2022-2023 Yavapai College Catalog 
    Jun 09, 2023  
2022-2023 Yavapai College Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

FSC 105 - Firefighter I & II Certification Academy

Description: Essentials of firefighting including fire department operations, firefighting equipment, and safety. Emphasis on the chemistry of fire, techniques of firefighting, and utilization of equipment in fire suppression. Preparation for State Fire Marshal Fire Fighter I and II certification.

Prerequisites: FSC 104  (may be taken concurrently)

Credits: 12
Lecture: 10
Lab: 6

Course Content:
  1. Fire department organization
  2. Fire behavior
  3. Fireground and station safety
  4. Ropes and knots
  5. Water supply
  6. Fire apparatus
  7. Fire hose and evolutions
  8. Fire service ladders and evolutions
  9. Power tools
  10. Building construction
  11. Forcible entry
  12. Search and rescue
  13. Ventilation
  14. Salvage and overhaul
  15. Structural firefighting and organization
  16. Electricity
  17. Special firefighting techniques and hazard emergencies
  18. Firefighter maintenance
  19. Fire prevention and fire investigations
  20. Firefighter safety and survival techniques

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Describe theory of fire behavior, phases of fire, types of fires and methods of fire control. (2,5)
  2. Show the proper rope inspection procedure as well as the established standard knots and hitches used by the fire service. (4)
  3. Discuss the proper uses for various equipment/tools. (3,6,9,11,13)
  4. Explain the care and use of fire service ladders and perform basic ladder raises for multi-person ladders. (8)
  5. Describe the standard hose rolls and carries used by the fire service. (7)
  6. Explain the need for proper ventilation. (10,13)
  7. Show proper salvage cover placement and proper salvage and overhaul techniques. (14)
  8. Describe basic building construction and building features as they apply to firefighting. (10)
  9. Explain the reasons for and show ability to don the self-contained breathing apparatus and complete the crawl-through course. (12)
  10. Perform basic forcible entry through various barriers using the proper tools and procedures. (11)
  11. Successfully ventilate a structure utilizing both horizontal and vertical techniques with the proper equipment. (13)
  12. Explain the method and theory of fire cause determination as it applies to the firefighter to include securing the scene and legal considerations. (16)
  13. Explain the components of automatic sprinkler systems and the value of the systems. (16)
  14. Design an inspection program for their community. (16)
  15. Perform various drags, lifts, carries, wall breaching, narrow-space manipulation and hoisting techniques directly related to firefighter safety and self-survival. (15,17) 16. Explain the organizational model of the fire service. (1) 17. Practice the use of personnel accountability systems and of the NIMS incident command system. (1)