Suffolk County Fire Academy | Evaluated Learning Experience
Firefighter-1 (Boot Camp)
105 hours (2 weeks).
July 2014 - Present.
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: describe organization of the fire department; define the role of the firefighter; define the mission of the fire service; identify standard operation procedures; discuss use of ropes, knots and hoisting methods; describe member assistance programs and critical aspects of NFPA 1500; explain key components of fire department communications, fire-ground operations, protective clothing, and SCBA; identify safe procedures for responding to and returning from alarms on apparatus; identify potential hazards involved in operations at emergency scenes; identify forcible entry methods and procedures and personal accountability and emergency evacuation methods; discuss the selection, placement and use of ground ladders; discuss the extinguishment of vehicle fires and of exterior Class A materials; identify search and rescue procedures; explain proper interior fire attack, utilization of sprinkler systems, ventilation, overhaul and property conservation, water supplies, classification of fire, fire scene illumination, utilities control, ground cover fires, fire safety surveys and pre-plan, fire safety education, ladder and hose maintenance; and demonstrate requisite proficiency required for Firefighter 1, as per National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standard 1001.
This intensive 2-week course is taught in a traditional classroom setting. Instruction includes required readings, quizzes, a written final exam, and hands-on competency based skills testing. Prerequisite: Students must hold current CPR and First Aid certification from an authorized agency and completion of NIMS (National Incident Management System) ICS 700, ICS 100, and ICS 200.
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 (3/15) (8/20 revalidation).