Course Descriptions


 

FIRETC 101 FIRE PROTECTION ORGANIZATION
3 units | CSU 54 hours lecture

Introduces fire services and fire protection careers, including fire department organization, firefighting tactics, fire prevention, tools and equipment, alarm systems, and water systems.
FIRETC 102 FIRE PREVENTION TECHNOLOGY
3 units | CSU 54 hours lecture

Provides fundamental knowledge relating to the field of fire prevention, including history and philosophy of fire prevention, organization and operation of a fire prevention bureau, use and application of codes and standards, plans review, fire inspections, fire and life safety education, and fire investigation.

FIRETC 103 FIRE PROTECTION EQUIPMENT AND SYSTEMS
3 units | CSU 54 hours lecture

Provides information relating to the features of design and operation of fire alarm systems, water-based fire suppression systems, special hazard fire suppression systems, water supply for fire protection and portable extinguishers.

The Jaws of Life from a fire truck.


FIRETC 104 BUILDING CONSTRUCTION FOR FIRE PROTECTION
3 units | CSU 54 hours lecture

Examines building construction as it relates to fire protection, classification of occupancy and types of construction with emphasis on fire protection features including building equipment, facilities, fire resistant materials and high-rise considerations.
FIRETC 105 FIRE BEHAVIOR AND COMBUSTION
3 units | CSU 54 hours lecture

Explores the theories and fundamentals of how and why fires start, spread and are controlled.
FIRETC 106 PRINCIPLES OF FIRE AND EMERGENCY SERVICE ADMINISTRATION
3 units | CSU 54 hours lecture

Introduces the student to the organization and management of a fire and emergency services department and the relationship of government agencies to the fire service. Emphasis is placed on fire and emergency service, ethics, and leadership from the perspective of the company officer.
FIRETC 107 FIRE APPARATUS AND EQUIPMENT
3 units | CSU 54 hours lecture

Presents fire apparatus design, including mobile and fixed apparatus, a review of construction specifications and performance capabilities, and the effective deployment, utilization and performance of equipment under emergency conditions.

FIRETC 108 FIRE PROTECTION HYDRAULICS AND WATER SUPPLY
3 units | CSU 54 hours lecture

Presents the theory and principles of using water in fire protection, including the hydraulic principles used to solve water supply problems.

Firefighters fighting massive fires.


FIRETC 109 PRINCIPLES OF FIRE AND EMERGENCY SERVICES SAFETY AND SURVIVAL
3 units | CSU 54 hours lecture
C-ID FIRE 150X

Introduces the basic principles and history related to the national firefighter life safety initiatives, focusing on the need for cultural and behavior change throughout emergency services.
FIRETC 110 WILDLAND FIRE BEHAVIOR
3 units | CSU 54 hours lecture

Covers topics related to wildland fire behavior such as weather, fuel and topographic factors. Field trips may be required.
FIRETC 120 HAZARDOUS MATERIALS
3 units | CSU 54 hours lecture

Examines basic fire chemistry and problems of flammability as encountered by emergency services personnel including fuels, flammable solids, combustible metals, plastics and oxidizers. Examines basic hazardous material response elements in regards to EMS personnel and their role as first responders.

Tall blume of smoke from a fire off in the distance.

Firefighters walking in line, fighting fires.

FIRETC 123 FIRE INVESTIGATION
3 units | CSU 54 hours lecture

Provides the fundamentals and technical knowledge needed for proper fire scene interpretations, including recognizing and conducting origin and cause, preservation of evidence and documentation, scene security, motives of the fire setter, and types of fire causes.


FIRETC 125 FIREFIGHTING TACTICS AND STRATEGY
3 units | CSU 54 hours lecture

Presents the principles of fire ground control through utilization of personnel, equipment, and extinguishing agents. Field trips may be required.

FIRETC 210A COMPANY OFFICER 2A:
HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT FOR COMPANY OFFICERS
2 units | CSU 40 hours lecture

Provides information on the use of human resources to accomplish assignments, evaluating member performance, supervising personnel, and integrating health and safety plans, policies, and procedures into daily activities as well as the emergency scene. This course is designed for Firefighters who have met the educational requirements for Fire Fighter II.

FIRETC 210B COMPANY OFFICER 2B:
GENERAL ADMINISTRATIVE FUNCTIONS FOR COMPANY OFFICERS
1 unit | CSU 20 hours lecture

Provides information on general administrative functions and the implementation of department policies and procedures and addresses conveying the fire departments role, image, and mission to the public. This course is designed for Firefighters who have met the educational requirements for Fire Fighter II.

 

In case of forest fires, CALL HERO.


FIRETC 210C COMPANY OFFICER 2C:
FIRE INSPECTIONS AND INVESTIGATION FOR COMPANY OFFICERS
2 units | CSU 40 hours lecture

Provides information on conducting inspections, identifying hazards and addressing violations, performing a fire investigation to determine preliminary cause and securing the incident scene and preserving evidence. This course is designed for Firefighters who have met the educational requirements for Fire Fighter II.
FIRETC 210D COMPANY OFFICER 2D:
ALL-RISK COMMAND OPERATIONS FOR COMPANY OFFICERS
2 units | CSU 40 hours lecture

Provides information on conducting incident size-up, developing and implementing an initial plan of action involving a single and multi-unit operations for various types of emergency incidents to mitigate the situation following agency safety procedures, conducting preincident planning, and develop and conduct a post-incident analysis. This course is designed for Firefighters who have met the educational requirements for Fire Fighter I, and completed the ICS-200.B: Incident Command System for Single Resources and Initial Action Incident and Hazardous Material Incident Commander courses (as offered by the California Specialized Training Institute).

Firefighters fighting fires with a fire break.


FIRETC 210E COMPANY OFFICER 2E:
WILDLAND INCIDENT OPERATIONS FOR COMPANY OFFICERS
2 units | CSU 40 hours lecture

Prerequisite: FIRETC-210D
Provides information on evaluating and reporting incident conditions, analyzing incident needs, developing and implementing a plan of action to deploy incident resources completing all operations to suppress a wildland fire, establishing an incident command post, creating an incident action plan, and completing incident records and reports. This course is designed for Firefighters who have met the educational requirements for Fire Fighter II, and completed the S-290 Intermediate Fire Behavior course (classroom delivery).
FIRETC 211A INSTRUCTOR I: INSTRUCTIONAL METHODOLOGY
2 units | CSU 40 hours lecture

Provides the skills and knowledge needed for the entry level professional instructor to perform his or her duties safely, effectively, and competently. At the end of this course, candidates for Instructor I certification will be able to teach and deliver instruction from a prepared lesson plan utilizing instructional aids and evaluation instruments. The Instructor I will also be able to adapt a lesson plan and complete the reporting requirements to the local jurisdiction.