Annual Recertification Requirements
The Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training council requires that each state-certified firefighter demonstrate proficiency in all of the following areas:
While the Georgia Firefighters Standards and Training Council sets the minimum required hours for fire personnel to maintain state certification, most of the city's fire personnel pursue a much higher level of expertise in a variety of skills. In addition to the core skills, each firefighter must complete an additional 24 hours per year of approved continuing education to advance the firefighter's level of knowledge and ability.
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The educational path for motivated firefighters is highly varied. Marietta Firefighters have achieved certifications in numerous areas of expertise. Common certifications include the following:
Fire Safety Educator
Hazardous Materials Technician
Hazardous Materials Specialist
GA Basic Wildland Firefighter
Pumping Apparatus Operator
Aerial Apparatus Operator
Fire Safety Officer
Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic
Peer Fitness Instructor
CrossFit Certification I
CrossFit Certification II
The schedules of training for these areas of expertise vary in length, but most require at least forty hours per level. The prerequisites for these advanced skills generally include NPQ Firefighter I; most require progressive levels of training in a related skill.
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