The Firefighting Program course curriculum and objectives are established by the South Carolina Fire Academy and the IFSTA’s Essentials of Fire Fighting, 6th Edition. Students learn fire service history, firefighter safety, fire department communication skills, firefighter protective equipment, building construction, fire behavior, structural searches and victim removal. Upon completion of Firefighting I, students can take the national-level Firefighter I certification exam. After completion of Firefighting II, students can take the national-level Firefighter II certification exam. Course completion alone does not meet the criteria for achieving national certification for firefighting.