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


Firefighter Cert. Iv FIRS-1319

  • Summer I 2018
  • Section N01 CRN-30137
  • 3 Credits
  • 05/01/2018 to 08/21/2018
  • Modified 05/02/2018

Meeting Times


Lecture/Lab

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 9:00 AM to 10:04 AM, TEEX

Contact Information


Director Fire Science: Nathan Sivils

Office Hours

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, 9:00 AM to 11:39 AM, H-115

Description


 

One in a series of courses in basic preparation for a new firefighter. Should be taken in conjunction with Firefighter Certification I, II, III, 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 1313, FIRS 1329, FIRS 1407, FIRS 1323, FIRS 1333. This is a 12-week course held at Brayton Fire Field. Two class hours and two laboratory hours per week. Credit: Three semester hours. 64 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 1313, FIRS1329, FIRS1407, FIRS1323, FIRS1333

Core Curriculum Statement


This course is not a core curriculum course.

Outcomes


Inspections

1.00 Describe the purpose of the NFPA standard applicable to fire prevention inspections.

2.00 Identify and define legal issues concerning fire prevention inspections.

3.00 Identify and define the reasons and methods of conducting fire prevention inspections.

4.00 Identify and define occupancy classifications, means of egress, and fire load.

5.00 Identify and define causes and prevention of fires and typical fire hazards in and around a structure.

Fire Protection Systems

1.00 Describe the purpose of the NFPA standards applicable to fire protection systems.

2.00 Identify the features and characteristics of automatic sprinkler systems.

3.00 Identify various automatic sprinkler heads.

4.00 Identify the types, components, and operation of automatic sprinkler systems.

5.00 Identify the types, components, and operation of standpipe systems.

6.00 Identify various types of special extinguishing systems.

 Emergency Service Communications

1.00 Explain, identify, or demonstrate emergency service communication procedures.

2.00 Demonstrate the operation of both mobile and portable radio equipment.

3.00 Define the policy and demonstrate the procedures concerning the ordering and transmitting of multiple alarms of fire and calls for special assistance from the emergency scene according to the local authority having jurisdiction.

Public Relations And Fire Safety Education

1.00 Describe the importance and purpose of communications between the fire department and the community.

2.00 Identify the components of a public fire education program and the importance of documentation.

 Fire Cause And Origin Determination

1.00 Identify the methods for protecting evidence for fire cause determination.

2.00 Identify legal considerations regarding fire cause determination.

3.00 Identify the responsibilities of the fire fighter after the fire.

 Reports And Records

1.00 Identify fire incident reporting systems.

2.00 The fire fighter trainee shall identify the three fundamental elements of a fire incident reporting system.

3.00 The fire fighter trainee shall complete basic fire incident reports.

 Fire Apparatus Familiarization

1.00 Describe various types of automotive fire apparatus, their functions, and their features.

 Personal Protection Equipment

1.00 Describe the purpose of the following NFPA standards applicable to personal protective equipment.

2.00 Identify and describe the various types and components of fire service protective clothing.

3.00 Identify and demonstrate the correct procedures for inspection and maintenance of personal protective equipment.

4.00 Identify and describe the limitations of personal protective equipment.

5.00 Demonstrate the donning and doffing of personal protective equipment.

6.00 Identify and demonstrate the proper testing and operation of a personal alert safety system (PASS) device.

 Building Construction

1.00 Identify and describe the basic types of building construction and the general fire behavior expected with each type of construction.

2.00 Identify hazards related to building construction that affect fire fighter safety.

 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.

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 1319 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

1319

Firefighter Certification IV

Active

3

48

96

 Fall 2017

FIRS 1319

Firefighter Certification IV

 

 

 

 

Week

Topic

Student Assignment

Total hours

#1

0900- 1004

 

Monday - Friday

Firefighter    Certification IV

Structural Searches, Victim Removal, Firefighter Survival,    

 

Reading:

Chapter   9  pages 422-457

 

Writing:

Note   Book

Weekly   Test

 

 

5.33   hours

 

#2 0900-1004

 

 Monday -   Friday

Firefighter    Certification IV

Emergency   Scene Lighting Equipment

 

 Reading:

Chapter   10 pages 479-549

 

Writing:

Note   Book

Weekly   Test

 

 

5.33 hours

#3

0900-1004

 

 

Monday -   Friday

 Firefighter  Certification IV

Basic   principles of Forcible Entry, locksets, Forcible Entry Tools, Forcing Entry   Through Doors, Forcing Entry Through Windows,  

  

 Reading:

Chapter   11 573-609

 

Writing:

Note Book

Weekly   Test

5.33 hours

#4

0900-1004

 Monday - Friday

   Firefighter  Certification   IV

 Breaching Walls, Breaching Floors, Forcing   Fences and Gates

  

Reading:

Chapter   11 616-623

 

Writing:

Note   Book

Weekly   Test

 

 

5.33 hours

#5

 

0900-1004

 

 

Monday - Friday

 

   Firefighter  Certification IV

Ground   Ladder Construction, ladder types, Ladder Inspection, Cleaning, and   Maintenance, Handling Ladders, Ladder Carries, Placement of Ground ladders,   ladder Raises,  

 

 Reading:

Chapter   12 660-678

 

Writing:

Note   Book

Weekly   Test

 

 

5.33 hours

#6

 

 0900-1004

 

 

 Monday - Friday

 Firefighter  Certification IV

Procedures   for Moving Ground ladders, Securing the Ladder, Climbing ladders, Working   From a Ladder, assisting a Victim Down a Ladder

  

Reading:

Chapter   12 682-689

 

Writing:

Note   Book

Weekly   Test

 

 

5.33 hours

#7

 

 0900-1004

 

Monday -   Friday

   Firefighter  Certification IV

 Reasons For tactical Ventilation,   Considerations, Types of tactical Ventilation, Effects of Building Systems on   Tactical Ventilation  

  

Reading:

Chapter 13 732-764

 

Writing:

Note Book

Weekly Test

 

5.33 hours

#8

 

0900-1004

 

 

Monday -   Friday

 Firefighter  Certification   IV

Water Supply System Components,   Fire Hydrants, Alternative Water Supplies, Rural Water Supplies

 

 

 

 

  

Reading:

Chapter 14 704-804

 

Writing:

Note Book

Weekly Test

 

 

 

5.33 hours

#9

 

0900-1004

 

 

 Monday - Friday

  Firefighter  Certification IV

 Fire Hose Characteristics, Causes and   Prevention of Fire Hose Damage, Inspection, Care and Maintenance of Fire   Hose, Hose Appliances and Tools, Hose rolls, Basic Hose Loads and Finishes

 

  

 Reading:

Chapter 15 816-846

 

Writing:

Note Book

Weekly Test

 

 

5.33 hours

#10

 

 0900-1004

 

 

Monday -   Friday

  Firefighter  Certification IV

Pre-connected   Hose Loads, Supply Hose lays, Handling Hose Lines, Advancing Hose lines,   Operating Attack lines

 

 

 

  

  

 Reading:

Chapter 15 852-873

 

Writing:

Note Book

Weekly Test

5.33 hours

#11

 

 0900-1004

 

 

Monday - Friday

 

 

 Firefighter  Certification   IV

 Extinguishing Properties of water, Pressure   Loss or Gain, Water hammer  

 Reading:

Chapter 16 944-949

 

Writing:

Note Book

Weekly Test

 

 

5.33 hours

#12

 

 0900-1005

 

Monday - Friday

 

 

Firefighter  Certification IV

 Fire Stream   Patterns, Nozzles and Valves, Operating and Maintaining a Hand Line

 

Reading:

Chapter 16 949-987

 

Writing:

Note Book

Weekly Test

Finals

5.37 hours

 

 

 

Total Contact Hours    64