FIRE 175 : NFPA Firefighter 1 Academy

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NFPA Firefighter 1 Academy



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Course Description

Provides new firefighters the practical and cognitive training needed to operate safely and effectively on the fireground. Meets the requirements outlined by NFPA 1001 (National Fire Protection Association,) the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST,) and the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) for firefighter training. Focuses on an intense hands-on approach to firefighter, which promotes both skill competency and an understanding of the fireground. Students will be tasked to complete numerous fireground evolutions that apply their skills to a variety of scenarios. Successful completion of finger printing/background check is required prior to DPSST certification. Requires a high level of physical fitness.

Course learning outcomes

1. The following learning outcomes are those of the Department of Public Safety Standards Training (DPSST).
2. Describe the value of accepting responsibility for actions including evaluating the safe practices of a given action.
3. Display behavior consistent with the ethical standards within the fire service to include exhibiting a positive, professional and confident demeanor.
4. Recognize the role that firefighter fitness and well-being plays in becoming a firefighter.
5. Identify various assignments and functional positions within a fire agency while utilizing the chain of command during operations.
6. Function as a team member and work effectively in team settings as it relates to the job performances of emergency services.
7. Differentiate between fire hose supply and attack lines and the manner in which these lines are loaded and stored on fire apparatus.
8. Analyze a given structure to determine the appropriate size ladder, then effectively and safely place that ladder on the structure.
9. Show proficiency in the recognition, operation and maintenance of firefighting hand, power and electrical tools and equipment.
10. Demonstrate the appropriate use of firefighting tools to successfully gain entry into a given structure.

Content outline

  1. Orientation and administration
  2. Firefighter I certification process
  3. Health and safety
  4. Structural personal protective ensemble
  5. Self-contained breathing apparatus
  6. Apparatus response
  7. Emergency scene operations
  8. Communications
  9. Emergency response initiation
  10. Radio communication
  11. Ropes and knots
  12. Hand and power tools
  13. Portable electric and lighting equipment
  14. Toll and equipment maintenance
  15. Building construction and related hazards
  16. Basic fire behavior
  17. Fire extinguishers
  18. Water supply systems
  19. Fire hose
  20. Utility control
  21. Ground ladders
  22. Forcible entry
  23. Structural fire search and rescue
  24. Structural firefighting operations
  25. Horizontal ventilation operations
  26. Vertical ventilation operations
  27. Property conservation
  28. Overhaul
  29. Firefighter survival
  30. Exterior fires
  31. Passenger vehicle fires
  32. Human factors
  33. Confined space awareness
  34. Incident command system
  35. National incident management system

Required materials

Students will be required to purchase a textbook.

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