VFIRS Instructor Training

Training classes with an instructor can be requested by your fire department. The training session will cover the rules and requirements with incident reporting and will be 2 hours. The class is typically setup in the evenings during the week from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. There is no charge to your department for the training. To request a VFIRS training class, please complete and return the course request form. Once we receive the completed form, then a training session will be setup and scheduled with your department.

Course Request FormĀ (no longer available, contact Rob Magnotti for more information) ~ Revision 02/21/2012

Return completed course request forms to:

Rob Magnotti, VFIRS Coordinator
Virginia Department of Fire Programs
1005 Technology Park Drive
Glen Allen, VA 23059-4500
Fax: 804-371-3444
E-mail: robert.magnotti@vdfp.virginia.gov

VFIRS Web Conference Training

VFIRS Overview web-conference training is also available by request to fire departments. The training (2 hr.) will cover the rules and requirements with incident reporting and will also demonstrate how to enter incidents using the USFA Data Entry Tool/Data Entry Browser Interface (DEBI) systems. Attendees will be sent a link to join the training with their computer and will also be given a conference phone number to dial-in to the class.

If you are interested in a VFIRS web-conference training class, please contact us by email.

Email: robert.magnotti@vdfp.virginia.gov

Here are the Windows system requirements for attending the training. High-speed internet is required.

  • Operating System – Windows 2003 Server, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
  • Processor – 2.4GHz or more
  • RAM – 2GB or more
  • Internet – DSL or better
  • Bandwidth – 700Kbps or more for simultaneous screen sharing, video and audio conferencing
  • Browser – Internet Explorer 7.0 or newer, Mozilla Firefox 4.0 or newer, Google Chrome 5.0 or newer
  • JavaScript
  • Java 1.6 or higher recommended

VFIRS Knowledge Center Training

Virginia Fire Incident Reporting System (VFIRS) online training is also available to fire departments through the VDFP Knowledge Center virtual classroom. The training gives fire service the ability to take a course online using their computer at home or at the station. The VFIRS online training course takes approximately 30 min. to complete and includes a knowledge check to test your knowledge of the information.

  • Course Title: VDFP FST VFIRS

Please click on the following link to go to our webpage for information on taking classes on-line through the VDFP Knowledge Center.

VDFP Virtual Classroom

The webpage contains information on how to register and setup an account and also includes instructions on taking a class for the first time.

To Take the Course

When you logon to the VDFP Knowledge Center, go to “Learning Center” in the top bar menu and then click on <Course Catalog>. Enter <VDFP FST VFIRS> under Search Text and click <Search>. You should then see “VDFP FST VFIRS”. Click on the course to take the VFIRS training.

After you view the presentation, there is a knowledge check quiz at the end in which you have to score at least 80% (8 out of 10 questions correct) to successfully pass the course.

To Print your Certificate

After you have completed the training, go to <My Workspace> and then click on <My Transcript>. Find and click on <VDFP FST VIFRS> from your list of completed courses. Click the <View Certificate> button to open/save and print your certificate.