Fire Academy - TEEX · Health Sciences · Fire Science Tech - FIRS
Firefighter Agility & Fitness Preparation
- Summer I 2018
- Section B01 CRN-30175
- 1 Credits
- 05/01/2018 to 08/21/2018
- Modified 05/02/2018
- Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 7:00 AM to 7:48 AM, TEEX
Instructor: Director Nathan Sivils
- Email: [email protected]
- Office: HSC 3529
- Phone: 979-691-2436
Physical ability testing methods. Rigorous training in skills and techniques needed in typical fire department physical ability tests. Prerequisite: Must have EMT-B certification and be accepted into the Fire Academy. Co-requisite(s): FIRS 1301, FIRS 1313, FIRS 1319, FIRS 1329, FIRS 1407, FIRS 1323, FIRS 1333. This is a 12-week course held at Brayton Fire Field with no lecture hours. Three laboratory hours per week. Credit: One semester hour. 48 total student contact hours.
Prerequisites: Must have EMT-B National Registry Certification and be accepted into the Fire Academy.
Corequisites: FIRS 1301, FIRS 1313, FIRS 1319, FIRS 1329, FIRS 1407, FIRS 1323, FIRS 1333
Core Curriculum Statement
This course is not a core curriculum course.
1. Raise a 24 foot extension ladder weighing at least 70 pound and no more than 100 pounds.
2. Extend the top section of a 35 foot extension ladder and safely lower completely by using the attached rope.
3. Drag a 140 pound dummy for a distance of 120 feet.
4. Impact a simulated roof 50 times with an eight pound sledge hammer. For simulated roof ventilation.
5. Hoist a 2 1/2 inch hose a distance of 50 feet using a pulley system.
6. Remove a 24 foot ladder weighing at least 70 pounds and not more than 100 pounds from a rack at least 48 inches high and not more than 60 inches above the ground; carry it for 40 feet and replace back on the rack.
7. Extend 150 feet of 2 1/2 inch hose on a grass or dirt surface. For hose line advance.
8. Crawl across a simulated attic floor made of wood joist spaced 24 inches apart and 10 feet in length.
9. Carry a rolled 50 foot length of 2 1/2 inch hose that weighs approximately 42 pounds for a distance of 1500 feet.
10. Wear a completely obscured self contained breathing apparatus face mask, and negotiate a room or confined space by following the walls while crawling for a distance of 35 feet without standing up or removing the face mask as a claustrophobia test
11. Climb up and down an aerial ladder for a distance of 60 feet at an angle of at least 65% but not greater than 75% degrees without stopping for more than 30 seconds as an acrophobia test.
All campus locations: International Fire Service Training Association, IFSTA (2007). IFSTA Essentials of Firefighting and Fire Department Operations 5th ED: Stillwater, Oklahoma: IFSTA. Texas Commission on Fire Protection Rules and Regulations for Structural Firefighters. Turnout gear is required. Uniforms to include physical fitness uniform.
Successful completion of FIRS 1103 requires an 80% to pass and prepares the student to take the State Commission on Fire Protection Basic Structural Firefighter certification exam.
Currently, we have an articulation agreement with Sam Houston State University within the State of Texas, for transfer of this course into a BAAS (Bachelor of Applied Art and Science) degree.
30% 10 weekly Test
20% Mid term exam
30% Comprehensive final exam
10% Participation in class
Four major grades including: notebook grade, weekly test average, mid term exam and a comprehensive final exam.
Blinn College Policies
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For students in this course who may have a criminal background, please be advised that the background could keep you from being licensed by the State of Texas. If you have a question about your background and licensure, please speak with your faculty member or the department chair. You also have the right to request a criminal history evaluation letter from the applicable licensing agency.