SRJC Course Outlines

5/18/2024 12:29:29 PMFIRE 208.1 Course Outline as of Spring 2013

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  FIRE 208.1Title:  FIREFIGHTER I ACADEMY  
Full Title:  Firefighter I Academy
Last Reviewed:10/27/2014

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum12.00Lecture Scheduled4.3325 max.Lecture Scheduled108.25
Minimum12.00Lab Scheduled12.5010 min.Lab Scheduled312.50
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total16.83 Contact Total420.75
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  216.50Total Student Learning Hours: 637.25 

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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An intensive series of theoretical and practical lessons and prescribed activities which, combined with Emergency Care, meet the educational requirements for Firefighter I certification as established by the State Board of Fire Services.  Course also includes two overnight sessions.  Upon successful completion of the wildland component, students also receive a Cal Fire Basic Firefighter Certificate.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion of FIRE 71, FIRE 208, and EMC 100


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:
Current Class "C" California Driver License. Medical History Statement signed by a physician for participation in a rigorous fitness program and other physical activities including running a half mile, climbing, rappelling, carrying and lifting heavy equipment (65-100 lbs.), rescue/body drags (165 lbs.) and live fire exercises (crawling and pulling pressurized hose lines). Said statement is valid one year from the date of endorsement.

Schedule of Classes Information
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An intensive series of theoretical and practical lessons and prescribed activities which, combined with Emergency Care, meet the educational requirements for Firefighter I certification as established by the State Board of Fire Services.  Course also includes two overnight sessions.  Upon successful completion of the wildland component, students also receive a Cal Fire Basic Firefighter Certificate.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of FIRE 71, FIRE 208, and EMC 100
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:Current Class "C" California Driver License. Medical History Statement signed by a physician for participation in a rigorous fitness program and other physical activities including running a half mile, climbing, rappelling, carrying and lifting heavy equipment (65-100 lbs.), rescue/body drags (165 lbs.) and live fire exercises (crawling and pulling pressurized hose lines). Said statement is valid one year from the date of endorsement.
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:
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.  Identify the roles, functions, and
    responsibilities of the professional firefighter.
2.  Demonstrate the skills needed to function in a hazardous
    atmosphere through the use of protective clothing and self
    contained breathing apparatus.
3.  Demonstrate an understanding of fire chemistry and its influence on structure fires.
4.  Recognize and demonstrate the proficiencies needed to safely operate manual and
    power driven tools and equipment both individually and as a member of a team.
5.  List and describe the practices necessary to utilize modern fire suppression
    equipment and techniques, individually and as a member of a team.
6.  Demonstrate the procedures employed to protect property from non-fire damage
    through the use of salvage techniques and equipment.
7.  Describe the indicators that are used to determine the cause and origin of fires and
    to recognize and protect evidence of arson.
8.  Demonstrate knowledge of the roles and functions of firefighters.
9.  Describe the basic properties of fire chemistry.
10. List the different tools and equipment used in wildland and structural firefighting.
11. Define the terminology used in wildland firefighting.
12.List and describe the factors that influence wildland fire behavior and the proper
    application of wildland firefighting tools and equipment.
13. Demonstrate the duties necessary to be a member of a fire suppression
     team, through the use of hands-on performance, and live fire exercises.
14. Demonstrate the skills necessary to complete the Firefighter I physical fitness
     agility examination.

Topics and Scope
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I.   Organization and Responsibility
    A. Laws and Regulations
       1.  Government organizations
       2.  Personnel rules and regulations
       3.  Agency rules and regulations
       4.  The Standardized Emergency Management System (SEMS) and the National Incident Management
             Systems (NIMS)
    B. Personnel and Functions
       1.  Fire department functions
       2.  Duties of personnel
       3.  Personal development programs
       4.  Obedience and obligation to duty
       5.  The master mutual aid system
    C. Professional Organizations
       1.  National, State, and local organizations
       2.  Professional publications
II.  Apparatus and Equipment Operation
    A. Forcible Entry and Miscellaneous Tools
       1.  Cutting, boring, and sawing tools
       2.  Battering, carrying, digging, prying, and striking tools
       3.  Lighting equipment
       4.  Ventilation equipment
    B. Lifting and Hoisting Equipment
       1.  Ropes, knots, and hitches
       2.  Lifting and spreading equipment
       3.  Hoisting and pulling equipment
    C.  Fire Extinguishers and Eductors
       1.  Pressure type extinguishers
       2.  Foam generators
       3.  Foam eductors
    D. Hose, Nozzles and Fittings
       1.  Hose characteristics
       2.  Coupling hose
       3.  Rolling, folding and carrying hose
       4.  Nozzles, valves, fittings and other appliances
       5.  Extending and reducing lines
       6.  Load hose on apparatus
    E. Hose Evolutions
       1.  Operate hydrants
       2.  Laying single lines
       3.  Laying multiple lines
       4.  Connect lines to hose appliances
       5.  Master stream appliances
       6.  Operating lines above and below street level
    F. Ladders
       1.  Types of ladders
       2.  Carrying, raising, and lowering ladders
       3.  Climbing and working from ladders
       4.  Ladders as improvised equipment
       5.  Care and maintenance of ladders
    G. Building Equipment
       1.  Elevators
       2.  Fire protection systems
       3.  Fire escape systems
    H. Rescue Tools and Equipment
       1.  Self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA's)
       2.  Lifelines and belts
       3.  Protective clothing
III. Water Supply
    A. Nozzle Stream
       1.  Range of fire streams
       2.  Reaction of fire streams
    B. Hydrants and Reservoirs
       1.  Size and gallons per minute
       2.  Pumps and engines
IV.  Fire Control
    A. Fire Behavior
       1.  Classes of fire
       2.  Theory and fundamentals of combustion
       3.  Theory of heat transfer
       4.  Theory of extinguishment
       5.  Fire characteristics of solids
       6.  Fire characteristics of flammable liquids and gasses
       7.  Products of combustion
       8.  Hazardous and explosive materials
    B. Extinguishment
       1.  Types of agents
       2.  Methods used for different fires
V.   Wildland Firefighting
    A. Orientation
       1.  Wildland firefighting terminology
       2.  Fundamentals of heat transfer
       3.  Wildland fire behavior
           a.  Fuels
           b.  Topography
           c.  Weather
       4.  ICS
    B.  Firefighter Safety and Survival
       1. Fire shelters
       2. Protective clothing
       3.  Lookouts, communications, escape routes, safety zones (LCES)
       4.  Urban interface hazards
    C.  Suppression Methods
       1. Tactics and strategy
       2. Wildland tools and equipment
       3. Additional resources
VI.  Salvage and Overhaul
    A. Procedures for making buildings/areas safe after an emergency
    B. Common types of fire service salvage equipment
    C. Procedures to restore premises
    D. Preservation of evidence
       1. Fire cause and origin
       2. Components of a fire investigation
VII. Hazardous Materials
    A. Hazardous materials definitions
    B. Hazardous materials labeling system
    C. Use of Department of Transportation Incident Response Guidebook (ERG)
VIII. Fire Alarm Communications
    A. Clear radio text terminology
    B. Fire Department Emergency Communication Systems
IX.  Vehicle Extrication
    A. Principles of vehicular extrication
    B. Equipment and resources for auto extrication
X.   Physical Fitness
    A. Physical abilities training
    B. Firefighter physical abilities examination
XI.  Rescue Practices
    A. Components of rescue operations
    B. Confined space awareness
    C. Lifts, carries and stabilization

Assignments:
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Assignments include:
     1. Reading approximately 100 pages per week from assigned text and handout materials.
     2. Memorization of academy policies and procedures assigned.
     3. Practice and demonstration of core firefighting skills including SCBA's, ropes and knots, ladders, hose, fire streams, physical
          fitness tests, and wildland firefighting.                     
      4. Practice and demonstration of firefighting, rescue and hazardous materials scenarios and evolutions utilizing the ICS including
          participation in live fire exercises.
     5. 3 - 10 fire related written reports and exercises.
     6. Daily/weekly quizzes and seven block exams.
     7. Midterm and final physical fitness, written and skills exams.
     8.  Attendance in a minimum of 400 hours of scheduled instruction including two overnight exercises and all core competencies.

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%
8 - 12 reports
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
5 - 10%
Decision-making scenarios
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
25 - 40%
Class performance, physical fitness, and performance exams
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
30 - 40%
Quizzes and exams
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
20 - 30%
Attendance at a minimum of 420 hours of instruction


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Essentials of Firefighting, 5th Edition; International Fire Service Training Association
Santa Rosa Junior College Firefighter I Academy Procedures Manual, 2012
Santa Rosa Junior College Firefighter I Academy Performance Standards, 2012
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection Firefighter Basic Training Syllabus, 2010
Hazardous Materials First Responder syllabus "Operations", California Specialized Training Institution, 2009
Emergency Response Guidebook, Department of Transportation, 2012
S-130 Firefighter Workbook, National wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG), 2003
S-131 Firefighter Type I Workbook, NWCG, 2004
S-190 Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior, NWCG, 2006
Fireline Handbook, NWCG, 2004
Incident Response Pocket Guide (IRPG), 2010
Incident Command System Workbook, NWCG, 2006
OCS 420-1 Field Operations Guide, Firescope, 2007
Holmatro's Vehicle Extrication Techniques, B. Morris, 2009
Critical Stress Debriefing, Syllabus, instructor prepared materials
Report Writing, Syllabus, instructor prepared materials
Personal Exposure Reporting, California Professional Firefighters Association, 2009

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