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Fundamentals of Firefighting

Course Number: FCA 111
Credits: 5
Hours per Quarter: 60

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 Skills and Attitude Outcomes
A. Describe and demonstrate the proper use of personal protective equipment.
B. Explain and demonstrate donning and doffing, search and rescue techniques.
C. Explain the health and safety issues involved with firefighting including both federal and state standards.
D. Describe components of fire behavior.
E. Discuss and summarize the incident command system including chain of command, terminology, assignments, responsibilities, and accountability.
F. Demonstrate live fire training.
G. Explain and identify hose evolutions.
H. Demonstrate search and rescue techniques in a burn to learn experience.
I. Describe and demonstrate the various types of ladders used in the fire service.
J. Identify and demonstrate the need for ventilation plus use of ventilation techniques and tools.
K. Recognize and identify hazardous materials.


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Two Year Projected Schedule

Year One* Year Two**
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Winter
Spring
Summer
Mini 
Fall
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Spring
Summer
Mini
 
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*Year one is all odd years (2003-2004)
**Year two is all even years (2004-2005)