Distance Education · Health Sciences · Fire Science Tech - FIRS
Firefighter Cert II
- Summer I 2018
- Section N01 CRN-30139
- 4 Credits
- 05/01/2018 to 08/21/2018
- Modified 05/02/2018
- Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 4:30 PM to 5:50 PM, TEEX
Instructor: Director Nathan Sivils
- Email: [email protected]
- Office: HSC
- Phone: 979-691-2436
- Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM, HSC 3529
Or By Appointment
One in a series of courses in basic preparation for a new firefighter. Should be taken in conjunction with Firefighter Certification I, III, 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 1313, FIRS 1319, FIRS 1329, FIRS 1323, FIRS 1333. This is a 12-week course held at Brayton Fire Field. Three class hours and two laboratory hours per week. Credit: Four semester hours. 80 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, FIRS1319, FIRS1329, FIRS1323, FIRS1333
Core Curriculum Statement
This course is not a core curriculum course.
Portable Fire Extinguishers
1.00 Describe the purpose of the NFPA standard applicable to portable fire extinguishers.
2.00 Identify the classification of types of fires as they relate to the use of portable fire extinguishers and the materials involved in each class of fire.
3.00 Define and describe the Underwriter's Laboratories Inc. portable fire extinguisher rating system.
4.00 Identify the appropriate fire extinguisher for each class of fire.
5.00 Identify the extinguishing effects needed for each class of fire.
6.00 Identify an extinguishing effect appropriate for Class "A" fires.
7.00 Identify and describe fire extinguisher characteristics and operations.
8.00 Describe and demonstrate the operation of fire extinguishers.
Fire Service Hose
1.00 Describe the purpose of the NFPA standards applicable to fire service hose.
2.00 Identify and describe the use and construction of fire hose and couplings.
3.00 Describe and demonstrate the procedures for care, maintenance and inspection of fire hose and couplings.
4.00 Describe and demonstrate the use of nozzles, valves, appliances, adapters and tools.
5.00 Describe and demonstrate the general care and maintenance of appliances.
6.00 Describe and demonstrate coupling and uncoupling fire hose connections.
7.00 Identify, describe, and demonstrate the proper methods of rolling hose.
8.00 Describe and demonstrate hose carries and drags.
9.00 Describe and demonstrate the proper techniques for operating hose lines.
10.00 Identify, describe, and demonstrate basic hose loads on fire apparatus.
11.00 Identify, describe, and demonstrate attack hose loads and finishes.
12.00 Describe and demonstrate extending a section of hose and replacing burst sections of hose.
Fire Service Ground Ladders
1.00 Describe the purpose of the NFPA standards applicable to fire service ladders.
2.00 Identify and describe ladders, describe their use, and define the terms associated with ladders.
3.00 Identify and describe the materials used in ladder construction and their features.
4.00 Identify, describe, and demonstrate the techniques of cleaning ladders.
5.00 Identify, describe, and demonstrate inspection and maintenance procedures for different types of ground ladders.
6.00 Identify and describe the procedures for conducting an annual service test on ground ladders.
7.00 Identify the load capacities for ground ladders, according to NFPA 1931.
8.00 Identify and select a ladder for a given task.
9.00 Operating as an individual or as a member of a team, shall describe and demonstrate properly picking-up, carrying, and lowering a ladder.
10.00 Operating as an individual or member of a team, shall describe and demonstrate raising and positioning ground ladders.
11.00 Climb the full length of each type of ground ladder.
12.00 Describe and demonstrate proper ladder climbing techniques while transporting tools and equipment or assisting a person with a simulated injury.
13.00 Describe and demonstrate the techniques of working from ground ladders with tools and equipment.
1.00 Identify, define, and demonstrate characteristics of fire streams.
2.00 Identify terms relating to the principles of fire service hydraulics.
3.00 Identify various types of nozzles and their components.
4.00 Describe and demonstrate the operation of various types of fire service nozzles.
1.00 Describe the operation of fire hydrants, fully open and close fire hydrants, and identify the NFPA hydrant color code.
2.00 Identify alternative water sources available in typical communities.
3.00 Describe the apparatus, equipment, and appliances required to provide water at rural locations by relay pumping or water shuttle.
4.00 Assemble and connect the equipment necessary for drafting from a water supply source.
5.00 Describe the assembling of equipment necessary for the transfer of water between portable water tanks
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 1407 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.
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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.