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Fire Science

Physical ability testing methods. Rigorous training in skills and techniques needed in typical fire department physical ability tests.

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One in a series of courses in basic preparation for a new firefighter. Should be taken in conjunction with Firefighter Certification III, IV, V, and VI to satisfy the Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP) curriculum for Basic Structural Fire Suppression, Course #100.

This course may be offered only by institutions certified as a training facility by the Texas Comission on Fire Protection (TCFP).

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One in a series of courses in basic preparation for a new firefighter. Should be taken in conjunction with Firefighter Certification I, IV, V, and VI to satisfy the Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP) curriculum for Basic Structural Fire Suppression, Course #100.

This course may be offered only by institutions certified as a training facility by the Texas Comission on Fire Protection (TCFP).

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One in a series of courses in basic preparation for a new firefighter. Should be taken in conjunction with Firefighter Certification II, II, IV, V, VI, and VII to satisfy the Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP) curriculum for Basic Structural Fire Suppression, Course #100.

This course may be offered only by institutions certified as a training facility by the Texas Comission on Fire Protection (TCFP).

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One in a series of courses in basic preparation for a new firefighter. Should be taken in conjunction with Firefighter Certification II, II, IV, V, VI, and VII to satisfy the Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP) curriculum for Basic Structural Fire Suppression, Course #100.

This course may be offered only by institutions certified as a training facility by the Texas Comission on Fire Protection (TCFP).

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One in a series of courses in basic preparation for a new firefighter. Should be taken in conjunction with Firefighter Certification II, II, IV, V, VI, and VII to satisfy the Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP) curriculum for Basic Structural Fire Suppression, Course #100.

This course may be offered only by institutions certified as a training facility by the Texas Comission on Fire Protection (TCFP).

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One in a series of courses in basic preparation for a new firefighter. Should be taken in conjunction with Firefighter Certification II, III, IV, V, VI, and VII to satisfy the Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP) curriculum for Basic Structural Fire Suppression, Course #100.

This course may be offered only by institutions certified as a training facility by the Texas Comission on Fire Protection (TCFP).

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One in a series of courses in basic preparation for a new firefighter. Should betaken in conjunction with Firefighter Certification II, II, IV, V, VI, and VII to satisfy the Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP) curriculum for Basic Structural Fire Suppression, Course #100.

This course may be offered only by institutions certified as a training facility by the Texas Comission on Fire Protection (TCFP).

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Orientation to the fire service, career opportunities, and related fields.

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Examination of building codes and requirements, construction types, and building materials. Includes walls, floorings, foundations, and various roof types and the associated dangers of each. This course meets Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education(FESHE) Model Curriculum core requirements.

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Introduction to the organization and management of a fire department and the relationship of government agencies to the fire service. Emphasis on fire service leadership from the perspective of the company officer.

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The chemical characteristics and behavior of various materials. Storage, transportation, handling hazardous emergency situations, and the most effective methods of hazard mitigation.

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Course Description: Firefighter occupational safety and health in emergency and non-emergency situations. This course meets Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) Model Curriculum core requirements.

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Local building and fire prevention codes. Fire prevention inspections, practices, and procedures. This course meets Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) Model Curriculum core requirements.

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Chemical nature and properties of compounds as related to the fire service. Fundamental laws of chemistry, states of matter, gas laws, chemical bonding, and thermodynamics. This course meets Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education(FESHE)Model Curriculum core requirements.

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Design and operation of fire detection and alarm systems, heat and smoke control systems, special protection and sprinkler systems, water supply for fire protection, and portable fire extinguishers. This course meets Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) Model Curriculum core requirements.

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A work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills and concepts. A learning plan is developed by the College and the employer. This may be a paid or unpaid experience.

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Analysis of the nature of fire problems and selection of initial strategies and tactics including an in-depth study of efficient and effective use of staffing and equipment to mitigate the emergency.

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Last updated: 06/29/2017