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Certification and Training - NC Rescue Officer 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.

Performance Standard:

Based on NFPA 1021 Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications; 2009 edition

Course Description: (recommended hours: 24)

FIP 6900 Rescue Officer

This course presents the rescue service member with an avenue for gaining knowledge and skills needed to become an effective officer within his or her respective organization. Topics covered include; human resources management, communication skills, operating as a manager, leader, mentor and coach to subordinates, improving customer service, interfacing with the service community, and the importance of health and safety in rescue services.

Candidate Selection:

The Rescue Officer course will benefit any individual meeting the below criteria who is currently, or endeavors to function as an officer in a rescue agency.

In order to attend this course, candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • 21 years of age
  • HS Diploma or GED
  • Technical Rescuer certified for 3 years
  • Certified Instructor I, II or III (must be a minimum of Instructor I certified)