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Course Description

This course provides a basic firefighter course oriented toward the equipment utilized on CDF engines. Fundamentals of wildland fire control, pumping skills, incident command and techniques of controlling other emergency incidents are covered with a strong safety perspective. The course is structured with a maximum emphasis on demonstration, student application and performance examinations. ADVISORY: Eligible for English 250 and English 420.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify fire service organizations and their functions
  • Identify Fire Service Labor Organizations and their contributions to the fire service
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the rules and regulations for working with inmate fire fighters.
  • The Student will describe the terms used to name major incident facilities, and state the function of each
  • The student will don the wildland fire personal protective clothing under simulated fire conditions while wearing the CDF work uniform.
  • The student will describe what occurs in the combustion process, list the components of the fire tetrahedron, types of heat transfer, and the products of combustion.
  • The student will be able to identify the major components of portable lighting equipment and list appropriate safety considerations.
  • The student will correctly list and describe types and components of fire hose couplings.
  • The student will list and describe the criteria used to classify the different types of fire apparatus.

Last modified: November 25, 2014
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