New York City Fire Department | Evaluated Learning Experience
Firefighter II (FSC 103)
September 2020 - Present.
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: Identify the strength and weaknesses of building materials; recognize reasons for structural collapse; understand the effects of fire suppression activities on buildings and the material used to support them; perform technical rescue support and vehicle extrication operations; recognize the properties of firefighting foam; understand the types of firefighting foams used to extinguish fires in liquid and gas fed fires; understand the different foam concentrations; identify the equipment needed to extinguish fires where foam is used; demonstrate the methods of application needed to supply a foam hand line; establish initial command at unit operations; establish communication and conduct size up; activate the Incident Command System (ICS); transmit the initial arrival report; transfer command up to the next higher ranking member; recognize fire origin and cause determination; perform a fire cause assessment; identify and preserve evidence of fire cause; perform routine equipment maintenance; recognize when and how testing should be performed on equipment used in firefighting operations; conduct community fire risk reduction; provide fire and life safety programs in private dwellings, multiple dwellings and small commercial spaces; present fire prevention material and messaging to the community they serve.
Major topics taught in this course include: Building Materials, Structural Collapse and Effects of Fire Suppression; Technical Rescue Support and Vehicle Extrication Operations; Foam Fire Fighting, Liquid Fires and Gas Fires; Incident Scene Operations; Fire Origin and Cause Determination; Maintenance and Testing Responsibilities; Community Risk Reduction. Prerequisite: Student must have successfully completed Firefighter I.
In the lower division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Strategies and Tactics, Fire Science, or Fire Protection Technology (6/21).