These are all free online first responder courses that offer certificates and that I highly recommend. Please pass this info along to your Chief, Safety, Training Officers and Crew.


-IS-100.b Introduction to Incident Command System
-IS-700.a National Incident Management System Introduction
-IS-200.b ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents
-IS-800.b National Response Framework, An Introduction
-IS-804 Emergency Support Function (ESF) #4 Firefighting
-IS-703.a NIMS Resource Management
-IS-706 NIMS Intrastate Mutual Aid Intro

-Professional Development Series

-IS-120.a An Introduction to Exercises
-IS-230.d Fundamentals of Emergency Management
-IS-235.c Emergency Planning
-IS-240.b Leadership and Influence
-IS-241.b Decision Making and Problem Solving
-IS-242.b Effective Communication
-IS-244.b Developing and Managing Volunteer


Notice: Independent Study Exams now require a FEMA Student Identification (SID) Number. If you do not yet have a SID, register at:

-National Fire Incident Reporting System


-Emergency Services Risk Reduction Program

-Courage To Be Safe
-Leadership, Accountabilty, Culture, Knowledge
-After Action Report
-Creating Change In The Fire Service
-Stress First Aid for Fire and EMS Personnel


-Fire Ground Survival Awareness


-Natural Gas and Electrical Safety Awareness

National Grid

-Responding To Utility Emergencies

Alliant Energy

-Pipeline Emergencies Awareness
-LNG 101


-Ethanol Emergency Response
-Hydrogen Response
-Propane Emergencies


-Solar PV Safety For Firefighters


-Alternative Fuel Vehicles


-National Traffic Incident Management

Emergency Responder Safety Institute

-HazMat Awareness
-Incident Command System Awareness
-Unified Command Awareness

Safe Response

-Railroad Safety Awareness


-Crude By Rail


-Emergency Response To Terrorism


-Suspicious Activity Reporting Fire & EMS


Note the following courses offer blended learning, online and hands on components. They can either be taken together or separately. For hands on, your department must schedule for training and is offered through out the country. All of these are excellent training opportunities.

-Railroad Safety Emergency Responders

Operation Life Saver


Hands On

-Anhydrous Ammonia


Hands On

-Chlorine Safety


Hands On

You will notice that many of these websites will offer many other interesting courses that will be beneficial to your development as a first responder. Take in as much training hands on and online as you can. It will only help to make you a better, smarter and safer firefighter. I always have thought that the best advice that an old firefighter can give to a young firefighter, is to see that they make it to be an old firefighter. Always ask questions, you can never know it all. Take in as much information as you can. There is lot of training available out there. Here on Firefighter Nation is a wealth of information. Read the different profiles, blogs and discussions View posted videos and join groups.Become a member of organizations such as the National Volunteer Fire Council at: , and your State Fire Association, They offer online training, webinars, seminars and many other benefits. Suscribe and read publications such as Fire Engineering, Fire House and Fire Rescue Magazine. Also view training videos at Firefighters Support Foundation, and on YouTube. Pass along what you learn. You always want it where you got your partner's six and they've got your six. Which is military speak, meaning your watching someone's back. Remember fire doesn't discriminate, it burns just the same wheter your a volunteer, career, combination, rural, suburban or urban fire department. Remember, you are a member of the fire service and we are all one family. Take care, may God bless you and may Saint Florian always keep you safe!

Alvin Gonzalez
Deputy Chief
West Lawrence, NY

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im trying to make an account, but they only list 3 states, none of which are missouri, and no way to contact them, any help would be appricated on how i should go about this

Alvin Gonzalez said:

Added another course,

- Electrical Safety Certification

National Grid

As you pointed out you are correct the website only allows you to register for the e-learning for the three regions covered by National Grid. ( NY, MA, RI). There is no contact info in regards to register or instructions for those out of state. Though developed for those in their service areas, the courses however are available to all first responders as disclosed on the site's disclaimer statement: DISCLAIMER: National Grid is an electricity and natural gas delivery company serving customers in New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. This resource was developed solely for first responders in the National Grid service territory who support the communities served by National Grid. Accordingly, the information contained herein is intended for those first responders only. Although information and procedures contained herein may be applicable to your organization, some information and procedures may differ. If you are viewing this resource and you are from outside the National Grid service territory, we strongly recommend that you consult with your local energy provider as well as all local rules, regulations, procedures and protocols before applying this training or any portion thereof to your geographic area. The only way I can figure out for those out of state is to fill out on the registration page parameter fields the following,

Professional Info: enter your title, eg. Firefighter, EMT, etc. and your phone #

Type: National Grid

Organization: National Grid

State: Massachusetts

County: Middlesex

Zip: 02451

Source: Social Media

The class is being offered as an e-learning system by National Grid and their HQ is listed as,

National Grid Headquarters 40 Sylvan Rd. Waltham, MA 02451

This info should suffice and allow you to register for this and other courses.

Thank you for bringing this to my attention and hope this helps.

Added another course,

- First Responder Recognition of Confined Space Hazards using NFPA 350


i will pass the info on to my chiefs including the home site

I hope to get more of  the guys to join the site

Sorry not to reply sooner, but thank you brother for passing it on. Stay safe always!

Ted Mead said:

i will pass the info on to my chiefs including the home site

I hope to get more of  the guys to join the site

Added another course,

-Flood Cleanup Awareness

Safety Unlimited

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