Standard on Fire Department Occupational Safety
and Health Program.
Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass
Standard on Comprehensive Occupational Medical Program for Fire
Standard for Fire Service Professional Qualifications Accreditation and
Standard for Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator Professional Qualifications, 2003
Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire Inspector and Plan Examiner
Standard for the Organization and Deployment of Fire Suppression Operations,
Emergency Medical Operations, and Special Operations to the Public by Career Fire
Acceptable to the authority having jurisdiction.
An organization, office, or individual
responsible for enforcing the requirements of a code or standard, or for approving equipment,
materials, an installation, or a procedure.
Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ).
Equipment, materials, or services included in a list published by an organization
that is acceptable to the authority having jurisdiction and concerned with evaluation of products
or services, that maintains periodic inspection of production of listed equipment or materials or
periodic evaluation of services, and whose listing states that either the equipment, material, or
service meets appropriate designated standards or has been tested and found suitable for a
An organization providing rescue, fire suppression, and related
activities, including any public, governmental, private, industrial, or military organization
engaging in this type of activity.
The person who has fulfilled the entrance requirements of
Chapter 4 of this standard but has not met the job performance requirements for Fire Fighter I.
Fire Fighter Candidate
The person, at the first level of progression as defined in Chapter 5, who
has demonstrated the knowledge and skills to function as an integral member of a fire-fighting
team under direct supervision in hazardous conditions.
Fire Fighter I.
The person, at the second level of progression as defined in Chapter 6,
who has demonstrated the skills and depth of knowledge to function under general supervision.
Fire Fighter II
A written statement that describes a specific job
task, lists the items necessary to complete the task, and defines measurable or observable
outcomes and evaluation areas for the specific task. [1000, 2006]
Job Performance Requirement (JPR).
The full complement of garments fire fighters are
normally required to wear while on emergency scene, including turnout coat, protective
trousers, fire-fighting boots, fire-fighting gloves, a protective hood, and a helmet with eye
Personal Protective Clothing.
Consists of full personal protective clothing, plus a
self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) and a personal alert safety system (PASS) device.
Personal Protective Equipment.
The series of actions, conducted in an approved manner and sequence,
designed to achieve an intended outcome.
Fundamental knowledge one must have in order to perform a
specific task. [1031, 2003]
The essential skills one must have in order to perform a specific task.
The activities of rescue, fire suppression, and property
conservation in buildings, enclosed structures, aircraft interiors, vehicles, vessels, aircraft, or
like properties that are involved in a fire or emergency situation. [1710, 2004]
Structural Fire Fighting.
A specific job behavior or activity. [1002, 2003]
Two or more individuals who have been assigned a common task and are in
proximity to and in direct communications with each other, coordinate their activities as a work
group, and support the safety of one another.