooks yourself or through your sponsoring department before the start of your course.

Have questions?

For specific textbook information, please contact:

Darla Hernandez, Administrative Office Assistant
817-515-7719
darla.hernandez@tccd.edu

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Updated January 02, 2020