COURSE OUTLINE COVER SHEET
1. COURSE IDENTIFICATION & CHANGE INFORMATION
COURSE ID: FT R070B 1st Reading
CHANGE TYPE: NEW / REVISION X / DELETION / 2nd Reading
APPENDICES: PREREQUISITE X / DIST. LEARNING / Governing Board
CO-LISTED AS: (Not applicable)
BANNER TITLE: Firefighter 1 Academy B
FULL TITLE: Firefighter 1 Academy B
2. ASSOCIATE DEGREE STATUS
TITLE 5 (Check one): ASSOCIATE DEGREE CREDIT (D) X / NONDEGREE CREDIT (C) / NONCREDIT (N) /
AA/AS-GE LIST: INAPPLICABLE X / RECOMMENDED AREA(S) /
CHANGES UNITS: FOR MAJOR / FOR DEGREE /
3. ARTICULATION RECOMMENDATIONS & APPROVAL DATES
TRANSFER: CSU / UC / CAMPUSES /
IGETC LIST: INAPPLICABLE X / RECOMMENDED AREA(S) / DATE APPROVED /
CSU-GE LIST: INAPPLICABLE X / RECOMMENDED AREA(S) / DATE APPROVED /
CAN: INAPPLICABLE X / RECOMMENDED NUMBER / DATE APPROVED /
4. BANNER & ADMINISTRATIVE CODES
BASIC SKILLS (Check one): NO (N) X / YES, PRE-COLLEGIATE (P) / YES, NOT PRE-COLLEGIATE (B) /
LEVELS BELOW TRANSFER (English, ESL, reading, writing, and math only): NA X / 1 / 2 / 3 /
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DIVISION DEAN TOP 213350 / SAM C / CLASSIFICATION I /SPECIAL /
5. REVIEW & APPROVAL Signatures only (do not type or print)
b. TECHNICAL REVIEW:
c. DEPARTMENT/SUBJECT AREA:
Department Chair Date
Division Dean Date
e. CURRICULUM COMMITTEE:
SAM codes: A = Apprenticeship; B = Advanced Occupational; C = Clearly Occupational; D = Possibly Occupational; E = Non-Occupational
Classifications: A = Liberal Arts & Sciences; B = Developmental/Preparatory; C = Adult & Secondary Basic Ed; D = Personal Devel & Survival;
E = Course for Substantially Handicapped; F = Parenting & Family Support; G = Community & Civil Development;
H = General & Cultural; I = Occupational Education
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I. COURSE IDENTIFICATION AND JUSTIFICATION:
A. PROPOSED COURSE ID: FT R070B BANNER TITLE: Firefighter 1 Academy B
DESCRIPTIVE TITLE: Firefighter 1 Academy B
(Please complete the next two lines only if modifying the identification and/or title(s) of an existing course.)
PREVIOUS COURSE ID: <None> BANNER TITLE: <None>
DESCRIPTIVE TITLE: <None>
B. REASON(S) COURSE IS OFFERED:
To provide students the opportunity to receive a Firefighter I Eligible Certificate. This certificate is required
by over 70 percent of the fire departments to receive an application.
Approximately 70 percent of the fire Departments in the state of California require a copy of this certificate
as a condition of employment.
C. REASON(S) FOR CURRENT OUTLINE REVISION:
1. New form instituted by College
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2. Cost of Academy Changed form $1,000 to $1,300 (for uniforms and miscellaneous equipment)
II. CATALOG INFORMATION:
A. UNITS: 8
B. MEETING HOURS: LECTURE 5 / LAB 9 / OTHER 0 / HOURS PER WEEK
(State the full-semester equivalent, even if the course is never offered that way.)
C. PREREQUISITES, COREQUISITES, ADVISORIES, AND LIMITATIONS ON ENROLLMENT:
1. PREREQUISITES: FT R070A
2. COREQUISITES: None
3. ADVISORIES: None
4. LIMITATIONS ON ENROLLMENT: None
D. CATALOG DESCRIPTION:
Class provides information about fire service employment opportunities. The following topics are also
covered: tactics and strategy, extinguishers and fire protection equipment, petroleum fire control, structural
ventilation, wildland fire control, fire characteristics, apparatus and equipment inspection, fire organization,
fire control, salvage, breathing apparatus, communication systems.
E. SCHEDULE DESCRIPTION:
This class provides 2 half of technical information and manipulative training to students about Fire Formatted
Service topics, enabling students to earn the California State Marshal Firefighter I Eligible Certification. All
exams require 80% for a passing grade as per State Fire Marshal requirements.
F. FEES: approximately $900 $1,300 for uniforms and miscellaneous equipment (Can be carried over
from FT R70A, 1 half of Firefighter I Academy) Formatted
G. FIELD TRIPS: WILL / MAY X / WILL NOT / BE REQUIRED.
(Check “will be required” only if transportation & insurance funding is available.)
H. REPEATABILITY: MAY BE TAKEN: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 X / TIME(S).
(Most degree-applicable courses with a lecture component may be taken only once.)
I. CREDIT BASIS: LTR X / CR-NC / STUDENT OPT / NON-CRD /
J. CREDIT BY EXAM: PETITIONS: MAY BE GRANTED / WILL NOT BE GRANTED X /
K. CO-LISTED AS: (See cover sheet for this information.)
III. COURSE OBJECTIVES:
UPON SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THIS COURSE, THE STUDENT SHOULD BE ABLE TO:
A. Evaluate fire department communication systems and use clear text terminology in simulated emergency
B. Select and apply the proper methods to protect the contents of a fire building and apply the methods to
protect the contents of a fire building and apply the methods to various simulated or real situations. Formatted
C. Analyze assigned tasks and select and use the proper tools and equipment to accomplish those tasks.
D. Analyze a simulated fire scene and perform a proper “size-up”.
E. Define the types of building construction and explain the fire behavior and burn patterns for each type.
F. Perform SFM State Fire Marshal “Rescue Systems 1” requirements.
IV. COURSE CONTENT:
TOPICS TO BE COVERED INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
A. Victim Rescue
B. Water Supplies
1. Municipal Systems
2. Private Systems
3. Rural Systems
C. Portable Fire Extinguishers
1. Dispatch Centers
2. Radio Uses and Clear Text
E. Building Construction
1. Building Types
2. Firefighting Functions by Building Types
F. Fire Preventions
2. Pre-Fire Plans
G. Petroleum Fire Training
1. Unique Hazards
2. Extinguishing Agents and Tactics
H. Fire Investigation
1. How Buildings Burn
2. Fire Patterns
3. Accelerating Agents
4. Wildland Fire Cause Investigation
5. First-Responder Responsibilities and Obligations
I. Fire Protection Systems
1. Types and Uses
J. Strategy and Tactics
2. Fire Problems
L. Auto Extrication
1. Power Tools
2. Hand Tools
3. Victim Transfer
M. Live Fire Training
1. Search techniques
2. Extinguishment Procedures
N. How to Get a Job
4. Body Language and Dress
5. The Testing Process
O. Final Testing
V. METHODS OF INSTRUCTION:
METHODS MAY INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:
A. Lecture with demonstrations that require student participation. Case Study examination/reenactments are
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B. Out-of-class reading assignments as applies to course objectives.
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1. Fire Engineering magazine
2. Fire Chief magazine
3. Fire house Magazine
4. Delmar “Basic Firefighting”
VI. METHODS OF EVALUATION AND ASSIGNMENTS:
A. METHODS OF EVALUATION FOR DEGREE-APPLICABLE COURSES:
WRITTEN ASSIGNMENTS (Examples: Short essays, term papers) X /
PROBLEM-SOLVING ASSIGNMENTS (Examples: Math-like problems, diagnosis & repair) X /
PHYSICAL SKILLS DEMONSTRATIONS (Examples: Performance art, equipment operation) X /
FOR ANY COURSE, IF “WRITTEN ASSIGNMENTS” ABOVE IS NOT CHECKED, EXPLAIN WHY.
B. TYPICAL GRADED ASSIGNMENTS (METHODS OF EVALUATION):
1. Reading assignments are given- Letter grade is given.
2. One written assignment about the student’s interpretation on “Integrity”-minimum 2,000 words. Formatted: Bullets and Numbering
This relates to the required characteristics of a Firefighter-IFSTA 4 edition, Chapter 1
C. TYPICAL OUTSIDE OF CLASSROOM ASSIGNMENTS:
Daily and weekly reading assignments:
IFSTA 4 Edition “Firefighter Handbook”
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection manual 4300
Weekly tests and informal quizzes at the end of each module
VII. TEXTBOOKS AND INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS:
A. TEXTBOOK(S); LATEST EDITION OF:
1. Essentials of Firefighting, (I.F.S.T.A.) Latest Edition
B. OTHER INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS:
1. Local Fire Department Manuals
2. C.S.T.I. FRO Manual
3. S.F.M. Rescue Systems 1 Manual
4. Various Fire Department Equipment
5. National Wildfire Coordinating Group, Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior, S-190
6. National Wildfire Coordinating Group, Standards for Survival
7. I.F.S.T.A. texts:
a. Fire Prevention & Inspection Practices
b. Fire Stream Practices
c. Hose Handling
d. Salvage and Overhaul
e. Fire Service Rescue and Protective Breathing Practices
f. Building Construction
VIII. DISCIPLINE ASSIGNMENT:
PREREQUISITE/COREQUISITE/ADVISORY JUSTIFICATION APPENDIX
1. SEQUENTIAL: List the specific skills and knowledge a student must possess in order to be ready to take the
course. These skills must relate to the exit skills of the prerequisite/corequisite/advisory course(s).
To succeed in this course, the student must possess the following skills and knowledge from
Analyze the functions and responsibilities of each position on a typical fire department organization chart and
indicate how this applies to the fire scene.
Analyze given situations to determine the proper knot or hitch to use to accomplish the task, tie the knot and
use it properly.
Apply their skills in hose evolutions, nozzles and fittings to provide a proper hose stream for various simulated
or real fire situations.
Service fire apparatus according to the daily check sheet.
Prepare the proper documents for applying for a fire department position and pass a mock oral using proper
body language and dressing appropriately for the interview.
Analyze various fire situations to determine proper protection equipment and demonstrate its use.
Analyze basic hazardous materials incidents for safety procedures.
Examine simulated or real fire situations for proper ladder selection and placement.
Choose and place ladders under simulated fire conditions.
2. ADVISORY: List the skills and knowledge a student should possess in order to be successful in the course
3. LECTURE AND LAB RELATIONSHIP:
4. STANDARD PREREQUISITE OR COREQUISITE: List a minimum of three (3) California public colleges or
universities that specify the same prerequisite or corequisite, and the course ID of the equivalent course(s) at
each college or university listed.
EMT-1and FTR 151 is a prerequisite at the following Firefighter I Academies: Crafton Hills Community College,
Rio Hondo College, Mount San Antonio Community College & Rancho Santiago College
5. REQUIRED OR AUTHORIZED BY STATUTE OR REGULATION: If this is a certification requirement from an
outside agency, identify the agency or organization.
At the present time, approximately 80% of the fire departments require EMT-1 in order to apply for a position.
Local fire departments with this requirement include Ventura City and Ventura County.
6. FACULTY VALIDATION:
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