New York City Fire Department | Evaluated Learning Experience
Firefighter 1 (FSC 102)
September 2020 - Present.
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: Explain the Fire Service Mission and Organization, structures and principles; understand Fire Department regulations, policies and procedures; describe Operational Safety and Scene Management; understand Receiving Emergency Calls and Radio Communications; identify types of Building Construction along with Construction Classifications; define and understand Fire Dynamics, Fire Science, the Stages of Fire Development and all terminology; use Personal Protective Equipment and SCBA properly; define and list all the types of Portable Fire Extinguishers while correctly identifying which ones to select and use; demonstrate tying a variety of knots and hitches along with hoisting various tools, utilizing the Life Saving Rope; identify types of ground ladders along with recognizing and demonstrating Ladder Safety guidelines, raising to carrying to securing portable ladders; perform the basic principles of Forcible Entry, use and identify the various forcible entry tools; properly perform search and rescue procedures under simulated conditions; understand the reasons and safety considerations when performing ventilation, distinguish between horizontal and vertical ventilation; identify Fire Hose and understand the importance of its inspection, care and maintenance, demonstrate hose rolls and hose loads; demonstrate supplying water, advance hose lines and apply hose streams; understand the Science behind Fire Suppression, Structural Fire attack, Building Utilities and Vehicle fires; describe and perform Overhaul, Property Conservation and Scene Preservation utilizing various Salvage equipment.
Major topics taught in this course include: Introduction to the Fire Service and Firefighter Safety; Communications; Building Construction; Fire Dynamics; Firefighter Personal Protective Equipment; Portable Fire Extinguishers; Ropes and Knots; Ground Ladders; Forcible Entry; Structural Search and Rescue; Tactical Ventilation; Fire Hose; Hose Operations and Hose Streams; Fire Suppression; Overhaul, Property Conservation and Scene Preservation. Prerequisite: Incident Command System courses (ICS 100 and ICS 700).
In the lower division baccalaureate degree category, 7 semester hours distributed as follows: 3 semester hours in Fire Science, 3 semester hours in Fire Protection Technology, and 1 semester hour in Occupational Safety and Health (6/21).