The Division of Fire Safety developed the Basic Fire Fighter program at the request of the Missouri Fire Safety Education/Advisory Commission. This 36-hour course is designed to provide recruit firefighters with basic knowledge and skills necessary to help them function safely and effectively as members of a fire department. Much of the information contained in this program comes from the Fire Fighter I and II curriculum to provide continuity in training materials. Should a student desire to pursue firefighter certification within one year of completing the basic program, the completed skill sheets can be used to show mastery of some of the skills