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									Chabot College                                                                                     Fall 2008

                              Course Outline for Fire Technology 52
                         FIRE FIGHTER SAFETY AND PUBLIC EDUCATION

Catalog Description:

   52 - Fire Fighter Safety and Public Education                                                      3 units

   Assessing fire dangers and handling common fire situations in the home and in the work place; risk
   abatement and personal preparation for unforeseen fire emergencies; roles and responsibilities in
   educating the public on fire safety. 3 hours.
   [Typical contact hours: 52.5]

Prerequisite Skills

   None

Expected Outcomes for Students:

   Upon completion of the course, the student should be able to:
   1.   recognize and correct common fire dangers in the home and/or work place;
   2.   select and properly employ available firefighting appliances; e.g., fire extinguishers, hose lines,
        etc;
   3.   select, maintain, and test detection devices;
   4.   implement operation of Exit Drills In The Home (EDITH);
   5.   describe safety considerations for fire fighters when dealing with emergency situations;
   6.   explain the fire fighter's role and responsibilities in public education.

Course Content:

   1.     Common fire and health hazards
          a. housekeeping
          b. electrical
          c. flammable gases and liquids
          d. common hazardous substances
   2.     Firefighting devices
          a. fire extinguishers
          b. hose lines
          c. devices improvised in response to specific situations
   3.     Handling emergency situations
          a. preplanning for emergencies
          b. fire and health danger assessment
          c. evacuating premises
          d. emergency information reporting
   4.     Fire detection devices for the home and/or workplace
          a. selection
          b. operation
          c. maintenance
   5.     Fundamental rescue procedures and techniques
          a. recognition of personal limitations
          b. basic rescue - emergency procedures
          c. basic rescue techniques
          d. safety considerations during search and rescue
Chabot College
Course Outline for Fire Technology 52, Page 2
Fall 2008


   6.    Fire protection in open areas
         a. wildland
         b. transportation
         c. storage


   7.    Fire fighter protective clothing
         a. reasons for wearing
         b. reasons for failure of clothing
         c. self-contained breathing apparatus
         d. personal alarm safety system
   8.    Safety precautions
         a. structure fires
         b. vehicle fires
         c. wildland fires
         d. all other emergency situations
   9.    Safety and health program
         a. standards
         b. prevention techniques
         c. physical fitness
   10.   Public education
         a. roles and responsibilities
         b. planning process
         c. target age groups
         d. youthful firesetter
         e. seasonal and specific programs
         f. introduction to communication
         g. public education presentation techniques
         h. audio-visual materials
         i. principles of fire behavior
         j. human behavior in fire

Methods of Presentation:

   1.    Lecture/discussion
   2.    Video, slides, and transparencies
   3.    Field trips
   4.    Student presentations

Assignments and Methods of Evaluating Student Progress:

   1.    Typical Assignments
         a. Create an “Exit Drill In The Home” (EDITH) floor plan
         b. Prepare and deliver a Public Safety presentation as a member of a group
         c. Prepare a written analysis based on research of firefighter safety and public education issues
Chabot College
Course Outline for Fire Technology 52, Page 3
Fall 2008


    2.     Methods of Evaluating Student Progress:
           a. Class attendance and participation
           b. Weekly Quizzes
           c. Midterm projects and examination
           d. Final examination

Textbook(s) (Typical):

    1.     Fire and Life Safety Educator, IFSTA/Fire Protection Publications, 2nd Edition, 1997

           This book addresses the current National Fire Protection Association Standard #1035:
           Professional Qualifications for Public Fire and Life Safety Educator.

    2.     Fireground Support Operations, IFSTA/Fire Protection Publications, 1st Edition, 2002

           This manual is the most current information on fire loss control related to fireground
           ventilation and forcible entry operations. It is a nationally recognized text for truck
           company field operations.

    3.     Fire In Your Home: Prevention and Survival, NFPA, 2005

    4.     Public Education I Student Manual, CSFM, 1989

           This book is the most current text required by the California Fire Service Training and
           Education System for Public Education I certified training.

    5.     Fire Fighter Safety and Public Education Workbook, Hurtado, 2007


Special Student Materials:       None

WB: FT 52 course outline.doc
01/31/08

								
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