PCC/ CCOG / FP

Course Content and Outcome Guide for FP 111

Course Number:
FP 111
Course Title:
Fire Academy Part 1
Credit Hours:
10
Lecture Hours:
50
Lecture/Lab Hours:
80
Lab Hours:
30
Special Fee:
$36.00

Course Description

Covers basic tools, procedures, techniques and safety precautions utilized by firefighters, during fire ground operations. Includes comprehensive training in individual firefighting skills. Involves transfer of knowledge obtained from classroom instruction to drill ground application, during hands-on training.

Addendum to Course Description

This course is required for an Associate Degree of Applied Science in Fire Protection and fulfills the requirements for the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standard 1001, Chapter 5, "Firefighter I". This course is transferable to a degree program in Fire Service Administration at Western Oregon University or Eastern Oregon University.
 

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of FP 111 and FP 112; students will be prepared to meet National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standard 1001, Chapter 5 and
Chapter 6 with the exception of Operations Level Responders, and Section 6.6, Mission-Specific Competencies: Product Control, of NFPA 472,
Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents, and the Oregon Department of Public Safety
Standards and Training (DPSST) Fire Fighter I and Fire Fighter II excluding the duty requirement.

Course Activities and Design

This course provides an opportunity to work with fire fighting tools and equipment used by the fire service, as well as opportunities to apply skills learned in scenario based training sessions. The material in this course will be presented in a lecture, demonstration and practical application format.
 
 

Outcome Assessment Strategies

At the beginning of the course, the instructor will discus the methods used to evaluate student performance and progress and the criteria
for assigning a course grade. A course syllabus will be provided.  Assessment methods may include one or more of the following: examinations, quizzes, homework assignments, research papers, simulations, and drill ground demonstrations and evaluations.
 

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of the organization of the fire department.
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of the critical aspects of  NFPA 1500, Standard on Fire Department Occupational Safety and Health Program.
  • Demonstrate the ability to don personal protective clothing within one minute; doff personal protective clothing and prepare for reuse.
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge and skills in initiating responses, receiving telephone calls, and using fire department communications equipment to correctly relay verbal or written information.
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge and skills in use of Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) during emergency operations.
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge and skills to hoist tools and equipment using ropes and the correct knot; tie a bowline, clove hitch, figure eight on a bight, half hitch, becket or sheet bend, and safety knots.
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge and skills to operate in established work areas at emergency scenes
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge and skills to carry ladders, raise ladders, extend ladders and place the ladder to avoid obvious hazards.
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of principles of fire streams; types, design, operation, nozzle pressure effects, flow capabilities of nozzles and the application of each size and type of attack line.
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge and skills to perform horizontal and vertical ventilation on a structure, as part of a team.
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge and skills to overhaul a fire scene and ensure fire cause evidence is preserved.
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge and skills to perform salvage/conserve property as a member of a team.
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge and skills to attack a passenger vehicle fire, operating as a member of a team
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge and skills to conduct a search and rescue in a structure, operating as a member of a team.
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge and skills to connect a fire department pumper to a water supply, as a member of a team.
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge and skills to extinguish incipient Class A, Class B, and Class C fires, given a selection of portable fire extinguishers.
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge and skills to operate fire department power supply and lighting equipment.
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge and skills to extinguish Class A fires in materials, structures or storage containers that can be fought from the exterior.
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge and skills to combat a ground cover fire, operating as a member of a team.
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge and skills to attack an interior structure fire, operating as a member of a team.
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge and skills to perform a fire safety survey in a private dwelling.
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge and skills to clean and check ladders, ventilation equipment, self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), ropes, salvage equipment, and hand tools, and to clean, inspect, and return fire hose to service.
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge and skills to present fire safety information to fire station visitors or small groups, given prepared materials.
  • Complete the Hazardous Materials Awareness Level Training Program.
  • Complete an accredited CPR and First Aid Program.