Course Content and Outcome Guide for FP 201 Effective Summer 2015

Course Number:
FP 201
Course Title:
Intro to Emerg Service Rescue
Credit Hours:
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Course Description

Introduces level I technical rescuer knowledge and skills as identified in NFPA 1006, including, job performance requirements, rope rescue, confined space rescue, structural collapse, vehicle and machinery rescue, surface water rescue, swiftwater rescue, dive rescue, surf rescue, and wilderness rescue. Prerequisite: FP 112 or Fire Fighter II certification.

Addendum to Course Description

This course is designed to introduce students to many of the different rescue situations emergency personnel may have to respond.  Basic
emergency service rescue procedures are emphasized along with exposure to more advanced skills and techniques. This course is required for an Associate Degree of Applied Science in Fire Protection  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 successful completion, students should be able to:

  1. Work as an NFPA 1006, Level I Technical Rescuer during the following emergency incidents: rope rescue, confined space rescue, structural collapse, vehicle and machinery rescue, surface water rescue, swiftwater rescue, dive rescue, surf rescue, and wilderness rescue.
  2. Assist NFPA 1006, Level II Technical Rescuers during the emergency incidents identified in outcome #1 above.

Course Activities and Design

The material in this course will be presented in a lecture, demonstration and discussion format.  Other instructional methods including
guest speakers, research papers, demonstrations, simulations and presentations may be employed.

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, written and oral reports, simulations, scenarios, and classroom presentations.


Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  • Describe the physical fitness demands that may be required during a rescue operation and give an example of a personal physical fitness program that would meet those demands.

  • Describe the importance of SCBA's during rescue operations and demonstrate operational procedures, searching techniques, and victim retrieval while utilizing an SCBA.

  • Describe vehicle extrication procedures and safety precautions.

  • Demonstrate the use of hand tools and power tools for victimdisentanglement.

  • Describe procedures and techniques for high angle rescue and demonstrate the use of equipment used to assist and support a high angle rescue team.

  • Describe the rescue equipment, techniques and procedures necessary for assisting and supporting a water rescue team. Describe aircraft structure and engine designs, hazards, escape systems, and airport runway and control systems.

  • Describe tools, techniques, and procedures utilized during aircraft crash and rescue operations.

  • Describe suppression procedures, rescue techniques, and strategies and tactics of aircraft rescue operations.

  • Describe and demonstrate procedures, equipment, and techniques utilized for the following types of rescue situations:a. Ground search b. Cave-inc. Downed electrical lines d. Ice rescuee. Helicopter support