Firefighter II (IFSAC/NFPA)

Designed For:

Personnel who have acquired NFPA Firefighter 1 and appropriate Breathing Apparatus competences and wish to advance their skills and knowledge or for existing firefighters who require NFPA or IFSAC certification.

Entry Criteria:

Successful completion of a Firefighter 1 (IFSAC/NFPA) certificated course.

Health and Safety:

Due to the physical nature and demands of this course, members must be physically fit enough to undertake strenuous, physical activities. Course members must attend with suitable and sufficient Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) which is appropriate for the risks involved in fire and rescue operations. Alternatively the college can provide PPE for course members.


To provide personnel with the knowledge and skills to meet the NFPA Standard for Firefighter Professional Qualifications Firefighter 2.


At the end of the course the course member will be able to demonstrate the knowledge, skills and understanding as defined in Chapter 6 of NFPA Standard 1001 for Professional Qualifications, Firefighter 2. Plus Chapter 5 competencies for the First Responder at the Awareness level of NFPA Standard 472 for Professional Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials Incidents.

Course Overview:

A comprehensive training course which includes the following subject areas: Breathing apparatus (BA), PPE, General vehicle safety, Communications, Identification and use of Fire Service equipment , Fire fighting media and its application, Firemanship skills, Building entry and egress methods, Hazardous materials, Salvage operations, Post incident considerations and Report writing.

Presentation and Delivery:

By a combination of interactive lectures, group work, realistic practical demonstration exercises and debriefs, with a strong emphasis on experiential learning and self-directed private study.


This course can be provided in: English, Arabic or English with Arabic support.

Course Staff and Facilities:

College staff with the relevant operational and managerial experience and technical knowledge.

Number of Instructors Required:

1 instructor per 6 students

Minimum Number of Course Members:

Six (6)        

Assessment and Reporting:

Continuous assessment throughout the course, with feedback being provided to facilitate reflection and personal development.
Course members will undertake a written and practical assessment achieving a minimum pass mark of 60% resulting in the International Fire Services Accredited Certificate (IFSAC) accreditation gold seal award.

Certification and Awarding Body:

The International College of Engineering and Management IFSAC accredited Gold Seal Certificate.


The International College of Engineering and Management (ICEM).


20 days over 4 weeks

Programme Times

08.30 – 12.30 and 13.30 – 16.30hrs Saturday to Wednesday.


See course schedule for the latest course dates. Where student numbers are insufficient bespoke dates can be mutually agreed.

Bookings and Enquiries:

The Marketing Department
International College of Engineering and Management
Fire and Safety Division
P.O. Box 2511
C.P.O. Seeb
Sultanate of Oman
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Tel:  (+968) 245 212 56 Fax: (+968) 245 210 42


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