Fire 100 Information

Fire 100 - Firefighter Academy  22.5 - Credits

Basic fire fighting skills include orientation and safety, introduction to the history of fire departments and today’s fire service as a career, fundamentals of fire behavior, building construction, personal protective equipment, department communication, extinguishers, water supply, fire stream, fire hose, ropes and knots, ground ladders, fire control, ventilation, rescue and extrication, loss control, fire detection, alarms and suppression systems, hazardous materials, and fire prevention/public education. Special emphasis on safety and how it relates to fire fighting. Three class sessions will be held at the North Bend Fire Academy. Live Fire training will include Burn to Learn, Search & Rescue and Flammable Liquids 4, which meets NFPA 1001. Recruits will obtain Haz-Mat Awareness and Operations certification which meets NFPA 472. Successful students will be qualified to take the state Fire Fighter I & II, Haz-Mat Awareness and Operations written and practical exams.

Prerequisites: Completion of the Medical/Respiratory application, completion of the NTN Ergometrics and CPAT test, attendance at mandatory orientation session and instructor's permission.  The state written exam is taken the last week of training and the state practical exam is taken on Saturday of the last week of training. A graduation ceremony for family and friends is held the week after the practical exam.

FIRE 100 is scheduled as a 12-week evening and weekend class during Fall Quarter, and as a 12-week evening and weekend class during Spring Quarter.

Next Firefighter Academy: Fall 2017 

  • The Fall 2017 Academy will begin on September 16, 2017.
  • The application deadline is July 31, 2017.  
  • Mandatory orientation is August 5, 2017

Spring and fall academies will be 12 weeks long with evening and weekend classes. 

  • Completion of the NTN Ergometrics and CPAT test.
  • American Heart Association, BLS (Basic Life Support) Providers Card.
  • Interested candidates attend a mandatory orientation session.
  • Participants register and pay class tuition by the given deadline.