PREREQUISITE FOR THIS CERTIFICATION: The candidate must have successfully certified at the Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations levels prior to being awarded this certification.
WRITTEN TEST: There is a 100-question written test.
SKILLS TEST: There are eight (8) skills stations covering required fire fighter skills.
LOCAL VERIFICATION FORM: There is a Local Verification Form that must be signed by the candidate's Fire Chief or Training Division Chief and submitted. This form is available in the Fire Fighter 1 Certification Guide, available on the KFRTI website.
STANDARD: The certification test is based upon the NFPA 1001, Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications, 2013 edition, Chapter 5, Fire Fighter I.
READING REFERENCE TEXT: The written tests are referenced to IFSTA, Essentials of Fire Fighting, 6th edition. The specific referenced pages are listed in the Fire Fighter 1 Certification Guide, available on the KFRTI website.
FACIAL HAIR POLICY: All certification test candidates must be clean shaved in the area of the seal of the mask in accordance with the KFRTI Facial Hair Policy.
REQUIRED EQUIPMENT: The required personal equipment for each candidate is listed in the Fire Fighter 1 Certification Guide, available on the KFRTI website.
FEES: The fee for this certification test is $60.00 for Kansas fire fighters and $120.00 for non-Kansas fire fighters.
There is an additional $17.50 fee, made payable to the ProBoard, for the ProBoard certificate.