Fire Instructor I

Course Hours: 40.0 Hours

Course Description

This program addresses the job performance requirements of the National Fire Protection Agency, 1041 Standard for Fire Service Instructor Qualifications, Instructor 1. The course prepares the program participants for planning instruction, using a variety of methods, teaching diverse learners, and evaluating course outcomes. The course also provides guidelines for addressing the critical issues of safety and the legal issues of training, and it provides opportunities to participate in application activities.


Personnel must be trained to the level of basic firefighter as specified in Title 25 of OCGA.

Special Notes

Students will receive an assignment 30 days prior to the first day of class in an email from the course coordinator.  Each student must complete the pre-course work in the form of a note taking guide prior to reporting to class. Failure to complete and bring the note taking guide by the start of class will result in a failure for the class. This is a individual assignment and will be checked. Copies of other students work is prohibited.  It is the student responsibility to ensure the most current email address is on the student profile on the GPSTC system. 

Students should have a working knowledge of computers and A/V equipment commonly used in making presentations. The student will need a IFSTA Fire and Emergency Services Instructor, 8th edition, a USB flash drive, and laptop computer if possible. The text book will be required to complete the assignments.

The final exam and presentation will be administered through Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training.  Each student must know their Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training ID number or they will not be allowed to test.   Upon successful completion of this course, students will be awarded National Professional qualifications Instructor I credentials.   

Dress code for this class is either departmental uniform or business attire while in class. Jeans and t shirts will not be acceptable attire.

Start Date End Date Location (Hover for more information) Time Course Number Status
11/29/2021 12/03/2021 GPSTC, FORSYTH 08:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. FFAA21631
12/13/2021 12/17/2021 Gordon County Fire Rescue 08:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. FFAT21666 Register
01/03/2022 01/07/2022 GPSTC, FORSYTH 08:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. FFAA22001 Register
03/21/2022 03/25/2022 GPSTC, FORSYTH 08:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. TBA Coming Soon
05/23/2022 05/27/2022 GPSTC, FORSYTH 08:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. TBA Coming Soon
09/05/2022 09/09/2022 GPSTC, FORSYTH 08:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. TBA Coming Soon
10/17/2022 10/21/2022 GPSTC, FORSYTH 08:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. TBA Coming Soon