Preliminary 2024-2025 Yavapai College Catalog 
    Apr 21, 2024  
Preliminary 2024-2025 Yavapai College Catalog

Fire Service - Advanced Firefighter Certificate

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The Advanced Firefighter certificate program is designed to prepare students for positions as career and volunteer firefighters at the entry level. Some students may already be employed at the entry level and are seeking to enhance their knowledge and skills.

Credit Hours Required: 34

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Fire Service - Advanced Firefighter Certificate program, the learner will be able to:

  1. Explain the proper uses for various equipment/tools, the care and use of fire equipment ladders, and perform basic ladder raises for multi-person ladders.
  2. Describe and perform standard hose rolls and carries used by the fire service.
  3. Explain the need for proper ventilation.
  4. Explain the method and theory of fire cause determination as it applies to the firefighter to include securing the scene and legal considerations.
  5. Identify and explain the components and value of automatic sprinkler systems.
  6. Perform various drags, lifts, carries, wall breaching, narrow-space manipulation and hoisting techniques directly related to firefighter safety and self-survival.
  7. Identify various hazardous materials and their potential dangers.
  8. Perform CPR for victims of all ages and demographics.
  9. Provide first aid for victims of all ages and demographics.
  10. Describe principles and techniques of emergency medical care as performed by the EMT-Basic in accordance with national and state curriculum.
  11. Define differences in logistical approaches to wildland and wildfire suppression.