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FIR 112 - Principles Emergency Serv II

Credits: 4
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 4
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech
This course is a survey of the basic principles of firefighting as they relate to Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications. Especially emphasized are the basic skills needed to become accredited as a Fire Fighter I and II based on the National Fire Protection Association Standard NFPA 1001.
Prerequisite: FIR 111   and FIR 127  with a grade C or above and EMS 214 .
Competencies
  1. Perform loss control operations.
    1. Explain the philosophy of loss control and salvage operations. (NFPA® 1001, 5.3.14)
    2. Describe salvage covers, salvage cover maintenance, and equipment used in salvage operations. (NFPA® 1001, 5.3.14, 5.5.1)
    3. Summarize basic principles of salvage cover deployment. (NFPA® 1001, 5.3.14)
    4. Summarize methods used to catch and route water from firefighting operations and cover openings using salvage covers. (NFPA® 1001, 5.3.14)
    5. Discuss overhaul operations, safety, and the tools used in overhaul. (NFPA® 1001, 5.3.13)
    6. Discuss locating hidden fires. (NFPA® 1001, 5.3.13)
    7. Clean, inspect, and repair a salvage cover. (NFPA® 1001, 5.5.1, Skill Sheet 17-I-1)
    8. Roll a salvage cover for a one-firefighter spread. (NFPA® 1001, 5.3.14, Skill Sheet 17-I-2)
    9. Spread a rolled and folded salvage cover - One-firefighter method. (NFPA® 1001, 5.3.14, Skill Sheet 17-I-3)
    10. Fold a salvage cover for a one and two-firefighter spread and balloon throw. (NFPA® 1001, 5.3.14, Skill Sheet 17-I-4)
    11. Construct a water chute with and without pike poles and a catchall. (NFPA® 1001, 5.3.14, Skill Sheet 17-I-8)
    12. Locate and extinguish hidden fires. (NFPA® 1001, 5.3.10, 5.3.13, Skill Sheet 17-I-11)
  2. Identify indicators of an incendiary fire and protect and preserve evidence after a fire.
    1. Describe signs and indications of an incendiary fire. (NFPA® 1001, 5.3.13)
    2. Summarize important observations to be made en route, after arriving at the scene, and during fire fighting operations. (NFPA® 1001, 5.3.13)
    3. Discuss firefighter conduct and statements at the scene. (NFPA® 1001, 5.1.1.1)
    4. Explain firefighter responsibilities after the fire. (NFPA® 1001, 5.1.1.1, 5.3.13)
    5. Discuss protecting and preserving evidence. (NFPA® 1001, 5.3.13)
  3. Communicate effectively by radio and telephone.
    1. Describe communication responsibilities of the firefighter and the necessary skills. (NFPA® 1001, 5.2.1)
    2. Describe basic communications equipment used in telecommunications centers. (NFPA® 1001, 5.2.1)
    3. Describe basic business telephone courtesies. (NFPA® 1001, 5.2.2)
    4. Explain how a firefighter should proceed when receiving emergency calls from the public. (NFPA® 1001, 5.2.1)
    5. Summarize the types of public alerting systems. (NFPA® 1001, 5.2.1)
    6. Describe procedures that the public should use to report a fire or other emergency. (NFPA® 1001, 5.2.1)
    7. Discuss ways of alerting fire department personnel to emergencies. (NFPA® 1001, 5.2.1)
    8. Summarize guidelines for radio communications and tactical channels. (NFPA® 1001, 5.2.3)
    9. Describe information given in arrival, progress, personnel accountability, and evacuation signals reports. (NFPA® 1001, 5.2.3)
    10. Discuss calls for additional resources and emergency radio traffic. (NFPA® 1001, 5.2.3)
    11. Handle business calls and reports of emergencies. (NFPA® 1001, 5.2.1, 5.5.2, Skill Sheet 19-I-1)
    12. Use a portable radio for routine and emergency traffic. (NFPA® 1001, 5.2.3, Skill Sheet 19-I-2)
  4. Identify the primary responsibilities of fire prevention personnel including code enforcement and public information.
    1. Describe a survey and an inspection.
    2. Discuss fire prevention activities of reviewing community data and code enforcement.
    3. Discuss the role of public information officer.
    4. Discuss when information should be given to the public.
  5. Identify the responsibilities of both awareness and operations level personnel at hazardous materials incidents, summarize types of clothing and protection necessary at hazardous materials incidents, and discuss various clues for detecting the presence of and identifying hazardous materials.
    1. Summarize Awareness-Level and Operations-Level responsibilities at hazardous materials incidents.
    2. Summarize respiratory equipment limitations.
    3. Describe types of protective clothing and respiratory protection, NFPA 1994, and the proper selection of PPE.
    4. Explain proper procedures for inspection, testing, and maintenance of protective clothing and equipment
    5. Describe health and physical hazards that may be present at hazmat incidents.
    6. Describe physical properties of hazardous materials.
    7. Explain how the General Hazardous Materials Behavior Model (GEBMO) can help firefighters understand the likely course of an incident.
    8. Explain locations or occupancies clues to the presence of hazardous materials.
    9. Explain container shapes clues to the presence of hazardous materials and placards, labels and markings.
    10. Explain other markings and colors (non-transportation) clues to the presence of hazardous materials.
    11. Explain how written resources can be used to assist firefighters in identifying hazardous materials and the use of the Emergency Response guide (ERG).
    12. Explain how the senses and monitoring and detection devices can provide clues to the presence of hazardous materials.
    13. Summarize indicators of terrorist attacks and secondary attack.
  6. Evaluate the basic operations at hazmat and terrorist incidents and perform emergency decontamination and defensive procedures.
    1. Summarize incident priorities, management structure, and problem-solving for all hazmat and terrorist incidents.
    2. Explain how the strategic goal of isolation, scene control, notification, and responder safety is achieved.
    3. Summarize general guidelines for decontamination operations.
    4. Describe the three types of decontamination.
    5. Discuss implementing decontamination.
    6. Discuss rescue at hazmat incidents.
    7. Explain how the strategic goal of spill control and confinement is achieved.
    8. Discuss crime scene management and evidence preservation.
    9. Explain actions taken during the recovery and termination phase of a hazmat or terrorist incident.
    10. Perform emergency decontamination. (Skill Sheet 23-I-1)
    11. Perform defensive control functions - Absorption, diking, damming, diversion, retention, dilution, and vapor dispersion. (Skill Sheet 23-I-2)
  7. Implement and maintain an Incident Management System and transfer command
    1. Determine the need for command.
    2. Organize and maintain an Incident Command System until command is transferred
    3. Function within an assigned role in the Incident Command System
  8. Identify the effects of fire and fire suppression activities on a structure and list actions to take when imminent building collapse is suspected.
    1. List signs of structural instability and potential building collapse
    2. Determine developing hazardous building or fire conditions
    3. List actions to take when imminent building collapse is suspected
  9. Use various rescue and extrication tools.
    1. Safely set up fire service lighting equipment
    2. Service and maintain portable power plants and lighting
    3. Use hydraulic rescue and extrication tools
    4. Use manual jacks and cribbing
    5. Use a pneumatic chisel/hammer
    6. Use air lifting bag(s).
    7. Use block and tackle
  10. Assist a rescue operation team, work as a member of a team to extricate a victim trapped in a motor vehicle, and Perform special rescue operations
    1. Remove automotive window glass
    2. Remove vehicle doors
    3. Move or remove vehicle roofs
    4. Remove steering wheels and columns
    5. Displace dashboards
  11. Test the operability of and flow from a fire hydrant
    1. Match to their correct definitions terms associated with water flow and pressure
    2. Select from a list conditions that reduce hydrant effectiveness
    3. Measure and record hydrant flow pressures 
  12. Identify and use hose tools and appliances and service test hose
    1. Select adapters and appliances for given fireground situations
    2. Use hose tools and appliances
    3. Service test hose
  13. Mix foam concentrate and assemble and operate a foam fire stream system
    1. Select foams for specific fire situations
    2. Select nozzles for specific fire situations
    3. Install an in-line eductor and operate a high-expansion foam generator
  14. Operate as part of a team to coordinate an interior attack and to control and/or extinguish ignitable liquid fires and flammable gas cylinder fires
    1. Use water to control an ignitable liquid in an open pan
    2. Control and/or extinguish a flammable gas cylinder fire
    3. Determine actions to take, including retreat, when dealing with specific Class B fire conditions
  15. Discuss the operation of typical automatic fire detection and suppression systems. Identify the components of typical automatic sprinkler systems and inspect those systems
    1. Select fact about heat detectors
    2. Select facts about smoke detectors
    3. Complete statements about flame detectors
    4. Complete statements about fire-gas detectors
    5. Inspect protected property fire suppression systems
  16. Identify his or her responsibilities in fire cause determination and protect evidence of fire cause and origin
    1. List the responsibilities of a fire investigator
    2. Select facts about securing the scene and legal considerations
    3. Protect evidence of fire cause and origin
    4. Assess the origins and causes of fires
  17. Assess a basic incident report and communicate the need for team assistance
    1. Identify appropriate incident report codes
    2. Proofread incident reports
    3. Create incident reports using department equipment
  18. Conduct a pre-incident survey, working as a member of a team
    1. List goals of pre-incident surveys
    2. Provide examples of the types of information that a pre-incident survey can provide
    3. Make field sketch and report drawings
    4. Perform a pre-incident survey and complete related documentation



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