The NFPA 1403 Compliant Introductory program is designed to help volunteer fire departments remain compliant with NFPA 1403: Standard on Live Fire Training Evolutions. NFPA 1403 dictates which of the NFPA 1001 objective must be completed prior to a firefighter certification candidate participating in live fire training evolutions and is designed to ensure that firefighters who participate in live fire training have the minimum knowledge and skills necessary to complete the training evolution safety and effectively. The SFFMA NFPA 1403 Compliant Introductory program incorporates portions of the NFPA 1001 objectives into a program that ensures compliance with NFPA 1403 and thus ensures firefighter safety. Firefighters who complete the NFPA 1403 Compliant Introductory program are not certified as structural firefighters and should not make entry into fires other than those in controlled training environments.
Topics at this certification level include, but are not limited to: Firefighter Safety & Health, Personal Protective Equipment, Portable Fire Extinguishers, Water Supply, Fire Hose, Fire Streams, Fire Behavior, and Basic Fire Control.