Course Content and Outcome Guide for FP 215
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- Curriculum Office
- Course Number:
- FP 215
- Course Title:
- Urban Interface Fire Operation
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Course DescriptionStudies strategies for fire attack, action plans, tactics, structural triage, action plan assessment, public relations and safety precautions used in wildland fires during urban interface operations. Practices the sizing up and operational procedures required to operate as initial command on urban interface fires. Prerequisite: FP 133.
Intended Outcomes for the course
1.0 Size Up
To provide students with basic knowledge to provide critical information to make proper decisions and take appropriate action on Urban Interface Fires.
- List those items to be considered in sizing-up an interface fire incident, prior to and after arriving at the scene.
- List those items to consider in evaluating the types and limitations of resources needed.
- List those items that should be included in a size up report.
To provide students with the basic knowledge to correctly interpret the size up factors and quickly recognize the interface potential.
- List the three priorities when establishing strategic goals.
- State the three operational modes.
- List five items which would influence your resource order.
- List four subject areas to consider when briefing and deploying your resources.
3.0 Structure Triage
Describe to the students the information necessary to determine the proper sorting and prioritizing of structures requiring protection from wild fire.
- List the three structural triage categories.
- List five basic factors upon which you base your triage decisions and give three examples of each.
- List four examples which may mean the situation is hopeless.
To provide the student with the ability to successfully defend structures in a wild land fire by using differnet types of equipment, personal as well as different types of tactics to accomplish their goal.
- List four operations you should accomplish upon your arrival at the incident or assigned area and describe their importance to your fire fighting actions.
- Describe how to prepare structures and the surrounding area to minimze damage.
- Describe fire fighting methods employed to defend threatened structures from fire.
5.0 Action Plan Assessment
To provide students with the information necessary to assess the effectiveness of their actions and to develop and update their action plan.
- List the items that need to be considered in assessing the effectiveness of an action plan.
- Given an action plan and scenario, demonstrate your ability to properly update the action plan when the scenario changes.
6.0 Follow Up and Public Relations
To provide students with the information so they may determine when it is safe to leave an area after the fire or heate wave has passed and how to effectively deal with the public in these situations.
- List several steps that should be completed before leaving an area involved in an interface fire.
- List several important factors in dealing with the public at an interface fire.
- Explain the importance of an organized demobilization plan.
- List five tasks to accomplish after the fire has passed, to abate any lingering threat.
- Describe how you can minimize and protect against damage to private and public property.
- Describe your respectabilities related to post incident management.
- Describe your respectabilities relating to demobilization of an interface incident.
Describe to the students additional important safety items to be concerned with, during fire control operations in the urban interface.
- Describe twelve general safety consideration often encountered in interface operations.
- List the structural situations that should "WATCH OUT"
- List seven don'ts when working around power lines.
Course Activities and DesignThe course will be presented in a series of lectures presented in a classroom atmosphere.
Outcome Assessment StrategiesThe instructor will be required to discuss evaluation at the beginning of the course basedupon the course syllabus issued to the student.
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
- Basic understanding in the fire ground operations of the I.C.S.
- Basic understanding of wildland fire control operations.
- Basic understanding of structural fire control operations.