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FCA 160
Fire Tactics I


Credits: 3
Clock Hours per Quarter: 30

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Lecture Hours:30


Description
Addresses training in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of basic fire tactics at the responding officer level. Principle elements include pre-fire planning, size-up, fire simulation, fire behavior, organizational structures, tactics, strategy, resource requirements, and allocation of resources. Prerequisite: FCA 115 or instructor permission.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Describe the supervisory roles and responsibilities associated with fire ground operations.
  • Describe the importance of and principles of maintaining company level readiness.
  • Describe the importance of and principles of effective fire ground communications.
  • Describe common characteristics of building construction and their associated fire behavior factors.
  • Describe the importance of and principles of pre-incident preparation.
  • Describe the requirements associated with fire ground operations.
  • Describe the tactical considerations associated with ventilation and rescue.
  • Describe the tactical considerations associated with fire confinement and extinguishment.
  • Describe tactical considerations associated with water supply and exposure protection.
  • Describe the tactical considerations associated with salvage, overhaul, and support activities.
  • Apply the principles of effective strategy and tactics to a series of given structural fire simulations.

  • Course Topics
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Readiness
  • Communication
  • Building construction and fire behavior factors
  • Pre-incident preparation
  • Fire ground operations
  • Ventilation and rescue
  • Fire confinement and extinguishment
  • Water supply and exposure protection
  • Salvage, overhauls, and support activities
  • Private dwelling simulations

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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.