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Master Course Outline
Advanced Firefighting

Course Number: FCA 115
Credits: 8
Hours per Quarter: 110

Lecture Hours:50    Lab Hours:60


Description
Taught according to the standards of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and is the final segment in the FCA 111, FCA 113, and FCA 115 series. The course expands on the topics covered in the previous courses and will include hydraulics, sprinkler systems, fire prevention education, investigation, and multi-company operations. Upon completion of this segment, the student will be able to take the test for Level 1 Firefighter conducted by the state Fire Protection Bureau. Those who successfully complete the test will receive a certificate from the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) that is recognized in 35 states and 19 countries. Prerequisite: FCA 111 or instructor permission.

Intended Skills and Attitude Outcomes
A. Review material covered in the fundamentals and intermediate courses.
B. Discuss the hydraulic principles that apply in order to supply water for firefighting purposes on the fire ground.
C. Describe advanced hose evolutions and master streams.
D. Recognize the appropriate foam type and proper applications methods.
E. Explore the different types of automatic sprinkler systems.
F. Provide an introduction to fire prevention education and discuss the different prevention programs that exist within the fire service.
G. Describe the role of the firefighter in the initial stages fire cause determination and investigation.
H. Describe a large incident involving multi-company operations.


Syllabi Listing
Course
Year Quarter
Item
Instructor  
FCA 115
Spring 2003
0115
BOB YANCEY



Two Year Projected Schedule

Year One* Year Two**
Fall
Winter
Spring
Summer
Mini 
Fall
Winter
Spring
Summer
Mini
 
 
X
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

*Year one is all odd years (2003-2004)
**Year two is all even years (2004-2005)