Fire Academy - TEEX · Health Sciences · Fire Science Tech - FIRS
Firefighter Cert I
- Summer I 2018
- Section B01 CRN-30179
- 3 Credits
- 05/01/2018 to 08/21/2018
- Modified 05/02/2018
- Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 3:45 PM to 4:50 PM, TEEX
Instructor: Director Nathan Sivils
- Email: [email protected]
- Office: HSC
- Phone: 979-691-2436
- Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM, HSC 3529
One in a series of courses in basic preparation for a new firefighter. Should be taken in conjunction with Firefighter Certification II, III, IV, V, VI, and VII to satisfy the Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP) curriculum for Basic Structural Fire Suppression, Course #100. ***THIS COURSE MAY BE OFFERED ONLY BY INSTITUTIONS CERTIFIED TRAINING FACILITY BY THE TEXAS COMMISSION ON FIRE PROTECTION (TCFP) *** Prerequisite: Must have EMT-B certification and be accepted into the Fire Academy.Co-requisite(s): FIRS 1103, FIRS 1313, FIRS 1319, FIRS 1329, FIRS 1407, FIRS 1323, FIRS 1333. This is a 12-week course held at Brayton Fire Field with two class hours and two laboratory hours per week. Credit: Three semester hours. 64 total student contact hours.
Prerequisites: Must have EMT-B National Registry Certification and be accepted into the Fire Academy.
Corequisites: FIRS 1103, FIRS 1313, FIRS 1319, FIRS1329, FIRS1407, FIRS1323, FIRS1333
Core Curriculum Statement
This course is not a core curriculum course.
1.00 Identify and describe the process of combustion and define key terms associated with fire science.
2.00 Define and describe fire theory.
3.00 Identify and describe the heat energy sources.
4.00 Identify the stages of fire and describe the appropriate action to be taken for extinguishment.
5.00 Identify special conditions that occur during a fire’s growth.
6.00 Define and describe methods of heat transfer.
7.00 Define and describe the physical states of matter in which fuels are commonly found.
8.00 Define and describe the chemical and physical properties of fuels.
9.00 Identify and describe chemical byproducts of combustion.
10.00 Identify and describe the units of heat measurement.
11.00 Identify and describe the fire extinguishment theory.
12.00 Identify and describe the characteristic of water as it relates to its fire extinguishing potential.
Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus
1.00 Describe the purpose of the following NFPA standards applicable to SCBAs.
2.00 Describe the internal systems that sustain life in the human body and identify the physical requirements of a self-contained breathing apparatus wearer.
3.00 Identify and describe respiratory hazards during fire fighting.
4.00 Identify and describe the different types of self-contained breathing apparatus.
5.00 Describe the necessary safety considerations and demonstrate confidence in performing firefighting skills while wearing self-contained breathing apparatus.
Ropes, Knots, and Hitches
1.00 Describe the purpose of the NFPA standard applicable to ropes.
2.00 Identify the construction characteristics of rope and select rope to accomplish a given task.
3.00 Identify and demonstrate the terms used when tying a knot or hitch and describe their uses.
4.00 Explain the uses of and tie knots with safety and given a task, shall select the appropriate knot.
5.00 Describe and demonstrate the procedures for the inspection, maintenance, and storage of ropes, and identify when they should be taken out of service.
6.00 Describe and demonstrate hoisting any selected forcible entry tool, ground ladder, or appliance to a height of at least 12 feet using an approved knot
All campus locations; International Fire Service Training Association, IFSTA (2007). IFSTA Essentials of Firefighting and Fire Department Operations:. Stillwater, Oklahoma: IFSTA.
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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.