OUTCOMES & OBJECTIVES
1. Students shall identify the roles, functions, and
responsibilities of the professional firefighter.
2. Demonstrate the proficiencies needed to function in a hazardous
atmosphere through the use of protective clothing and self
contained breathing apparatus.
3. Students shall define the necessary knowledge and understanding
of fire chemistry and behavior.
4. Recognize and demonstrate the proficiencies needed to safely
operate manual & power driven tools, equipment, and techniques,
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. Define and identify the procedure necessary to protect property
from non-fire damage through the use of salvage techniques and
7. To identify the necessary indicators that determine the cause
and origin of fires, and to recognize and protect evidence
8. The student will demonstrate knowledge of the roles and
functions of firefighters.
9. Students will identify the importance of chemistry & behavior.
10. List the different firefighting tools and equipment.
11. Prepare to function as a member of a fire suppression team,
through hands-on performance, and live fire exercises.
Practical evaluations will be demonstrated on five major .
aspects, i.e. Rope, Hose, SCBA, Ladders, and Team Tasks.
12. The student will produce a Task Checklist on both written
and manipulative final examinations.
I. ORGANIZATION AND RESPONSIBILITY
A. Laws and Regulations
1. Government Organizations
2. Personnel rules and regulations
3. Retirement systems, Compensation Laws
4. Agency Rules and Regulations
B. Personnel and Functions
1. Fire Dept. functions
2. Duties of personnel
3. Personal development programs
4. Obedience and obligation to duty
C. Professional Organizations
1. National, State, and Local Organizations
II. APPARATUS AND EQUIPMENT OPERATION
A. Forcible Entry and Misc. Tools
1. Cutting, boring, and sawing tools
2. Battering, carrying, digging, prying, and
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. Extinguishers and Proportioners
1. Pressure Type Extinguishers
2. Foam Generators
3. Water-Additive Proportioners
D Hose, Nozzles and Fittings
1. Coupling Hose
2. Roll, Fold and Carry Hose
3. Nozzles, Valves, Fittings and Other Devices
4. Siamese and Wye Lines
5. Extend and Reduce Lines
6. Load Hose on Apparatus
E. Hose Evolutions
1. Operate Hydrants
2. Lay Single Lines
3. Lay Multiple Lines
4. Connect Lines to Auxiliary Appliances
5. Master Stream Appliances
6. Operate Lines Above and Below Street Level
1. Carry, Raise, and Lower Ladders
2. Climb and Work from Ladders
3. Ladders as Improvised Equipment
G. Building Equipment
2. Fire Protection Systems
3. Fire Escape Systems
H. Rescue Tools and Equipment
1. Breathing Apparatus
2. Lifelines and Belts
3. Protective Clothing
III. Water Supply
1. Range of Fire Streams
2. Reaction of Fire Streams
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
a. First Responder Cert.
9. Effects of Extinguishing Agent Application
CONTINUATION OF COURSE CONTENT ON ATTACHED SHEET
ESSENTIALS OF FIREFIGHTING, 3RD EDITION; IFSTA
DOT HANDBOOK, Current Edition