Distance Education · Health Sciences · Fire Science Tech - FIRS
Firefighter Cert. III
- Summer I 2018
- Section N01 CRN-30136
- 3 Credits
- 05/01/2018 to 08/21/2018
- Modified 05/02/2018
- Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 8:00 AM to 8:48 AM, TEEX
Instructor: Director Fire Science Nathan Sivils
- Email: [email protected]
- Office: HSC
- Phone: 979-691-2436
- Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, HSC 3529
One in a series of courses in basic preparation for a new firefighter. Should be taken in conjunction with Firefighter Certification I, II, 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 AS A TRAINING FACILITY BY THE TEXAS COMMISSION ON FIRE PROTECTION*** Prerequisite: Must have EMT-B certification and be accepted into the Fire Academy. Co-requisite(s): FIRS 1103, FIRS 1301, FIRS 1319, FIRS 1329, FIRS 1407, FIRS 1323, FIRS 1333. This is a 12-week course held at Brayton Fire Field. Three class hours per week, 0 weekly lab hours. Credit: Three semester hours. 48 total student contact hours.
Prerequisites: Must have EMT-B National Registry Certification and be accepted into the Fire Academy.
Corequisites: FIRS 1103, FIRS 1301, FIRS 1319, FIRS1329, FIRS1407, FIRS1323, FIRS1333
Core Curriculum Statement
This course is not a core curriculum course.
Fire Service Salvage
1.00 Identify and describe the purpose of salvage and its value to the fire department and in public relations.
2.00 Demonstrate and describe the construction and use of a water chute.
3.00 Demonstrate and describe the procedures of inspection, cleaning, and maintaining salvage equipment.
4.00 Demonstrate and describe folds and rolls of salvage covers.
5.00 Demonstrate and describe salvage cover throws.
6.00 Demonstrate the construction and use of a water catch-all and a catch basin.
7.00 Demonstrate the removal and routing of water and the removal of debris from a structure.
8.00 Demonstrate the covering or closing of openings made during fire fighting operations.
1.00 Identify and describe the principles, advantages, and effects of proper ventilation.
2.00 Describe the considerations affecting the decision to ventilate.
3.00 Demonstrate and describe natural and mechanical methods for horizontal ventilation of a structure.
4.00 Describe and identify natural and mechanical methods for vertical ventilation.
1.00 Identify, safely carry, and describe how to use forcible entry tools safely.
2.00 Identify and describe the methods and procedures for properly cleaning, maintaining, and inspecting forcible entry tools.
3.00 Identify materials and construction features, and describe the dangers associated with forcible entry for doors, locks, glass, fences, windows, floors, and walls, and may simulate forcible entry with each.
Wildland Fire Suppression
1.00 Define the following terms related to wildland fire suppression.
2.00 Identify fire behavior as related to natural fuels.
3.00 Demonstrate the ability to locate a wildfire.
4.00 The fire fighter trainee shall identify the actions in sizing up a wildfire.
5.00 Identify wildland fire suppression terminology and methods.
6.00 Identify the techniques and benefits of mop up in wildland fire suppression.
7.00 Identify safety concerns in wildland fire suppress
All campus locations: International Fire Service Training Association, IFSTA (2007). IFSTA Essentials of Firefighting and Fire Department Operations:. Stillwater, Oklahoma: IFSTA.
Successful completion of FIRS 1313 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, midterm 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.