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Department of Defense Training Programs

The Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute is pleased to provide this listing for your convenience in obtaining the listed training programs. While the Institute may have provided training for your unit in the recent past, we encourage you to review the programs and make selections as your need requires.

Some additional information to consider when planning your training program is listed here:

  1. These programs are priced to be presented at your unit location.
  2. There are a minimum number of 18 and maximum number of 30 students required per class.
  3. To meet the minimum enrollment, we encourage partnering with other DOD facilities.
  4. The programs are also available through the Prime Vendor program.
  5. Text material and certification is included in the price for the program.
  6. All classes are National Professional Qualifications Board certified.

The following classes are available for training at your facility. We encourage the Department of Defense facilities to partner in order to meet the minimum and maximum numbers of students. For pricing, availability and any other questions, please contact MFRI at:

Special Programs/DOD
Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742

Phone: 1-800-ASK-MFRI or 301-226-9940

Email: dod@mfri.org.

Please check our Industry and Government training page for other registration driven programs that may be of interest.

Now available for National Pro-Board Certification


ARFF Training for Airport Firefighters - NFPA 1003

This five-day program meets the training requirements for both NFPA 1003 Airport Firefighter and FAA FAR Part 139.319. The program provides the skills and knowledge required to operate as an airport firefighter and includes practical and classroom sessions. Sessions on airport and aircraft familiarization, civilian and military aircraft, are followed by practical sessions on fire extinguishment of wheel/ brake, engine, interior cabin, and fuel spill fires. Upon completion of this course, the student will receive a certificate stating they meet the elements of NFPA 1003 and FAA FAR Part 139.319. Fire Fighter II skills are the prerequisites for attending this course.

Emergency Vehicle Operator - NFPA 1002

This five (5) day program provides the participant with an opportunity to describe the major concepts of emergency vehicle driving, including safety, legal issues, communications, vehicle inspection and preparation, physical forces affecting driving and the operation of an emergency vehicle. The student will also demonstrate competency as a driver of an emergency vehicle.

Fire Apparatus Driver Operator-ARFF

The five-day (5) training program is designed to provide the participant with an in-depth review of the skills attendant to the duties of an Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Driver/Operator. The focus is on airport signage, maintenance (tests, inspections, and service functions), vehicle pump operation, maneuvering, positioning, practical driving, principles of agent management and application. Prerequisite: Fire Fighter-I and Airport Fire Fighter.

Driver Operator - Aerial - NFPA 1002

The three (3) day driver operator program provides the participant an opportunity study truck company operations, tool requirements, techniques of spotting, stabilizing,raising and lowering, controls and valves, hydraulic systems, water tower operations, maintenance and testing. Upon completion the participant will be able to safely and effectively operate an aerial ladder truck at a fire or emergency scene.

Driver Operator - Pumps - NFPA 1002

The four (4) day driver operator-pumps program provides the participant an opportunity to study water supply, water pressure and gauges, hydraulics, types of pumps, relief valves, governor’s, primers, water sources and maintenance of pumps. Upon completion, the participant will be able to determine how much water is flowing, the available pressure and calculate pressures need for a supply pumper, relay pumper, and attack pumper.

Driver Operator Aerial/Pumps - NFPA 1002

This seven (7) day combination program allows the participant to complete both the aerial and pumps portion of the program as one complete program. This approach may prove beneficial to certain facilities.

Fire Inspector I Certification Program -NFPA 1031

The Fire Inspector I conducts basic fire inspections and applies codes and standards. This five-day Fire Inspector I certification course is designed to provide the participant with an in-depth review of the skills attendant to the duties of a Fire Inspector I job performance requirements (JPRs) of NFPA 1031, Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire Inspector and Plan Examiner, Chapter 3, 1998 edition. The focus of this Level I course is on preparation of correspondence and inspection reports, handling of complaints, maintenance of records, fire safety inspections of new and existing structures and properties for construction, occupancy, fire protection, and exposures. Included with this course is a final examination which, upon successful completion, enables the participant to request Fire Inspector I certification from the Maryland Fire Service Personnel Qualifications Board (MFSPQB) and the National Board on Professional Qualifications. (Participants must be nationally certified Hazardous Materials First Responder Awareness to enroll.)

Fire Inspector II Certification Program - NFPA 1031

The Fire Inspector II conducts most types of inspections and interprets applicable codes and standards. This five-day Fire Inspector II certification course is designed to provide the participant with an in-depth review of the skills attendant to the duties of a Fire Inspector II job performance requirements (JPRs) of NFPA 1031, Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire Inspector and Plan Examiner, Chapter 4, 1998 edition. The focus of this Level II course is on application, interpretation, and analysis of new and existing structures for construction, occupancy, fire protection, and exposures. Discussion and application will also include the review and specification of plans for construction, fire, and life safety protection. Included with this course is a final examination which, upon successful completion, enables the participant to request Fire Inspector II certification from the Maryland Fire Service Personnel Qualifications Board (MFSPQB) and the National Board on Professional Qualifications. (Participants must be nationally certified Fire Inspector I to enroll.)

Combined Fire Inspector I and II courses (10 days)

The Fire Inspector I and II programs are presented consecutively Monday through Friday with the weekend break. This selection provides those attending an opportunity to complete both programs at one location.

Fire Inspector III Certification Program - NFPA 1031

The Fire Inspector III performs all types of inspections, plan review duties, and resolves complex code related issues. This five-day Fire Inspector III certification course is designed to provide the participant with an in-depth review of the skills attendant to the duties of a Fire Inspector III job performance requirements (JPRs) of NFPA 1031, Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire Inspector and Plan Examiner, Chapter 5, 1998 edition. The focus of this Level III course is scenario based, which is aimed at administrative duties that include recommendations, creating and evaluation of policies and procedures for life safety inspections and code enforcement activities; and field inspection activities that include analysis of code compliance alternatives, evaluation of construction, occupancy, fire protection, and exposures. Included with this course is a final examination which, upon successful completion, enables the participant to request Fire Inspector III certification from the Maryland Fire Service Personnel Qualifications Board (MFSPQB) and the National Board on Professional Qualifications. (Participants must be nationally certified Fire Inspector II to enroll.)

Fire Service Instructor I - NFPA 1041

This offering is designed to focus on multiple short duration presentations by each student supported by classroom instruction. The course is presented in 5 days of instruction and provides instructor candidates the opportunity to deliver instruction effectively from a prepared lesson plan including use of instructional aids and evaluation instruments with an educationally sound, objective-based certification course that addresses the job performance requirements (JPRs) of NFPA 1041, Standard for Fire Service Instructor Professional Qualifications, Chapter 2, 1996 edition. The primary text is the MFRI Instructor I Student Manual. The IFSTA Fire Service Instructor, 6th edition, 1999, is referenced as the supplemental text. Daily after class study and written assignments are necessary to complete the course. Students must pass a final examination. Attendance, assignments, and successful completion of the exams enables the participant to request Fire Instructor I certification from the Maryland Fire Service Personnel Qualifications Board (MFSPQB) and the National Board on Professional Qualifications.

Fire Services Instructor-II in combination with Fire Services Instructor-III

The Fire Services Instructor-II is an instructor who plans and develops lessons and programs for the purpose of delivering instruction. The five-day (5) Fire Services Instructor-II/III combination certification training program is designed to assist the participant in design, preparation and presentation of training programs.

Major topics include developmental process, task analysis, developing goals and objectives, program development and lesson outline, developing instructional materials, instructional techniques, lesson preparation and delivery, examination process and methods, student re cords and reports, and participation in group activities and presentations.

Prerequisites: Fire Services Instructor I.

Fire Service Instructor I and II - NFPA 1041

The Fire Service Instructor I and II programs are presented consecutively Monday through Friday with the weekend break.

Fire Officer I Certification Program - NFPA 1021

This offering orients the first-line company officer to administration functions and emergency operations. The course is presented in 10 days to provide current, aspiring, and officer candidates an educationally sound, objective-based course of instruction that addresses the job performance requirements (JPRs) of NFPA 1021, Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications, Chapter 2, 1997 edition. Unique to this program is a preceptorship requirement, group problem solving exercises, scenario problems with tactical simulation, and a focus on the implementation and applicability of the Incident Command System as applied to fire ground operations and incident scene management. The primary text is the MFRI Fire Officer I Student Manual. The IFSTA Fire Department Company Officer Text, 3rd edition, 1998, is referenced as the supplemental text. Daily after class study and written assignments are necessary to complete the course. Sessions for both weeks run Monday-Friday and students must pass a mid-term and final examination; which upon attendance, assignments; and successful completion of the exams, enables the participant to request Fire Officer I certification from the Maryland Fire Service Personnel Qualifications Board (MFSPQB) and the National Board on Professional Qualifications. (Participants must be nationally certified Firefighter II to enroll.)

Fire Officer II Certification Program - NFPA 1021

This offering is designed as a sequel to the Fire Officer I program. The course is presented in 6 days to provide mid-level officers/supervisors and officer candidates with an educationally sound, objective-based certification course that addresses the job performance requirements (JPRs) of NFPA 1021, Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications, Chapter 3, 1997 edition. The program expounds upon the daily administrative and operational challenges of mid-management. The program teaches the company officer how to develop and apply strategic planning concepts and resource deployment to incidents that begin to immediately escalate upon arrival into multi-unit response operations. The primary text is the MFRI Fire Officer II Student Manual. The IFSTA Fire Department Company Officer Text, 3rd edition, 1998, is referenced as the supplemental text. Daily after class study and written assignments are necessary to complete the course. Sessions run Monday - Saturday and students must pass a mid-term and final examination; which upon attendance, assignments, and successful completion of the exams, enables the participant to request Fire Officer II certification from the Maryland Fire Service Personnel Qualifications Board (MFSPQB) and the National Board on Professional Qualifications. (Participants must be nationally certified Fire Officer I and Instructor I to enroll.)

Fire Officer I and II Certification Program - NFPA 1021

This sixteen (16) day program combines both Fire Officer I and II into an intensive three week class. Students should be prepared to work diligently throughout the period to complete the homework assignments and prepare for the written tests.

Fire Officer I and Fire Instructor I Program - NFPA 1021, NFPA 1041

This fifteen (15) day program combines the Fire Officer I (10 days) and Fire Instructor I (5 days). This combination may be advantageous to certain facilities.

Fire Officer II and Fire Instructor II Program - NFPA 1021, NFPA 1041

This second level eleven (11 ) day program is also available for consideration and may be advantageous to certain locations.

Hazardous Materials - Awareness/Operations - NFPA 472

The three-day program is for individuals who respond to releases and potential releases of hazardous substances to protect life, the environment, and property. Emphasis is placed on the hands-on training to respond in a defensive fashion to contain or control a hazardous materials incident within the capacity of the resources and equipment available on site. This course satisfies the training requirements of NFPA 472 for First Responder Operations. Each participant is expected to bring personal protective equipment to include: coveralls, hardhat, eye protection, gloves, and work shoes or boots.

Hazardous Materials - Technician- NFPA 472
(Client provides equipment)

The five-day program is designed to develop knowledge and skills in handling and managing a hazardous materials incident. It is intended for those personnel who may respond, operate, and manage a hazardous materials incident. Emphasis is placed on the hands-on approach to training so that each student will perform the procedures required to confine, contain, or control a hazardous materials incident within the capacity of the resources and equipment available on site. This course satisfies the training requirements in NFPA 472 HazMat Technician. Each participant is expected to bring personal protective equipment to include: coveralls, hardhat, eye protection, gloves, and work shoes or boots.

Hazardous Materials - Incident Command

The two-day program is designed to meet the Incident command training requirements as specified in the NFPA 472 standard. This program is open to all personnel involved with, or responsible for emergency response services.. Each participant is expected to bring personal protective equipment to include: coveralls, hardhat, eye protection, gloves, and work shoes or boots.

Domestic Preparedness - Response To Terrorism

The five-day (5) Domestic Preparedness-Response to Terrorism program is designed to provide the student with the knowledge and skills to be able to assume responsibility and make appropriate decisions relating to the management of a terrorism incident. The focus is on the response to an incident involving NBC agents. These agents are significant as they were designed and optimized specifically to kill or injure, and as a result will affect the response procedures normally employed at hazardous material incidents. Discussion will cover the impact of NBC and potential changes to response procedures. Prerequisites: Hazardous Materials-Operations, Technician level is preferred.

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