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Blinn College • Distance Education • Health Sciences • Fire Science Tech - FIRS


Firefighter Cert. III FIRS-1313

  • Summer I 2018
  • Section N01 CRN-30136
  • 3 Credits
  • 05/01/2018 to 08/21/2018
  • Modified 05/02/2018

Meeting Times


Lecture/Lab

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 8:00 AM to 8:48 AM, TEEX

Contact Information


Instructor: Director Fire Science Nathan Sivils

Office Hours

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, HSC 3529

Description


 

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.

Requisites

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.

Outcomes


 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.

            Ventilation

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.  

Forcible Entry

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

Materials


All campus locations: International Fire Service Training Association, IFSTA (2007). IFSTA Essentials of Firefighting and Fire Department Operations:. Stillwater, Oklahoma: IFSTA.

Course Requirements


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.

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, midterm 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

1313

Firefighter Certification III

Active

3

48

96

 

 

 

Fall 2017

FIRS 1313

Firefighter Certification III

 

 

 

 

Week

Topic

Student Assignment

Total hours

#1

0800- 0848

 

Monday - Friday

Firefighter    Certification III:

Fire   Service History and Culture, Fire Service Mission and Organization,   Interacting with Other Organizations

 Reading:

Chapter   1  pages 1-40

 

Writing:

Note   Book

Weekly   Test

 

 

4 hours

 

#2

 0800-0848

 Monday -   Friday

 Firefighter  Certification   III

Firefighter   Fatalities, Injuries, and Illnesses, Fire service Safety Standards,   Regulations and Initiatives

 Reading:

Chapter   2 pages 41 -62

 

Writing:

Note   Book

Weekly   Test

 

 

4 hours

#3

0800-0848

 

Monday -   Friday

 Firefighter  Certification III

Risk Management, Apparatus and Vehicle safety, Safety in   the Fire Station  and facilities,   Safety with Tools and Equipment, Safety in Training, Emergency Operations

  

 Reading:

Chapter   2 62-80

 

Writing:

Note   Book

Weekly   Test

4 hours

#4

0800-0848

 Monday - Friday

   Firefighter  Certification   III

External Communications, Internal   Communications

  

Reading:

Chapter   3 96-112

 

Writing:

Note   Book

Weekly   Test

 

 

4 hours

#5

 

0800-0848

 

 

 Monday - Friday

   Firefighter  Certification III

Building   Materials, Construction Classifications,

 

 Reading:

Chapter   4 134-157

 

Writing:

Note   Book

Weekly   Test

 

 

4 hours

#6

 

0800-0848

 

 

 

 Monday - Friday

 Firefighter  Certification III

Building Components

  

Reading:

Chapter   4 158-189

 

Writing:

Note   Book

Weekly   Test

 

 

4 hours

#7

 

 0800-0848

 

Monday - Friday

 

   Firefighter  Certification III

Science Of   Fire, Thermal Energy, Fuel, Oxygen

  

Reading:

Chapter 5 208-232

 

Writing:

Note Book

Weekly Test

 

4 hours

#8

 

0800-0848

 

Monday -   Friday

 Firefighter  Certification   III

Self-Sustained   Chemical Reaction, Stages of Fire Development, Fire Behavior and Firefighting   Operations

  

Reading:

Chapter 5 233-254

 

Writing:

Note Book

Weekly Test

 

 

 

4 hours

#9

 

 0800-0848

 

 

 Monday - Friday

  Firefighter  Certification III

Personal   protective Equipment, Respiratory Protection, Donning and Doffing protective   Breathing Apparatus, Inspection and maintenance of protective Breathing   Apparatus, Using Respiratory Protection Equipment.

 

  

 Reading:

Chapter 6 259-316

 

Writing:

Note Book

Weekly Test

 

 

4 hours

#10

 

 0800-0848

 

Monday -   Friday

  Firefighter  Certification III

Classification   of portable Fire Extinguishers, types of Portable Fire Extinguishers,   Portable Fire Extinguisher Rating System

 

 

 

  

  

 Reading:

Chapter 7 340-349

 

Writing:

Note Book

Weekly Test

4 hours

#11

 

 0800-0848

 

Monday - Friday

 

 Firefighter  Certification   III

Selecting and Using Portable Fire   Extinguishers, Inspection, Care, and Maintenance of Portable Fire   Extinguishers.   

 Reading:

Chapter 7 349-359

 

Writing:

Note Book

Weekly Test

 

 

4 hours

#12

 

 0800-0900

 

 

 Monday -   Friday

 

 

Firefighter  Certification III

Rope, Webbing, Knots, Rope and Webbing use.

 

Reading:

Chapter 8 370-396

 

Writing:

Note Book

Weekly Test

4 hours

 

 

 

Total Contact Hours    48