An introduction to firefighter safety and development. Topics include Fire Protection Rules and Regulations, firefighter
safety, fire science, personal protective equipment, self-contained breathing apparatus, and fire reports and records.
The student will discuss core fire service subjects; demonstrate the use of self-contained breathing apparatus; explain
and identify fire service reports and records; relate fire service subject matter to firefighting safety and survival. The
study of basic principles and skill development in handling fire service hose and ladders. Topics include the distribution
system of water supply; basic building construction; and emergency service communication, procedures, and equipment.
The student will describe hose construction, care, maintenance, and testing; demonstrate hose rolls, drags, carries, and
loads; identify the principles of ladder construction, care and testing; identify the types of water distribution systems and
demonstrate proficiency in water supply operations; list the types of construction and building material hazards that
affect firefighter safety; state the procedures of receiving alarms, and identify alarm devices, equipment, and radio
General principles of fire apparatus, pump operations, fire streams, and public operations as they relate to fundamental
development of basic firefighter skills. The student will identify the types of fire apparatus, describe the operation of fire
pumps, demonstrate fire stream operations and fire pump operations, and explain the importance of public relations as a
member of fire service.
A study of equipment, tactics, and procedures used in forcible entry, ventilation, salvage, and overhaul. Preparation for
certification as a basic firefighter. The student will identify and safely use, maintain, and clean forcible entry tools;
describe the effects of proper ventilation, decisions to ventilate, and demonstrate methods of ventilation; describe the
purpose of salvage; demonstrate various folds and rolls of covers, salvage throws, use of water catchalls, and various
mop up procedures; describe and identify safety precautions, dangerous building conditions, value of overhaul, and
overhaul procedures; and demonstrate safe handling of debris.
The study of ropes and knots, rescue procedures and techniques, and hazardous materials. Preparation for certification
as a basic firefighter. The student will describe and demonstrate proper rescue techniques to include search, removal,
and packing of victims; describe and demonstrate life safety, harnesses, repelling, and vehicle extrication; describe and
demonstrate various parts of the rope, various knots, and their uses; and identify definitions of hazardous materials and
describe incident management of hazardous materials.
The study of fire inspection techniques and practices, public transportation, fire cause determination. Topics include fire
protection systems, wild land fire, and pre-incident planning. Preparation for certification as a basic firefighter. The
student will identify and describe the procedures to determine point of origin, events of fire, cause, factors indicating
arson, the protection of evidence, and the importance of securing the fire scene, list the components of pre-incident
planning, and perform a facility survey; explain wild land fire suppression terminology and methods including location,
sizing of fire, suppression techniques, and safety; describe the purpose of National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
13 and NFPA 14 standards applicable to fire protection systems; state recommended procedures using apparatus,
equipment, and resources available as they apply to the modes of public transportation; and explain the purpose of the
NFPA 101, life safety code, applicable to fire prevention inspections.
An in-depth study and practice of simulated emergency operations and hands-on live fire training exercises, incident
command procedures, and combined operations using proper extinguishing methods. Emphasis on safety. The student
will describe the general requirements of National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards applicable to live fire;
extinguish or control live fires while using hose streams and portable extinguishers safely and effectively; and operate
within a command structure utilized by all participants.