SRJC Course Outlines

9/17/2019 2:42:08 PMFIRE 78 Course Outline as of Summer 2017

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  FIRE 78Title:  FIRE SAFETY AND SURVIVAL  
Full Title:  Principles of Fire and Emergency Services Safety-Survival
Last Reviewed:4/11/2016

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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This course introduces the basic principles and history related to the national firefighter life safety initiatives, focusing on the need for cultural and behavioral change throughout the emergency services regarding first responder deaths and injuries.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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This course introduces the basic principles and history related to the national firefighter life safety initiatives, focusing on the need for cultural and behavioral change throughout the emergency services regarding first responder deaths and injuries.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
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:TransferableEffective:Fall 2011Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.   Evaluate firefighter deaths and injuries and identify common factors contributing to fatal or near miss incidents.
2.   Identify laws, codes, ordinances, standards and regulations, and governing bodies and organizations that mandate or regulate health and safety programs.
3.   Describe the Incident Command System (ICS) and how health, safety, and personnel accountability is factored into emergency management.
4.   Assess personal fitness level and develop a personal health and wellness program.
 

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Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
 
1.  Describe the history of fire department safety programs and their relationship with fire service organizational culture.
2.  List the agencies responsible for oversight of safety programs in the fire service and describe their role in monitoring, enforcing, investigating and maintaining data on firefighter deaths and injuries.
3.  Identify the leading causes of firefighter deaths and injuries by demonstrating the use of state and nationally based reporting systems.
4.  Describe the relationship of firefighter fitness to occupational injuries.
5.  Identify the equipment, training and response standards developed to minimize firefighter death and injuries.
6.  Describe the concept of risk management and its application to a fire department setting.
7.  Design a fire department Injury Illness and Prevention Program (IIPP) based on firefighter deaths and injury statistics.
8.  Describe the laws and regulations applicable to a public safety agency.

Topics and Scope
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I.     Introduction to First Responder Safety and Survival
      A.  History of fire service culture regarding safety, illness and injury prevention
      B.  Organizational cultures
      C.  Multiple agencies/organizations
      D.  Individual roles, responsibilities and behaviors
      E.  History of line-of-duty-deaths (LODD)
      F.  Common injuries and injury statistics
      G.  Agencies and jurisdictions
II.    Overview of National Health and Safety Organizations
      A.  National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
      B.  Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
      C.  Data collection and the National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS)
      D.  Research and investigation of injuries
            1.  National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
            2.  National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
III.   Personal Fitness Awareness
      A.  Cardiovascular health
      B.  Flexibility
      C.  Strength
IV.   Training, Equipment and Response
      A.  Training standards, certification requirements credentialing
      B.  Apparatus and Equipment
      C.  Response to emergency scenes
           1.  Seat belts
           2.  Code 3 driving
           3.  Defensive driving
      D.  Violence against first responders
           1.  Scene security
           2.  Criminal activity
      E.  Emerging Technology
V.    Organizational Health and Safety Profile
      A.  Personal and organizational accountability
      B.  Existing culture and prevailing attitudes
      C.  Internal investigations
VI.   Risk Management
       A.  Strategies for minimizing risks
       B.  Correcting unsafe acts and influencing organizational culture.
       C.  Rapid intervention group
       D.  Legal considerations
       E.  IIPP
VII.   Prevention
       A.  Home sprinklers and fire/carbon monoxide detection systems
       B.  Code enforcement
       C.  Public education /fire and life safety
       D.  Counseling and employee support
VIII.  Regulations
       A.  Laws
       B.  Codes
       C.  Ordinances

Assignments:
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1.  Reading 20-60 pages from assigned text and current articles and periodicals weekly.
2.  Answer weekly discussion questions.
3.  Web-based research paper.
4.  Two to three PowerPoint presentations.
5.  Weekly quizzes.
6.  Individual student site visit to local fire agency to observe the application of safety programs in the field.
7.  Midterm and final exams.

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 - 30%
Responses to weekly discussion questions, research paper
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 20%
Response to discussion questions
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
50 - 70%
Quizzes, midterm and final exam
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 10%
Site visit and role playing and/or PowerPoint presentation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Fire Department Safety Officer, IFSTA  2nd Ed. Oklahoma City, OK; Jones and Bartlett, 2015
Resources for Fire Department Occupational Safety and Health, Foley, Steven N. (et al), Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett, 2003 (classic)
Understanding and Implementing the 16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives, IFSTA 1st Ed. Oklahoma City, OK; Jones and Bartlett, 2003 (classic)
Firefighter Health and Evaluation Workout Manual, Nunes, Frank, Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett, 2009 (classic)
Fire Department Incident Safety Officer, Dodson, David W., 3rd Ed. Florence, KY: Delmar/Cengage, 2016

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