FRPT1100 Fire Fighter I

This course is designed to teach the student the necessary skills to perform the base duties of fire fighting including the thought process used to decide the operations to do. This will include the duties of rescue, exposure protection, confinement of the fire, extinguishment of the fire, overhaul, salvage and ventilation.





Course Requirements and Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Learning Outcomes

The following outcomes will be addressed in the course:
Explain the recognition process
Identify fire service safety practices
Size up the different types of fire behavior
Summarize the different fire control techniques
Select the proper fire control technique for each type of fire behavior
Identify the components of rescue procedures
Construct ventilation procedures
Select types of forcible entry
Determine proper protection measures
Identify the components of a water supply system
Determine proper overhaul procedures
Explain salvage procedures
Select appropriate ladder for the incident
Identify the components of a fire alarm system
Explain the use of fire extinguishers

Text and References

A list of textbooks required for this course is available at the bookstore.

Course Scheduling

The scheduled hours of instruction include sixteen hours for each lecture credit, thirty two hours for each lab credit and forty hours for each credit of supervised occupational experience (SOE). Lecture credit may include formal or impromptu lectures, demonstrations or discussions with the entire class or with small groups or individuals. Refer to the Credit Details section of this course outline for the credit breakdown.

Accommodations Statement

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Credit Details