SRJC Course Outlines

12/7/2022 9:17:11 PMFIRE 208 Course Outline as of Summer 2014

Changed Course
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.752 min.Lab Scheduled13.13
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 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:  P/NP Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
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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 and is a prerequisite for that class.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:
Current Class C California Driver License. A Fire Program Medical Clearance Statement signed by a physician for participation in a rigorous fitness program and other physical activities including running a mile and a half, 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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This course is designed to prepare the student with the basic knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in the Firefighter I Academy and is a prerequisite for that class.
(P/NP Only)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:Current Class C California Driver License. A Fire Program Medical Clearance Statement signed by a physician for participation in a rigorous fitness program and other physical activities including running a mile and a half, 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

Student Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1.  Identify the fire service mission and organizational principles.
2.  Demonstrate basic skills utilizing physical agility, tools and equipment.
3.  Demonstrate the ability to complete effective written and oral reports.
 

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Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:
1. Describe fire department duties and their organization.
2. Demonstrate basic firefighter skills.
3. Identify and list firefighter safety objectives.
4. Demonstrate the ability to complete the physical tasks of a firefighter.
5. Demonstrate the conduct necessary to  become a firefighter.
6. Identify the requirements necessary to be become a refruit firefighter.
7. Describe the characteristics and functions of miscellaneous tools and equipment used in the fire service.
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 functions
  d.  Fire service resources
II. Basic Skills
  a. Self-contained breathing apparatus
  b. Ropes and knots
  c. Hose, nozzles, and appliances
III. Firefighter Safety
  a. Fire behavior and types of fire
  b. General safety precautions for all emergency situations
  c.  Fire service personal protective equipment (PPE)
IV. Preparatory
  a. Firefighter safety and physical fitness
  b. Conduct and discipline in the fire service
  c. Duties of fire service ranks and positions
  d.  Training and education programs
V. Personal expectations of fire service personnel
  a. Conduct and discipline in the fire service
  b. Ethics, respect, and work relationships
  c. Discrimination, general and sexual harassment
VI.  Communication
   a. Verbal presentations
   b. Written reports

Assignments:
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1.  Read approximately 20 to 40 pages
2.  One to two writing assignments
3.  One to two oral presentations
4.  Physical agility test  
5.  Physical endurance test (mile and a half run)
6.  Don, doff and operate a self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA)
7.  Couple and uncouple hose
8.  Tie and untie a variety of knots
9.  Written exam
10. Must meet attendance and participation guidelines.  100% attendance required.

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
15 - 20%
Written in-class exercise
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%
Classroom oral presentation, physical endurance, and physical agility exams
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
25 - 40%
Exams
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 10%
Must meet attendance and participation guidelines.


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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1.  Instructor prepare materials
2.  Firefighter I Recruit Procedure Manual, current edition
3.  Firefighter I Performance Standards Manual, current edition

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