NFPA Standards for the Fire Service Instructor

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This course will present an overview of NFPA Standards that relate to the duties and responsibilities of a fire service instructor.

The NFPA role in instructor duties are present in almost everything you do:

  • Certifications
  • Training Standards
  • Health & Safety
  • Investigations and After-Action Reporting
  • Operations
  • Code compliance and enforcement

Course objectives and learning outcomes:

  • Understand NFPA’s role in establishing instructional best practices
  • Identify the key NFPA standards that impact instructors roles
  • Describe how failure to attempt to meet the standards can impact our profession and individual departments
  • Learn the method NFPA is using for its consolidation project
  • Explore specific standards for program development information

Forest Reeder began his fire service career in 1978 and retired as Fire Chief of the Tinley Park (IL) Fire Department in 2021.  He has worked extensively in the areas of instruction, firefighter safety and officer development and earned his Master of Science Degree in Public Safety Administration in 2004.  He is the co-author of Fire Service Instructor Principles and Practices now in its 3rd edition.  Forest presents nationally on fire service leadership, safety and instructor development.  He was inducted into the Moraine Valley Community College Alumni Hall of Fame in 2020 and awarded the Distinguished Alumnus award in 2021.  In 2008, he received the ISFSI George D. Post Instructor of the Year, considered to be the highest recognition for fire service instructors in the nation.

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