Course Descriptions & Student Learning Outcomes

FIRE 280B - Firefighter I Lab (4)

  • Prerequisite: FIRE 100, 102, 103, 107 and 207
  • Co-requisite: FIRE 280A
  • Recommended Prep: FIRE 119B and FIRE 119C
  • Instructor approval required
  • FIRE majors only

This course will provide students with the knowledge and skills to function as an integral member of a fi refighting team under direct supervision in hazardous conditions. The program consists of two courses. The course involves practical skill training. The corequisite course, FIRE 280A, is completed in an online virtual classroom. Completion of both courses will result in Fire Fighter 1 certifi cation. Graded on a CR/N basis.

7 hrs. lect./lab. per week

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of FIRE 280B, the student will be able to:

The Fire Fighting I course is structured for competency-based group instruction presented in the IFSTA "Essentials of Fire Fighting" (5th Edition) and addresses the standards covered in NFPA 1001 (2002) Chapters 5 and 6, with the exception of those objectives related to hazardous materials response at the awareness and operations levels (NFPA 472).

Specifically, the student will be able to:

  • Meet the general knowledge and skill requirements, and job performance requirements covered in NFPA 1001
  • Demonstrate fire department communication procedures
    • Initiate the response to a reported emergency
    • Receive and process telephone calls
    • Transmit and receive messages via radio
  • Apply fireground operations activities
    • Use SCBA during emergency situations
    • Respond on apparatus to an emergency scene
    • Operate at emergency scenes
    • Force entry into a structure
    • Exit a hazardous area as a team
    • Set up ground ladders
    • Attack a passenger vehicle fire
    • Extinguish fires in exterior Class A materials
    • Conduct search and rescue
    • Attack an Interior structure fire
    • Perform horizontal ventilation
    • Perform vertical ventilation
    • Overhaul a fire scene
    • Conserve property
    • Connect a fire department pumper to a water supply
    • Extinguish incipient Class A, B, and C fires
    • Illuminate the emergency scene
    • Combat a ground cover fire
  • Perform rescue operations
  • Employ fire prevention, preparedness, and maintenance activities
    • Perform a fire safety survey in a private dwelling
    • Present fire safety information to station visitors or small groups
    • Clean and check ladders, ventilation equipment, self-contained breathing apparatus, ropes, salvage equipment, and hand tools.
    • Clean, inspect, and return fire hose to service

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