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FIRE 3A  Certified Volunteer Fire Fighter 3.0 Units

(formerly FT 117
The course, the first of two courses, is designed to prepare the student with information and skill development necessary to perform the tasks of a certified volunteer fire fighter within California. Provides a foundation of information and skill development necessary to enter college level courses in fire technology and/or a career in the fire service. Students must complete FIRE 3A and FIRE 3B to qualify for state certificate. Two lecture, four laboratory hours per week. This course will not apply to the Associate Degree. (Prerequisite: Must pass sport participation examination prior to entrance into class. State mandated. Grade Option.)
   
FIRE 3B  Certified Volunteer Fire Fighter 3.0 Units

(formerly FT 117) 
The second of two courses, is designed to prepare the student with information and skill development necessary to perform the tasks of a certified volunteer fire fighter within California. Provides a foundation of information and skill development necessary to enter college level courses in fire technology and/ or a career in the fire service. Students must complete FIRE 3A and FIRE 3B to qualify for state certificate. Two lecture, four
laboratory hours per week. This course will not apply to the Associate Degree. (Prerequisite: Must pass sport participation examination prior to entrance into class. State mandated. Grade Option.)
   
FIRE 4A  Fire Fighter II Academy 1.5 Units
(formerly FT 97)
This is a series of lectures and manipulative drills designed to enhance and improve the fire fighter student's skills in fire behavior, forcible entry, vehicle fire fighting, flammable gases and liquids fire fighting techniques, handling massive casualty incidents and performance testing techniques. Designed for today's paid call and career fire fighter seeking full-time employment and/or advancement within a public or private fire protection organization. Sixteen lecture, 24 laboratory hours for one week. This course will not apply to the Associate Degree. (Prerequisite: FFI status, or completion of FFI Academy [FIRE 95], or recommendation of training officer from a fire protection organization. Credit/No Credit.) This course may
be taken four times.
   
FIRE 4B  Response to Terrorism 1.0 Unit

(formerly FT 68.25)
This course will introduce the fire fighter student to the basic concepts for first awareness at the scene of a potential or actual terrorist incident and discusses safety and survival tactics. Sixteen lecture hours per week for one week. This course will not apply to the Associate Degree. (No prerequisite. Credit/No Credit)
   
FIRE 5B  Fire Command 2B-Management of Major Hazardous Materials 2.0 Units
(formerly FT 88) 
This course prepares the fire fighting student with the information necessary to successfully manage a major hazardous materials incident within their jurisdiction. Areas of discussion include: information and data bases for hazardous materials; organizations, agencies and institutions involved with hazardous materials response and research; planning for your community's hazardous materials problems; legislation, litigation
and liabilities of hazardous materials responses. Forty lecture hours for one week. This course will not apply to the Associate Degree. (No prerequisite)
   
FIRE 5C  Fire Command 2C-High Rise Fire Tactics 2.0 Units
(formerly FT 89) 
This course prepares the fire fighter student to manage a fire in small and large high rise buildings. Topics of discussion include: pre-fire planning; building inventory; problem identification; ventilation methods; water supply; elevators; life safety; fire fighting strategy and tactics; application of Incident Command System (ICS); and specific responsibilities of fire ground personnel. Case studies and simulation are features. Applicable
to large and small fire departments. Forty lecture hours for one week. This course will not apply to the Associate Degree. (No prerequisite)
   
FIRE 5D  Incident Command System -Scene Manager 1.5 Units
(formerly FT 103) 
This course provides important information needed for operating as a scene manager (incident commander) within the Incident Command System (ICS). Subjects include: incident briefing, incident planning, incident management, unified command, and incident demobilization. Twenty-four hours of lecture for one week. This course will not apply to the Associate Degree. (No prerequisite)
   

FIRE 5E  Strike Team Leaders,
1.0 Unit
Dozers (S-335)
This course prepares the fire fighter student to work as a strike team leader in charge of a task force or strike team of dozers for wild land fire control within the incident command system. This fire fighter course discusses duties, responsibilities, procedures and materials involved in the operation of the dozer strike team and the function of the strike team leader. National Wild Land Coordinating Group certified. Certification fee $5.
This course will not apply to the Associate degree. Sixteen lecture hours per week for one week. This course will not apply to the Associate Degree. (Prerequisites: ICS-100, 200, 300/State mandated. Credit/No Credit) This course may be taken four times.
   
FIRE 5F  Inmate Fire Crew Supervisor 3.0 Units
This course prepares the fire fighter student with the skills and information necessary to work within the Incident Command System (ICS) as an inmate fire crew supervisor. Responsibilities, duties and materials required to operate and manage an inmate fire crew are presented. Wild land fire tactics and strategies for hand crews and hand crew fire safety are feature. National Wild Land Coordinating Group certified. Certification
fee, $5. This course will not apply to the Associate degree. Twenty lecture, twenty laboratory hours per week for two weeks. This course will not apply to the Associate Degree. (Prerequisites: FIRE 66, FIRE 86, ICS-100, 200, 300/State Mandated. Credit/No Credit) This course may be taken four times.
   
FIRE 5G  S-356 Supply Unit Leader 1.0 Unit

This course provides the fire fighter student with information to perform the tasks of the Supply Unit Leader within the Incident Command system (ICS). CDF certified. Northwest Coordinating Group approved. Sixteen lecture hours per week for one week. This course will not apply to the Associate Degree. (Prerequisites: I- 300, S-301. State Mandated. Credit/No Credit) This course may be taken four times.
   
FIRE 5H  Food Unit Leader 1.5 Units
This course prepares the fire fighter student with the skills and information necessary to work within the Incident Command System (ICS) as a food unit leader. Responsibilities, duties and materials required to operate and manage a food unit are presented. National Wild Land Coordinating Group certified. This course will not apply to the Associate degree. Twenty lecture, twelve laboratory hours per week for one week. This course
will not apply to the Associate Degree. (Prerequisite: FIRE 66, FIRE 86, ICS-100, 200, 300/State mandated. Credit/No Credit) This course may be taken four times.
   
FIRE 5I  Ground Support Unit Leader 2.0 Units
This course prepares the fire fighter student to work as a ground unit leader within the Incident Command System (ICS). Responsibilities of the ground unit leader, procedures and materials involved with the operation and function of the ground support unit are discussed. National Wild Land Coordinating Group certified. Certification fee is $5. Thirty-two lecture hours per week for one week. This course will not apply to the Associate
degree. (Prerequisite: FIRE 86/State mandated. Credit/ No Credit) This course may be taken four times.
   
FIRE 5J  Volunteer Fire Officer's Academy 2.0 Units

This course is designed to provide the information and skills necessary for the fire fighter/and or driver operator who desire to promote to the rank of company officer; for company officers who desire to remain current with innovative management, leadership and human relations techniques; and for training officers who are responsible for teaching and developing officers and future officer candidates. This course is designed for the fire fighter student with essential fire fighter skills. Forty lecture hours per week for one week. This course will not apply to the Associate degree. (No prerequisite) This course may be taken three times.
   
FIRE 6A  Basic Fire Engine Operation Academy, CDF 3.5 Units
(formerly FT 63.1) 
This course provides the student with the information and skills to safely drive and operate fire apparatus and fire pumps and provide initial attack incident control capabilities according to California Department of Forestry standards and policies. Sixteen lecture, twenty-four laboratory hours per week for three weeks. This course will not apply to the Associate Degree. (Prerequisites: Successful completion of Basic Forest Firefighter
course, valid class B (commercial or firefighter) California Driver's license with Tank and Air Brake Endorsements; successful completion of Hazardous Materials First Responder, Operational. State mandated. Credit/No Credit.) This course may be taken four times. course may be taken four times.
   
FIRE 6B  Fire Attack I: Set Standard For Excellence on the Fire Ground 1.0 Unit

Fire Attack I is designed to provide the fire fighter with the latest information, tactics and strategies for combating structural fire incidents. Focus is on the decisions and responsibilities the first arriving company officer must consider to successfully mitigate the incident. This class will not apply to the Associate degree. Sixteen lecture hours per week for one week. (Prerequisites: Employment with a recognized fire protection agency in a position of company officer or acting company officer, or enrollment within the fire officer certification program accredited by California Fire Services Training and Education System (CFSTES) or National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standard 1021, Fire Officer Professional Standards.
Grade Option) This class may be taken four times.
   
FIRE 6C  Leadership Fundamentals 2.0 Units
This course is designed to prepare the fire fighter student within the California Department of Forestry to take a new position of company officer by providing skills in supervision and management. Topics include motivation, communication, discipline, leadership, time management and team building. This course will not apply to the Associate degree. Thirty-two lecture hours per week for one week. (No prerequisite. Credit/ No Credit) This course may be taken again only with a grade of "D" or lower.
   

FIRE 7  First Responder - Medical

2.0 Units

(formerly FT 116)
This course provides manipulative and technical instruction in emergency care procedures, including examining the victim, observing the surroundings, maintaining an airway, controlling bleeding, treating shock, childbirth emergencies, performing manual lifts and carries, and interfacing with emergency medical technicians and paramedics. This course meets present public safety emergency care requirements for fire service personnel. Thirty-six hours lecture, ten hours laboratory for one week. This course will not apply to the Associate Degree. (No prerequisite. Credit/No Credit)
   
FIRE 7A  First Responder Medical, Refresher 1.0 Unit
(formerly FT 117) 
A24-hour refresher course approved by the State Board of Fire Services and California State Fire Training for Recertification of first responders to medical emergencies. 16 lecture hours, 8 laboratory hours for one week. This course will not apply to the Associate Degree. (No Prerequisite. Credit/No Credit) This course may be taken four times.
   
FIRE 8B  Emergency Medical Technician, Refresher 0.5 Unit
(formerly FT 118) 
A 24-hour refresher course for fire service students who require recertification for Emergency Medical Technician I, State Fire Marshal or Fire Service certificates who do not operate ambulances or transport patients. Course approved by the State Board of Fire Services and State Fire Marshal's office. Eight lecture, 16 laboratory hours per week for one week. This course will not apply to the Associate Degree. (Prerequisite: Must possess valid EMT I, State Fire Marshal's certificate-State regulation. Credit/No Credit) This course may be taken four times.
   
FIRE 8C  EMT-ID, Defibrillation 0.5 Unit
(formerly FT 81A)
This course will provide the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-1) training in the skill of defibrillation (D). Course content is based on California State Department of Health requirements, as delineated in title 22 of the California Administrative Code, Division 9, Chapter 2, Section 10064. Eight lecture hours per week for one week. This course will not apply to the Associate Degree. (Prerequisites: possess a current Basic Care Life Support (BCLS) card, possess certification as an EMT-1, and be currently employed with an approved EMT-I D provider. State mandated. Credit/No Credit)
   
FIRE 9  Fire Control III, Structural Fire Fighting, Instructor 2.0 Units
(formerly FT 114) 
This 32-hour course prepares the fire fighter student to manage and conduct a state certified Fire Control III training exercise. Designed for fire department training officers and training staff, this course assumes a basic knowledge of fire fighting skills and organizational concepts. Forty lecture hours for one week. This course will not apply to the Associate Degree. (No prerequisite. Credit/No Credit)
   
FIRE 9A  Fire Control IV, Oil and Gas Fire Fighting Techniques 0.5 Unit
(formerly FT 115) 
This course provides the fire fighter student with live fire situations to gain skills and experience in combating fires involving liquefied petroleum gas and flammable liquids. Subjects include flammable liquid fire behavior, safety on the fire ground, extinguishing agents, flammable liquid/gas transportation vehicles, waterflow requirements and actual fire extinguishing exercises. A basic knowledge of fire fighting skills and knowledge plus access to appropriate safety equipment and clothing is presumed. Ten lecture hours for one week. This course will not apply to the Associate Degree. (No prerequisite. Credit/No Credit)
   
FIRE 10  Fire Fighter Skills Maintenance 4.0 Units

(formerly FT 101) 
A series of lectures and manipulative drills designed to provide maintenance of skills learned, including updates in technology relating to fire department organization, hoses, ladders, tools and equipment, salvage, fire chemistry, extinguishers and agents, fire control, prevention, arson, crowd and traffic control, mutual aid, communications, fire safety and emergency rescue techniques. Two lecture, six laboratory hours per week.
This course will not apply to the Associate Degree. (Prerequisite: FIRE 100 and FIRE 90 or FIRE 95 or equivalent. Employment as career fire fighter or paid call fire fighter recommended)
   
FIRE 10A  Skills Maintenance For Paid Call Fire Fighter 1.5 Units
(formerly FT 102) 
A series of lectures and manipulative drills designed to provide maintenance of skills learned, including updates in technology relating to fire department organization, hoses, ladders, tools and equipment, salvage, fire chemistry, extinguishers and agents, fire control, prevention, arson, crowd and traffic control, mutual aid, communications, fire safety and emergency rescue techniques. One lecture, two hours laboratory per week.
This course will not apply to the Associate Degree. (No prerequisite)
   
FIRE 10B  Wildland Fire Fighter's Skills Maintenance 1.5 Units

(formerly FT 59.1) 
This course provides the fire fighter student with new information and skill development to maintain efficiency and effectiveness as a wildland fire fighter. New protocols, procedures and equipment are presented and student demonstrates proficiency in using tools, tactics and strategies for fire control. Sixteen lecture and twenty-four laboratory hours per week for one week. This course will not apply to the Associate Degree. (Prerequisites: Employment as a wildland fire fighter or fire fighter serving a community with wildland or interface fire conditions. State mandated. Credit/No Credit.) This course may be taken four times.
   
FIRE 10D  Hand Crew Fire Fighter Skills Maintenance 1.5 Units
(formerly FT 60.2) 
This course provides the fire fighter student with new information and skill development to maintain efficiency and effectiveness as a wildland hand crew fire fighter. New policies, procedures and equipment are presented and student demonstrates proficiency in using tools, tactics and strategies for constructing and maintaining a fire line and other related fire control tactics and operations. CDF certified. Sixteen lecture,
twenty-four laboratory hours per week for one week. This course will not apply to the Associate Degree. (Prerequisites: Employment as a hand crew fire fighter with a modern fire service agency. State mandated. Credit/No Credit.) This course may be taken four times.
   
FIRE 11  Low Angle Rescue 1.0 Unit

(formerly FT 110)
This course is designed to equip the student with the information, techniques and methods for utilizing rope, webbing, hardware friction devices, and litters in low angle rescue situations. Topics include rope and related equipment, anchor systems, safety lines, stretcher lashing and rigging, mechanical advantage, single line and two line rescue systems. This course is designed for the fire fighter student with essential fire fighting 
skills. Sixteen lecture hours for one week. This course will not apply to the Associate Degree. (No prerequisite. Credit/No Credit)
   
FIRE 11A  Rescue Systems I 1.5 Units
The 40-hour State Fire Rescue Systems I course is designed to provide the student with the ability to apply basic search and rescue skills, approach rescue situations safely and understand the organizational concerns at a structural collapse incident. Upon completion of the course, the student will receive a California State Fire Marshals Certificate, which is the basic requirement for other rescue classes. This course will not apply
to the Associate degree. Twenty-four lecture, sixteen laboratory hours per week for one week. (No prerequisite. Credit/ No Credit) This course may be taken again only with a grade of "D" or lower.
   
FIRE 11B  Confined Space Awareness 0.5 Unit
This course provides the fire fighter student with the definitions and conditions that constitute a confined space situation. Information on how those conditions create hazards and impact the fire fighter plus principles of confined space safety are featured. This course will not apply to the Associate degree. Eight lecture hours per week for one week. (No prerequisite. Credit/No Credit) This course may be taken again only with a grade of "D" or lower.
   
FIRE 15  S-244, Field Observer/ Display Processor 1.5 Units
(formerly FT 168.15) 
This course provides the fire fighter student with the information to perform the duties, responsibilities, procedures and to utilize the appropriate materials when acting as the field observer/ display processor within the Incident Command System (ICS). North West Coordinating Group certified. Twentyfour lecture, sixteen laboratory hours for one week. This course will not apply to the Associate Degree. (Prerequisites: FIRE
60G. State mandated. Credit/No Credit)
   
FIRE 16  Technical Specialist, Crew 1.0 Unit
(formerly FT 168.16) 
This course provides the fire fighter student with the information to perform the position of Technical Specialist for hand crews when operating within the Incident Command System (ICS). California Department of Forestry certified. Sixteen lecture, twenty-four laboratory hours for one week. This course will not apply to the Associate Degree. (Prerequisites: FIRE 66.1. State mandated. Credit/No Credit) This course may be taken four times.
   
FIRE 17  Basic Fire Crew, Captain 2.0 Units
(formerly FT 168.17)
This course is designed for the recently appointed fire crew captain assigned to camp programs. The course will focus on group dynamics, supervision techniques, recognizing gang symbology and signals, Department of Corrections regulations, fire crew configurations and tactics. CDF certified. Thirty-two lecture hours per week for one week. This course will not apply to the Associate Degree. (Prerequisite: Appointment to the
fire crew captain position. State mandated. Credit/No Credit) This course may be taken four times.
   
FIRE 18  Class A Foam Operations 1.0 Unit
(formerly FT 168.18)
This course is an introduction to Class A fire fighting foams used on wildland fires. Classroom principles and field application techniques are featured. CDF certified. Sixteen lecture hours per week for one week. This course will not apply to the Associate Degree. (Prerequisites: FIRE 80. State mandated. Credit/No Credit) This course may be taken four times.
   
FIRE 20  I-333 Strike Team Leader, Crew 1.0 Unit
(formerly FT 120)
This course will provide the fire fighter student with the information necessary to perform as a strike team leader in charge of a hand crew at wildland fire suppression operations. Sixteen lecture hours for one week. This course will not apply to the Associate Degree. (No prerequisite.) This course may be taken four times.
   
FIRE 21  California Department of Forestry Firing Officer S-234 1.5 Units
(formerly FT 121) 
This course is designed to train fire fighter supervisors who have a need to know how to set a fire or backfire to accomplish fire containment and control in wildland fire suppression. Twenty-four lecture, sixteen laboratory hours for one week. This course will not apply to the Associate Degree. (No prerequisite.) This course may be taken four times.
   
FIRE 21A  Firing Methods and Procedures 1.5 Units
(formerly FT 121.1) 
This course provides the fire fighter student with information about firing techniques and related firing devices used in wild land fire suppression. Incudes basic safety instructions and procedures to follow when immediate and unplanned back firing or burning out of an area is deemed necessary for wild land fire control. CDF certified. North West Coordinating Group approved. Twenty-four lecture hours per week for one week.
This course will not apply to the Associate Degree. (Prerequisites: FIRE 66, FIRE 80A. State mandated. Grade Option)
   
FIRE 26  S-205, Interface Operations 1.0 Unit
(formerly FT 168.26)
This course is designed to prepare the fire fighter student with the skills and techniques to fill the training needs for initial attack commanders and company officers confronting wild land fires that threaten life, property, and improvements within the interface areas of southern California. Topics include: size-up, initial strategy and action plan, structure triage, action plan assessment, public relations and safety. Twelve lecture, twelve
laboratory hours per week for one week. This course will not apply to the Associate Degree. (No prerequisite. Credit/No Credit) This course may be taken four times.
   
FIRE 27  S-403, Information Officer 2.0 Units
(formerly FT 168.27)
This course is designed to prepare the fire fighter student with the skills and techniques to fill the Incident Command System (ICS) position of Information Officer. Topics include duties and responsibilities of the Information Officer, working with the media, working with the public and other agencies. Thirty-two lecture hours per week for one week. This course will not apply to the Associate Degree. (Prerequisite: FIRE 66 and FIRE 86. State mandated. Credit/No Credit) This course may be taken four times.
   
FIRE 28  I-342, Document Unit Leader 0.5 Unit
(formerly FT 168.28) 
This course is designed to provide skills that enable the fire fighter student to perform the position of Document Unit Leader within the Incident Command System (ICS). Procedures of the Document Unit Leader, responsibilities and materials required are presented. Eight lecture hours per week for one week. This course will not apply to the Associate Degree. (No prerequisite. Credit/No Credit) This course may be taken four times.
   
FIRE 29  S-430, Operations Section Chief 2.0 Units
(formerly FT 168.29) 
This course is designed to prepare the fire fighter student with the skills and techniques to fill the Incident Command System (ICS) position of Operations Section Chief. Topics discussed include: information gathering, interaction with the command staff and general staff, incident action plan development, operation period briefing, daily schedule, and demobilization. Thirty-two lecture hours per week for one week. This course will not apply to the Associate Degree. (Prerequisite: I-300, S290, Certification as Strike Team Leader or Division Supervisor. State mandated.
Credit/No Credit) This course may be taken four times.
   
FIRE 30  Instruction Techniques for Company Officers 1.0 Unit
(formerly FT 130) 
ANational Fire Academy course for fire fighter students who want to improve their skills in training fire fighters and students of fire safety including the public. Applies toward National Fire Protection Association Standard 1041, Professional Qualifications of Fire Service Instructors. Sixteen lecture hours for one week. This course will not apply to the Associate Degree. (No prerequisite.) This course may be taken four times.
   
FIRE 30A  National Fire Academy Public Fire Education Planning 1.0 Unit
(formerly FT 131) 
This National Fire Academy course is designed to provide the fire fighter student with the information and concepts to provide a successful public fire safety education program within their community. Sixteen lecture hours for one week. This course will not apply to the Associate Degree. (No prerequisite.) This course may be taken four times.
   
FIRE 33  Fire Line Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Academy 1.0 Unit
(formerly FT 181) 
This course is designed to prepare the fire fighter EMT to safely operate at a major wild land fire incident at the fire line location. Topics discussed include duties and responsibilities of the fire line EMT, equipment needs, helicopter safety, incident command system organization, and review of treatment for common fire line injuries and use of makeshift aids. Twelve lecture, twelve laboratory hours per week for one week. This course
will not apply to the Associate Degree. (Prerequisites: Current EMT certification and employment in public or private fire service organization. State mandated. Credit/No Credit) This course may be taken four times.
   
FIRE 40  Fire Fighter Entrance Examination Techniques 3.0 Units
(formerly FT 140) 
This course is designed to prepare the student to take and successfully pass the entrance level fire fighter examination process. Topics discussed include: seeking employment opportunities, the application process, the various examinations given to applicants, oral interviews, and other aspects of the examination process. Three lecture hours per week. This course will not apply to the Associate Degree. Offered Fall, Spring
(No prerequisite. Grade Option) This course may be taken two times.
   
FIRE 40A  Fire Fighter Physical Agility Entrance ExaminationTechniques 1.0 Unit
(formerly FT 141) 
This course is designed to prepare the student to take and successfully pass the entrance level fire fighter physical agility examination through physical conditioning and specificity training. Emphasis on physical conditioning and exercise. Three laboratory hours for per week. This course will not apply to the Associate Degree. Offered Fall, Spring. (No prerequisite. Credit/No Credit) This course may be taken four times.
   
FIRE 40F  Building Construction for Fire SuppressionForces/Wood/Ordinary 1.0 Unit
(formerly FT 111) 
This course provides the fire fighter student with the principles of wood and ordinary construction as they apply to the fire service. The primary emphasis is on improving the fire fighters ability to ensure fire safety on the fire ground by recognizing common causes and indicators of building failure, collapse and other hazards related to building construction. Designed to improve the operational effectiveness of the fire officer and
fire fighter by being able to predict the overall reaction of a building to fire conditions. Sixteen lecture hours for one week. This course will not apply to the Associate Degree. (No prerequisite. Credit/No Credit)
   
FIRE 50  Fire Service Supervision -Increasing Personal Effectiveness 1.0 Unit
(formerly FT 50) 
This National Fire Academy course is designed to increase the fire fighter student's effectiveness as a manager and a leader by presenting current research on management, leadership, stress, and time management and explaining how to adapt this information to their own specific management context. Accredited by State Fire Marshal's Office. 17 lectures for one week. (No Prerequisite. Credit/No Credit) This course may be taken four times.
   
FIRE 51  Fire Service Supervision -Increasing Team Effectiveness 1.0 Unit
(formerly FT 51) 
This National Fire Academy approved course is designed to increase the student's effectiveness as team leaders and members of the fire service by demonstrating how communication, motivation, counseling, and the principles of conflict resolution and group dynamics can be used to promote efficient group functioning and members satisfaction. Accredited by State Fire Marshal's Office. 17 lectures for one week. (No Prerequisite. Credit/No Credit) This course may be taken four times.
   
FIRE 52  Commanding the Initial Response 1.0 Unit
(formerly FT 52)
This National Fire Academy course is designed to give the fire fighter student information and skills necessary to establish command, perform size-up, develop and implement an action plan, transfer command, and organize an incident using an effective command system. Accredited by State Fire Marshal's Office. 16 lectures for one week. (No Prerequisite. Credit/No Credit) This course may be taken four times.
   
FIRE 53  Hazardous Materials First Responder OperationalDecontamination 0.5 Unit

(formerly FT 53)
This course provides the student with the information and skills to safely and competently decontaminate people and equipment at a hazardous materials (haz mat) incident. California Specialized Training Institute (CSTI) certified. Meets federal and state requirements as listed in 29 CFR 1910.120 (q), CCR 5192 (q), NFPA472. $10.00 fee for CSTI certificate. Eight lecture hours per week for one week. (Prerequisite: FIRE 59.
Credit/No Credit)
   
FIRE 54  Fire Command 2E 2.0 Units
(formerly FT 54)
This course prepares the fire fighter student to manage the large wildland fire incident. Topics of discussion include: California's wildland fire problem, fire safety, weather effects, wildland fuel behavior, attack methods, using support equipment, strategy and tactics, air attack operations, and using maps. Simulation is featured. Chief Officer certified. Forty lecture hours per week for one week. (No prerequisite. Credit/No Credit) [R]
   
FIRE 55  Fire Instructor 2A 2.5 Units
(formerly FT 55)
This course is designed to provide the fire technology student the skills to evaluate students. Topics include: construction of written (technical knowledge) and performance (manipulative skills) tests, as well as test planning, test analysis, test security, and evaluation of test results to determine instructor and student effectiveness. Essential course for writing valid, objective tests. Forty lecture hours per week for one week. (Prerequisite: FIRE 70 and FIRE 71. State mandated. Grade Option) This course may be taken two times.
   
FIRE 56  Fire Instructor 2B 2.5 Units
(formerly FT 56)
This course is designed for the fire technology student who require skills leading groups of people in staff meetings, group discussions, and training sessions to solve problems, determine objectives, generate new ideas and provide instruction to subordinates. Forty lecture hours per week for one week. (No prerequisite. Grade Option) This course may be taken two times.
   
FIRE 58  Introduction to Emergency Management 4.0 Units

This course provides the history, terminology, goals and mission of the Emergency Management occupation and profession. The roles, responsibilities, lines of authority and characteristics of effective program managers are presented. Professional associations, federal support programs, model state practices and functional activities are also discussed. Twelve lecture hours per week for six weeks. (No Prerequisite. Grade
Option)
   
FIRE 58A  Community Disaster Planning 4.0 Units
This course provides the student with the information and details to develop a community or company disaster plan. Topics of discussion include: developing a disaster plan for a company or community, developing a hazard analysis and capability assessment, building consensus, leveraging political assets to insure community readiness, and the process of adoption and revision. Students also will receive certificates from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA): IS-15, Special Event Contingency Planning; IS-3, Radiological Emergency Preparedness; IS-324, Community Hurricane Planning; IS-11, Animals in Disasters, Community Planning. Twelve lecture hours per week for six weeks. (No Prerequisite. Grade Option)
   
FIRE 58B  Emergency Management Response 4.0 Units
This course provides the student with the information and details of coordinating and operating a community emergency operations center (EOC). How to coordinate the resources of a community or company, identify specific threats, and the operational requirements of an EOC are presented. Students will also receive certificate of completion from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA): IS-275, The Role of the
EOC in Community Preparedness, Response and Recovery; IS-271, Anticipation of Weather and Community Risk; IS-301, Radiological Emergency Response; Q-534, Emergency Response to Terrorism; IS-288, Managing Volunteer Resources. Twelve lecture hours per week for six weeks. (No Prerequisite. Grade Option)
   
FIRE 58C  Emergency Management Recovery 4.0 Units
This course provides the student with the information and details of making the transition from response to recovery to a company disaster. Case studies examine mass fatality management, earthquakes, flooding and terrorism incidents. Students receive certificates of completion from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA): IS-7, Citizens Guide to Disaster Assistance; IS-208, State Disaster Management; IS-600,
Special Considerations for FEMA Public Assistance Projects; IS-630, Introduction to the Public Awareness Process. Twelve lecture hours per week for six weeks. (No Prerequisite. Grade Option)
   
FIRE 58D  Introduction to Mitigation for Disasters 4.0 Units
This course provides the student with the information and details to plan and implement mitigation strategies for a community or business. Mitigation includes all activities that improve a community or business's survivability from an identified threat. Identifying needs, obtaining funding and executing mitigation programs are the objectives of this course. Students also will receive certificates of completion from the Federal
Emergency Management Agency (FEMA): IS-393, Introduction to Mitigation; IS-394, Mitigation for the Homeowner; IS-8, Building for the Earthquake of Tomorrow; IS-9, Managing Floodplain Development. Twelve lecture hours per week for six weeks. (No Prerequisite. Grade Option)
   
FIRE 59  Basic Wildland Fire Fighter Academy 3.0 Units

(formerly FT 59) 
This course presents information and skill development to students seeking employment and a career with a wildland fire agency. Certificates awarded to successful graduates are applicable to all state and federal wildland fire agencies. North West Coordinating Group (NWCG) certified. California Department of Forestry (CDF) certified. Sixteen lecture and 24 laboratory hours per week for two weeks. (No prerequisite. Credit/No Credit. Recommended preparation: Good attitude and willingness to work hard.)
   
FIRE 60B  Advanced Incident Command System, I-400 1.0 Unit
(formerly FT 66.2) 
This course will emphasize large scale organization development, roles and relationships of the primary command staff; the planning, operational, logistical and fiscal considerations related to command of a large and complex incident. Fire Service Training and Education Program (FSTEP) certified. There is a $5.00 fee for certificate. Sixteen lecture hours per week for one week. (Prerequisites: FIRE 66.1, or employment within a
recognized fire service agency at the rank of company officer or above. State mandated. Credit/No Credit)
   
FIRE 60C  Incident Safety Officer, S-401 1.5 Units
(formerly FT 68.8) 
This course prepares the fire fighter student to work as a safety officer within the Incident Command System, with emphasis on unsafe and hazardous conditions at emergency scenes. Fire Service Training and Education Program (FSTEP) certified. There is a $5.00 fee for certificate. Twenty-four hours lecture per week for one week. (Prerequisites: FIRE 66.1, FIRE 80A, FIRE 6OE or employment within a recognized fire service agency at the rank of company officer or above. State Mandated. Credit/No Credit)
   
FIRE 60E  Division/Group Supervisor, S-339 1.0 Unit
(formerly FT 66.3) 
This course will provide the information necessary to support the specific tasks of the Division/Group Supervisor position within the Incident Command System. North West Coordinating Group certified. Sixteen lecture hours per week for one week. (Prerequisites: FIRE 60G, FIRE 66, FIRE 86. State Mandated. Credit/No Credit)
   
FIRE 60F  ICS-334 Strike Team Leader-Engine 1.0 Unit
(formerly FT 68) 
This course describes and explains the basic responsibilities of an Engine Strike Team Leader. Topics of discussion include: the strike team concept; types of strike teams; pre-incident responsibilities; assembly and travel; incident arrival; check-in; assigned/available status; out-of-service status; demobilization/ release. Sixteen lecture hours per week for one week. (No prerequisite)
   
FIRE 60G  Incident Commander, Initial Attack, S-200 1.0 Unit
(formerly FT 68.2)
This course provides information and techniques to prepare the fire fighter student to command an initial attack at a wildland fire and incorporate resources effectively. North West Coordinating Group (NWCG) certified. Sixteen lecture hours per week for one week. (Prerequisites: FIRE 66, FIRE 80. State mandated by California Fire Service Training and Education (CFSTES) and Incident Command system (ICS) by NWCG, or experience as a fire fighter working within the ICS. Credit/No Credit)
   
FIRE 60H  Incident Commander, Extended Attack, S-300 1.0 Unit

(formerly FT 68.3) 
This course will provide the fire fighter student the information necessary to command an incident that goes beyond the initial attack stage and incorporates additional resources. North West Coordinating Group certified. Sixteen lecture hours per week for one week. (Prerequisites: FIRE 60G, FIRE 66, FIRE 86. State mandated. Credit/No Credit)
   
FIRE 61  Rescue Practices 3.0 Units
(formerly FT 61)
Rescue practices will provide training for emergency service personnel in reaching victims injured in collisions, cave-ins, collapse, or inaccessible areas such as mountainous terrain. Course includes training in both light and heavy auto extrication and packaging victims for transport; recovery of victims of earth collapse such as trench rescue; basic repelling techniques and use of the basket stretcher. Two lecture, three laboratory
hours per week.
   
FIRE 61A  Medical Unit Leader, S-359 0.5 Unit
(formerly FT 68.6) 
This course prepares the fire fighter student to work as a medical unit leader within the Incident Command System. Responsibilities, procedures and materials involved with the operation and function of the Medical Unit are discussed. North West Coordinating Group certified. Eight lecture hours per week for one week. (Prerequisites: FIRE 81 and FIRE 66.1. State mandated. Credit/No Credit)
   
FIRE 61B  Basic Air Operations, S-270 1.0 Unit
(formerly FT 68.7) 
This course will provide the fire fighter student with a survey of uses of aircraft in fire suppression and how to conduct themselves in and around aircraft. Management policies, regulations, and procedures which govern aviation operations in fire suppression will be examined. Aircraft tactical capabilities, logistical uses and specifications for helicopter landing areas are discussed. North West Coordinating Group certified. Sixteen
lecture hours per week for one week. (Prerequisite: FIRE 66. State mandated. Credit/No Credit)
   
FIRE 61C  Helispot Manager, S-272 0.5 Unit
(formerly FT 68.9)
This course will provide the fire fighter student with an overview and the information about responsibilities, procedures and materials required to function as a Helispot Manager within the Incident Command System. North West Coordinating Group certified. Eight lecture hours per week for one week. (Prerequisite: FIRE 60G. State Mandated. Credit/No Credit)
   
FIRE 61D  Resource Unit Leader/Demobilization Unit Leader 2.0 Units
(formerly FT 68.10) 
This course prepares the fire fighter student to work as a resource unit leader/demobilization unit leader within the Incident Command System. The responsibilities, duties and materials required to function in this position are discussed. North West Coordinating Group certified. Thirty-two lecture hours per week for one week. (Prerequisites: FIRE 61E and FIRE 66.1. State mandated. Credit/No Credit)
   
FIRE 61E  Check In/Status Recorder, S-248 0.5 Unit
(formerly FT 68.12) 
This course will provide the fire fighter student with the information required to function in the position of Check In/Status Recorder within the Resources Unit of the Incident Management System (ICS). North West Coordinating Group certified. Eight lecture hours per week for one week. (Prerequisite: FIRE 60G. State mandated. Credit/No Credit)
   
FIRE 61F  Staging Area Manager 0.5 Unit
(Formerly FT 68.13)
This course will provide the fire fighter student with information about the duties, responsibilities and materials required to function as a staging area manager. Fire Service Training Education Program (FSTEP) certified. Eight lecture hours for one week. (Prerequisite: FIRE 60G, S-200. Credit/No Credit)
   
FIRE 61G  Fire Line Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) 0.5 Unit

(formerly FT 68.11) 
This eight-hour course is designed to prepare the fire fighter, Emergency Medical Technician to safely operate at a major wildland fire incident at the fire line location. Course covers duties and responsibilities of the Fire Line EMT; equipment needs, helicopter safety, the Incident Command System (ICS) organization, review of treatments for common fire line injuries, and use of makeshift aids. Eight lecture hours per week
for one week. (Prerequisites: FIRE 81, current EMT-I certification (state mandated per CFSTES policy), employment as a fire fighter in a public or private fire service organization. Credit/No Credit) This course may be taken four times.
   
FIRE 63  Apparatus Driver/Operator lA 1.5 Units
(formerly FT 63) 
This course is designed to provide the student with information on driver techniques for emergency vehicles and techniques of basic inspection and maintenance for emergency vehicles, including actual driving exercises under simulated emergency situations. Twenty-four lecture hours, sixteen laboratory hours per week for one week. (No prerequisite) This course may be taken three times.
   
FIRE 64  Apparatus Driver/Operator lB 1.5 Units
(formerly FT 64) 
This course is designed to provide the student with information on driver techniques for emergency vehicles and techniques of inspection, operation of fire pumps, including actual driving and pumping of water under simulated emergency exercises. Twenty-four lecture hours, sixteen laboratory hours per week for one week. (No prerequisite) This course may be taken three times.
   
FIRE 65  Basic Wildland Fire Control 2.0 Units
(formerly FT 60) 
Basic wildland hand-crew training. The course covers fire suppression organizations, fire behavior, meteorology, suppression techniques, and safety. Meets federal fire agencies requirements for employees and mutual aid cooperators. Seven lecture, four laboratory hours per week for four weeks. Offered Spring. (No prerequisite)
   
FIRE 65O  Campbell Prediction System 1.0 Unit
This course is designed for the fire fighter and fire officer who want to know why, when and where wildland fire behavior will change, and how to make these predictions to apply safe and effective tactics or evacuate a dangerous area and learn a system to effectively communicate these predictions to others. California Department of Forestry certified. This course will not apply to the Associate degree. Sixteen lecture hours per
week for one week. (No prerequisite. Credit/No Credit) This course may be taken four times.
   
FIRE 66  Introduction to IncidentCommand 1.0 Unit
(formerly FT 66) 
This course provides an introduction to, and an overview of the Incident Command System and introduces the participants to the NIMS (National Interagency Incident Management System). Sixteen lecture hours per week for one week. (No prerequisite)
   
FIRE 67  Trench Rescue 0.5 Unit
(formerly FT 67)
This course is designed to provide hands on techniques for fire service personnel to effect a rescue at an excavation or trench cave-in. Topics include: critical considerations while responding to trenching emergencies; evaluation of cave-in scenes; basic life support procedures and temporary protection for victims; specialized tool usage; shoring techniques; and below grade rescue safety procedures. Eight lecture hours for
one week. (No prerequisite)
   
FIRE 69  Building Construction forFire Protection 3.0 Units
(formerly FT 69) 
This course is the study of the components of building construction that relates to fire safety. The elements of construction and design of structures are shown to be key factors when inspecting buildings, preplanning fire operations, and operating at fires. The development and evolution of building and fire codes will be studied in relationship to past fires, in residential, commercial, and industrial occupancies. Three lecture
hours per week. (No prerequisite)
   
FIRE 70  Instructor lA - InstructionalTechniques Part I 2.0 Units

(formerly FT 70) 
This is the first of a two-course series and is the standard State Board of Fire Services accredited course as offered in community colleges. Topics include the occupational analysis, course outlines, concepts of learning, levels of instruction, behavioral objectives, using lesson plans, the psychology of learning, and evaluation of effectiveness. Activities include student teaching demonstrations. This course applies to Fire Officer, Fire
Instructor I, and Public Education Officer I certifications. Thirtysix lecture hours per week for one week. (No prerequisite)
   
FIRE 71  Instructor 1B - InstructionalTechniques Part 2 2.0 Units
(formerly FT 71) 
This is the second in a two-course series and is the standard State Board of Fire Services accredited course as offered in community colleges. Topics include preparing course outlines, establishing levels of instruction, constructing behavioral objectives and lesson plans, instructional aid development, fundamentals of testing and measurements, tests planning, evaluation techniques and tools. Activities include student teaching
demonstrations. This course applies to Fire Officer, Fire Instructor I, and Public Education Officer II certifications. Thirty-six lecture hours per week for one week. (No prerequisite)
   
FIRE 72  Fire Command lA -Command Principles forCompany Officers 2.0 Units
(formerly FT 72) 
This course provides the instruction and simulation time to the participants pertaining to the initial decision and action processes at a working fire. The course includes areas of discussion on the fire officer, fire behavior, fireground resources, operations and management. This course applies to Fire Officer certification. 36 lecture hours for one week. Offered Fall. (No prerequisite)
   
FIRE 73  Fire Command lB - HazardousMaterials Command Principlesfor Company Officers 2.0 Units
(formerly FT 73) 
This course provides instruction in tactics and strategies and scene management principles for incidents involving hazardous materials. The course includes areas of discussion on identification and hazard mitigation, decontamination, protective clothing, environmental concerns, and legal issues. This course applies to Fire Officer certification. 36 lecture hours for one week. (No prerequisite. FIRE 66 recommended)
   
FIRE 74  Fire Prevention lA - Fire InspectionPractices 2.0 Units
(formerly FT 74) 
This course provides a broad, technical overview of fire prevention codes and ordinances, inspection practices, and key hazards. Some areas of discussion include flammable and combustible liquids and gases, explosives, fireworks, extinguishing systems and others. This course applies to Fire Officer, Fire Prevention Officer I, and Public Education Officer I certifications. 36 lecture hours for one week. (No prerequisite)
   
FIRE 75  Fire Prevention lB -Code Enforcement 2.0 Units
(formerly FT 75) 
This course focuses on the ordinances and statutes that pertain to fire prevention practices in California. Some topics of discussion include building construction and occupancy, evacuation procedures, inspection reports, and processing plans. This course applies to Fire Officer, Fire Prevention Officer I, and Public Education Officer I certifications. 36 lecture hours for one week. (No prerequisite)
   
FIRE 76  Management 1- Supervisionfor Company Officers 2.0 Units
(formerly FT 76) 
This course is designed to prepare or enhance the first line supervisor’s ability to supervise subordinates. It introduces key management concepts and practices utilized in the California Fire Service. The course includes discussions about decision making, time management, leadership styles, personnel evaluations, and counseling guidelines. This course applies to Fire Officer certification. 36 lecture hours for one week. (No prerequisite)
   
FIRE 77  Investigation lA - Fire Causeand Origin Determination 2.0 Units
(formerly FT 77) 
This course provides the student with an introduction and basic overview of fire scene investigation. Provides information on fire scene indicators, and introduces fire service personnel to the concepts of fire investigation. Applies to Fire Officer and Fire Investigator I certification. 36 lecture hours for one week. (No prerequisite)
   
FIRE 78  Fire Prevention lC - FlammableLiquids and Gases 2.0 Units
(formerly FT 78) 
This course provides the students with information on how to safely store, handle, dispense and transport flammable liquids and gases. Topics of discussion include: bulk handling and storage requirements, transportation of flammable and combustible liquids and gases, fire code requirements for storage outdoors, indoors, inside special rooms and portable container requirements. Applies towards Fire Prevention Officer I certification. 36 lecture hours for one week. (No prerequisite)
   
FIRE 79  Fire Investigation lB 2.0 Units
(formerly FT 79)
This course provides the participants with information to achieve a deeper understanding of fire investigation. This course builds on FIRE 77 Investigation IA and adds topics of discussion including the juvenile fire setter, report writing, evidence collection and preservation procedures. 36 lecture hours for one week. (No prerequisite)
   
FIRE 80  Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior, S-190 0.5 Unit
(formerly FT 68.1)
This course will familiarize the student with the basic concepts and components of wildland fire behavior. North West Coordinating Group (NWCG) certified. Eight lecture hours per week for one week. (No prerequisite. Credit/No Credit)
   
FIRE 80A  Intermediate Wildland Fire Behavior, S-290 2.0 Units
(formerly FT 68.4)
This course will present to fire fighting students the skills and information necessary to prepare them for safe and effective operations at wildland fires. Meets the training requirements to work in the Incident Command System (ICS) Operations Section, as a Single Resource or Strike Team Leader. North West Coordinating Group (NWCG) certified. Thirty-two lecture, eight laboratory hours per week for one week. (Prerequisites:
FIRE 80. State mandated by California Fire Service Training and Education (CFSTES) and Incident Command System by North West Coordinating Group, or experience as a fire fighter working within the ICS. Credit No/Credit)
   
FIRE 80B  Wildland Fire SuppressionTactics, S-336 2.0 Units
(formerly FT 68.5) 
This course will provide the fire fighter student the information necessary to operate within the Operations Section of the Incident Command System. North West Coordinating Group certified. Thirty-two lecture hours per week for one week. (Prerequisites: FIRE 80A, FIRE 66. State mandated. Credit/No Credit)
   
FIRE 81  Emergency Medical Technician I 8.0 Units  
(formerly FT 81)
The first phase of training in the Emergency Medical Technician I career for fire fighters and other emergency first responders. Covers all techniques of emergency medical care considered the responsibility of the Emergency Medical Technician I. Course emphasizes the development of student skills in recognition of symptoms of illness and injuries and proper procedures of emergency care. Course includes certification in professional CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation). Approved by the California State Fire Marshal's Office and the State Board of Fire Services. Certificate from Fire Service Training and Education Program (FSTEP) awarded. Thirty lecture, seven laboratory hours per week for five weeks. (Prerequisite: Students must complete TB test and provide copy of immunization records prior to clinical training.) This course my be repeated.
   
FIRE 81B  EMT-I, Continuing Education Recertification 0.5 Unit
(formerly FT 81.4)
This course provides the student with the information skills development and testing requirements for recertification qualification for Emergency Medical Technician 1 and qualifies for Continuing Education credit. Four lecture hours, twelve laboratory hours per week for one week. (Prerequisite: EMT-1. State and county mandated. Credit/No Credit. ) This course may be taken four times.
   
FIRE 82  Hazardous Materials FirstResponder Awareness 0.5 Unit
(formerly FT 82) 
This course is designed to provide the student with information essential to those people who are likely to be first responders at hazardous materials incidents. Designed to meet federal and state requirements for awareness training for employees handling and using hazardous materials. Eight lecture hours, one laboratory hour per week for one week. (No prerequisites) This course may be taken three times.
   
FIRE 82A  Hazardous Materials FirstResponder Operational 1.5 Units
(formerly FT 80) 
To provide participants who are likely first responders with the necessary awareness of safe and competent hazardous materials response techniques. Participants shall also be able to provide safe identification and assessment evaluation, as well as select safe containment and protective actions to mitigate the hazardous materials incident whenever safety and resource capabilities permit. Twenty-four hours of lecture total. Offered Fall, Spring. (No prerequisite) This course may be taken four times.
   
FIRE 83  Fire Management 2C, Labor andPersonnel Management 2.0 Units
(formerly FT 83) 
This course provides the fire fighter student with knowledge and insight into fire fighting personnel, human resources, and diversity management. Legal mandates, labor relations, and related areas are explored with a focus on human resource management and individual employee development strategies. Thirty-six lecture hours for one week. (No prerequisites)
   
FIRE 84  Fire Command 2A-CommandTactics at Major Fires 2.0 Units
(formerly FT 84) 
This course is designed to provide the student with the management techniques and use of the Incident Command System (ICS) necessary for the efficient and safe command of large fires, multiple alarms and emergencies requiring large numbers of personnel and apparatus. Features simulation and case studies to develop management and command skills. Applies to Chief Officer Certification. California Fire Service Training
and Education System (CFSTES) approved. Forty lecture hours for one week. (No prerequisite)
   
FIRE 85  Fire Management 2A- Organizational Development and Human Relations 2.0 Units

(formerly FT 85) 
This course provides the student with information on how to make the transition from supervisor to manager. Topics of discussion include internal and external influences; personality traits of fire fighters; managing human relations; group dynamics; conflict solution and more. This course applies to Chief Officer Certification. California Fire Service Training and Education System (CFSTES) approved. Forty lecture hours for one
week. (No prerequisite)
   
FIRE 86  Intermediate Incident Command System (ICS) 1.5 Units
(formerly FT 86) 
This course expands the fire fighting student's knowledge of ICS and how to expand the system to fit the emergency and adds air operations and the control and management of these resources to the ICS system. Twenty-four lecture hours for one week. (Prerequisite: FIRE 66 or experience as a fire fighter using the ICS system. Credit/No Credit)
   
FIRE 87  Fire Management 2E 2.0 Units
(formerly FT 87)
Designed for Fire Chief Officers, Company Officers and functional managers, this course provides an overview of current issues and concepts of today's modern fire service. Topics include: governmental relations, changing "settings/policy formation," program management, personnel/labor relations, and the legal environment. Forty lecture hours for one week. (No prerequisite)
   
FIRE 90  Paid Call Fire Fighter Academy 3.0 Units
(formerly FT 90) 
The Paid Call Fire Fighter Academy will provide basic training for individuals interested in becoming a Paid Call Fire Fighter. Students must attend a mandatory orientation. Eight lecture hours, twelve laboratory hours per week for four weeks. Offered Fall, Spring. (Prerequisite: Without the required physical strength and stamina to safely operate and control fire service tools, equipment and apparatus the student poses an undue
risk to him/herself and to other fire technology students. Physical fitness requirements include strong back, torso, and legs and arms with flexibility and agility. Good hand and eye coordination plus the ability to remain calm under conditions of stress and personal discomfort are essential. Physical medical exam equal to sport physical or a pre employment physical is required to determine if the student has a disqualifying injury or condition that would result in an injury or accident to the student.)
   
FIRE 91  Fire Control 5 1.5 Units
(formerly FT 91)
This course provides the fire fighter student with the information, methods and techniques necessary for providing crash fire rescue services (CFR) at airports. Subjects include: Utilizing conventional fire and specialized apparatus, CFR extinguishing agents, types of aircraft, standby procedures and operations at airports. Actual fire fighting and simulation is featured. Twenty-four lecture, sixteen laboratory hours per week for one week. (No prerequisite. Credit/No Credit) This course may be taken four times.
   
FIRE 93  Fire Management 2D, Master Planning 2.0 Units
(formerly FT 93) 
This course provides participants with information and discussion centering around program planning, master planning, forecasting, system analysis, system design, policy analysis, and other tropics. Applies to Chief Officer certification. State Fire Marshal accredited, Forty lecture hours for one week. (No prerequisite) This course may be taken four times.
   
FIRE 94  Fire Command 2D, Planning for Large Scale Disasters 2.0 Units
(formerly FT 94) 
The principles of disaster planning and the role of the fire department are discussed. Emergency Operation Centers (EOC), the role of Federal Emergency Management Administration (FMA), mutual aid, legal considerations, and mitigation techniques are topics covered. Case studies are examined and simulation exercises are feature. Forty lecture hours for one week. (No prerequisite) This course may be taken four times.
   
FIRE 95  Basic Fire Academy 10.0 Units  

(formerly FT 95)
Introduction to basic fire fighting theory and skills; study of the characteristics and behavior of fire; practice in fundamental fire suppression activities, with special attention on safety, first aid, and rescue procedures. Fourteen lecture hours, 26 laboratory hours per week for eight weeks. Offered Spring. (No prerequisite)
   
FIRE 98  Fire Company Officer's Academy 1.5 Units

(formerly FT 98) 
This forty-hour course is designed for the fire fighter student in order to provide students with a brief but comprehensive overview of the responsibilities of a fire department company officer. Emphasizes fundamental techniques of personnel management, supervision and leadership. Topics covered include: motivating, coaching and counseling subordinates; basic fire ground principles; and fire ground tactics and strategies at the company officer level. Twenty-four lecture, sixteen laboratory hours for one week. (No prerequisite)
   
FIRE 98A  Company Officer's Skills Maintenance 1.5 Units
(formerly FT 98.1) 
This course provides the fire fighter company officer student with new information and skill development to maintain efficiency and effectiveness as a company officer and fire fighter. New policies, procedures and equipment are presented and student demonstrates proficiency in using tools, tactics and strategies for managing personnel, budgets and legal responsibilities in today's fire service. Sixteen lecture, twenty-four laboratory hours per week for one week. (Prerequisites: Employment as a fire company officer in a modern fire service agency. State mandated.
Credit/No Credit) This course may be taken four times.
   
FIRE 99  Chief Officer's Workshop 1.0 Unit
(formerly FT 99)
This course provides the fire fighter student with current topics and challenges facing the fire service and chief officer's as supervisors. Topics include legal issues resulting from hazardous materials incidents, emergency medical protocols, terrorism, current management policies and procedures. CDF certified. Sixteen lecture hours per week for one week. (Prerequisites: I-300, S-430, S-400. State mandated. Credit/No Credit)
This course may be taken four times.
   
FIRE 100  Fire Protection Organization 3.0 Units

(formerly FT 30) 
Provides an introduction to fire protection; career opportunities in fire protection and related fields; philosophy and history of fire protection; fire loss analysis; organization and function of public and private fire protection services; fire departments as part of local government; laws and regulations affecting fire service; fire service nomenclature; specific fire protection functions; basic fire chemistry and physics; introduction
to fire protection systems and fire strategy and tactics. Three lecture hours per week. CSU. Offered Fall, Spring. (No prerequisite)
   
FIRE 101  Fundamentals of Fire Service Operations 3.0 Units
(formerly FT 31) 
Provides the student with the fundamentals of fire department organization, management, and resources, and emphasizes the use of those resources to control various emergencies. Three lecture hours per week. CSU. (No prerequisite)
   
FIRE 102  Fire Prevention Technology 3.0 Units
(formerly FT 32) 
This course provides fundamental information regarding the history and philosophy of fire prevention, organization and operation of a fire prevention bureau, use of fire codes, identification and correction of fire hazards, and the relationship of fire prevention with fire safety education and detection and suppression systems. Three lecture hours per week. CSU. Offered Fall, Spring. (No prerequisite)
   
FIRE 103  Fire Protection Equipment and Systems 3.0 Units
(formerly FT 35) 
This course provides information relating to the features of 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. Three lecture hours per week. CSU. (No prerequisite)
   
FIRE 104  Fire Behavior and Combustion 3.0 Units
(formerly FT 37) 
This course will study the theory and fundamentals of how and why fires start, spread, and are controlled; an in-depth study of fire chemistry and physics, fire characteristics of materials, extinguishing agents, and fire control techniques. Three lecture hours per week. CSU. (No prerequisite)
   
FIRE 105  Fire Apparatus and Equipment 3.0 Units

(formerly FT 39) 
Fire apparatus design, specifications, and performance capabilities; effective utilization of apparatus in fire service emergencies. Three lecture hours per week. CSU. (No prerequisite)
   
FIRE 106  Fire Company Organization and Management 3.0 Units
(formerly FT 40) 
Review of fire department organization, fire company organization, study of leadership and supervision with emphasis on communications, training, fire prevention, records and reports, and problem solving. Three lecture hours per week. CSU. (No prerequisite)
   
FIRE 107  Fire Investigation 3.0 Units
(formerly FT 41)
A study of the cause and origin of any and all types of fires (accidental, incendiary, and suspicious); and law relating to fire investigation. Recognizing, collecting, and preserving evidence, interviewing witnesses and suspects, arrest and detention procedures, court procedures and giving a testimony. Three lecture hours per week. CSU. (No prerequisite)
   
FIRE 108  Fire Hydraulics 3.0 Units
(formerly FT 43)
Review of applied mathematics; hydraulics laws as applied to the fire service; application of formulas and mental calculation to hydraulics and water supply problems. Three lecture hours per week. CSU. (No prerequisite)
   
FIRE 109  Wildland Fire Control 3.0 Units

(formerly FT 45)
Acourse designed to provide employed firemen or fire science majors with a fundamental knowledge of the factors affecting wildland fire prevention, fire behavior, and control techniques. Three lecture hours per week. CSU. (No prerequisite)
   
FIRE 121  Fire Management 2 B 2.0 Units
(formerly FT 21)
This course is designed to provide information and insight into the cyclical nature of budgeting and financial management. As a management course, the student will be presented with the essential elements of financial planning, budget preparation, budget justification, and budget controls. This course applies to Chief Officer Certification. Eight lecture hours per day for five days, including review and examination, for a total of 40 hours. CSU. (No prerequisite) This course may be taken three times.
   
FIRE 138  Cooperative Education  
(formerly FT 38)
See Cooperative Education listing (1-8 units). CSU
   
FIRE 148  Special Topics  
(formerly FT 48)
See Special Topics listing (Variable units). CSU
FIRE 149  Independent Study  
(formerly FT 49)
See Independent Study listing (1-3 units). CSU