Kentucky Accredited Firefighter Certification Program

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PURPOSE

The purpose of this program is to identify emergency service personnel who demonstrate competency in the performance requirements necessary to perform the duties of a firefighter. The NFPA 1001 Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications identifies the minimum requirements for a person at the first level of progression. A person certified at the Fire Fighter I level will have demonstrated competency in the necessary knowledge and skills, while working under direct supervision, to function safely and effectively as a member of a firefighting team.

CERTIFICATION PROCESS

A person submits a completed application to the Kentucky Fire Commission. The candidate shall remit the prescribed written test sitting fee, attempt a written examination of 100 multiple choice, true/false or matching questions and participate in a skills examination. Upon successful completion of the written and skills exams, provide all documentation, fees are submitted and prerequisites are satisfied, the candidate shall become eligible to recieve an accredited certification from the Kentucky Fire Commission.

KNOWLEDGE AND COMPETENCY AREAS TESTED

Fire department organization, firefighter roles and responsibilities, SOP's, rules and regulations, member assistance, firefighter fitness, safety, knots and rope use, protective clothing and equipment, alarms and communications, fire control, response, rescue, scene control, building construction, forcible entry, power tools, hazardous atmospheres, accountability, ladders, hose and fire streams, fire behavior, loss control, ventilation, utilities and sprinkler systems.

PREREQUISITES

Emergency Medical Care - as a minimum Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (professional rescuer), and First Aid or any higher level of emergency medical certification approved by the Fire Commission.

Hazardous Materials/Operations-Product Control level accredited certification.

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FF 1 Practice Test

Print out a sample of our written exam for this certification level.
The answer key is included for your convenience.
A 70% passing score requires you to answer at least 18 out of 25 correct. 

Firefighter 1 Application

FF1 Candidate Handbook

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