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FSC 150 - Fire Operations II

4 Credits, 5 Contact Hours
3 lecture periods 2 lab periods

Continuation of FSC 149 . Specialized classroom and practical experience in the practices and techniques of fire fighting. Includes principles of community fire defense, methods of entry, rescue, tools, apparatus, equipment, salvage, hydraulics, and fire extinguishment.

Prerequisite(s): FSC 149  
Information: Completion of FSC 149  and FSC 150 will help prepare the student for successful completion of State of Arizona Firefighter I & II practical evaluations. Only when taken as a part of the Pima Community College Fire Academy can students be concurrently enrolled in FSC 149  and FSC 150.
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Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Identify different techniques for handling a rescue.
  2. Describe the primary functions of the Engine Company and Ladder Company.
  3. Show knowledge of using a fire hydrant and the ability to connect hoses and nozzles appropriately to develop a water supply line.
  4. Demonstrate of when and how to utilize different types of ventilation.
  5. Address the necessity for customer service skills to be utilized when dealing with an emergency.
  6. Describe some of the benefits of public education.

Performance Objectives:
  1. Identify the appropriate tools used for forcible entry.
  2. Tie three fire department knots.
  3. Demonstrate a right hand or left hand search of a building.
  4. Explain the functions of an engine company.
  5. Demonstrate advancing a pre-connected 1¾” hose line.
  6. Demonstrate making a water supply line with large diameter hose.
  7. Demonstrate advancing a hose line in coordination with other members.
  8. Explain the workings of a fire hydrant.
  9. Describe the different phases of burning.
  10. Demonstrate the appropriate use of different types of nozzles.
  11. Explain the functions of a ladder company.
  12. Demonstrate the appropriate technique for roof ventilation.
  13. Demonstrate the technique for positive pressure ventilation.
  14. Identify common roof types and construction in the Tucson area.
  15. Explain the purpose of overhaul.
  16. Demonstrate the use of a salvage cover.
  17. Explain the importance of fire prevention.
  18. Identify common fire hazards found in business occupancies.
  19. Explain the importance of customer service.

  1. Rescue
    1. Forcible entry
    2. Ropes and knots
    3. Extrication
  2. Engine Company Operations
    1. One person hose operations
      1. Hose handling
      2. Supply lines
      3. Hose appliances
    2. Team hose operations
      1. Advancing lines on grade
      2. Advancing lines above and below grade
      3. Large stream devices
      4. Protection systems
    3. Water supply
      1. Hydrants
      2. Static sources
      3. Testing and records
    4. Firefighting
      1. Phases of burning
      2. Fire stream application
      3. Safety
  3. Ladder Company Operations
    1. Ventilation
    2. Tools
    3. Roof types
    4. Salvage and overhaul
  4. Fire Prevention
    1. Public education
    2. Introduction to fire codes
  5. Communications
    1. Use of the radio
    2. Order model

Effective Term:
Fall 2015

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