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


Firefighter Cert. VI FIRS-1329

  • Summer I 2018
  • Section N01 CRN-30138
  • 3 Credits
  • 05/01/2018 to 08/21/2018
  • Modified 05/02/2018

Meeting Times


Lecture/Lab

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 12:30 AM to 1:34 AM, TEEX

Contact Information


Director Fire Science: Nathan Sivils

Office Hours

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 9:00 AM to 11:35 AM, 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, III, IV, V, 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 1319, 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, FIRS1319, FIRS1407, FIRS1323, FIRS1333

Core Curriculum Statement


This course is not a core curriculum course.

Outcomes


Live Fire Training  

1.00 Identify and describe the general requirements, purpose, and definitions of the NFPA standard(s) applicable to Live Fire Training Evolutions.

2.00 Extinguish or control live fires.

3.00 Perform ventilation during live fire training.

4.00 Properly use a ladder during live fire training.

 

 

 Fire Service Overhaul

1.00 Identify and describe the safety precautions necessary during overhaul.

2.00 Identify and describe the value of proper overhaul.

3.00 Identify and describe the procedures to follow during overhaul.

4.00 Demonstrate and describe safe methods for handling debris.

5.00 Identify techniques of searching for hidden fires.

6.00 Define and describe the duties of fire fighters left at the scene for fire and security surveillance, and identify the proper procedures for restoration of the premises after a fire.

 

 Fire Cause and Origin Determination

1.00 Identify the responsibilities of the fire fighter, which could assist in the subsequent investigation of a fire.

2.00 Identify methods for protecting and preserving evidence at a fire scene.

 

Rescue

1.00 Describe and demonstrate the proper techniques of searching for victims. 

 2.00 Demonstrate the proper techniques for removing injured persons from hazardous environments.

3.00 Describe and demonstrate the techniques of packaging a victim for emergency transportation.

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 1329 prepares the student to take the State Commission on Fire Protection Basic Structural Firefighter certification exam.

Successful completion of FIRS 1329 prepares the student to take the State Commission on Fire Protection Basic Structural Firefighter certification exam.

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

1329

Firefighter Certification VI

Active

3

48

96

 

Fall 2017

FIRS 1329

Firefighter   Certification VI

 

 

  

 

Week

Topic

Student   Assignment

Total   hours

#1

 1230-1334

 

Monday -Friday

Firefighter Certification VI

 On-Scene Communications

 

Reading:

Chapter   3

 

Writing:

Note   Book

Weekly   Test

 

 

5.33   hours

 

#2  

 1230-1334

 

Monday -Friday

Firefighter Certification VI

 Post Incident Reports

 Reading:

Chapter   3

 

Writing:

Note   Book

Weekly   Test

 

 

 5.33 hours

#3

  1230-1334

 

 Monday -Friday

 

 Firefighter Certification VI

 Hazards   Related to Building Construction

  

 Reading:

Chapter   4

 

Writing:

Note   Book

Weekly   Test

5.33 hours

#4

  1230-1334

 

 

Monday -Friday

   Firefighter Certification VI

 Structural Collapse

   

  

Reading:

Chapter   4

 

Writing:

Note   Book

Weekly   Test

 

 

 5.33 hours

#5

 

  1230-1334

 

 

 Monday -Friday

   Firefighter Certification VI

 Maintenance of Electric   Generators and   Lighting Equipment

 

 

 Reading:

Chapter   10

 

Writing:

Note   Book

Weekly   Test

 

 

 5.33 hours

#6

 

 1230-1334

 

Monday -Friday

 

 Firefighter    Certification VI

 Rescue Tools

  

Reading:

Chapter   10

 

Writing:

Note   Book

Weekly   Test

 

 

 5.33 hours

#7

 

  1230-1334

 

 

 Monday -Friday

  Firefighter Certification VI

Vehicle  Extrication

     

  

Reading:

Chapter 10

 

Writing:

Note Book

Weekly Test

 

 5.33 hours

#8

 

 1005-1125

 

Monday -Friday

 Firefighter Certification VI

  

Technical Rescue Incidents

 

 

 

  

Reading:

Chapter 10

 

Writing:

Note Book

Weekly Test

 

 

 

 5.33 hours

#9

 

  1230-1334

 

 Monday -Friday

  Firefighter Certification VI

  Service   Testing   of Fire Hose

 

  

 Reading:

Chapter 15

 

Writing:

Note Book

Weekly Test

 

 

 5.33 hours

#10

 

   1230-1334

 

Monday -Friday

  Firefighter    Certification VI

 

 Fire Fighting Foam

 

 

  

  

 Reading:

Chapter 16

 

Writing:

Note Book

Weekly Test

 5.33 hours

#11

 

   1230-1334

 

Monday -Friday

 

 Firefighter Certification   VI

   Proportioners,   Delivery Devices and   Generating Systems, Assembling a Foam Fire Stream   System

 Reading:

Chapter 16

 

Writing:

Note Book

Weekly Test

 

 

 5.33 hours

#12

 

1230-1335

 

Monday -Friday

 

 

Firefighter Certification VI

Foam Application Techniques, Foam Hazards

 

Reading:

Chapter 16

 

Writing:

Note Book

Weekly Test

Finals

 5.37 hours

 

 

 

Total Contact Hours      64