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FIRE 124


Fire Academy


Course Description

The Fire Academy combines FIRE 112 and FIRE 119, providing comprehensive training in fire suppression, prevention procedures and skill development. This course is for students who are currently employed by a Michigan Fire Marshal recognized fire department, are currently seeking employment and/or are a volunteer in a recognized fire district. Students must be able to attend on a full-time basis. This course meets the state-mandated requirements for preparing students who intend to become professional Michigan fire fighters to take the state certification exam for entry-level career fire fighters.

Prerequisites

(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • Michigan state law mandates that persons taking this course must be at least 18 years of age and have a valid Michigan driver’s license.

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Identify the course requirements for certification.
  • Examine the legal basis for fire department functions.
  • Explain the structure and operation of fire departments.
  • Explain fire phases, basic theory of combustion, and characteristics of fire behavior.
  • Evaluate the procedures for rescue work in structural fires, cave-ins, and vehicles.
  • Demonstrate correct search procedures for locating and rescuing victims.
  • Identify the basic structure of buildings for purposes of gaining access when locked.
  • Demonstrate the proper use of forcible-entry tools.
  • Compare the types of fire service ropes and knots.
  • Demonstrate the proper use of ropes and knots.
  • Identify the types and uses of fire service ladders.
  • Demonstrate the proper carrying technique and use of ladders.
  • Differentiate the purpose and procedure for ventilation.
  • Demonstrate proper ventilation techniques.
  • Demonstrate the various rolls and loads of fire service hoses.
  • Identify the parts of a water distribution system.
  • Assess the principles of tanker operations.
  • Determine the methods of water applications in a fire stream.
  • Demonstrate the proper use of streams.
  • Explain the eight basic divisions of fire fighting.
  • Interpret the purpose of the procedure for basic salvage operations.
  • Demonstrate the procedure for basic salvage operations.
  • Compare the types and demonstrate the apparatus used in fire service.
  • Categorize the types and characteristics of fire extinguishers and demonstrate proper use.
  • Breakdown the basic structural elements of a building.
  • Prioritize basic fire prevention activities.
  • Outline the procedures for detecting and preserving evidence of fire cause.
  • Explain basic fire prevention activities.
  • Identify the laws, codes, and ordinances governing fire inspection procedures.
  • Examine the basic components and operation of a sprinkler system.
  • Categorize the hazards of various utilities as they affect fire operations.
  • Evaluate and deal with the factors concerning stress in fire fighting.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the types, operations, and use of fire alarms.
  • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of first aid, including splinting and bandaging.
  • Explain the responsibilities of a first responder in a hazardous-material incident.
  • Identify the types and characteristics of fire service hoses.
  • Demonstrate the apparatus used in fire service.
  • Categorize the types and characteristics of fire extinguishers. Demonstrate proper use of fire extinguishers.
  • Identify the basic resources, procedures, and safety operations during aircraft fire control or rescue.
  • Examine fire phases.
  • Explore the basic theory of combustion.
  • Explain the characteristics of fire behavior.
  • Demonstrate the proper carrying of ladders.
  • Demonstrate proper ventilation techniques.
  • Illustrate the purpose of and procedures for salvage and overhaul.
  • Demonstrate basic salvage operations.
  • Identify the types and uses of fire service apparatus.
  • Categorize the operations of apparatus.
  • Breakdown the basic structural elements of a building.
  • Identify the basic resources, procedures, and safety operations during aircraft fire control or rescue.
  • Examine basic components of a sprinkler system operation.
  • Evaluate and deal with the factors concerning stress in fire fighting.
  • Interpret the types and uses of self-contained breathing apparatus (S.C.B.A.).
  • Demonstrate proper donning and inspection procedures of S.C.B.A.
  • Identify the means of moving water for the fire hydrant system.
  • Identify the parts of a fire hydrant.
  • Explain fire hydrant test procedures to determine water flow.
  • Identify the different types of fire hose loads and rolls.
  • Explain fire hose test procedures.
  • Explain the different types of hose appliances.

Course Schedule

  No of Weeks   Begins   
 CourseSectionCourse TitleModeCredit HoursInstructorsFeeSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusDays-Time-Room

FIRE TECHNOLOGY; No of Weeks : 9; Begins : 02/16/2015

 124318138Fire Academy 20Wlosinski R$500.0028/35/0Open
M W F 08:00AM-04:54PMATC105
T R 08:00AM-04:54PMOFCTBA
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