The Fire Technology program prepares students to enter the field of fire technology as a firefighter. Firefighters are required to carry out emergency duties such as fire suppression, rescue, first aid, medical services, hazardous materials mitigation, and other duties as assigned. Non-emergency duties include fire prevention, public education, training, station and equipment maintenance, and other related tasks.
|Required Core Courses||32.5|
|Fire Protection Organizations|
|Emergency Medical Technician|
|Fire Prevention Technology|
|Fire Behavior and Principles of Combustion|
|Principles of Fire and Emergency Services; Safety and Survival|
|Fire Equipment and Apparatus|
|Building Construction for Fire Protection|
|Fire Protection Equipment and Systems|
|Fire Tactics and Strategies|
|Required Additional Courses||3-22.5|
|Complete a minimum of one of the following:|
|Wildland Fire Control|
|Wildland Fire Academy|
|Fire Fighter I/II Academy|
and Fire Service Physical Fitness
|USLA Lifeguard Academy I|
To complete the Certificate of Achievement, students must also meet requirements in scholarship and residency. Refer to Education Pathways - Earn a Certificate of Achievement section in this catalog for specific information.
|FT R151||Fire Protection Organizations||3|
|FT R152||Fire Prevention Technology||3|
|EMT R169||Emergency Medical Technician||8.5|
|FT R154||Fire Behavior and Principles of Combustion||3|
|FT R158||Principles of Fire and Emergency Services; Safety and Survival||3|
|FT R167||Fire Equipment and Apparatus||3|
|FT R161||Building Construction for Fire Protection||3|
|FT R155||Fire Protection Equipment and Systems||3|
|FT R160||Fire Tactics and Strategies||3|
|FT R170 |
& FT R173
|Fire Fighter I/II Academy |
or Wildland Fire Control
or USLA Lifeguard Academy I
or Wildland Fire Academy
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Appropriately manage patient care relating to illness and injury, in the pre-hospital setting.
- Compare various types of fire protection systems and explain each system's role in the fire service.
- Identify apparatus, equipment and tools essential for successful fire department operations.
- Identify the roles and responsibilities of the fire service.
- Describe the importance of fire prevention and how it relates to the community, public education and the fire service.
- Recognize factors on the fire ground that jeopardize the safety of fire fighters.
- Relate the building construction type to its anticipated fire behavior in emergency situations.
- Recognize the characteristics of fire behavior and relate how the external influences of weather and chemicals affect it.