Fire Science Technology Classes

 

Below is a list of classes specific to the Fire Science Program. Click the name of the class below to see a description.

FSC 106 Introduction to Emergency Services

FSC 108 Fundamentals of Fire Prevention

FSC 117 Fire Apparatus and Equipment

FSC 119 Fire Service Ethics

FSC 129 Hazardous Materials and First Responder Operations

FSC 134 Fitness and Conditioning for Firefighters

FSC 140 Firefighter I and II

FSC 180 Wildland Fire, Module I

FSC 181 NWCG Advanced Firefighter Training, S-131

FSC 182 NWCG Portable Pumps and Water Use, S-211

FSC 183 NWCG Wildland Power Saws, S-212

FSC 185 NWCG Basic Incident Command System, I-200

FSC 186 NWG Crew Boss (Single Resource), S-230

FSC 187 NWCG Engine Boss (Single Resource), S-231

FSC 188 NWCG Ignition Operations, S-234

FSC 189 NWCG Interagency Incident Business Management, S-260/S-261

FSC 190 NWCG Basic Air Operations, S-270

FSC 191 NWCG Intermediate Wildland Fire Behavior, S-290

FSC 192 Initial Attack Incident Commander

FSC 193 Followership to Leadership

FSC 204 Firefighting Tactics and Strategy

FSC 205 Command Strategies for Major Emergencies

FSC 208 Fire Safety and Building Construction

FSC 209 Fire Cause and Determination

 

FSC 106 Introduction to Emergency Services
An overview of fire protection and emergency services delivery at the local and national levels, including: career opportunities in fire protection and related fields; philosophy and history of fire protection/service; fire loss analysis; organization and function of public and private fire protection services; fire departments as part of local government; fire service laws and regulations; fire service nomenclature; specific fire protection functions; basic fire chemistry and physics; introduction to fire protection systems; and an introduction to The National Incident Management Systems.
Prerequisite: None

FSC 108 Fundamentals of Fire Prevention
Organization and function of a fire prevention bureau including familiarization with state and local laws and ordinances, codes and principles of fire prevention, the inspector's job and public relations. Fundamentals of fire prevention, including techniques, procedures, regulations and enforcement. Course includes discussion of hazards in ordinary and special occupancies, and field trips and lectures from industry.
Prerequisite: None

FSC 117 Fire Apparatus and Equipment
Principles of care, maintenance and operation of fire apparatus and pumps. Course includes pump construction and accessories, pumping techniques, power development and transmission. Driving, troubleshooting and producing effective fire streams are emphasized.
Prerequisite: None

FSC 119 Fire Service Ethics
Explore the ethical and moral obligations of fire service professionals who deal with the quality of internal and external customer service.
Prerequisite: None

FSC 129 Hazardous Materials First Responder Operations
Hazardous Materials Awareness/Operations course of instruction provides the student with the knowledge and skills of recognition and identification of chemical and physical properties, basic safety procedures when utilizing specific types of protective clothing and equipment, defensive control techniques toward chemical release mitigation, perform emergency and technical decontamination and basic tactical information relating to scene management.
This course of instruction is delivered to the National Fire Protection Association NFPA 472 (2008) standards, OSHA (29CFR 1910.120) and EPA(40CFR Part 311) response regulations. This course will also prepare the student for International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) written and practical skills testing that is conducted on campus through the Arizona Center for Fire service Excellence.
Prerequisite: None

FSC 134 Fitness & Conditioning for Firefighters
An Overview of all aspects of fitness and conditioning for current and prospective firefighters, including physical fitness and workout techniques as they apply to performing specific firefighting tasks.
Recommendations: Students should be in good physical condition and have no existing health conditions which may preclude them from fully participating and completing this course.
Requirements: Students must sign and submit CAC Liability Waiver to the Fire Science Office on or before the first day of class. Liability Waiver is located on the CAC FSC website.
Prerequisite: None

FSC 140 Firefighter I&II
The Fire Academy prepares our students for an entry level position as a career Firefighter. It will generally run during a semester and operates one night a week at 17:00 hrs to 21:00 hrs and one day a week from 07:00hrs to 16:00hrs. Students will attend classroom sessions and participate in structured hands on skill training to test their ability to perform critical fireground tasks that include but is not limited to hose lays, search and rescue, ladders, vehicle extrication, SCBA donning and doffing, power tools, ventilation operations, high rise operations, rapid intervention team, and live burn operations. Lastly, the student will also participate in daily cardiovascular and strength training with a strong emphasis on confidence building, personal commitment and team cohesion.
This course of instruction is delivered to the National Fire Protection Association NFPA 1001, and Professional Firefighter Standards. It will also prepare the student for International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) written and practical skills testing that is conducted on campus through the Arizona Center for Fire service Excellence.
Requirements: Students must sign and submit CAC Liability Waiver to the Fire Science Office on or before the first day of class. Liability Waiver is located on the CAC FSC website.
Recommendations: Students should be in good physical condition and have no existing health conditions which may preclude them from fully participating in the course.
Prerequisites: EMS100, EMS125, FSC129, FSC134

FSC 180 Wildland Fire, Module I
Wildland Fire Module 1 is designed for individuals with little or no experience in the wildland environment and provides preparation for performing as a beginning-level wildland firefighter on an engine or hand crew. This course of instruction will provide an introduction to wildland fire prevention, fire behavior, suppression methods, equipment considerations, safety and incident command. This course encompasses the National Wildfire Coordinating Group content: S-110, S-130/S-190, S-133, S-134 and L-180. NWCG Certificate will be awarded after successful completion of the course and examination.
General Information:
1. Student is responsible for obtaining text book package from the SPC-CAC book store.
2. On the first day of class, CAC provides the course tools and equipment.
3. Students are required to complete instructor- facilitated homework assignments that include the successful completion of online independent study courses.
FEMA Website: http://training.fema.gov/IS/NIMS.asp
Courses: National Incident Management System NIMS:
IS-100.b - (ICS 100) Introduction to Incident Command Systems.
IS-700.a - National Incident Management Systems (NIMS), An Introduction.
IS-200.b - (ISC 200) ICS for Single Resource and initial Action Incidents.
NWCG Website: http://training.nwcg.gov/courses/s110.html
S-110, Basic Wildland Fire Orientation
Prerequisite: None

FSC 181 NWCG Advanced Firefighter Training, S-131
Advanced Wildland firefighter training. (NWCG standardized course)
Prerequisite: FSC180

FSC 182 NWCG Portable Pumps and Water Use, S-211
Combined self-paced/field exercise format providing training for a portable water pump operator. Group (NWCG standardized course)
Prerequisite: None

FSC 183 NWCG Wildland Power Saws, S-212
Skill course designed to instruct prospective chain saw operators in the requirements of the wildfire power saw operator position. (NWCG standardized course)
Prerequisite: None

FSC 185 NWCG Basic Incident Command System, I-200
Designed to introduce Wildland Firefighters to the principles of the Incident Command System (ICS) associated with incident-related performance in wildfires. This course is part one in a series of seven to meet the requirements to obtain NWCG certification for Engine Boss. (NWCG standardized course)
Prerequisite: FSC 180

FSC 186 NWCG Crew Boss (Single Resource), S-230
Instruction to produce student proficiency in the performance of all duties associated with the single resource crew boss, which includes preparation, mobilization, assignment, tactics and safety, demobilization at Wildfires. This course is required to obtain the NWCG Engine Boss qualification. (NWCG standardized course)
Prerequisite: FSC 181 or NWCG S-131

FSC 187 NWCG Engine Boss (Single Resource), S-231
Skill course required for Engine Boss, to produce student proficiency associated with the single resource engine boss. This course is one part of seven for the requirements to obtain NWCG certification for Engine Boss. (NWCG standardized course)
Prerequisite: FSC 181 or NWCG S-131

FSC 188 NWCG Ignition Operations, S-234
Combined classroom/field exercise providing an entry-level training in the functional roles and responsibilities connected with firing operations at wildfire situations. This course is one part of seven for the requirements to obtain NWCG certification for Engine Boss.
(NWCG standardized course)
Prerequisite: CAC FSC 191 or NWCG S-290

FSC 189 NWCG Interagency Incident Business Management, S-260/S-261
Interagency incident business management skills to meet general training needs of all firefighter positions and required to obtain National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) Certification for Engine Boss.
(NWCG standardized course)
Prerequisite: None

FSC 190 NWCG Basic Air Operations, S-270
Basic firefighter air operations, including aircraft types and capabilities, aviation management and safety for flying in and working with agency aircraft, tactical and logistical uses of aircraft and requirements for helicopter take-off and landing areas. This course is required to obtain National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) certification for Engine Boss. (NWCG standardized course)
Prerequisite: FSC 181 or NWCG S-131

FSC 191 NWCG Intermediate Wildland Fire Behavior, S-290
Preparation for prospective supervisors to undertake safe and effective fire management operations. This course is required to obtain National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) Certification for Engine Boss. (NWCG standardized course)
Prerequisite: FSC 180 or NWCG 130/190

FSC 192 Initial Attack Incident Commander
Incident commander focuses on six instructional units: Foundation Skills; Intelligence Gathering and Documentation; Sizing Up the Incident; Developing a Plan of Action; Post-fire Activities; Evaluating Incident Objectives and Managing the Incident. Discussion and exercise format culminate in unit tests and performance based evaluations. (NWCG standardized course)
Prerequisite: FSC 180 or NWCG 130/190

FSC 193 Followership to Leadership
A self-assessment opportunity for individuals preparing to step into a leadership role while working through a series of problem solving events in small teams. Training includes: leadership values and principles, transition challenges for new leaders, situational leadership, team cohesion factors, and ethical decision-making and after action review techniques.
Prerequisite: FSC 180 or NWCG 130/190

FSC 204 Firefighting Tactics and Strategy
Methodical approaches for coordinating personnel, equipment and apparatus on an emergency incident with emphasis on building construction, firefighter safety and the functions of command. Commander preparation and application of concepts involved in the development and deployment of on-scene strategic or tactical plans, while utilizing simulation exercises.
Prerequisite: FSC 140

FSC 205 Command Strategies for Major Emergencies
Methods of managing major emergency incidents to include major wildland fires, complex hazardous materials incidents and multi-casualty medical incidents. Management of incidents requiring the commitment of resources based on transitional situations, the interactions involved with multi-agency coordination and the incorporation of federal, state and local resources while utilizing simulation exercises.
Prerequisite: FSC 204 or equivalent course

FSC 208 Fire Safety & Building Construction
Actions necessary to provide for the safety of firefighters operating on the fireground. Effects that fire and heat may have on various types of building construction resulting in the loss of structural integrity. Includes signs and symptoms of structural damage.
Prerequisite: FSC 140

FSC 209 Fire Cause & Determination
Methods of determining points of fire origin, path of travel, and fire cause. Includes recognizing and preserving evidence, interviewing witnesses, arson laws, types of arson fires, court testimony, reports, and records.
Prerequisite: None

 


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