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NFPA 1401

2017 Edition, 2017

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Recommended Practice for Fire Service Training Reports and Records

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EFFECTIVE DATE: 12/01/2016
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It is the intent of this document that fire service organizations be considered an all-inclusive term used to describe those local, municipal, state, federal, tribal, provincial, military, industrial, and public/private organizations with fire protection responsibilities and institutions that provide training for such organizations.

Fire service organizations utilizing this document for the establishment, upgrade, or evaluation of their training records and report systems should be able to document clearly the performance and ability of individual and group activities related to the following:

(1) Compliance with personnel performance standards

(2) Documentation of both internally and externally obtained career development training and education

(3) Documentation for the purposes of certification, recertification, licensure, and relicensure

(4) Documentation for the purposes of accreditation through such agencies as the Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI) and other such organizations

(5) Cooperation with other agencies with which the organization executes joint specialty operations (e.g., emergency medical services)

(6) Training required by regulatory and/or other agencies [e.g., Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), International Standards Organization (ISO), and Insurance Services Office (ISO)]

(7) Training required to provide emergency medical care (e.g., first responder, emergency medical technician, first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, automatic external defibrillations)

(8) Training and certifications for participations in regional, state, and national response teams (e.g., urban search and rescue teams, disaster medical assistance teams, disaster mortuary operational teams, incident management teams, and National Wildfire Coordination Group teams)

(9) Equivalent training or experiential learning used to provide an alternative credit for department, local, state, or national training requirements, specifically comparing the experiences being accepted to the training requirements being set aside

Purpose. This document presents a systematic approach to providing essential information for managing the training function of the fire service organization.

Information for managing the training function of the fire service organization includes those types of records, reports, and forms that can serve as basic information tools for effective training administration.

Training programs established and implemented within the organization should be people-oriented and actionminded, and the records and reporting system used in conjunction with the program should reflect these concepts.