Fire Technology (FIRE)

FIRE 125 Fund Fire/Apparatus/Equipment 3 unit(s)
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
This class is designed to provide students with information regarding design features, construction materials, performance factors, and maintenance requirements for motorized fire apparatus. Topics include laws, standards and regulations, design, construction, and maintenance requirements for fire apparatus. Operational considerations including tactics and strategy, safety and driving characteristics of pumping apparatus, aerial ladders, aerial platforms and specialized equipment are also presented.
FIRE 155 Fire Behavior & Combustion 3 unit(s)
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
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. This is one of the first courses a student should take in the sequence of fire technology classes. It covers the basic physical laws of fire combustion and extinguishing processes. It is part of the series of courses recommended by the Chancellor's Office for students in California Community Colleges.
FIRE 157 Fire Prevention Technology 3 unit(s)
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
Provides information regarding the philosophy of fire prevention, organization and operation of a fire prevention bureau, application of fire codes, identification and correction of fire hazards, and the relationship of fire prevention with fire safety education and detection and suppression systems.
FIRE 159 Intro to Fire Protection Org 3 unit(s)
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
This course provides an overview to fire protection, career opportunities in fire protection and related fields, philosophy and history of fire protection/service, fire loss analysis, organization and function of public and private fire protection services, fire departments as part of local government, laws and regulations affecting the fire service, fire service nomenclature, specific fire protection functions, basic fire chemistry and physics, introduction to fire protection systems, introduction to fire strategy and tactics.
FIRE 160 Fire and Emergency Safety 3 unit(s)
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
This course introduces the basic principles and history related to the national firefighter life safety initiatives, focusing on the need for cultural and behavior change throughout the emergency services.
FIRE 163 Fire Protection Equip/System 3 unit(s)
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
This is one of six core classes for students pursuing a degree/certificate in Fire Technology. Topics include the design, installation, and operation of fire detection systems, alarm systems and extinguishing systems.
FIRE 166 SFM - Fire Prevention 1 2.5 unit(s)
Hours: 2.5 Lecture/Discussion
Materials Fees: $80
This course instructs students in fire and life safety inspections for the company officer. The student will obtain basic knowledge and skills as related to the company officer's role in fire prevention, the relationship between life safety and building construction, the elements of a quality company inspection program, and how to address complex hazards encountered during a fire prevention inspection.
FIRE 168 S.F.M. Training Instructor 1A 2 unit(s)
Hours: 2 Lecture/Discussion
Materials Fees: $80
Equivalent Course: FIRE 171
This course is recommended for Fire Service personnel having training responsibilities within their fire department. Techniques of Fire Service Instruction 1 A deals with such topics as: terms pertaining to instruction; supplementary instruction sheets; concepts of learning; course development; lesson development; planning, organizing and managing instructional activities; teaching methods and teaching aids as they relate to teaching both manipulative skills and technical information in the fire service.
FIRE 169 S.F.M. Training Instructor 1B 2 unit(s)
Hours: 2 Lecture/Discussion
Materials Fees: $80
Equivalent Course: FIRE 172
This course is recommended for Fire Service personnel who have training responsiblities within their fire department. Techniques of Fire Service Instruction 1B deals with such topics such as: terms pertaining to instruction; supplementary instruction sheets; concepts of learning; course development; lesson development; planning, organizing and managing instructional activities; teaching methods and teaching aids as they relate to teaching both manipulative skills and technical information in the fire service.
FIRE 173 S.F.M. Command 1A 2 unit(s)
Hours: 2 Lecture/Discussion
Materials Fees: $80
This course provides the Company Officer with information and experience in command and control techniques at the scene of an emergency. It is part of the Fire Officer Certification and is taught in compliance with regulations and requirements of the California State Fire Marshal's Office.
FIRE 174 S.F.M. Fire Command 1B 2 unit(s)
Hours: 2 Lecture/Discussion
Materials Fees: $80
This course provides the Fire Company Officer with information and experience in command and control techniques at the scene of a hazardous materials emergency.The course emphasizes the ability to issue commands and how to respond to a command given by a higher authority during an emergency. It is part of the performance requirements for a Fire Service Officer.
FIRE 182 Build. Constr. for Fire Safety 3 unit(s)
Hours: 3 Lecture/Discussion
The study of the components of building construction relating to fire safety. Elements of construction and design of building. Development and evolution of building in relationship to past fires.
FIRE 230 Company Officer 2A 2 unit(s)
Hours: 2 Lecture/Discussion
Materials Fees: $80
This course provides information on the use of human resources to accomplish assignments, evaluating member performance, supervising personnel, and integrating health and safety plans, policies, and procedures into daily activities as well as the emergency scene. The course is one of the required courses for California State Fire Marshal Company Officer certification. This course will be delivered in a one-week, 40 hour format, which includes lecture, activities, and a final exam.
FIRE 231 Company Officer 2B 1 unit(s)
Hours: 1.2 Lecture/Discussion
Materials Fees: $80
This course provides information on general administrative functions and the implementation of department policies and procedures and addresses conveying the fire department's role, image, and mission to the public.
FIRE 232 Company Officer 2C 2 unit(s)
Hours: 2 Lecture/Discussion
Materials Fees: $80
Fire Inspections and Investigation for Company Officers. This is the third course in the new California State Fire Training Company Officer Certification.
FIRE 233 Company Officer 2D 2 unit(s)
Hours: 2 Lecture/Discussion
Materials Fees: $80
All-Risk Command Operations for Company Officers. This course is one of the six required by the Office of the State Fire Marshal for certification as a fire department Company Officer. This course will be taught in a forty-hour, five-day format, which includes lecture and computerized fire simulation activities.
FIRE 234 Company Officer 2E 2 unit(s)
Hours: 2 Lecture/Discussion
Materials Fees: $80
Wildland Incident Operations for Company Officers. This is one of the courses required by the Office of the State Fire Marshal for certification as a fire department Company Officer. This course will be delivered in a one-week, 40 hour format, which includes lecture, activities, and a final exam.
FIRE 252 S.F.M. Fire Investigation 1A 2 unit(s)
Hours: 2 Lecture/Discussion
Materials Fees: $80
SFM Fire Investigation 1A is designed for students who are currently employed in a fire service area and are interested in advancing their career into the area of investigation. Students will study the techniques of fire scene investigation, fire indicators and fire behavior. Additionally, the course will expose students to arson laws, writing documentation and insurance reports. This course applies toward investigator certification by the California State Fire Marshal's Office.
FIRE 270 Basic Fire Fighter 1 Academy 15 unit(s)
Hours: 12 Lecture/Discussion
9 Lab
Materials Fees: $210
Equivalent Course: FIRE 170
This class includes manipulative and technical training in basic concepts in fire service organization and theories of fire control including: fire department organization, identification, use and maintenance of fire equipment, hazardous materials, structural and wild land fire control, auto extrication, and fire fighter safety.
Prerequisites: FIRE 159 and EMT 251 or equivalent college course with "C" or better
FIRE 275 S.F.M. Command 1C 2 unit(s)
Hours: 2.3 Lecture/Discussion
Materials Fees: $80
This course is designed to teach the Company Officer how to safely and effectively operate at a wild land/urban interface fire incident (I-Zone). It prepares them to evaluate individual structures for survivability and how to employ the tactics and strategies necessary to protect the public and their property from a wildland fire.
FIRE 277 S.F.M. Fire Management 1 2 unit(s)
Hours: 2 Lecture/Discussion
Materials Fees: $80
Reviews management styles of leadership and, through the use of in-action exercises, simulations, and case studies, allows each student to experience how these basic principles can be effectively applied for on-the-job results. This course is one of the State Fire Marshal training classes needed for Fire Officer certification.
FIRE 280 Fire Fighter 2 Academy 5 unit(s)
Hours: 4 Lecture/Discussion
3 Lab
Materials Fees: $50
Fire Fighter 2 Academy is the second of two courses in the State Fire Marshal's Fire Fighter series. This course expands on areas which were introduced in the Fire Fighter 1 curriculum. The course concentrates on the subjects of Fire Department Communications, Fireground Operations, Rescue Operations, and Fire Prevention, Preparation, and Maintenance. Students must have access to NFPA approved protective clothing for structural fire fighters.
Prerequisites: FIRE 270 or equivalent college course with "C" or better