This program is a part-time blended training program with three components.
The first portion involves independent online training, during which you learn by reading, viewing online presentations, and completing tests, prior to your arrival on SFA campus. This is done at your own pace, but you should anticipate this portion to take approximately three to six months of part-time study.
The second portion of the program is the completion of Modules A-D and X. These modules are completed on campus. Modules A to D are each one full day of instruction, while Module X can either be completed in the evenings of Modules A to D, or as an additional day of study. During these modules, you will have hands-on training and experience with PPE and SCBA, and exposure to the tools you will be using during your bootcamp. You can complete these modules as many times as you would like, to gain extra experience.
The final portion of the program is the bootcamp, which is an immersive 24-hours-per-day, 16-day firefighter experience. It is the final stage of the course, during which you live on campus and train as a firefighter. This portion includes your OFMEM certification testing for IFSAC and ProBoard.