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Blinn College • Fire Academy - TEEX • Health Sciences • Fire Science Tech - FIRS


Firefighter Agility & Fitness Preparation FIRS-1103

  • Summer I 2018
  • Section B01 CRN-30175
  • 1 Credits
  • 05/01/2018 to 08/21/2018
  • Modified 05/02/2018

Meeting Times


Lecture/Lab

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 7:00 AM to 7:48 AM, TEEX

Contact Information


Instructor: Director Nathan Sivils

Description


 

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.

Requisites

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.

Outcomes


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.

Materials


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.

Course Requirements


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.

Evaluation


Criteria

Types of evaluations and related weights
Type Weight Topic Notes
 

30% 10 weekly Test

 

20% Mid term exam

 

30% Comprehensive final exam

 

10% Participation in class

 

10% Notebook

 

Four major grades including: notebook grade, weekly test average, mid term exam and a comprehensive final exam.

Blinn College Policies


All policies, guidelines, and procedures in the Blinn College CatalogBlinn College Board Policies, and the Blinn College Administrative Procedures Manual are applicable to this course.

Specific information on civility, attendance, add/drop, scholastic integrity, students with disabilities, final grade appeal, alternative retailers, campus carry and proctoring arrangements and cost.

Notice of any action taken under these protocol and procedures, by Blinn College or its employees, may be delivered by hand, through the U.S. Postal Service, or electronically to the student’s BlinnBuc e-mail account. Notice shall be deemed received upon actual receipt, on deposit in the U.S. Mail, or upon entering the information processing system used by Blinn College for BlinnBuc e-mail accounts, whichever first occurs.

Course Policies


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.

Schedule


Course calendar and related activities
When Topic Notes
 

CIP

Rubric

Number

Course   Title

Status

Semester   Credit Hrs

Min   Cont Hrs

Max   Cont Hrs

43.0203

FIRS

1103

Firefighter Agility and Fitness   Preparation

Active

1

32

64

 

 

 

Fall 2017

FIRS 1103

Firefighter Agility and Fitness Preparation

 

 

 

 

Week

Topic

Student Assignment

Total hours

#1

0700- 0748

 Monday -   Friday

Firefighter   agility and Fitness Preparation

Warm up,   Stretching, Calisthenics, 1 ½ mile run, Drill tower

 

 

 

4 hours

 

#2

 0700-0748

 Monday -   Friday

  

 Firefighter agility and Fitness   Preparation

 Warm up, Stretching, Calisthenics, 1 ½ mile   run, Drill tower

 

 

4 hours

#3

0700-0748

 Monday - Friday

 Firefighter agility and Fitness   Preparation

  

 Warm up, Stretching, Calisthenics, 1 ½ mile   run, Drill tower

 

 

4 hours

#4

0700-0748

 Monday - Friday

 

   Firefighter agility and Fitness Preparation

 Warm up, Stretching, Calisthenics, 1 ½ mile   run, Drill tower

 

 

4 hours

#5

 

0700-0748

  Monday   - Friday

   Firefighter agility and Fitness   Preparation

 

 Warm up, Stretching, Calisthenics, 1 ½ mile   run, Drill tower

 

 

 

4 hours

#6

 

0700-0748

 

 Monday - Friday

 

 

 

 

 Firefighter agility and Fitness Preparation

 Warm up, Stretching, Calisthenics, 1 ½ mile   run, Drill tower

 

 

 

4 hours

#7

 

 0700-0748

 

Monday -   Friday

   

 Firefighter agility and Fitness   Preparation

 Warm up, Stretching, Calisthenics, 1 ½ mile   run, Drill tower

 

 

 

4 hours

#8

 

0700-0748

 Monday -   Friday

 Firefighter agility and Fitness Preparation

 Warm up, Stretching, Calisthenics, 1 ½ mile   run, Drill tower

 

 

 

4 hours

#9

 

 0700-0748

Monday -   Friday

  Firefighter agility and Fitness   Preparation

 Warm up, Stretching, Calisthenics, 1 ½ mile   run, Drill tower

 

 

 

4 hours

#10

 

 0700-0748

Monday - Friday

  Firefighter agility and Fitness   Preparation

 Warm up, Stretching, Calisthenics, 1 ½ mile   run, Drill tower

 

 

 

4 hours

#11

 

 0700-0748

 

Monday -   Friday

 Firefighter agility and Fitness Preparation

 

Warm up,   Stretching, Calisthenics, 1 ½ mile run, Drill tower

 

 

4 hours

#12

 

 0700-0800

 Monday -   Thursday

 

 

   Firefighter   agility and Fitness Preparation

 

Warm up, Stretching, Calisthenics, 1 ½ mile run, Drill tower.

 

Physical   agility Test Nov 18, 2014

4 hours

 

 

 

Total Contact Hours    48