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Course Description

Fire Technology - FIRE 130

Fire Fighting - Tactics and Strategy (3-0) 3 Cr. Hrs.

Course Description

This course examines new technology, fire fighting techniques and improved equipment as well as provides a guide for fire fighters and fire officers who need methods for handling specific situations. The course also covers general principles of fire fighting, engine company operations, search and rescue, structure fires and fire related emergencies.


(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Compare the basic “principles” of firefighting.
  • Prepare a size-up.
  • Classify the five classes of building construction.
  • Critique three common methods of structural fire attack.
  • Group the primary factors responsible for most fire spread exposure.
  • Point out the factors affecting hose line selection, stretching and placement.
  • Summarize the different types of systems and the classes within each system of water supply.
  • Illustrate operations at buildings with sprinklers.
  • Outline the primary tasks of ladder company personnel.
  • Assess overhaul as it relates to firefighting.
  • Organize the four rules of forcible entry.
  • Investigate ventilation as it relates to firefighting.
  • Outline the two phases of search that should be performed.
  • Differentiate between a guide rope team search operation and a thermal imaging camera operation.
  • Organize the main elements in a controlled evacuation of a high rise building.
  • Identify the unique problems buildings under construction, renovation or demolition pose to firefighters.
  • Evaluate the potential warning signs that collapse may occur.
  • Explain the purpose of a pass alarm.

Course Schedule

Currently no sections of this class are being offered.