SRJC Course Outlines

6/24/2024 6:01:10 AMFIRE 204C Course Outline as of Fall 2011

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CATALOG INFORMATION

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

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum2.00Lecture Scheduled2.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled35.00
Minimum2.00Lab Scheduled.255 min.Lab Scheduled4.38
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total2.25 Contact Total39.38
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  70.00Total Student Learning Hours: 109.38 

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 apply the principles of the management and decision-making process as it pertains to firefighting in the wildland urban interface with an emphasis on fire behavior and weather, fire prediction systems, duties and responsibilities of the company officer, Incident Action Plans (IAP), resources, communications, strategy and tactics, size-up, report on conditions, safety and survival, risk management, entrapment avoidance, defusing risk, firefighter fatality and near-miss studies, as well as pre-incident operations, incident operations and post-incident operations.  Upon successful completion, the student will be awarded a Fire Command 1C certificate from the State Fire Marshal's office.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion of FIRE 204A or equivalent


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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This course is designed to apply the principles of the management and decision-making process as it pertains to firefighting in the wildland urban interface with an emphasis on fire behavior and weather, fire prediction systems, duties and responsibilities of the company officer, Incident Action Plans (IAP), resources, communications, strategy and tactics, size-up, report on conditions, safety and survival, risk management, entrapment avoidance, defusing risk, firefighter fatality and near-miss studies, as well as pre-incident operations, incident operations and post-incident operations.  Upon successful completion, the student will be awarded a Fire Command 1C certificate from the State Fire Marshal's office.
(P/NP Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of FIRE 204A 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:
 
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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 the course, students will be able to:
1.  Identify the three elements that influence wildland fire behavior.
2.  Describe the elements of the ICS and an IAP as they relate to I-Zone  firefighting.
3.  Describe the duties and responsibilities of a strike team company officer.
4.  Describe the communication process as it relates to I-Zone firefighting.
5.  Describe the elements of size-up as they relate to I-Zone firefighting and the key components of a report on conditions.
6.  Identify the different types of resources used in I-Zone firefighting and their capabilities.
7.  Demonstrate firefighter safety and survival in the I-Zone setting.
8.  Describe the principles of evacuation as they relate to I-Zone firefighting.
9.  Describe the procedures for structural triage and protection in the I-Zone.
10. Demonstrate the ability to perform I-Zone firefighting simulations.

Topics and Scope
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1. Introduction
   a.  Orientation and administration
   b.  Authority
2.  Fire Environment
   a.  Fire behavior and weather
   b.  Fire prediction systems
3.  ICS
   a.  Review of ICS
   b.  Duties and responsibilities of the company officer
   c.  Incident Action Plans
4.  I-Zone Operational Principles
   a.  Resources
   b.  Communications
   c.  Strategy and tactics
   d.  I-Zone size-up
   e.  Report on conditions
5.  Safety and Survival
   a.  Introduction of safety and survival in the I-Zone
   b.  The risk management process
   c.  Entrapment avoidance
   d.  Last resort survival
   e.  Properly refusing risk
    f.  Firefighter fatalities and near-miss case studies
6.  I-Zone Incident Operations
   a.  Pre-incident operations
   b.  Incident operations
   c.  Post-incident operations

Assignments:
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1.  Reading 20-80 pages between sessions
2.  Short written response to readings
3.  2-5 individual written and performance exercises, including an IAP
4.  5-10 group written and performance exercises, including an IAP
5.  I-Zone firefighting simulation exercises
6.  CFSTES manual worksheets
7.  State certification 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
5 - 10%
Individual and group wirting exercises, including IAP reading responses
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
5 - 10%
I-Zone firefighting simulation exercises
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
5 - 10%
I-Zone firefighting simulation exercises
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
70 - 80%
State certification 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 1C by California Fire Service Training and Education System, Sacramento, CA 2004
ICS 420-1 Field Operations Guide, Firescope, 2004
S-190, Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior, National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG), 2006

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