Engine Company Fireground Operations

Instructional Hours: 24.00

Course Objective: To provide students with the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform engine company operations during fireground operations. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to describe the functions and responsibilities of the engine company and demonstrate the use of nozzles, a hose, hydrants, foam, and testing equipment during practical evolutions.

Course Description: Major topics covered in this course are functions and responsibilities of the engine company, construction and operation of nozzles, positioning and utilizing the engine, utilizing hydrants, the pitot gauge and foam, size-up, emergency response considerations, initial fireground operation, and selecting and placing attack and supply lines. Methods of instruction include lecture, discussion and team-focused practical exercises.

Successful Completion: Students must attend required classroom sessions, complete all assigned online and classroom activities and homework assignments, demonstrate proficiency in the practical skills evolutions and obtain a score of 70% or better on the final written and practical examinations.


MFRI Basic Fire, Essentials of Firefighting IV, Firefighter I (FIRE 101), or equivalent.

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Instructional Hours: 24.00
Start Date: 10-16-2024
End Date: 11-11-2024
First Class Time: 19:00 - 22:00
Mondays and Wednesdays
Registration Open: 05-08-2024
Registration Close: 09-27-2024
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Coordinated by: North Central. For questions contact: nccontact@mfri.org