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FSC 140 Firefighter I and II
Credit Hours:  11
Effective Term: Fall 2018
SUN#:  None
AGEC: None  
Credit Breakdown: 10 Lectures, 3 Labs
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A, B, C, D, F

Description: Introductory fire science primarily targeting the fire department recruit. Includes firefighting skills, equipment, and administrative policies, fire department operations, personnel policies, and International Fire Service Accreditation Congress Practical Skills Testing. Prerequisites: EMS100; EMS125.
Corequisites: FSC129, Hazardous Materials; FSC134, Fitness and Conditioning; FSC106, Introduction to Emergency Services.

Prerequisites: EMS100, EMS125

Corequisites: FSC129 Hazardous Materials , FSC134 Fitness and Conditioning; FSC106 Introduction to Emergency Services

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Analysis Level) Examine and relate the organization, services provided, and dispatch policies of the fire department. (CSLO 2,3,4)
2. (Comprehension Level) Describe the theory of fire behavior, phases of fire, classes of fires, and the methods of fire control. (CSLO 2,4)
3. (Comprehension Level) Describe the importance of firefighter safety on the fireground and in the fire station, and explain what constitutes protective clothing. (CSLO 2,4)
4. (Application Level) Use proper rope inspection procedure and tie the standard knots and hitches used by the fire department. (CSLO 2,3,4)
5. (Comprehension Level) Describe the components of a water supply system, and demonstrate the proper method of operating a fire hydrant and using foam. (CSLO 2,3,4)
6. (Analysis Level) Research and differentiate between the types, functions, and maintenance of fire apparatus and equipment, including safe operation. (CSLO 2,3,4)
7. (Comprehension Level) Describe the principles of building construction, types of construction, and how building construction relates to firefighting operations. (CSLO 2,3,4)
8. (Synthesis Level) Use search and rescue techniques in a structure to remove a victim. (CSLO 2,3,4)
9. (Synthesis Level) Ventilate a structure using both horizontal and vertical techniques and the proper equipment. (CSLO 2,3,4)
10. (Comprehension Level) Explain the use and techniques of salvage and overhaul using salvage cover throws. (CSLO 2,3,4)
11. (Application Level) Explain and demonstrate overall tactical operations applied to a structural fire. (CSLO 2,3,4)
12. (Analysis Level) Describe the hazards that electricity poses to firefighters and cite specific electrical emergencies. (CSLO 2,3,4)
13. (Comprehension Level) Describe radiological hazards encountered by firefighters and the methods for monitoring exposure levels. (CSLO 2,3,4)
14. (Comprehension Level) Explain the importance of firefighters maintaining a high level of physical and mental fitness. (CSLO 2,3,4)
15. (Comprehension Level) Describe the function of fire prevention and investigation programs in the fire department. (CSLO 2,3,4)
16. (Comprehension Level) Describe various fire code violations. (CSLO 2,4)
17. (Comprehension Level) Describe the organization plan during a given incident, and explain the role of fire companies. (CSLO 2,4)
18. (Comprehension Level) Describe the four tactical priorities of a fireground incident. (CSLO 2,4)
20. (Comprehension Level) Describe fire department radio communications. (CSLO 2,4)
21. (Application Level) Describe the characteristics of the incident management system (IMS), and function in an assigned role within the IMS. (CSLO 2,4)
22. (Analysis Level) Describe the threat posed by terrorism, and be able to differentiate between chemical and biological agents/hazards. (CSLO 2,3,4)
23. (Comprehension Level) Identify physical properties of the three states of matter. (CSLO 2,4)
24. (Analysis Level) Categorize the components of fire. (CSLO 2,4)
25. (Evaluation Level) Explain and assess the physical and chemical properties of fire. (CSLO 2,3,4)
26. (Application Level) Describe and apply the process of burning. (CSLO 2,3,4)
27. (Knowledge Level) Define and use basic terms and concepts associated with the chemistry and dynamics of fire. (CSLO 2,3,4)
28. (Comprehension Level) Discuss various materials and their relationship to fires as fuel. (CSLO 2,4)
29. (Application Level) Demonstrate knowledge of the characteristics of water as a fire suppression agent. (CSLO 2,4)
30. (Application Level) Articulate the variety and uses of other suppression agents and strategies. (CSLO 2,4)
31. (Analysis Level) Compare other methods and techniques of fire extinguishments. (CSLO 2,3,4)
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
Students will demonstrate proficiency levels of competence in each stated outcome at the level required by the following national, state or local groups:

- Current NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) 1001 Standards for Professional Firefighters.

- Current IFSTA (International Fire Service Training Association).

-Current State of Arizona Department of Fire, Building and Life Safety.

-Current International Association of Fire Chiefs.

-Current IFSAC (International Fire Service Accreditation Congress) requirements for certification.