Distance Education · Health Sciences · Fire Science Tech - FIRS
Firefighter Cert. Iv
- Summer I 2018
- Section N01 CRN-30137
- 3 Credits
- 05/01/2018 to 08/21/2018
- Modified 05/02/2018
- Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 9:00 AM to 10:04 AM, TEEX
Director Fire Science: Nathan Sivils
- Email: [email protected]
- Office: HSC 3529
- Phone: 979-691-3529
- Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, 9:00 AM to 11:39 AM, H-115
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.