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


Firefighter Cert II FIRS-1407

  • Summer I 2018
  • Section N01 CRN-30139
  • 4 Credits
  • 05/01/2018 to 08/21/2018
  • Modified 05/02/2018

Meeting Times


  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 4:30 PM to 5:50 PM, TEEX

Contact Information


Instructor: Director Nathan Sivils

Office Hours

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM, HSC 3529

Or By Appointment

Description


  

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.

Requisites

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.

Outcomes


 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.

 

Fire Streams

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.

 Water Supplies

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

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 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

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

1407

Firefighter Certification II

Active

4

64

128

 

 

 

FAll 2016

FIRS 1407

Firefighter Certification II

 

 

 

 

Week

Topic

Student Assignment

Total hours

#1

 1630-1550

 

 

Monday - Friday

Firefighter    Certification II

 

 

Reading:

Skill Sheets:

12-I-13 to 12-I-19

 

Skills:

 

 12-I-13 to 12-I-19

 

 

 

6.66   hours

 

#2  

1630-1550

 

 

Monday -   Friday

Firefighter    Certification II

 

 Reading:

 Skill   Sheets:

13-I-1 to 13-I-7

 

Skills:

 

 

13-I-1 to 13-I-7

 

 

6.66 hours

#3

  1630-1550

 

 

Monday -   Friday

 Firefighter  Certification II

 

  

 Reading:

 Skill   Sheets:

13-I-8 to 13-I-10 and 14-I-1 to 4

 

Skills:

13-I-1 to 13-I-7 and 14-I-1 to-4

 

 

6.66 hours

#4

  1630-1550

 Monday - Friday

   Firefighter  Certification   II

 

   

  

Reading:

 Skill   Sheets:

15-I-1 to 15-I- 11

 

Skills:

 

 

15-I-1 to 15-I- 11

 

 

6.66 hours

#5

 1630-1550

 Monday - Friday

 

 

 

   Firefighter  Certification II

 

 

 Reading:

 Skill   Sheets:

15-I-12 to 15-I-24

 

Skills:

 

15-I-12 to 15-I-24

 

 

6.66 hours

#6

 

 1630-1550

 

 

 Monday - Friday

 Firefighter  Certification II

 

  

Reading:

 Skill   Sheets:

15-I-24 to 15-I-27 and 16-I-1 tom 16-I-3 and   17-I-1 to 17-I-4

 

Skills:

 

15-I-24 to 15-I-27 and 16-I-1 tom 16-I-3 and   17-I-1 to 17-I-4

 

 

 

6.66 hours

#7

 

 1630-1550

13 Oct 14

 

Monday -   Friday

   Firefighter  Certification II

     

  

Reading:

  Skill Sheets:

17-I-5- 17-I-12

18-I-1 to 18-I-12

 

Skills:

 

17-I-5- 17-I-12

18-I-1   to 18-I-12

6.66 hours

#8

 

 1630-1550

 

Monday -   Friday

 Firefighter  Certification   II

 

 

 

 

  

Reading:

 

Skill Sheets:

24-I-1 t0 24-I-11

 

Skills:

 

 

 24-I-1   t0 24-I-11

 

6.66 hours

#9

 

 1630-1550

  

Monday -   Friday

  Firefighter  Certification II

  

 

  

 Reading:

 

Skill Sheets:

3-II-1 and 10-II-1-7

 

Skills:

 

3-II-1 and 10-II-1-7

 

 

6.66 hours

#10

 

 1630-1550

 

Monday -   Friday

  Firefighter  Certification II

 

 

 

  

  

 Reading:

 Skill   Sheets:

10-II-8 to 10-II-11

 

Skills:

 

 

6.66 hours

#11

 

 1630-1550

 

Monday -   Friday

 Firefighter  Certification   II

   

 Reading:

 Skill   Sheets:

15-II-1 and 16 –II 1and 2, 17-II-1,2

 

Skills:

 

 

 15-II-1   and 16 –II 1and 2, 17-II-1,2

6.66 hours

#12

 

  1630-1550

 

Monday -   Friday

 

Firefighter  Certification II

 

 

Reading:

 Skill   Sheets:

19-II-1 and 21-II- 1-4

 

Skills:

 

19-II-1 and 21-II- 1-4

 

 

7 hours

 

 

 

Total Contact Hours    80