SRJC Course Outlines

6/12/2024 11:27:35 PMFIRE 204A Course Outline as of Spring 2011

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  FIRE 204ATitle:  FIRE COMMAND 1A  
Full Title:  Fire Command 1A
Last Reviewed:1/27/2014

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.50Lecture Scheduled1.2517.5 max.Lecture Scheduled21.88
Minimum1.50Lab Scheduled1.001 min.Lab Scheduled17.50
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total2.25 Contact Total39.38
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  43.75Total Student Learning Hours: 83.13 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  P/NP 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 fire personnel to practice and implement fire command decisions in the field at the company level.  Upon successful completion, the student will be awarded a Fire Command 1A certificate from the State Fire Marshal's office.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
FIRE 71 or equivalent


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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This course is designed to prepare fire personnel to practice and implement fire command decisions in the field at the company level.  Upon successful completion, the student will be awarded a Fire Command 1A certificate from the State Fire Marshal's office.
(P/NP Only)

Prerequisites:FIRE 71 or equivalent
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:
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: Not Certificate/Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
    1.  List and identify the role of the company officer during emergency operations.
    2.  Describe the psychology of the command officer.
    3.  List and explain the basic divisions of firefighting operations.
    4.  Demonstrate how a pre-fire program affects fire command practices.
    5.  Demonstrate actions for various simulated emergency situations.
         a.  Establish tactical objectives.
         b.  Apply either the simple or the complex decision model.
         c.  Apply the management and operational principles required to bring the emergency under control.

Topics and Scope
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  1.  The Fire Ground Officer
        a. Scene management
        b. Fire ground safety
        c. Pressures of command
 2.  Fire Behavior
        a. Fire chemistry
        b. Extinguishing agents
        c. Fire behavior in structures
 3.  Fire Ground Resources
        a. Local, state, and federal
        b. Occupancy types and protection systems
        c. Building construction
        d. Pre-fire planning
        e. Estimating resource needs
 4.  Fire Ground Operations
        a. Strategy and tactics
        b. Role of first-in officer
        c. Initial fire attack
        d. Fire ground skills
 5.  Fire Ground Management
        a. Decision making models
        b. Structural integrity
        c. Management by objectives (MBO)
        d.  Command and control
 6.  Emergency Simulation
        a. Skull sessions
        b. Simulations

Assignments:
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1.  Command and decision based scenarios (10-16 hours)
2.  Manual worksheets (5-10)
3.  State exam

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
0 - 0%
None
This is a degree applicable course but assessment tools based on writing are not included because problem solving assessments are more appropriate for this course.
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
5 - 10%
Scenarios
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
5 - 10%
Command and decision based scenarios
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
80 - 90%
State exam
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%
None


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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CFSTES MANUAL Fire Command 1A by California Fire Service Training and Education System, SFMO, 1995. (Classic)

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