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Adjunct Instructor ProgramAdjunct Instructor Program

The District Fire Training Councils are soliciting Fire Instructors that would be willing to be Adjunct Instructors for thier District. If you are an Indiana certified fire instructor and are willing to serve your district then please fill out the application form and instructor agreement. The objective of this request is to establish a list of willing certified instructors in each District. This does not necessary mean that because you have returned all the information that you will automatically become a District adjunct instructor.

Thank you for your interest in applying as an Adjunct Instructor.   Approval as an Adjunct Instructor does not guarantee employment.  Please remember that Adjunct Instructors are independent contractors and NOT employees of the State, the Fiscal Agent or the District. .  You will be notified when your application is reviewed.

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The purpose of the Adjunct Instructor Program is to provide safe, quality fire training to firefighters or candidates within all counties of each district. This program will provide the opportunity for quality training to be provided at the local level without excessive travel or a financial burden to the individual.

Our primary efforts will be focused on training individuals to work competently and safely as Firefighters in Indiana. As a district we will devote considerable effort and resources to this strategy because we believe it is the most effective and efficient way to improve fire protection for Indiana’s citizens and ensure the safety of firefighters, so EVERYONE GOES HOME!

Role Of Adjunct Instructor
The role of an adjunct instructor is to deliver firefighter training at the local level and at fixed training facilities.

  • Must be 21 years old
  • Must be a fire service member for at least 5 years
  • Must be certified as a Firefighter I/II or First Class Firefighter, and in good standing with the Indiana Department of Homeland Security Division of Training
  • Must be certified as an Instructor I but preferably an Instructor II/III, and in good standing with the Indiana Department of Homeland Security Division of Training
  • Must posses a valid Indiana Drivers license
Duties Of An Adjunct Instructor
  • They are able to oversee the administration of classes
  • Observe and evaluate students as they learn
  • They are able to teach from a prepared lesson plan or teach from their own lesson plans as long as they are an Instructor II/III and the District Council approves of the content
  • They are able to teach solo
  • They are able to proctor tests as long as they are an Instructor II/III
  • Be able to teach and oversee a practical session
  • They are able to ensure that all practical skills are being preformed correctly by students
Process for Becoming an Adjunct Instructor
The candidate must fill out an appropriate application and send it to the District Council for review. The candidate may be requested to appear before the District Council or their appointee for an interview.

Training Safety
  • Safety is of the utmost importance and must always be the first consideration.
  • Instructors must set a good example by using proper safety equipment and procedures and must remember that they are responsible for the safety of every student.
  • Instructors will follow all applicable regulations and/or standards related to training safety including NFPA 1403 for live burn training.
  • All instructors are authorized to take the necessary action to correct unsafe conditions.
Instructor Code Of Conduct
The Adjunct Instructor Shall:

  • Do everything possible to achieve excellence in professional conduct and deliver the highest quality instruction in every class taught
  • Show respect for students in language and actions
  • Treat all people fairly, without regard to race, sex, religion, age, disability, national origin or persons department
  • Set aside conflicts between myself, the students and others, within the context of carrying out my professional responsibilities
  • Provide a safe and professional learning environment for all students
  • Strive to maintain continuous and positive communications between students, instructors, and other fire department staff
  • Present themselves in a professional manner, through attitude, dress, and presentation
Instructor Appearance Standards
  • For working outdoors, coveralls, designated protective clothing required by curriculum, shirts and trousers, or other proper clothing to meet inclement weather (rain coats, etc) may be permitted
  • Classroom Appearance: It is each instructor’s responsibility to use good judgment in selecting attire that projects a professional image and that is appropriate for both climate differences and classroom activities. The District Council has the authority to make a determination that an instructor’s attire may be inappropriate
  • NO-Beard Policy: All Instructors will be clean-shaven. To promote understanding of this policy, the following information is provided
  • 29 CFR 1910.134 (q) (1) Facepiece seal protection. (i) The employer shall not permit respirators with tight-fitting facepieces to be worn by employees who have: (A) Facial hair that comes between the sealing surface of the facepiece and the face or that interferes with valve function
  • NFPA 1500 5-3.9 A growth of beard or facial hair at any point where the SCBA facepiece is designed to seal with the face, regardless of the specific fit test measurement that can be obtained, or hair that could interfere with the facepiece valve function shall be prohibited for members required to use SCBA
Recordkeeping for Adjunct Instructors
The Adjunct Instructor shall have all students fill out an Instructor Evaluation form to be turned into the District Council for review for any training program that is paid for or is a part of the State of Indiana Firefighter Training System Plan.

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