Fire Fighter 1 utilizes NFPA 1001 Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications, NFPA 1051 Standard for Wildland Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications, and NFPA 472 Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents to provide the qualifications for State Fire Training’s Fire Fighter 1 certification. These qualifications are documented in the Fire Fighter 1 Certification Training Standards (CTS). State Fire Training coordinated the development of the CTS guide, certification and associated curriculum. The Statewide Training and Education Advisory Committee (STEAC) and the State Board of Fire Services (SBFS) recommended these standards and qualifications for adoption by the Office of the State Fire Marshal (OSFM).
Fire Fighter 1 is the first certification in the California Fire Fighter professional certification series. The requirements for this certification can be found in the SFT Procedures Manual. The Fire Fighter 1 Implementation Plan was developed to provide detailed information regarding how and when the transition to this new certification will go into effect. To apply for this certification, review and complete the documentation below.
Note: SFT aligned the Fire Fighter 1 (2013) certification requirements with the Fire Fighter 1 (2019) certification. This change means that the Fire Fighter 1 Certification Task Book (2013) will no longer be required for Fire Fighter 1 (2013) certification; however, a completed Fire Fighter 1 Certification Task Book (2013) will be required to be on file with SFT for applicants to obtain Fire Fighter 2 (2013) certification. The Fire Fighter (2019) Implementation Plan (PDF) has additional information regarding these changes. The Fire Fighter 1 Certification Task Book (2013) can be found on the Fire Fighter 2 (2013) web page.
Curriculum & Testing Delivery Information
- Training Record - 2013 Version (PDF)
- Fire Fighter 1 Skill Sheets (Zip) [updated: 12/01/18]
- Alternate Delivery
- Remedial Training (PDF) [or go to the SFT Procedures Manual: 11.8 Psychomotor & Cognitive Remediation]
- Exam Request Form (2013 edition) Microsoft Word OR PDF
- Exam Scripts:
- Proctor Instructions -QuestionMark (PDF)
- Exam Eligibility Requirement Info Bulletin (PDF)
- Question Audit Request (PDF)
- Exam Templates
More information and exam scheduling documentation can be found on the Evaluator Resources web page.