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FCA 111
Fundamentals of Firefighting


Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 60

AA Discipline:

Lecture Hours:40    Lab Hours:20


Description
Provides an introduction to firefighting fundamentals according to National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards and includes a practicum element. Topics include personal protective equipment, search and rescue techniques, health and safety, fire behavior, incident command systems, ladders and ventilation, and hazardous materials.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Describe and demonstrate the proper use of personal protective equipment.
  • Explain and demonstrate donning and doffing, search and rescue techniques.
  • Explain the health and safety issues involved with firefighting including both federal and state standards.
  • Describe components of fire behavior.
  • Discuss and summarize the incident command system including chain of command, terminology, assignments, responsibilities, and accountability.
  • Demonstrate live fire training.

  • Course Topics
  • Protective Equipment: use and care
  • Search and Rescue
  • Federal/State Standards for safety
  • Fire Behavior
  • Incident Command System
  • Hazardous materials
  • Use and types of extinguishers

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    Two Year Projected Schedule

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