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Discipline: Fire Technology Certificate: Fire Technology - L2105
Course Name Course Number Objectives
Arson and Fire Investigation FIRE 10
  • The student will be able recognize the difference between the cause and origin of fires.
  • Students will Identify the various motives used in arson fires.
  • Recognize the difference between cause and origin of fires. (MO)
  • Recognize, protect and preserve evidence of an incendiary fire. (MO)
  • Use the technique of "known to unknown" to distinguish between an arson and incendiary fire. (MO)
  • Identify the various motives used in arson fires and court procedures used to prosecute. (MO)
  • Compare preserved evidence to determine if a fire is arson or accidental. (MO)
Basic Fire Academy FIRE 86
  • 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.
  • Analyze and describe differences between certificate, two-year, and four-year degree programs, and state certification. (MO)
  • Describe educational requirements, duties, and information sources for various occupations in fire protection. (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)
  • Define and describe the purpose and scope of fire departments. (MO)
  • Analyze relationships between fire prevention efforts and resulting reduction of life and property loss. (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
  • Assess fire prevention, how to protect of life and property, and hazardous materials procedures. (MO)
Building Construction for Fire Protection FIRE 4
  • Identify building design, materials, systems and their relationship to fire behavior and potential structural failure.
  • Describe building construction as it relates to firefighter safety, building codes and inspections, fire prevention, and firefighting strategies.
  • Students will understand the dangers of light-weight building construction. (SLO)
  • Students will understand five types of building construction. (SLO)
  • Analyze, prepare, and present building construction systems that include building materials, occupancy requirements, and occupant and fire safety. (MO)
  • Differentiate between the loads that are placed on a building and describe each type of load.
  • List and compare the structural members on various types of construction. (MO)
  • Define flame spread, its hazards, contributing factors and possible solutions. (MO)
  • Demonstrate fire inspection practices that are applicable to individual buildings. (MO)
  • Identify firefighting practices and procedures that have developed for different types of construction. (MO)
Fire Apparatus and Equipment FIRE 11
  • Students will understand the National Fire Protection Association Standard for Fire Apparatus
  • Compare and contrast different types of fire apparatus and equipment based on use.
  • Compare design types of fire apparatus and equipment and explain construction features and systems. (MO)
  • Discuss safety troubleshooting and daily maintenance check on an engine, aerial ladder truck and elevating platform and small motorized equipment. (MO)
  • Describe design variances between 2 and 4 cycle engines. (MO)
  • Compare and contrast gas vs. diesel engines. (MO)
  • Compare and contrast various pump types. (MO)
Fire Behavior and Combustion FIRE 5
  • Define the terms and concept associated with the chemistry, and dynamics of fire.
  • Define classifications of fire and associated methods of extinguishment.
  • 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)
  • Identify the Department of Transportation warning placards and labeling systems. (MO)
  • Analyze the transportation of hazardous materials; determine the proper placarding is in place. (MO)
  • Define in the physical properties of dangerous chemicals. (MO)
  • Explain the theory of fire and compare the applications of various extinguishing techniques. (MO)
  • Explain the importance of the various properties of the three physical states of matter. (MO)
Fire Company Organization and Management FIRE 8
  • Students will describe the principles of conflict resolution.
  • Identify skills necessary for successful transition from firefighter to supervisor. (MO)
  • Classify specific management principles that impact the organization's productivity. (MO)
  • Explain different leadership styles and their impact on meeting organizational goals and objectives. (MO)
  • Demonstrate effective written communication skills. (MO)
  • Describe the principles of conflict resolution. (MO)
  • Demonstrate accurate report writing and record keeping. (MO)
  • Apply appropriate safety regulations and standards. (MO)
  • Assess firefighting capability. (MO)
  • Students will be able to explain principles of group dynamics and their impact on the function of the organization.
Fire Fighting Tactics and Strategy FIRE 7
  • The student will develop pre-fire plans for various types of occupancies.
  • The student will apply the incident command system at structure fires, wildland fires and HazMat situations.
  • Analyze the principles of fire ground tactics and strategy and how they relate to fire behavior. (MO)
  • Evaluate different extinguishing agents and their effectiveness. (MO)
  • Determine appropriate staffing requirements for structure fire situations. (MO)
  • Determine scene size-up requirements for commercial fires. (MO)
  • Recognize and describe the need to implement rapid intervention at the fire scene. (MO)
  • Analyze and apply the incident command system at structure fires, wildland and Haz Mat incidents. (MO)
Fire Hydraulics FIRE 9
  • Students will be able to calculate the horizontal reach of fire streams, water flow velocity, nozzle pressure, and hydrant discharge.
  • Students will be able to calculate engine and pump pressure during fire fighting operations.
  • Summarize principles of hydraulic operations.
  • Calculate the area and volume of appliances. (MO)
  • Calculate volume and capacity of fire hoses, water systems. (MO)
  • Calculate the horizontal reach of fire streams, water flow velocity, nozzle directions and hydrant and nozzle discharge. (MO)
  • 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 number of pumpers required in relay operations and calculate the remaining pump pressure in drafting operations. (MO)
Fire Prevention Technology FIRE 2
  • Define the national fire problem, and functions of fire prevention organizations and associations.
  • Identify the model codes, standards, and regulations related to fire prevention.
  • Define the principal functions of a fire prevention bureau. (MO)
  • Correlate the relationship between fire prevention efforts and the resulting reduction of life and property loss. (MO)
  • Classify the major types of fire hazards that could be found on a commercial fire inspection. (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)
  • Describe the common fire detection signaling systems found in commercial buildings. (MO)
Fire Protection Equipment and Systems FIRE 3
  • Explain the application, use and maintenance of portable fire suppression systems.
  • Describe the types, and the design of fire detection and alarm systems, and the codes and standards that regulate them.
  • Students will identify types of standpipe systems and water supply requirements. (SLO)
  • Students will understand the five fire protection systems. (SLO)
  • Analyze, prepare, and present diagrams of fire protection systems that demonstrate complete knowledge of residential, commercial, and industrial, sprinkler systems. (MO)
  • Describe the required care and maintenance for portable and fixed fire protection systems. (MO)
  • Identify types, components, and operation of automatic and special sprinkler systems. (MO)
  • Compare detection, alarm, and supervisory devices and systems. (MO)
  • Compare heat and smoke detection devices and hardware. (MO)
Fire Protection Organization FIRE 1
  • Describe the history, functions, culture and development of local, state, and federal public safety, and emergency s organizations.
  • Define terms, equipment, facilities, and emergency management systems associated with fire service and public safety originations.
  • List the educational requirements, duties, and information sources for various occupations in fire protection. (SLO)
  • Identify the types of common fire department apparatus, equipment, and personal safety equipment used for firefighting. (SLO)
  • Define the field of fire protection technology.
  • Describe career opportunities in fire protection and related fields. (MO)
  • 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)
  • Compare and contrast the relative effectiveness of positions in the fire department and their function using paramilitary structure.
Hazardous Materials/ICS FIRE 6
  • Students will understand the importance of the three haz mat zones of operation.
  • Students will be able to identify and describe the difference between flammable, combustible, and toxic materials.
  • Describe the various DOT Hazard classifications. (MO)
  • 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)
  • Write a technical report on the health dangers within chemical classes, and describe their resultant symptoms during physical human contact. (MO)
  • Identify OSHA mandated safety training requirements for employers and employees when handling, storing, and using hazardous materials in the work environment. (MO)
Physical Training for the Basic Fire Academy KINF 53
  • Students taking KIN-F53 will acquire proficiency in specific fitness categories toward public safety professions.
  • Students taking KIN-F53 will develop sufficient core strength.
  • Students taking KIN-F53 will develop sufficient upper body strength.
  • Students taking KIN-F53 will attain sufficient strength in upper body to lift body weight several times.
Wildland Fire Control FIRE 12
  • Students will have a basic understanding of wildland fire control problems
  • Student will be able to identify atmospheric conditions and the impact of fuel availability on fire behavior.
  • Identify wildland fire control problems and the functions of fire control organizations and personnel. (MO)
  • Identify atmospheric conditions and the impact of fuel availability and fire behavior. (MO)
  • Relate fire behavior standards affecting fire line locations and standards. (MO)
  • Determine fire forecasts, including interpretation and applications. (MO)
  • Predict fire behavior based on interpretation of operational data. (MO)
  • Evaluate fire loss report procedures for future prevention, attack and control design. (MO)
  • Identify wildland fire terminology, tools, and equipment. (MO)