Presentation on theme: "Fire Officer Strategy and Tactics (FOST) State Certification Practical Examination PART “A” May 2009."— Presentation transcript:
Fire Officer Strategy and Tactics (FOST) State Certification Practical Examination PART “A” May 2009
FOST Part “A” To complete Part “A” of the practical exam you will complete 4 out of the 6 NFA Online Simulations. These simulations are completed on your own time. They must be completed and turned in to the Lead Evaluator prior to your State Written Exam. You will need to have access to a computer with high speed internet, and printer.
FOST Part “A” You can find the NFA Online website at; www.nfaonline.dhs.gov/browse/index.shtm www.nfaonline.dhs.gov/browse/index.shtm You will need to be registered with the NFA before entering the NFA Online site. You will need to have copies of the forms that are to be completed for each simulation.
First Time Logging Into NFA Online? Initial Log In: Remember, NFA Online automatically prompts you to change your temporary password after your initial log on. 1. In the User ID box enter your User ID. (Use All CAPS!) 2.In the Password box enter the temporary password provided in the email. (Passwords are case sensitive!) After you have registered as a “New Student” you will receive a User ID and Password. Your User ID will never change. The initial password you receive is temporary. When you log in for the first time using this password, the system will immediately prompt you to create your own. Changing Your Password: 1. Enter your temporary password in the Old Password box. 2.Create your new password using the guidance provided. Enter the new password in the New Password box. 3. Re-enter your new password in the Verify Password box 3. Click the Login button. 4. Click the Apply Changes button. Security Question: 5. Log in again using new password. 1.Enter a question in the Security Question box. By entering a security question you enable the system to automatically provide you with your User ID and a new Password if forgotten. 2.Enter the answer twice. 3. Click the Submit button.
Need Help With NFA Online? First Time Students: If you are having difficulty with the initial registration please contact our help desk at 1-888-834-6976 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org If you are having trouble with the log in process after you registered please follow the instructions on the next page. If you continue to have difficulties after you have registered or if you have a locked account please contact the help desk at 1-888-834-6976 or email to email@example.com Registered Students: Forgotten Password: 1. Go to log on screen. 2. Click link to receive new password. 3. Enter User ID. 4.Click submit. (A new password will be sent to your email) Forgotten User ID: 1. Go to log on screen. 2. Click link to retrieve User ID. 3. Enter your email. 4.Click submit. (Your User ID will be displayed)
NFA Online Web Site Once you have login, bring up the course or simulation that you want to complete. Open the simulation and successfully complete each one. Be sure to fill out the required forms as you go through each simulation. If you make to many mistakes during the simulation the program will either lockup or advise you have failed.
After completing the simulation If you successfully complete the simulation it will inform you have passed at the end. Close the simulation and complete the feedback survey to receive credit. Go to “Records” at the top of the online page. Go to Certificates of Completion or Transcript with CEU's and print off the list showing the simulations you have successfully completed.Certificates of CompletionTranscript with CEU's
After completing the simulation You will need to hand in the copy of completed simulations record and the five forms completed for each simulation. FORMS Size up worksheet Fire flow calculation worksheet Strategy & Tactical Direction Worksheet Organization Assignment List ICS Organizational layout (create own)
NFA Help Desk If you are having technical difficulty with the NFA simulations please contact our help desk at 1-888- 834-6976 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org