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FCA 100
Introduction to Firefighting

Credits: 4
Clock Hours per Quarter: 40

AA Discipline:

Lecture Hours:40

Provides an overview of the fire service and the role of the firefighter. Several aspects of a career with the Fire Service will be explored beginning with the origins of the modern American fire service, the complexity of the organization, and an introduction to the activities involved in fire protection. Students must have acceptance into the Fire Science program to enroll.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Trace the origins of the modern fire service.
  • Explain the role of higher education, career planning, and testing requirements required for the fire service.
  • Understand the source of fire department resources.
  • Understand organizational structure, administration, training, reports, and records that are found in the fire department.
  • Define the role of the fire department in fire prevention, codes and ordinances, and fire protection systems.
  • Describe and demonstrate the proper use of personal protective equipment.
  • Explain and demonstrate donning and doffing.
  • Explain the health and safety issues involved with firefighting including both federal and state standards.

  • Course Topics
  • Explain FCA/FSA programs and differences
  • Discuss why most people want to be Firefighters
  • Firefighter duties and responsibilities in the WWFD
  • Firefighter Safety
  • Changes in the Fire Service over the years
  • Preparing for Civil Service testing
  • The first year as a Firefighter
  • Protective equipment use and care

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    Year Quarter

    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**

    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.