Firefighting

Sky Haynie

Courses

Introduction to Public Safety (Firefighting Emphasis)      NEW 2018-2019
Grades 10, 11, 12     1 Unit
Introduction to Public Safety is a semester long course that lays the foundation for the Firefighter 1 & 2 program coursework. Students will learn about the history and traditions of the fire service as well as practice skills that are taught in the firefighting curriculum such as donning personal protective equipment, using self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), and using ground ladders. The course is physically demanding and will require the student to perform tasks while wearing approximately seventy-five pounds of equipment. Students will also have the opportunity to become certified in First Aid/CPR/AED.

Firefighter 1 (LTC)
Grades 11, 12, 10     2 Units
Prerequisite:  Must be 16 years of age at the start of the class. Completion of Introduction to Public Safety. Required Coursework for Successful Firefighter 1 Completion: (1) First Aid/CPR/AED, (2) Hazardous Materials Awareness-level training (3) Hazardous Materials Operations (HMO)-level training, (4) Fundamentals of Firefighting & Firefighter 1.

The course will use online and traditional instructional methods and is designed to take the student to the level of Firefighter I, the first level of firefighter as recognized by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and certified by the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) and National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications (ProBoard). The student cannot qualify to take the certification exam if he or she is unable to meet the full requirements for becoming a professional firefighter.

Subjects include: fire behavior, fire extinguishers, personal protective equipment, SCBA, ladders, fire hose, fire streams, search and rescue, interior fire attack and self-survival as well as building construction, ropes and knots, forcible entry, ventilation, water supply, salvage, overhaul, communications, fire prevention, and community risk reduction.

Firefighter 2 (LTC)
Grades 12, 11     2 Units
Prerequisite: Successful completed NFPA Firefighter I & must be 16 years of age prior to the beginning of class. Coursework to be completed by the end of the program: (1) Vehicle Extrication & (2) Firefighter II.
Industry Certification Alignment: NFPA Firefighter 2
This course is designed to take the student to the final level of firefighter, Firefighter II as recognized by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and certified by the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) and National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications (ProBoard). The student cannot qualify to take the certification exam if he or she is unable to meet the full requirements for becoming a professional firefighter.

Subjects include: incident management, building collapse and special rescue, hose tools and appliances, hydrant flow and operability, fire detection and alarm systems, fire cause, pre-incident planning, reports and communications, and coordinating fire attack.

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