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Certification and Training - NC Fire and Life Safety Educator Certification

Traffic Incident Management (TIMS)

Course Description

NOTE: TIMS is not a certification. TIMS is required for all certifications. (with the exception of Chief 101.)

FIP 7000 Traffic Incident Management Recommended Hours - 4

This course is designed to establish the foundation for and promote consistent training of all responders to achieve the three objectives of the TIM National Unified Goal: responder safety; safe, quick clearance from incidents; and prompt, reliable, interoperable communications. This course will familiarize fire and rescue personnel with the purpose of the Strategic Highway Research Program 2 (SHRP 2) and National TIM (Traffic Incident Management) Responder Training Program and how it relates specifically to North Carolina. Participants will learn to recognize and identify the dangers encountered by emergency responders working in or near traffic.

Course management details:

Credit for TIMS must come from the Delivery Agencies via FIP 7000

The NC Fire and Rescue Commission TIMS program (FIP 7000) will be the only TIMS course that will be accepted. TIMS FIP 7000 must be taught by a Fire and Rescue Instructor Level 2 who is qualified to teach Technical Rescuer, Fire Fighter or Driver Operator certification programs. (NCDOT, NFA, etc. programs will not be accepted.)

No prior credit or will be accepted.

Course content will be available via the OSFM website.

TIMS "will not" be delivered via on-line or hybrid delivery.

Traffic Incident Management (TIMS)

Course Description

NOTE: TIMS is not a certification. TIMS is required for all certifications effective 01/01/2017 (with the exception of Chief 101).

FIP 7000 Traffic Incident Management Recommended Hours - 6

This course is designed to establish the foundation for and promote consistent training of all responders to achieve the three objectives of the TIM National Unified Goal: responder safety; safe, quick clearance from incidents; and prompt, reliable, interoperable communications. This course will familiarize fire and rescue personnel with the purpose of the Strategic Highway Research Program 2 (SHRP 2) and National TIM (Traffic Incident Management) Responder Training Program and how it relates specifically to North Carolina. Participants will learn to recognize and identify the dangers encountered by emergency responders working in or near traffic.

Course management details:

Credit for TIMS must come from the Delivery Agencies via FIP 7000

The NC Fire and Rescue Commission TIMS program (FIP 7000) will be the only TIMS course that will be accepted. TIMS FIP 7000 must be taught by a Fire and Rescue Instructor Level 2 who is qualified to teach Technical Rescuer, Fire Fighter or Driver Operator certification programs. (NCDOT, NFA, etc. programs will not be accepted.)

No prior credit or will be accepted.

TIMS is a requirement for all certifications effective 01/01/2017.

Course content will be available via the OSFM website.

TIMS “will not” be delivered via on-line or hybrid delivery.

NC Fire and Life Safety Educator Certification

In a continued effort to reduce fire loss in the State of North Carolina, the State Legislature established General Statute 58-78-5.14b, which requires the State Fire and Rescue Commission to establish voluntary minimum professional qualifications for all levels of fire and rescue service personnel.

The standard for Firefighter Certification is considered to be a minimum standard and the Fire & Rescue Commission fully recognizes that, due to differing requirements, many fire departments may set forth standards much higher than these for their personnel. It is the intent, however, that through a voluntary program, personnel who provide firefighting services to the communities of our state, will meet or exceed this standard.

Performance Standard

The NFPA 1035 Standard for Fire and Life Safety Educator Professional Qualifications, Current Edition, will be the performance standard used for Firefighter certification.

Entrance Requirements

The Fire and Life Safety Educator candidate must meet the entrance requirements listed below before certification can be issued.

Age / Education Requirements:

The candidate must be at least 18 years of age. Training and course work may be completed in advance, but certification cannot be issued until the candidate’s 18th birthday. Moreover, the candidate must meet the requirements of the standard in place at the time of his/her birthday even though he/she may have been working toward a previous standard.

The candidate must have a high school diploma or equivalent recognized by the State Department of Public Instruction (i.e., GED).

Program Requirements

The instruction and evaluation given a Fire and Life Safety Educator who achieves certification is critical to ensuring a quality program. Training and evaluation of students must be accomplished by qualified individuals, working in conjunction with approved delivery agencies.

Student Evaluation

Evaluation of the student for certification is a critical link in the total preparedness of the individual. Student evaluations must be accomplished by qualified Level II Instructors. The evaluation itself must be separate and distinct from the training process.

Written Examination

The written exam measures the cognitive skills of the Firefighter and must follow the guidelines set forth under the Policy for Testing manual. The examination will be randomly generated and provided to the evaluator by the delivery agency. A score of 70% or above shall constitute a passing grade for the candidate.

Recertification Requirements

No recertification required as of October 2002.

Course Name FIP # R
FIRE LIFE SAFETY EDUCATOR I, II, & III
Fire and Life Educator Level I 2015 ed 4630 36
Fire and Life Educator Level II 2015 ed 4631 36
Fire and Life Educator Level III 2015 ed 4632 36