Fire Technology (FIRE)

FIRE 10  Fire Fighter Skills Maintenance  (4.0 Units)  

A series of lectures and manipulative drills designed to provide maintenance of skills learned, including updates in technology relating to fire department organization, hose, ladders, tools and equipment, salvage, fire chemistry, extinguishers, and emergency response techniques. Students must be employed by a Fire Department or gaining work experience toward California Firefighter I Certification. this course does not apply to the Associate Degree. This course is repeatable

Lecture Hours: 18.00; Lab Hours: 162.00

Transfer: Not transferable

FIRE 10C  Company Officer's Skill Maintenance  (1.5 Units)  

This course provides the fire fighter company officer student with new information and skill development to maintain efficency and effectiveness as a company officer and fire fighter. New policies and procedures are presented. Student demonstrates proficiency in using tools, tactics and strategies in managing personnel, budgets, etc. This course will not apply to the Associate Degree. Credit/No credit.

Lecture Hours: 18.00; Lab Hours: 27.00

Transfer: Not transferable

FIRE 40  Fire Fighter Entrance Exam Techniques  (0.5 Units)  

This course is designed to prepare the student to take and successfully pass the entrance level fire fighter examination process. Topics discussed include: seeking employment opportunities, the application process, the various examinations given to applicants, oral interviews, and other aspects of the examination process. Grade option.

Lecture Hours: 9.00

Transfer: Not transferable

FIRE 40A  Firefighter Physical Agility Entrance Exam Techniques  (2.5 Units)  

This course is designed to prepare the student to take and successfully pass the entrance level fire fighter physical agility examination through physical conditioning and specificity training. Emphasis on physical conditioning and exercise. This course will not apply to the Associate Degree. Pass/No pass.

Co-requisite(s): FIRE 95;

Lab Hours: 135.00

Transfer: Not transferable

FIRE 51A  Firefighter/Emt Public Safety Vertical Integration  (4.5 Units)  

This course is the field externship portion of the FIREFIGHTER I Academy. Students will spend lab hours in the field with an all-risk fire department performing the duties of a Firefighter/EMT.

Recommended Preparation: FIRE 95

Lecture Hours: 9.00; Lab Hours: 216.00

Transfer: Not transferable

FIRE 51F  Fire Control 3B  (0.5 Units)  

This course is designed to develop fundamental skills in combating structure fires by providing the students with a thorough understanding of fire behavior, ventilation procedures and techniques, interior fire attack, and exterior fire attack using a live-fire simulator. In many cases, this will be the fire fighter's first exposure to live structural fire fighting.

Lab Hours: 27.00

Transfer: Not transferable

FIRE 51G  Fire Control 4  (0.5 Units)  

This course provides the knowledge and skills that prepare a firefighter to extinguish an ignitable liquid fire, control a flammable gas fire, and develop an incident action plan for a pipeline emergency. (Previously FIRE 9A)

Lab Hours: 27.00

Transfer: Not transferable

FIRE 51T  Firefighter I Certification Testing  (1.0 Units)  

This course provides the State Fire Marshal Certification Skills testing and Firefighter I knowledge test required for Firefighter I Certification or Firefighter I Reciprocity Testing.

Lab Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Not transferable

FIRE 53A  Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator 1A: Emergency Vehicle Operations  (1.5 Units)  

This course provides the student with information on driver responsibilities, recognized standards, and related laws for fire apparatus. Topics include basic inspections, documentation, maintenance, and troubleshooting fire apparatus, and techniques on driving and positioning fire apparatus. Each student also has the opportunity to increase his or her driving skills during simulated driving conditions. Designed for fire service emergency response personnel. (Formerly course number FIRE 63.)

Lecture Hours: 18.00; Lab Hours: 27.00

Transfer: Not transferable

FIRE 53B  Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator 1B: Pump Operations  (1.5 Units)  

Designed for fire service emergency response personnel. This course provides the student with information on pump construction and theory of pump operations. Topics include: methods for performing basic hydraulics and techniques on basic inspections, documentation, maintenance, and troubleshooting fire pumps. Each student also has the opportunity to increase his or her pumping skills during simulated pumping conditions. Pass/No Pass.

Recommended Preparation: FIRE 95

Lecture Hours: 18.00; Lab Hours: 27.00

Transfer: Not transferable

FIRE 54A  Truck Academy  (2.0 Units)  

This course is for veteran firefighters or other interested students that want to enhance their knowledge and ability as it pertains to the fire ground operations associated with truck company tactics and strategy. Basic roof construction, vertical and horizontal ventilation, forcible entry, positive and negative ventilation, search and rescue, thermal imaging technology, firefighter safety and survival, rapid intervention tactics, elevator rescue and related truck company operations will be discussed. Pass/No Pass.

Lab Hours: 108.00

Transfer: Not transferable

FIRE 59  Basic Wildland Fire Academy  (2.5 Units)  

This course presents information and skill development to students seeking employment and a career with a wildland fire agency. This course provides 80 hours of wildland firefighter training. Upon completion, students will receive National Wildland Coordinating Group (NWCG) certification in I-100, S-110, S-130, S-190 and L-180. Students must have a good attitude and a willingness to work hard.

Recommended Preparation: FIRE 82A FIRE 11B FIRE 66 EMS 50 or FEMA-EMI Online-IS-100, ICS 100, an introduction to the incident command system certification, FEMA-EMI Online - IS-700, NIMS National Response Plan certification

Lecture Hours: 9.00; Lab Hours: 108.00

Transfer: Not transferable

FIRE 59B  Calfire Basic Wildland Academy  (2.5 Units)  

Provides a basic firefighter course oriented toward the equipment utilized on CDF engines. Fundamentals of wildland fire control 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. New protocols, procedures and equipment are presented and student demonstrates proficiency in using tools, tactics and strategies for fire control.

Prerequisite(s): FIRE 59 Minimum grade C

Lecture Hours: 9.00; Lab Hours: 108.00

Transfer: Not transferable

FIRE 61A  Rescue Systems I  (1.5 Units)  

The 40 hour State Fire Rescue Systems I course is designed to provide the student with the ability to apply basic search and rescue skills under the California Urban Search and Rescue Operational levels. Students learn to approach rescue situations safely and understand the organizational concerns at an All-Risk technical rescue incident. Upon completion of the course, the student will receive a California State Fire Marshals Certificate which is the foundation requirement for other urban search and rescue classes. Pass/No Pass.

Lecture Hours: 18.00; Lab Hours: 27.00

Transfer: Not transferable

FIRE 61B  Confined Sp Rescue Awareness  (0.5 Units)  

Designed for all fire service personnel. This course provides instruction in identifying a permit and nonpermit required confined space, the hazards associated with confined spaces, target industries and hazards, state regulations, communications, and equipment requirements. This course does not qualify participants to make permit required entries. OSFM-SFT certification. Material and FSTEP Certification fee. Pass/No Pass.

Lecture Hours: 9.00

Transfer: Not transferable

FIRE 61D  Confined Sp Rescue Technician  (1.5 Units)  

This course is designed for personnel who in the discharge of rescue duties find themselves working in "immediately dangerous to life and health environments." This is the 40 hr. California State Fire Marshal course required for USAR Team members. (Former course number FIRE 11D.) Pass/No Pass.

Recommended Preparation: FIRE 95

Lecture Hours: 18.00; Lab Hours: 27.00

Transfer: Not transferable

FIRE 61E  Firefighter Survival and Rapid Intervention Crew Operations  (1.5 Units)  

The first part of this course was developed in the continuing effort to reduce the number of fire fighter injuries and fatalities that occur on an annual basis and provides a greater understanding how to avoid committing fatal errors on the fireground. Avoiding situations that could cause you to become lost, trapped, or injured is the best way to prevent tragedies at a fire scene. Topics include fire fighter survival terminology, developing a survival attitude, increasing situational awareness, and being trained in problem-solving techniques so you can become more self-reliant in an emergency. Case studies will be reviewed to outline factors common in many line-of-duty deaths (LODDs) Across the nation the Rapid Intervention Crew Operations course trains fire fighters to rescue a downed fire fighter in an immediately dangerous to life and health environment. In the continuing effort to reduce the number of fire fighter injuries and deaths that occur regularly, this course focuses on self survival and a survival attitude. Students train using evolutions and scenarios based off tragedies suffered by fellow fire fighters from departments across the country. Students receive information on how to locate and use these LODD studies as training and prevention tools throughout their careers. The second part of this course focuses on the three phases of a RIC operations: 1) pre-deployment, 2) deployment, and 3) rescue. During the class, you will also gain a greater understanding of RIC operations terminology and the RIC mindset.

Lecture Hours: 18.00; Lab Hours: 27.00

Transfer: Not transferable

FIRE 61H  Low Angle Rope Rescue Operational  (0.5 Units)  

This course is designed to equip the student with the information, techniques and methods for utilizing rope, webbing, hardware friction devices and litters in low angle rescue situations. Topics include rope and related equipment, anchor systems, safety lines, stretcher lashing and rigging, mechanical advantage, single line and two line systems . This course is designed for the fire fighter student with essential fire fighting skills. Pass/No Pass.

Recommended Preparation: FIRE 95

Lab Hours: 27.00

Transfer: Not transferable

FIRE 61J  Rescue Systems 2  (1.5 Units)  

This course is designed for personnel who in the discharge of rescue duties will engage in missions that encompass numerous hazards such as those involving confined spaces, energized electrical services, hazardous materials, adverse weather, unstable structures, high technology rescue tools, emergency building shoring, breaking, breaching, burning and cutting, and lifting and moving heavy objects. Previously Fire 11C. Pass/No Pass.

Lecture Hours: 18.00; Lab Hours: 27.00

Transfer: Not transferable

FIRE 61K  Rescue Systems 3: Structure Collapse Technician  (0.5 Units)  

Bridges the training gap between the California State Fire Training Rescue Systems 2 Advanced Rescue Skills course and the Federal Emergency Management Agency Structural Collapse Technician course. Key topics include: power actuated tools, pneumatic shores, additional tools and techniques for breaking and breaching, cutting a tensioned cable, the "O" course, rigging, and crane operations.

Lab Hours: 27.00

Transfer: Not transferable

FIRE 61L  Rope Rescue Technician  (1.0 Units)  

This course will prepare participants to undergo competency testing for high angle rescue. The scope of the program is to familiarize participants with the high angle environment and experience; and for them to safely participate in the engineering and operation of simple to complex rescue systems.

Lab Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Not transferable

FIRE 63A  Auto Extrication  (0.5 Units)  

Provides hands-on experience in the procedures and systems utilized during an automobile extrication. Subjects covered include: Auto Extrication, types of hand and power tools, removing windows, opening doors, removing windows, opening doors, removing roofs, pulling steering wheels, moving foot pedals, raising dashboards, pulling seats, stabilization of vehicles, and simulated rescues of trapped victims.

Lab Hours: 27.00

Transfer: Not transferable

FIRE 66  Basic Incident Command  (1.0 Units)  

This course is an overview of the Incident Command System. Designed for the emergency responder who responds to and operates within the Incident Command System (ICS). CSFM FSTEP Certification. Recommended preparation: Federal Emergency Management Institute's ICS-100. Pass/No Pass.

Lecture Hours: 18.00

Transfer: Not transferable

FIRE 67  Trench Rescue  (0.5 Units)  

This three day (24 hour) course will take you from classroom discussion to working safely and efficiently in a trench rescue environment. This hands-on training program will cover topics that include: Trench and Excavation Regulations, Understanding Soil, Trench Configurations, Trench Hazards, Rescue Team Preparation, Incident Response, Initial On Scene and Pre-Entry Operations, Shoring Systems and Components, Installation of Shoring Systems, Victim Rescue and Recovery and Incident Termination

Prerequisite(s): FIRE 11A minimum grade C

Lab Hours: 27.00

Transfer: Not transferable

FIRE 82  Hazardous Materials First Responder Awareness  (0.5 Units)  

This course is designed to provide the student with information essential to those people who are likely to be first responders at hazardous materials incidents. Designed to meet federal and state requirements for awareness training for employees handling and using hazardous materials.

Lecture Hours: 9.00

Transfer: Not transferable

FIRE 82A  Hazardous Materials First Reponder Operational  (1.5 Units)  

This course provides the students with a fundamental knowledge of the factors affecting operating procedures at a Hazardous Material Incident. This course will improve the capabilities of the first responder to respond to a Haz Mat event in a safe and competent manner, within the typical resource and capability limits at the "operational" level. This course meets the First Responder Operational Haz Mat Emergency Response certified course requirements of California Code of Regulations (CCR) Title 19, Division 2, Chapter 1, Subchapter 2, Sections 2510-2560. The course includes the CSTI Hazardous Materials First Responder Operational Certification as well as the State Fire Marshal Hazardous Materials Skills for Firefighter I. Pass/No Pass

Lecture Hours: 27.00

Transfer: Not transferable

FIRE 82C  First Responder Operational Weapons of Mass Destruction  (0.5 Units)  

This course introduces the student to the basic concepts for first responder operational procedures at the scene of a potential or actual terrorist incident and discusses safety and survival tactics. Pass/No Pass. (Formerly Fire 4B)

Prerequisite(s): FIRE 82A or CSTI Haz-Mat First Responder Operational Certification. with a minimum grade of C

Lecture Hours: 9.00

Transfer: Not transferable

FIRE 82D  Hazardous Materials First Responder Operational Decontamination  (0.5 Units)  

This course provides the student with the information and skills to safely and competently decontaminate people and equipment at a hazardous materials (haz mat) incident. California Specialized Training Institute (CSTI) certified. Meets federal and state requirements as listed in 29 CFR 1910.1209(q), CCR 5192(q), NFPA472 and includes the State Fire Marshal requirements for Firefighter I / Hazardous Materials Certification Pass/No pass.

Prerequisite(s): fire 82A Minimum grade C

Lecture Hours: 9.00

Transfer: Not transferable

FIRE 86  Intermediate Incident Command  (1.5 Units)  

This course expands upon information covered in ICS-100 and ICS-200 including unified command, incident/event assessment, objective development, planning, incident/event resource management, transfer of command and demobilization. Pass/No Pass.

Prerequisite(s): FIRE 66 or experience as a fire fighter using the ICS system.

Lecture Hours: 27.00

Transfer: Not transferable

FIRE 95  Basic Fire Academy  (13.5 Units)  

Basic Fire Academy provides basic training for individuals interested in becoming firefighter. Comprehensive introduction to basic firefighting characteristics and behavior of fire; practice in fundamental fire suppression activities with speial attention to safety; practice in basic rescue techniques; study of public service principles and fire service etiquette. Students must attend a mandatory orientation.

Prerequisite(s): FIRE 61B OR CA State Fire Marshall Confined Space Awareness Certificate; EMS 60 or EMT Certification; FIRE 82A or CSTI Hazmat First Responger Operational Certificate and FIRE 66 or I200 Certificate. Minimum grade C

Co-requisite(s): FIRE 61H, FIRE 82C, FIRE 82D, FIRE 61E, FIRE 63A, FIRE 40A

Lecture Hours: 135.00; Lab Hours: 324.00

Transfer: Not transferable

FIRE 100  Principles of Emergency Services  (3.0 Units)  

This course provides an overview to: fire protection and emergency services; career opportunities in fire protection and related fields; culture and history of emergency services; fire loss analysis;organization and function of public and private fire protection services; fire departments as part of local government; laws and regulations affecting the fire service; fire service nomenclature;specific fire protection functions; basic fire chemistry and physics; introduction to fire protection systems; introduction to fire strategy and tactics; life safety initiatives.

Lecture Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Transfers to CSU only

FIRE 101  Fire Service Operations  (3.0 Units)  

Provides the student with the fundamentals of fire department organization, management, and resources, and emphasizes the use of those resources to control various emergencies.

Lecture Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Transfers to CSU only

FIRE 102  Fire Prevention Technology  (3.0 Units)  

Provides fundamental information regarding the history and philosophy of fire prevention, organization and operation of a fire prevention bureau, use of fire codes, identification and correction of fire hazards, and the relationship of fire prevention with fire safety education and detection and suppression systems.

Lecture Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Transfers to CSU only

FIRE 103  Fire Protection Systems  (3.0 Units)  

Provides information relating to the features of design and operation of fire detection and alarm systems, heat and smoke control systems, special protection and sprinkler systems, water supply for fire protection and portable fire extinguishers.

Recommended Preparation: FIRE 100

Lecture Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Transfers to CSU only

FIRE 104  Fire Behavior and Combustion  (3.0 Units)  

This course explores the theories and fundamentals of how and why fires start, spread, and are controlled.

Lecture Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Transfers to CSU only

FIRE 105  Bldg Construction for Fire Protection  (3.0 Units)  

This course provides the components of building construction that relate to fire and life safety. The elements of construction and design of structures are shown to be key factors when inspecting buildings, preplanning fire operations, and operating at emergencies.(Formerly Fire 69).

Lecture Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Not transferable

FIRE 107  Fire Investigation  (3.0 Units)  

A study of the origin of any and all types of fires (accidental, incendiary, and suspicious); and law relating to fire investigation. Recognizing, collecting, and preserving evidence, interviewing witnesses and suspects, arrest and detention procedures, court procedures and giving a testimony.

Lecture Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Transfers to CSU only

FIRE 109  Wildland Fire Control  (3.0 Units)  

This course is designed to provide students with a fundamental knowledge of the factors affecting wildland fire prevention, fire behavior, and control techniques.

Lecture Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Transfers to CSU only

FIRE 110  Principles of Fire and Emergency Services Safety and Survival  (3.0 Units)  

This course introduces the basic principles and history related to the national firefighter life safety initiatives.

Lecture Hours: 54.00

Transfer: Transfers to CSU only

FIRE 138  Coop Ed Fire Technology  (1-8 Units)  

This course is designed for students who are cross-training at their current worksite for upward mobility or possible career changes, as well as those looking for entry-level occupational training through work-based learning experiences. Students must have a co-op approved worksite to enroll in this class and establish new learning objectives.

Transfer: Transfers to CSU only