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Course Number:
FP 246
Course Title:
Firefighting Strategy & Tactics
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Course Description

Covers incident action plans (IAP), principles of fire ground control, incident management, conducting a post-incident analysis, and writing an incident report. Prerequisites: FP 112, and (WR 115 and RD 115) or IRW 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description

Meets the requisite job performance knowledge and skills identified in the National Fire Protection Association, NFPA 1021 Fire Officer Professional Qualifications at the Officer I & II levels.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  1. Develop an incident action plan.
  2. Implement an incident action plan at an emergency operation.
  3. Produce operational plans for use in emergency situations.
  4. Develop and conduct a post-incident analysis.
  5. Prepare a written incident report.

Course Activities and Design

The material in this course will be presented in a lecture and discussion format. Other instructional methods may include guest speakers, research papers, book and journal article reviews, written and oral reports and presentations, classroom simulations, and video presentations.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

The methods of assessment may include one or more of the following:

  • Various individual and/or group scenario based problem solving activities, case studies, or other exercises geared toward critical analysis of course concepts.
  • Written assignments or oral reports designed to integrate course material into personal experience or experiences of others.
  • Quizzes and exam composed of objective questions and concepts.
  • Individual and/or team project/s which requires integration, application, and critical examination of course concepts, issues, and themes.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

I. Fire Chemistry Terms and Concepts

A. Heat Transfer

B. Principle Fire Characteristics of Materials

C. Fire Classifications

II. Extinguishing Equipment

A. Extinguishing Equipment

B. Fire Apparatus

C. Personnel Requirement

III. Visual Perception

A. Pre-planning

B. Size-up

IV. Pre-Fire Planning

A. Concept

B. Phases

C. Methods

D. Format

E. Occupancy Classifications

F. Building Types

V. Basic Divisions of Tactics

A. Size-up

1. Facts

2. Probabilities

3. Own Situation

4. Decision

5. Plan of Operation

B. Incident Action Plan

1. Creating

2. Implementing

VI. Rescue

A. Life Safety Problems of Fire

B. Determination of Life Hazard

C. Rescue Resources and Operations

VII. Exposures

A. Principle Contributing Factors

B. Exposure Protection Operations

VIII. Confinement

A. Fire Separations

B. Fire Loading

C. Built-in Protection

D. Operations

IX. Ventilation

A. Relationship to Objectives

B. Equipment

C. Roof Types

D. Methods

X. Salvage

A. Relationship to Objectives

B. Equipment

C. Operations during Fire

D. Operations after Fire

XI. After Action Reports

A. Post Incident Analysis

B. Incident Report