HIFR follows the International Fire Service Training Association (IFSTA) plan for training firefighters. IFSTA breaks the training down into 10 modules for each certification. The modules for Firefighter Level one are the following:
The chapter references under each module description refer to the IFSTA training manual, “Firefighting Essentials”.
Each member will be expected to successfully pass the first 5 modules to achieve the Basic Firefighter certification. This is the minimum training required to play an active role in Hornby Island Fire Rescue.