BASIC OPERATIONS FIREFIGHTER ACADEMY
START DATE IS TBD for the 2021 Year
500 S YORK ROAD, BENSENVILLE, IL 60106
The Cost Of $4,400.00 For The Academy Includes:
Rental Of Turnout Gear,
Self Contained Breathing Apparatus
Rental of Laptop Computer
Basic Fire Practicals, Hazmat Operations, Technical Rescue Awareness, Fire Service Vehicle Operator, Calling the Mayday
Courage to be safe
Upon completion of the Academy, you will be eligible to take the IL Office of State Fire Marshal Basic Operations state exam, Hazardous Materials Operations, and Technical Rescue Awareness exams to receive state certifications which are required by most fire departments for hire.
You as the student will be required to complete:
NIMS Training There are also requirements that need to be met prior to the beginning of the Academy start date.
Upon receipt of your application an interview will be scheduled and your application will be reviewed. Please note that you must have a completed physical a year prior to the academy start date. If you have not had a physical done, you can use the form attached to the application to be completed by your primary physician. You will receive notification of acceptance into the academy once you are deemed eligible.
Two letters of recommendation are due on the date of your interview and a valid CPAT card must be completed by the end of the academy. Once in the Academy, you as a Volunteer member of the BFPD need to maintain a 80% grade average throughout the Academy or you will be dismissed from the Academy and the BFPD. A monthly ride along is required by the Fire Chief. Also as a Volunteer member of the BFPD you may be asked to be involved in various district projects which require mandatory attendance.
The Bensenville Fire Academy strives to teach the OSFM Fire Basic Program to its maximum potential and level while not only meeting the minimum state standards but exceeding them. The Bensenville Fire Academy offers the fire candidate instruction from certified well trained experienced instructors and a supportive and well organized administration. Academy resources available to candidates include a forcible entry door, a smoke maze training facility, a roof training simulator, sixteen hours of live structural firefighting, a designated academy engine, a newly renovated interactive training classroom and many other training tools.
The Basic Operations certification can transfer into college credits.
The program is registered with the Veteran Affairs and qualifies for the GI Bill.
A Deposit of $500.00 is required upon acceptance into the fire academy.
The remaining balance is paid in 4 installments. Each installment is automatically paid from credit or debit card once a month for four (4) months.
More details will be provided during orientation.
“Full payment is due before the Graduation date. There are no exceptions.”
The GI Bill can be used to pay for the Fire Academy. A certificate of eligibility must be presented upon acceptance into the fire academy. If you do not have a certificate of Eligibility, you can visit www.gibill.va.gov or call the hotline at (888) 442-4551.
CLASSES WILL BE HELD ON:
TUESDAYS FROM 6-10 PM,
THURSDAYS FROM 6-10 PM,
SATURDAYS FROM 7-5 PM
Academy Director: Nevin Hahn
*NO REFUND POLICY*
* There are no refunds of class fees for a class canceled after the first day of class.* After the refund deadline date, students who cancel a class, or students dropped from a class by the instructor, or student dropped from a class due to nonpayment, are NOT entitled to a refund of class fees.
* The only exception to this policy is when the department cancels the class. In this instance, the fees charged for the canceled class will be refunded.
Thank you for choosing The Bensenville Fire Academy!