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Fire Technology - FIRE 119

Fire Fighter 2 - Advanced Fire Suppression

10 Credit Hours
7 Lecture Hours
3 Laboratory Hours

Course Description

Fire Fighter 2 is the second of two courses which together make up the equivalent of the Basic Fire Academy and is offered for students who prefer to attend on a part-time basis. This course deals with advanced fire suppression techniques, including prevention procedures and skill development. This course is for students who are currently employed by a Michigan Fire Marshal recognized fire department or currently seeking employment and/or volunteer in a recognized fire district. This course meets the state mandated requirements for preparing students to take the exam for state certification for entry-level career fire fighters.


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

  • FIRE 112 with a grade of 2.0 or higher.
  • Michigan state law mandates that persons taking this course must be at least 18 years of age and have a valid Michigan driver’s license.

Course Competencies

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

  • Examine fire phases.
  • Explore the basic theory of combustion.
  • Explain the characteristics of fire behavior.
  • Evaluate the procedures for rescue work in structural fires, cave-ins, and vehicles.
  • Demonstrate the correct search procedures for locating and removing victims.
  • Examine basic construction for purposes of gaining entry to locked structures.
  • Demonstrate the proper use of forcible entry tools.
  • Demonstrate the various types and uses of fire service ropes and knots.
  • Identify the types and uses of fire service ladders.
  • Demonstrate the proper carrying of ladders.
  • Differentiate the purpose and procedures for ventilation.
  • Demonstrate proper ventilation techniques.
  • Identify the types and characteristics of fire service hoses.
  • Demonstrate the various rolls and loads of fire service hoses.
  • Identify the parts of a water distribution system.
  • Assess the principles of tanker operations.
  • Determine the methods of water applications in a fire stream.
  • Demonstrate the proper use of fire streams.
  • Illustrate the purpose of and procedures for salvage and overhaul.
  • Demonstrate basic salvage operations.
  • Identify the types and uses of fire service apparatus.
  • Categorize the operations of apparatus.
  • Breakdown the basic structural elements of a building.
  • Prioritize basic fire prevention activities.
  • Organize the laws, codes, and ordinances governing fire inspection procedures.
  • Identify the basic resources, procedures, and safety operations during aircraft fire control or rescue.
  • Examine basic components of a sprinkler system's operations.
  • Evaluate and deal with the factors concerning stress in fire fighting.
  • Identify the types, operations, and usage of fire alarms.
  • Interpret the types and uses of a self-contained breathing apparatus (S.C.B.A.).
  • Demonstrate proper donning and inspection procedures of S.C.B.A.

Course Schedule

 CourseSectionCourse TitleLocationCredit HoursInstructorsSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusFeeDays-Time-Room

Winter; 2021; FIRE TECHNOLOGY; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 01/11/2021

 119318134Fire Fighter 2 Advanced FirePSTC10Gildner D / Carroll L4/35/0Open$137.00S  08:00 AM-04:54 PM ATC115
 119318135Fire Fighter 2 Advanced FirePSTC10Gildner D / Carroll L0/35/0Closed$47.00S  08:00 AM-04:54 PM ATC115
W  06:00 PM-09:54 PM ATC115

Key: Day of the Week

  • T = Tuesday
  • R = Thursday
  • S = Saturday
  • X = Sunday