Rules for Firefighter
“Voluntary Certification Program for Fire Fighters” began on June 21, 1979 when
House Bill 1243 was signed into law. The general purpose of the certification
program is to measure the level of knowledge, skills and abilities possessed by
firefighters and emergency medical responders (EMR) and to attest that these
individuals meet nationally recognized standards. These competency-based
standards permit evaluation of training programs and promotes uniformity in
firefighter and EMR training.