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2020-2021 Course Catalog 
    
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FIR 145 - Strategy and Tactics

Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Open
This course provides principles of fire ground control through the utilization of personnel, equipment and extinguishing agents.
Prerequisite OR Corequisite: FIR 111  
Competencies
  1. Examine the need for preparation for the fire service in the arena of strategy and tactics.
    1. Discuss the behavior of fire.
    2. Understand the benefits of training firefighters, company officers, and the fire department.
    3. Discuss the benefits of preplanning
    4. Understand how to calculate needed fire flow.
    5. Recognize the duties of both company and chief officers.
    6. Identify the traits of a person with command presence
    7. Identify and discuss the 16 firefighter life safety initiatives.
  2. Investigate the tools for managing the fire ground
    1. Understand the origin of the Incident Command System.
    2. Understand the implementation of the National Incident Management System.
    3. Understand the positions of an incident management system.
    4. Discuss the position of Command.
    5. Know the different types of status reports and the information required in each type of report.
  3. Analyze several avenues for decision making on the fire ground
    1. Describe an Incident Action Plan.
    2. Understand the difference between cue-based and classical decision making.
    3. Identify and discuss the 13 points of size-up.
    4. Discuss strategy, tactics, and tasks found in the classical decision making process.
    5. Discuss the modes of fire attack.
  4. Outline company operations on the fire ground.
    1. Discuss engine company duties.
    2. Discuss hose-line placement considerations.
    3. Discuss sprinkler and standpipe operations.
    4. Discuss truck company duties
  5. Describe the several different types of building construction and scene safety.
    1. Identify and discuss the five basic types of building construction.
    2. Discuss the benefits and safety concerns of fires involving timber trusses.
    3. Discuss the benefits and safety concerns of lightweight building components.
  6. Analyze building collapse and scene safety.
    1. Describe building collapse indicators
    2. Describe a plan to address search at a building collapse.
    3. Discuss the role and responsibilities of an incident scene Safety Officer.
  7. Classify special situations and occupancies and analyze tactics during their operation.
    1. Understand the special occupancies discussed and the types of fires that may confront firefighters.
    2. Identify pertinent characteristics of these occupancies.
    3. Recognize the 13 points of size-up that pertain to these special occupancies.
    4. Recognize the strategic considerations for these special occupancies.
    5. Understand the incident management considerations of special occupancies
  8. Point out special strategies and tactics during incidents involving health care and high-risk populations.
    1. Understand the special occupancies discussed and the types of fires that may confront firefighters.
    2. Identify pertinent characteristics of these occupancies.
    3. Recognize the 13 points of size-up that pertain to these special occupancies.
    4. Recognize the strategic considerations for these special occupancies.
    5. Understand the incident management considerations of special occupancies.
  9. Identify the needs during commercial and industrial incidents.
    1. Understand the special occupancies discussed and the types of fires that may confront firefighters.
    2. Identify pertinent characteristics of these occupancies.
    3. Recognize the 13 points of size-up that pertain to these special occupancies.
    4. Recognize the strategic considerations for these special occupancies.
    5. Understand the incident management considerations of special occupancies.
    6. Be able to identify the basic components needed in an operational guideline for high-rise fires.
    7. Have a basic understanding of high-rise building systems.
    8. Identify the specific components of a high-rise command system.
  10. Investigate technical operations and their hazards.
    1. Discuss the initial concerns at a hazard materials incident.
    2. Set up initial exclusion zones at a suspected hazardous materials incident.
    3. Identify the difference between evacuation and protecting in place.
    4. Discuss boilover, slopover, and frothover at a burning storage tank.
    5. Discuss the weapons of terrorism.
    6. Discuss problems associated with natural disasters.



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