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Blinn College • Fire Academy - TEEX • Health Sciences • Fire Science Tech - FIRS


Firefighter Certification V FIRS-1323

  • Summer I 2018
  • Section B01 CRN-30228
  • 3 Credits
  • 05/01/2018 to 08/21/2018
  • Modified 05/02/2018

Meeting Times


Lecture/LAb

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 10:05 AM to 11:25 PM, TEEX

Contact Information


Instructor: Director Nathan Sivils

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, 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 1407, 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, FIRS1407, FIRS1333

Core Curriculum Statement


This course is not a core curriculum course.

Outcomes


Fire Fighter Orientation and Safety

1.00 Describe the purpose of the NFPA standard applicable to professional fire fighters.

2.00 Identify aspects of the fire department organization.

3.00 Describe the responsibilities of a fire fighter relating to compliance with the provisions of occupational safety and health programs.

4.00 Identify potential long-term consequences of exposure to products of combustion.

5.00 Identify common types of accidents and injuries and their causes.

6.00 Describe the elements of personnel accountability systems and the application of systems at an incident.

7.00 Describe and demonstrate techniques for action when trapped or disoriented in a fire situation or in a hostile environment.

8.00 Describe and demonstrate the ability to shut off the utility services to a building.

9.00 Explain hazards that exist and define procedures to be used in electrical emergencies.

10.00 Describe and demonstrate the safe handling and operation of hand and power tools.

11.00 Identify and describe safety procedures when using fire service lighting equipment.

12.00 Identify and describe safety precautions and the use of safety equipment provided for protection while riding on apparatus.

13.00 Describe and demonstrate safety procedures while around fire apparatus.

14.00 Identify safety procedures for ensuring a safe station facility environment.

 

Inspections  

1.00 Identify the types of fire extinguishers in an occupancy and ensure that they conform to the fire prevention requirements for that occupancy.

2.00 Identify and describe standard types of chimneys and flues and recognize deficiencies likely to cause fires.

3.00 Inspect fire protection standpipe systems for readiness.

4.00 Complete a building inspection report.

 

 Fire Protection Systems  

1.00 Identify the features and characteristics of automatic sprinkler systems.

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

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

4.00 Identify alarm initiating devices.

 

 

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 Describe the effects of fire and fire suppression activities on common burning materials.

3.00 Define basic building construction terms.

4..00 Describe lightweight and truss construction hazards.

 

Live Fire Training

1.00 Extinguish or control live fires.

 

Incident Management System

1.00 Identify and describe the purpose of an incident management system.

2.00 Identify and describe the purpose of an incident management system.

3.00 Identify the major operational areas within the Incident Management System.

4..00 Describe the incident management system components and their functions.

5.00 Describe the procedure for implementing an incident management system.

6.00 Describe the responsibilities in assuming and transferring command.

7.00 Identify necessary communication information required of the incident

commander.

8.00 Identify and describe critical elements of the Incident Management System.

 

Pre-incident Planning  

1.00 Identify and describe the benefits and components of pre-incident planning.

2.00 Identify and define survey components and conduct a facility survey.

3.00 The fire fighter trainee shall prepare diagrams or sketches of a facility using standard map symbols to record the locations of items of concern obtained from a pre-incident survey.

 2.00 The fire fighter trainee shall identify various types of aerial apparatus components and their function.

Fire Apparatus Pump Theory

 1.00 Identify various types of fire apparatus pumps and pump components, and shall identify their function(s), theory(s), and principle(s) of operation.

2.00 Identify terms, methods, and procedures relating to pumping operations.

3.00 Demonstrate methods and procedures for pump operation

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 FIRT 1423 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


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
 

Fall 2017

FIRS 1323

Firefighter   Certification V

 

 

Suggested on-line Schedule 

 

Week

Topic

Student   Assignment

Total   hours

#1

 1005-1125

 

Monday - Friday

Firefighter      Certification V

Suppressing   Structure   Fires, Supporting Fire Protection Systems at supported Structures,     deploying master Stream Devices

 

Reading:

Chapter   17 pages 1004-1028

 

Writing:

Note   Book

Weekly   Test

 

 

6.66   hours

 

#2  

1005-1125

 

Monday - Friday

Firefighter      Certification V

Suppressing   Class C and D   Fires, Suppressing Vehicle Fires, Suppressing Fire in other Class   A   Materials, Combating Ground Fires

 Reading:

Chapter   17 pages    1032-1076

 

Writing:

Note   Book

Weekly   Test

 

 

6.66 hours

#3

 1005-1125

 Monday - Friday

 Firefighter    Certification V

   Philosophy of   loss Control, Pre-incident   planning for loss control, Salvage,   Overhaul

  

 Reading:

Chapter   18 1104-1124

 

Writing:

Note   Book

Weekly   Test

6.66 hours

#4

 1005-1125

 

 

Monday - Friday

   Firefighter    Certification   V

Area of Origin, Fire Cause     Determination

   

  

Reading:

Chapter   19 1145-1153

 

Writing:

Note   Book

Weekly   Test

 

 

6.66 hours

#5

 

 1005-1125

 

 

 Monday - Friday

   Firefighter    Certification V

Signs of   Arson, Preserving   Evidence

 

 

 Reading:

Chapter   19 1154-1172

 

Writing:

Note   Book

Weekly   Test

 

 

6.66 hours

#6

 

1005-1125

 

 

Monday - Friday

 

 Firefighter    Certification V

   Program Value   and Development, Program   Delivery, Fire and Life Safety Education,   Fire and Life Safety Codes

  

Reading:

Chapter   21 1222-1260

 

Writing:

Note   Book

Weekly   Test

 

 

6.66 hours

#7

 

 1005-1125

 

 

Monday - Friday

 

   Firefighter    Certification V

    Fire     Service Based Emergency Medical Care, Patient Confidentiality,   Infection   Control, Patient Assessment

  

Reading:

Chapter 22 1272-1280

 

Writing:

Note Book

Weekly Test

 

6.66 hours

#8

 

 1005-1125

 

 

Monday - Friday

 Firefighter    Certification   V

 Cardiac Arrest and CPR,   Bleeding Control,   Shock management

 

 

 

 

  

Reading:

Chapter 22 2181-1294

 

Writing:

Note Book

Weekly Test

 

 

 

6.66 hours

#9

 

 1005-1125

 

 Monday - Friday

  Firefighter    Certification V

  

Introduction   to Hazardous   Materials, Hazard Types, Routes of Entry

  

 Reading:

Chapter 23 1300-1312

 

Writing:

Note Book

Weekly Test

 

 

6.66 hours

#10

 

  1005-1125

 

 

Monday - Friday

  Firefighter    Certification V

 

Properties   and Behavior,   Identifying Hazardous Materials, Terrorist Attacks and Illicit   Laboratories

 

 

  

  

 Reading:

Chapter 23 1313-1405

 

Writing:

Note Book

Weekly Test

6.66 hours

#11

 

 1005-1125

 

 

Monday - Friday

 

 Firefighter    Certification   IV

  First   Responder   Roles, Priorities, Management Structure, Haz Mat Incident   Mitigation,   Using the ERG, Personal Protective Equipment

 Reading:

Chapter 24 1413-1442

 

Writing:

Note Book

Weekly Test

 

 

6.66 hours

#12

1005-1130

  

 Monday - Friday

 

 

 

 

Firefighter  Certification V

  Isolation and Scene   Control, Notification,   Protection, Decontamination, Rescue, Spill   Control and Confinement, Terrorist   Incidents, Crime Scene   Preservation, Recovery and Termination

 

Reading:

Chapter 24 1443-1498

 

Writing:

Note Book

Weekly Test

Finals

7 hours