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Basic 1/Basic 2 Firefighter Certification Implementation

Jan 5, 2023

Effective January 3, 2023, the Basic 1 & Basic 2 certifications have been implemented. If a firefighter was not certified as a 150- or 400- hour firefighter prior to this date, they will now be required to fulfill the requirements of Basic 1 (115 hours) and Basic 2 (300 hours).

If a firefighter has not been certified to the 150 or 400 hour level, and has at least 6 hours in Firefighter Survival, Firefighter Rescue, or Flashover Awareness categories (prior to January 3, 2023), they will be considered compliant to the new Basic 1 and Basic 2 certification levels in that category and will not have to produce proof of skills completion in that category.  

Basic 1 Certification Requirements

Basic 2 Certification Requirements

If you have any questions about implementation of these levels, please email