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


Firefighter Certification VII FIRS-1333

  • Summer I 2018
  • Section N01 CRN-30140
  • 3 Credits
  • 05/01/2018 to 08/21/2018
  • Modified 05/02/2018

Meeting Times


Lecture/Lab

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 7:00 AM to 5:00 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, V, and VI 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 1323. This is a 12-week course held at Brayton Fire Field. Three class hours and three laboratory hours per week. Credit: Four semester hours. 96 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, FIRS1323

Core Curriculum Statement


This course is not a core curriculum course.

Outcomes


Fire Service Hose

1.00 Demonstrate procedures for testing fire hose.

2.00 Describe and demonstrate the proper techniques for operating hose lines.

Fire Service Overhaul  

1.00 List and describe dangerous building conditions. 10.9

2.00 Identify and describe the methods of preserving evidence for fire cause and

origin determination.

Fire Streams

1.00 Identify and define foam making appliances, and shall demonstrate a foam

stream from each.

2.00 Demonstrate the use of mathematical calculations as required to solve fire department pumper hydraulic problems.

 Ventilation  

1.00 Recognize the characteristics of ventilating a basement.

2.00 Describe and demonstrate the use of forced ventilation equipment.

3.00 Identify and describe built-in ventilating systems within structures.

Rescue

1.00 Demonstrate the extrication of a victim from a vehicle.

2.00 Identify various life safety harnesses, webbing, and associated hardware.

3.00 Demonstrate the proper techniques for lowering a person from a second floor level using ropes, harnesses, or ladders.

4.00 Describe various rescue techniques and their proper safety procedures.

5.00 Demonstrate and describe the use of rescue tools and define raking, flying, and dead or vertical shores.

6.00 Describe and demonstrate the service and maintenance of power supply and lighting equipment.

Water Supplies

1.00 Identify and describe water systems and their fundamental components.

2.00 Identify and describe components of a water distribution system, and define the following terms relating to distribution systems.

3.00 Identify the pipe sizes used in water distribution systems for residential, business, and industrial districts.

4.00 Identify various types of valves and determine their position.

5.00 Describe causes of increased resistance and friction loss in water mains.

6.00 Define various terms as they relate to water supply.

7.00 Describe how certain conditions reduce hydrant effectiveness.

8.00 Determine flow pressure from varied orifice sizes.

 

Hazardous Materials Operations 

1.00 Identify and be able to describe the purpose, goals, and definitions of the NFPA standards applicable to Hazardous Materials.

2.00 Demonstrate a knowledge of safety principles applicable to hazardous materials response at the operations level.

3.00 Demonstrate a knowledge of hazardous material incident management concepts as applicable to hazardous materials incident response.

4.00 Identify principles pertaining to the recognition of hazardous materials.

5.00 Demonstrate a knowledge of principles of classification, identification, and verification of hazardous materials and, given examples of facility and transportation hazardous materials incidents, shall describe, identify, and demonstrate the actions to be taken in hazardous materials incidents.

6.00 Demonstrate a knowledge of the chemistry of hazardous materials.

7.00 Demonstrate a knowledge of hazard and risk assessment in estimating the potential harm within the endangered area.

8.00 Demonstrate a knowledge of personal protective equipment as related to hazardous materials response.

9.00 Demonstrate a knowledge of the standard operating procedures and the local emergency response plan adopted by the authority or authorities having jurisdiction.

10.00 The fire fighter trainee, given a simulated hazardous materials incident involving a specified fixed facility and/or a specified transportation incident, 

Hazardous Materials Awareness  

1.00 Identify and be able to describe the purpose, goals, and definitions of the NFPA standards applicable to Hazardous Materials.

2.00 Demonstrate knowledge of safety principles applicable to hazardous materials response at the awareness level.

3.00 Demonstrate acknowledge of hazardous material incident management concepts as applicable to hazardous materials incident response.

4.00 Identify principles pertaining to the recognition of hazardous materials.

5.00 Demonstrate a knowledge of principles of classification, identification, and verification of hazardous materials and shall, given examples of facility and transportation hazardous materials incidents, describe, identify, and demonstrate the actions to be taken in hazardous materials incidents.

6.00 Demonstrate acknowledge of the standard operating procedures and the local emergency response plan adopted by the authority or authorities having jurisdiction.

7.00 Identify the threat posed by the intentional releases of hazardous materials due to acts of terrorism or other criminal activity. knowledge of hazardous materials defensive control techniques available to the first responder.

11.00 Demonstrate a knowledge of emergency decontamination at hazardous materials incidents.

12.00 Identify the threat posed by the intentional releases of hazardous materials due to acts of terrorism or other criminal activity.

Materials


All campus locations: International Fire Service Training Association, IFSTA (2007). IFSTA Essentials of Firefighting and Fire Department Operations:. Stillwater, Oklahoma: IFSTA.

Course Requirements


Must have at least 80% average to complete.

Evaluation


Criteria

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
 
 

Rubric

Number

Course     Title

Status

Semester     Credit Hrs

Min     Cont Hrs

Max     Cont Hrs

43.0203

FIRS

1433

Firefighter Certification VII

Active

4

64

128

 

Fall 2017

FIRS 1333

Firefighter   Certification VII

 

 

 

 

Week

Topic

Student   Assignment

Total   hours

#1

 1354-1530

 

Monday -Friday

Firefighter      Certification VII

 

Coordinating   Fireground   Operations

Reading:

Chapter   17

 

Writing:

Note   Book

Weekly   Test

 

 

8   hours

 

#2  

  1354-1530

 

Monday -Friday

Firefighter      Certification VII

  Coordinating     Fireground Operations

 Reading:

Chapter   17

 

Writing:

Note   Book

Weekly   Test

 

 

 8 hours

#3

   1354-1530

 

 Monday -Friday

 

 Firefighter    Certification VII

 Suppressing Class B Fires

  

 Reading:

Chapter   17

 

Writing:

Note   Book

Weekly   Test

8 hours

#4

1354-1530

 

 

Monday -Friday

   Firefighter    Certification   VII

  Advanced Origin,   Cause, and Arson Topics

  

Reading:

Chapter   19

 

Writing:

Note   Book

Weekly   Test

 

 

 8 hours

#5

 

  1354-1530  

 

Monday -Friday

 

 

   Firefighter    Certification VII

  Advanced Origin,   Cause, and Arson Topics

 

 

 Reading:

Chapter   19

 

Writing:

Note   Book

Weekly   Test

 

 

 8 hours

#6

 

  1354-1530

 

 

 

 Monday -Friday

 Firefighter  Certification   VII

  Fire   Alarm   Systems, Alarm Initiating Devices

  

Reading:

Chapter   20

 

Writing:

Note   Book

Weekly   Test

 

 

 8 hours

#7

1354-1530

   

 

Monday -Friday

 

   Firefighter    Certification VII

 Automatic Sprinkler Systems

     

  

Reading:

Chapter 20

 

Writing:

Note Book

Weekly Test

 

 8 hours

#8

 

  1354-1530

 Monday -Friday

 Firefighter    Certification   VII

  

 Standpipe and Hose Systems

 

 

  

Reading:

Chapter 20

 

Writing:

Note Book

Weekly Test

 

 

 

 8 hours

#9

1354-1530

 

 

 Monday -Friday

  Firefighter    Certification VII

   

 Smoke Management Systems

  

 Reading:

Chapter 20

 

Writing:

Note Book

Weekly Test

 

 

 8 hours

#10

 

  1354-1530

 Monday -Friday

  Firefighter    Certification VII

 

  Private     Dwelling Fire Safety Surveys

 

 

  

  

 Reading:

Chapter 16

 

Writing:

Note Book

Weekly Test

 8 hours

#11

 

   1354-1530  

  Monday -Friday

 Firefighter    Certification   VII

 

Fire and Life Safety Presentations

 Reading:

Chapter 16

 

Writing:

Note Book

Weekly Test

 

 

 8 hours

#12

 

 1354-1530

 

Monday -Friday

 

 

 

Firefighter  Certification   VII

    Pre-Incident   Planning Surveys

 

Reading:

Chapter 16

 

Writing:

Note Book

Weekly Test

 8 hours

 

 

 

Total Contact Hours      96