SRJC Course Outlines

12/6/2021 5:46:21 AMFIRE 78 Course Outline as of Fall 2011

New Course (First Version)
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  FIRE 78Title:  FIRE SAFETY AND SURVIVAL  
Full Title:  Principles of Fire & Emergency Services Safety and Survival
Last Reviewed:4/11/2016

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled017.5 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

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

Catalog Description:
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This course introduces the basic principles and history related to the national firefighter life safety initiatives, focusing on the need for cultural and behavioral change throughout the emergency services regarding first responder deaths and injuries. This class includes one field trip during class time.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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This course introduces the basic principles and history related to the national firefighter life safety initiatives, focusing on the need for cultural and behavioral change throughout the emergency services regarding first responder deaths and injuries. This class includes one field trip during class time.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
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:TransferableEffective:Fall 2011Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
 
1.  Describe the history of fire department safety programs and their relationship with fire service organizational culture.
2.  List the agencies responsible for oversight of safety programs in the fire service and describe their role in monitoring, enforcing, investigating and maintaining data on firefighter deaths and injuries.
3.  Identify the leading causes of firefighter deaths and injuries by demonstrating the use of state and nationally based reporting systems.
4.  Describe the relationship of firefighter fitness to occupational injuries.
5.  Identify the equipment, training and response standards developed to minimize firefighter death and injuries.
6.  Describe the concept of risk management and its application to a fire department setting.
7.  Design a fire department Injury Illness and Prevention Program (IIPP) based on firefighter deaths and injury statistics.
8.  Describe the laws and regulations applicable to a public safety agency.

Topics and Scope
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I.     Introduction to First Responder Safety and Survival
      A.  History of fire service culture regarding safety, illness and injury prevention
      B.  Organizational cultures
      C.  Multiple agencies/organizations
      D.  Individual roles, responsibilities and behaviors
      E.  History of line-of-duty-deaths (LODD)
      F.  Common injuries and injury statistics
      G.  Agencies and jurisdictions
II.    Overview of National Health and Safety Organizations
      A.  National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
      B.  Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
      C.  Data collection and the National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS)
      D.  Research and investigation of injuries
            1.  National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
            2.  National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
III.   Personal Fitness Awareness
      A.  Cardiovascular health
      B.  Flexibility
      C.  Strength
IV.   Training, Equipment and Response
      A.  Training standards, certification requirements credentialing
      B.  Apparatus and Equipment
      C.  Response to emergency scenes
           1.  Seat belts
           2.  Code 3 driving
           3.  Defensive driving
      D.  Violence against first responders
           1.  Scene security
           2.  Criminal activity
      E.  Emerging Technology
V.    Organizational Health and Safety Profile
      A.  Personal and organizational accountability
      B.  Existing culture and prevailing attitudes
      C.  Internal investigations
VI.   Risk Management
       A.  Strategies for minimizing risks
       B.  Correcting unsafe acts and influencing organizational culture.
       C.  Rapid intervention group
       D.  Legal considerations
       E.  IIPP
VII.   Prevention
       A.  Home sprinklers and fire/carbon monoxide detection systems
       B.  Code enforcement
       C.  Public education /fire and life safety
       D.  Counseling and employee support
VIII.  Regulations
       A.  Laws
       B.  Codes
       C.  Ordinances

Assignments:
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1.  Reading 20-60 pages from assigned text and current articles and periodicals weekly.
2.  Two to ten assignments to develop group project.
3.  Two short essays to define the safety and culture issues in the industry.
4.  One group term paper presentation.
5.  Posters or models that represent safety and survival related topics to be introduced to the class. (ungraded)
6.  Vocabulary assignments to assist the student understand the nomenclature related to the course. (ungraded)
7.  Site visit to local agency to observe the application of safety programs in the field.
8.  Two to four role-playing scenarios based upon current fire safety trends.
9.  Two to ten quizzes, midterm, and final.

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
20 - 35%
Short essays, group term paper, and written homework
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 20%
Scenarios
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
50 - 60%
Quizzes, midterm and final exam
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 10%
Field trip


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Fire Department Safety Officer, IFSTA  1st Ed. Oklahoma City, OK; Jones and Bartlett, 2001
Resources for Fire Department Occupational Safety and Health, Foley, Steven N. (et al), Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett, 2003
Understanding and Implementing the 16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives, IFSTA 1st Ed. Oklahona City, OK; University Printing Services, 2010 Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett, 2003
Firefighter Health and Evaluation Workout Manual, Nunes, Frank, Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett, 2009
Fire Department Incident Safety Officer, Dodson, David W., 2nd Ed. Florence, KY: Delmar/Cengage, 2007

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