Fire Fighter I & II Training

Fire Fighter I & II training and certification is intended to be the basis for all future firefighter certification programs. Certification is issued to those individuals who meet the required qualifications and successfully complete the written and practical skills certification examinations.

To meet the needs of local fire departments, the Division of Fire Safety has developed a curriculum package consisting of Instructor Guides, Student Manuals, PowerPoints and Practical Skills books written according to the NFPA 1001-2008 standard. All materials are referenced to IFSTA’s Essentials of Firefighting and Fire Department Operations, 5th edition.

Course approval information and applications may be obtained by downloading the Fire Fighter Certification booklet or by contacting the Division of Fire Safety's Training and Certification Unit at (573) 522-2426.  A copy of the division's Fire Fighter I and II course curriculum and related information may be obtained by qualified instructors from the Division of Fire Safety to teach the program in-house to their departments after obtaining course approval through the division.  At any given time, over 70 Fire Fighter I and II approved courses are being conducted throughout the state of Missouri. To obtain a copy of the Fire Fighter Guide for Lead Instructors download the Fire Fighter Guide for Lead Instructors Certification booklet.

Please note: In order to meet the requirements of NFPA 1001-2008 standards, individuals seeking certification as Fire Fighter I must also possess division certification at the Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations levels.

Fire Fighter I and II Certification Exams:

Fire Fighter I - The written exam for this level consists of 100 multiple-choice questions referenced to the NFPA 1001-2008 standard, Division of Fire Safety’s curriculum and IFSTA’s Essentials of Fire Fighting and Fire Department Operations, 5th edition. Students have two hours to complete the written exam. The student must achieve a score of 70 percent on the exam in order to qualify for certification. Students must also successfully complete a practical skills exam.

Fire Fighter II - The written exam for this level consists of 100 multiple-choice questions referenced to the NFPA 1001-2008 standard, Division of Fire Safety’s curriculum and IFSTA’s Essentials of Fire Fighting and Fire Department Operations, 5th edition. Students have two hours to complete the written exam. The student must achieve a score of 70 percent on the exam in order to qualify for certification. Students must also successfully complete a practical skills exam.

Fire Fighter I and II certification levels are internationally accredited by IFSAC and Pro Board.