Course Descriptions & Student Learning Outcomes

FIRE 117 - Basic Rescue In The Fire Service

  • Prerequisite: "C" or higher in ENG 22/60 or ESL 23, OR Placement in ENG 100; Placement in MATH 24/50
  • Recommended Prep: FIRE 100 and FIRE 102

FIRE majors only. To introduce defi nitions, terminology, and provide students with a basic knowledge of rescue. To understand the four phases of rescue: locate and access victims, stabilize the situation, and transport the victims to safety while managing injuries and avoiding risk or injury to the victims or rescuers. May be taken on a CR/N basis.

3 hrs. lect. per week

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of FIRE 117, the student will be able to:

  • Discuss the Incident command System
  • Organize and manage the Rescue Effort
  • Discuss resource tracking systems
  • Know the rescue functions under the ICS System
  • Identify and recognize the protective clothing for the rescuer
  • Identify the tools and give examples of techniques for a rescue
  • Discuss special patient treatment and packaging considerations
  • Explain ice rescue techniques
  • Discuss the physical threats to survival
  • Define environmental hypothermia
  • Describe psychological stress
  • Recognize fire hazards
  • Explain the phases of fires
  • Give examples of rescuer hazards during fires
  • Discuss hazardous material
  • Identify hazardous materials and danger zones
  • Explain the dangers from hazardous material
  • Describe the managing of injured or ill patients and explain the contamination control during transport
  • Discuss confined spaces
  • Describe the hazards in confined spaces
  • Describe the physical and psychological hazards
  • Explain technological and man-made disaster
  • Discuss generic initial response actions
  • Describe water searches: initial actions, strategy, and tactics
  • Explain collapsed structure and debris searches
  • Describe how to gain access in an urban setting
  • Explain mechanize environment access
  • Explain how to gain access in remote areas
  • Describe the medical care in the rescue setting
  • Discuss the communications for rescuer emergency care
  • Discuss patient assessment in rescue medical care
  • Describe the patient assessment system
  • Describe the indications and treatment of common medical condition and injuries
  • Identify and explain the types of wounds
  • Demonstrate splinting for fractures
  • Explain the ig net" principles
  • Describe the indications and treatment of environmental specific medical conditions and injuries
  • Describe diving medical emergencies
  • Explain patient packaging and Litter evacuation
  • Demonstrate how to secure a patient with spine, pelvis, or lower extremity injuries
  • Describe Ground Vehicle Transportation, aerial Medical Evacuation," and Personnel safety packaging for aero medical evacuation
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