“Live fire instructor” means an individual who holds a certificate to teach live fire training, under the auspices of a chartered fire training program, issued by the executive director pursuant to section 4765.55 of the Ohio Revised Code and Chapter 4765-21 of the Ohio Administrative Code.
The Live Fire Instructor certification provides certificate holders with the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to safely conduct live fire training evolutions. The certification meets the minimum requirements set forth in the nationally recognized standard, NFPA 1403: “Standard on Live Fire Training Evolutions.” Compliance with the standard can dramatically decrease the likelihood of firefighter injuries and deaths.
Prior to admission into a Live Fire Instructor Operations course, an individual shall meet all of the following requirements:
An applicant for Live Fire Instructor certificate shall meet all of the following requirements:
An initial Live Fire Instructor application may not be submitted until you have completed all course and job performance requirements. Upon successful completion of the certification requirements through an Ohio chartered fire training program, you will be provided the application for certification.
Certification requirements vary depending on when an individual was certified as a Fire Instructor or Assistant Fire Instructor.
If you were certified as a Fire Instructor or Assistant Fire Instructor prior to January 1, 2018, click HERE for Live Fire Instructor exemption ("grandfathering") options.
Click HERE for additional information on the Live Fire Instructor Certification course entrance requirements and certificate qualifications.
Click HERE for Live Fire Instructor Course information.
NOTE: Although the requirement to be certified as a Live Fire Instructor applies to individuals who provide instruction in live fire training evolutions required for certification as a firefighter and “grandfathering” options are available, all fire instructors and assistant fire instructors participating in live fire training evolutions are encouraged to attend the Live Fire Training Operations Course and to become certified as a Live Fire Instructor.
Ohio Administrative Code: 4765-21-03
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