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New York City Fire Department | Evaluated Learning Experience

Fire Suppression and Control (FSC 100)

Formerly Fire Suppression and Control or Fire Suppression and Control I and Fire Suppression and Control II
Location: 
New York City Fire Academy, Randalls Island, New York.
Length: 

Version 1: Course 1. 62 hours (6 weeks) and Course 2. 58 hours (6 weeks). Version 2: 160 hours (8 weeks). Version 3: 398 hours (10 weeks).* Version 4: 760 hours (23 weeks). Version 5: 930 hours (23 weeks). Version 6 and 7: 840 hours (20 weeks).

Dates: 

Version 1: February 1972 - December 1989. Version 2: January 1990 - July 1996. Version 3: August 1996 - February 2007. Version 4: March 2007 - July 2007. Version 5: August 2007 - August 2012. Version 6: September 2012 - June 2017. Version 7: July 2017 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Version 1: The purpose of the course is to provide students with an introduction to fire protection technology. Version 2: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: define the combustion process; list various classes of fire; identify hazardous materials associated with fire; determine the proper method to extinguish each class of fire; describe basic features of contemporary building construction and the behavior of fire in these buildings; explain the need for ventilation and how to accomplish it; extinguish fires (created by a propane gas simulator) using proper fire suppression techniques; use self-contained breathing apparatus and protective clothing properly; perform search and rescue procedures under simulated conditions. Version 3, 4, and 5: Students will be able to: define the combustion process; list various classes of fire; identify hazardous materials associated with fire; determine the proper method to extinguish each class of fire; describe basic features of contemporary building construction and the behavior of fire in these buildings; explain the need for ventilation and how to accomplish it; extinguish fires (created by a propane gas simulator) using proper fire suppression techniques; use self-contained breathing apparatus and protective clothing properly; perform search and rescue procedures under simulated conditions; explain the importance of fire safety education; describe hazardous materials control operations; describe responsibilities of peace officers. Version 6: Same outcomes as Version 1-5, additionally,  describe the basics of and operate as part of the Incident Command System; summarize the New York City Emergency Response Plan; outline first responders duty for terrorism response; operate as a CFR-D trained member of the NYC 911 system; and effectively conduct building inspections.Version 7: Students will be able to: define the combustion process; list various Classes of Fire; identify the hazardous materials associated with fire; apply the proper method of extinguishing for each class of fire; describe the basic features of contemporary building construction and the behavior of fire in these buildings; explain the need for ventilation and how to accomplish it; extinguish fires in a controlled environment using proper fire suppression techniques; use self-contained breathing apparatus and protective clothing properly; perform search and rescue procedures under simulated conditions; explain the importance of fire safety education; describe the roles and responsibilities of a NYS Peace Officer; describe the basics of, and operate as part of,  the Incident Command System as it relates to New York City and State; understand the New York City Emergency Response Plan; understand First Responders duty for terrorism response; operate as a CFR-D trained member in the NYC 911 system; and effectively conduct building inspections.

Instruction: 

Version 1: Major topics include: concepts governing firefighting and emergency operations; principles of safety and communications; application of equipment and tactics; firematic principles of rescue, ventilation, overhauling, and building construction. Version 2: Major topics include: chemistry of fire; engine company tools and pumpers; rolling and folding hose; foam as an extinguishing agent; non-fire emergencies; forcible entry techniques; search techniques; self-contained breathing apparatus; building ventilation techniques; cellar fires; ladders; building construction and behavior of fire. Version 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7: Major topics include: chemistry of fire; engine company tools and pumpers; rolling and folding hose; foam as an extinguishing agent; non-fire emergencies; forcible entry techniques; search techniques; self-contained breathing apparatus; building ventilation techniques; cellar fires; ladders; building construction and behavior of fire; fire safety education; hazardous materials; peace officer training. Methods of instruction include: required textbooks, quizzes, final examination, and supervised on-the-job practice. 

Credit recommendation: 

Version 1: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Fire Protection Technology (2/82). Version 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Fire Science or Fire Protection Technology (1/95). Version 3: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 6 semester hours in Fire Science or Fire Protection Technology (1/00 revalidation). NOTE: It is recommended that a maximum of 12 semester hours be awarded for students who complete both Fire Supression and Control (FSC 100) and First Line Supervisors Training Program (MNG 201). *NOTE: All probationary firefighters also receive instruction as Certified First Responders-D, which is recommended for credit separately under the EMS Academy. Version 4 and 5: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 15 semester hours, distributed as follows: 9 semester hours in Fire Science, 2 semester hours in Certified First Responder D, 1 semester hour as Peace Officer, and 3 semester hours in Health Education or Physical Education (11/07 revalidation). Version 6: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 15 semester hours, distributed as follows: 9 semester hours in Fire Science, 2 semester hours in Certified First Responder D, 1 semester hour as Peace Officer, and 3 semester hours in Health Education or Physical Education (5/12 revalidation). Version 7: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 17 semester hours, distributed as follows: 9 semester hours in Fire Science, 2 semester hours in Emergency Medical Services, 3 semester hours in Criminal Justice or Police Science, and 3 semester hours in Health Education or Physical Education (7/17 revalidation). NOTE: It is recommended that a maximum of 12 semester hours be awarded for students who complete both Fire Supression and Control (FSC 100) and First Line Supervisors Training Program (MNG 201).

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