Fire Technology

Student Learning Outcomes

Course Number Course Outcome
FIRE 10Arson and Fire Investigation^ Compare preserved evidence to determine if a fire is arson or accidental. (MO) ^ Identify the various motives used in arson fires and court procedures used to prosecute. (MO) ^ Recognize the difference between cause and origin of fires. (MO) ^ Recognize, protect and preserve evidence of an incendiary fire. (MO) ^ Students will Identify the various motives used in arson fires. ^ The student will be able recognize the difference between the cause and origin of fires. ^ Use the technique of "known to unknown" to distinguish between an arson and incendiary fire. (MO)
FIRE 86Basic Fire Academy^ Analyze and describe differences between certificate, two-year, and four-year degree programs, and state certification. (MO) ^ Analyze relationships between fire prevention efforts and resulting reduction of life and property loss. (MO) ^ Assess fire prevention, how to protect of life and property, and hazardous materials procedures. (MO) ^ Define and describe the purpose and scope of fire departments. (MO) ^ Describe educational requirements, duties, and information sources for various occupations in fire protection. (MO) ^ Develop skills in: managing hose, using fire-fighting hand tools, knot-tying for hoisting and securing, and using power tools, the Hurst tool, jaws of life, generators, and power saws. (MO ^ Identify basic components of fire as a chemical reaction, the major phases of fire, and the main factors that influence fire spread and fire behavior. (MO) ^ Students will be able to pass the Comprehensive Physical Agility Test ^ Students will be able to pass the State Firefighter 1 written and manipulative skills certification exam.
FIRE 4Building Construction for Fire Protection^ Analyze, prepare, and present building construction systems that include building materials, occupancy requirements, and occupant and fire safety. (MO) ^ Define flame spread, its hazards, contributing factors and possible solutions. (MO) ^ Demonstrate fire inspection practices that are applicable to individual buildings. (MO) ^ Describe building construction as it relates to firefighter safety, building codes and inspections, fire prevention, and firefighting strategies. ^ Differentiate between the loads that are placed on a building and describe each type of load. ^ Identify building design, materials, systems and their relationship to fire behavior and potential structural failure. ^ Identify firefighting practices and procedures that have developed for different types of construction. (MO) ^ List and compare the structural members on various types of construction. (MO) ^ Students will understand five types of building construction. (SLO) ^ Students will understand the dangers of light-weight building construction. (SLO)
FIRE 107Company Officer 2A: Human Resource Management for Company Officers^ Identify core management and supervisory duties of the company officer ^ Identify Nationally recognized standards use to promote firefighter safety and wellness programs
FIRE 102Company Officer 2B General Administrative Functions^ Identify components of an organization and related administrative functions ^ Identify the basic components of the purchasing process
FIRE 100Company Officer 2C: Fire Inspections and Investigations^ Describe the components and procedures of a fire and life safety inspection ^ Describe the various occupancies classifications according to the current California Fire Code
FIRE 101Company Officer 2D All Risk Command Operations^ Describe the system components and the responsibilities of the incident command officer ^ Identify building construction features that prevent the spread of fire
FIRE 103Company Officer 2E : Wildland Incident Operations^ Identify common wildland hazards and the limitations they impose of firefighters and their equipment ^ Identify the minimum personnel qualifications required of a wildland firefighter.
FIRE 91Fire Academy Ladder Orientation^ Analyze ladder placement. (MO) ^ Demonstrate ladder maintenance, cleaning and inspection of ladders. (MO) ^ Demonstrate ladder safety. (MO) ^ Describe the function of the different types of ground ladders. (MO) ^ Identify the parts of a ladder. (MO) ^ Raise, carry and climb ladders. (MO) ^ Students will be able to understand ladder terminology, analyze ladder placement, and determine proper climbing angles when placed against buildings. ^ Students will understand maintenance, cleaning and inspection functions for ladders.
FIRE 11Fire Apparatus and Equipment^ Compare and contrast different types of fire apparatus and equipment based on use. ^ Compare and contrast gas vs. diesel engines. (MO) ^ Compare and contrast various pump types. (MO) ^ Compare design types of fire apparatus and equipment and explain construction features and systems. (MO) ^ Describe design variances between 2 and 4 cycle engines. (MO) ^ Discuss safety troubleshooting and daily maintenance check on an engine, aerial ladder truck and elevating platform and small motorized equipment. (MO) ^ Students will understand the National Fire Protection Association Standard for Fire Apparatus
FIRE 5Fire Behavior and Combustion^ Analyze the transportation of hazardous materials; determine the proper placarding is in place. (MO) ^ Define classifications of fire and associated methods of extinguishment. ^ Define in the physical properties of dangerous chemicals. (MO) ^ Define the terms and concept associated with the chemistry, and dynamics of fire. ^ Explain the importance of the various properties of the three physical states of matter. (MO) ^ Explain the theory of fire and compare the applications of various extinguishing techniques. (MO) ^ Identify the Department of Transportation warning placards and labeling systems. (MO) ^ Students will be able to explain the theory of fire and compare the applications of various extinguishing techniques. (SLO) ^ Students will understand the four phases of fire. (SLO)
FIRE 8Fire Company Organization and Management^ Apply appropriate safety regulations and standards. (MO) ^ Assess firefighting capability. (MO) ^ Classify specific management principles that impact the organization's productivity. (MO) ^ Demonstrate accurate report writing and record keeping. (MO) ^ Demonstrate effective written communication skills. (MO) ^ Describe the principles of conflict resolution. (MO) ^ Explain different leadership styles and their impact on meeting organizational goals and objectives. (MO) ^ Identify skills necessary for successful transition from firefighter to supervisor. (MO) ^ Students will be able to explain principles of group dynamics and their impact on the function of the organization. ^ Students will describe the principles of conflict resolution.
FIRE 7Fire Fighting Tactics and Strategy^ Analyze and apply the incident command system at structure fires, wildland and Haz Mat incidents. (MO) ^ Analyze the principles of fire ground tactics and strategy and how they relate to fire behavior. (MO) ^ Determine appropriate staffing requirements for structure fire situations. (MO) ^ Determine scene size-up requirements for commercial fires. (MO) ^ Evaluate different extinguishing agents and their effectiveness. (MO) ^ Recognize and describe the need to implement rapid intervention at the fire scene. (MO) ^ The student will apply the incident command system at structure fires, wildland fires and HazMat situations. ^ The student will develop pre-fire plans for various types of occupancies.
FIRE 9Fire Hydraulics^ Calculate friction loss in various types of fire hoses, required engine pressure at ground level, engine pressure for elevated streams and pump capacity. (MO) ^ Calculate the area and volume of appliances. (MO) ^ Calculate the horizontal reach of fire streams, water flow velocity, nozzle directions and hydrant and nozzle discharge. (MO) ^ Calculate the number of pumpers required in relay operations and calculate the remaining pump pressure in drafting operations. (MO) ^ Calculate volume and capacity of fire hoses, water systems. (MO) ^ Students will be able to calculate engine and pump pressure during fire fighting operations. ^ Students will be able to calculate the horizontal reach of fire streams, water flow velocity, nozzle pressure, and hydrant discharge. ^ Summarize principles of hydraulic operations.
FIRE 2Fire Prevention Technology^ Classify the major types of fire hazards that could be found on a commercial fire inspection. (MO) ^ Correlate the relationship between fire prevention efforts and the resulting reduction of life and property loss. (MO) ^ Define the national fire problem, and functions of fire prevention organizations and associations. ^ Define the principal functions of a fire prevention bureau. (MO) ^ Describe the common fire detection signaling systems found in commercial buildings. (MO) ^ Describe the hazard correction process used by a fire prevention bureau. (MO) ^ Determine which fire codes would be applied based on different occupancy types. (MO) ^ Identify the model codes, standards, and regulations related to fire prevention.
FIRE 3Fire Protection Equipment and Systems^ Analyze, prepare, and present diagrams of fire protection systems that demonstrate complete knowledge of residential, commercial, and industrial, sprinkler systems. (MO) ^ Compare detection, alarm, and supervisory devices and systems. (MO) ^ Compare heat and smoke detection devices and hardware. (MO) ^ Describe the required care and maintenance for portable and fixed fire protection systems. (MO) ^ Describe the types, and the design of fire detection and alarm systems, and the codes and standards that regulate them. ^ Explain the application, use and maintenance of portable fire suppression systems. ^ Identify types, components, and operation of automatic and special sprinkler systems. (MO) ^ Students will identify types of standpipe systems and water supply requirements. (SLO) ^ Students will understand the five fire protection systems. (SLO)
FIRE 1Fire Protection Organization^ Compare and contrast the relative effectiveness of positions in the fire department and their function using paramilitary structure. ^ Define terms, equipment, facilities, and emergency management systems associated with fire service and public safety originations. ^ Define the field of fire protection technology. ^ Describe career opportunities in fire protection and related fields. (MO) ^ Describe the history, functions, culture and development of local, state, and federal public safety, and emergency s organizations. ^ Describe the overall problems of fire in the United States compared to other countries. (MO) ^ Explain the importance of fire behavior (chemistry) and how it relates to fire extinguishment. (MO) ^ Identify the types of common fire department apparatus, equipment, and personal safety equipment used for firefighting. (SLO) ^ List the educational requirements, duties, and information sources for various occupations in fire protection. (SLO)
FIRE 93Firefighter 1 Skills Review and Testing^ Appropriately request the retake through the AHJ. (MO) ^ Complete paperwork per Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) regulations in accordance with the National Firefighter 1 Certification process. (MO) ^ Perform all manipulative skills in abidance with safety requirements. (MO) ^ Perform basic firefighting skills at an AHJ approved level. (MO) ^ Prepare for and pass a summative written exam set by the AHJ. (MO) ^ Students will prepare for and be able to pass the IFSAC/PROBOARD manipulative certification exam. ^ Students will prepare for and be able to pass the IFSAC/PROBOARD written certification exam.
FIRE 6Hazardous Materials/ICS^ Analyze, and then conduct scene isolation, scene stabilization and incident control. (MO) ^ Compare and contrast importance of evaluation, non-commitment by the fire department, and total withdrawal procedures. (MO) ^ Describe the various DOT Hazard classifications. (MO) ^ Identify OSHA mandated safety training requirements for employers and employees when handling, storing, and using hazardous materials in the work environment. (MO) ^ Students will be able to identify and describe the difference between flammable, combustible, and toxic materials. ^ Students will understand the importance of the three haz mat zones of operation. ^ Write a technical report on the health dangers within chemical classes, and describe their resultant symptoms during physical human contact. (MO)
FIRE 108ICS 300: Advance Incident Command^ Identify the fundamental components of the incident command structure ^ Identify the ICS forms needed to conduct an effective incident planning meeting
FIRE 104Instructional Methodology^ Identify levels of instruction ^ Identify the four-step method as it relates to cognitive and psychomotor training
FIRE 13Principles of Fire and Emergency Services Safety and Survival^ Defend the need for annual medical evaluations and the establishment of physical fitness criteria for emergency services personnel throughout their careers. (MO) ^ Define and describe the need for cultural and behavioral change within the emergency services relating to safety, incorporating leadership, supervision, accountability and personal responsibility. (MO) ^ Describe and evaluate circumstances that might constitute an unsafe act. (MO) ^ Discuss how incorporating the lessons learned from investigations can support cultural change throughout the emergency services. (MO) ^ Discuss the importance of code enforcement in residential structures. (MO) ^ Evaluate the need for counseling and psychological support for emergency services personnel and, their families. (MO) ^ Explain standardized policies for responding to emergency scenes can minimize injuries and deaths. (MO) ^ Explain the national emergency services worker fatality problem, and the history of the 16-firefighter life safety initiatives. ^ Explain the need for enhancements of personal and organizational accountability for health and safety. (MO) ^ Identify access to local psychological resources and services. (MO) ^ Identify the major causes of firefighter's line of duty deaths and injuries in the United States. (SLO) ^ Identify the means of preventing firefighter's deaths and injuries through the prevention of fires. (SLO) ^ Identity the national training standards as they correlate to professional development in leadership, supervision, and personal responsibility.
FIRE 12Wildland Fire Control^ Evaluate fire loss report procedures for future prevention, attack and control design. (MO) ^ Determine fire forecasts, including interpretation and applications. (MO) ^ Identify atmospheric conditions and the impact of fuel availability and fire behavior. (MO) ^ Identify wildland fire control problems and the functions of fire control organizations and personnel. (MO) ^ Identify wildland fire terminology, tools, and equipment. (MO) ^ Predict fire behavior based on interpretation of operational data. (MO) ^ Relate fire behavior standards affecting fire line locations and standards. (MO) ^ Student will be able to identify atmospheric conditions and the impact of fuel availability on fire behavior. ^ Students will have a basic understanding of wildland fire control problems
FIRE 96Work Experience Fire Science^ Apply theories of fire service technology to real work-place scenarios. (MO) ^ Compare and contrast "real world" work experience with fire service technology theoretical concepts. (MO) ^ Determine depth and type of experiences required by fire service employers for potential employees. (MO) ^ Determine personal characteristics desired by fire service employers for potential employees. (MO) ^ Employers of Fire Technology Work Experience Students will rate the technical skills of their students as above average. ^ Employers of Fire Technology Work Experience Students will rate the work habits of their students as above average. ^ Examine career opportunities in fire service technology or related fields. (MO) ^ Maximize opportunities for potential permanent employment through direct contact with the employer. (MO)