SRJC Course Outlines

5/28/2022 3:47:49 PMFIRE 208 Course Outline as of Spring 2009

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  FIRE 208Title:  INTRO TO FIRE ACADEMY  
Full Title:  Introduction to Firefighter I Academy
Last Reviewed:11/25/2019

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.50Lecture Scheduled1.2517.5 max.Lecture Scheduled21.88
Minimum1.50Lab Scheduled.502 min.Lab Scheduled8.75
 Contact DHR.25 Contact DHR4.38
 Contact Total2.00 Contact Total35.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  43.75Total Student Learning Hours: 78.75 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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This course is designed to prepare the student with the basic knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in the Firefighter I Academy.  

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:
State Fire Marshal's Office requires First Responder certification for State Firefighter I certification. This course builds on First Responder knowledge and skills regarding personal safety and responsibilities as a firefighter. Medical clearance required due to rigorous physical activities.

Schedule of Classes Information
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This course is designed to prepare the student with the basic knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in the Firefighter I Academy.  
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:State Fire Marshal's Office requires First Responder certification for State Firefighter I certification. This course builds on First Responder knowledge and skills regarding personal safety and responsibilities as a firefighter. Medical clearance required due to rigorous physical activities.
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:
1. Define fire service organization and responsibility
2. Demonstrate basic firefighter skills
3. Identify and list firefighter safety objectives
4. Demonstrate fire service physical abilities
5. Identify and list recruit firefighter requirements
6. Discuss basic characteristics and functions of miscellaneous equipment
  and tools
7. Identify and list emergency care first responder cognitive principles
8. Complete an effective written and oral report.

Topics and Scope
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I. Fire Service Organization and Responsibility
  a.  Relationship of the fire department with other local agencies
  b.  National, federal and state fire service organizations
  c.  Fire department function
  d.  Fire service resources
II. Basic Skills
  a. Self-contained breathing apparatus
  b. Ropes, knots, and hitches
  c. Hose, nozzles, and appliances
  d. Ground ladders
III. Firefighter Safety
  a. General safety precautions for all emergency situations
  b. Personal protective equipment for the fire service
IV. Preparatory
  a. Firefighter safety and physical fitness
  b. Organizational discipline in the fire service
  c. Duties of fire service ranks and positions
  d. Training and education programs
  e. First Responder roles and responsibilities
     i. Patient handling--contagious diseases
    ii. Laws and regulations
V. Organizational Discipline in the Fire Service
  a. Ethics, respect, and work relationships
  b. Discrimination, general and sexual harass
VI.  Report Writing

Assignments:
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Homework:
Read approximately 20 to 40 pages total
Approximately one to two writing assignments
In-class Work:
Identify first responder cognitive principles
Identify firefighter requirements
Formal Assessment:
Perform physical agility skills
In class demonstration of self-contained breathing apparatus skills
Written exam
Note:  Student must pass each performance test to progress in the class.  

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
25 - 40%
Written homework
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
5 - 10%
Homework problems
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
35 - 50%
Class performances, Performance exams
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
10 - 20%
Multiple choice, Completion, Quizzes
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 5%
Oral presentation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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1. Instructor prepared materials
2. Firefighter I Recruit Procedure Manual, current edition
3. Firefighter I Performance Standards Manual, current edition
4. Firefighter I Orientation Manual, current edition
5. Fire Service Incident Report Writing Manual, current edition  

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