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Coastline Regional Occupational Program (ROP)

Fire Science 101

APPROVED FOR UC/CSU

The following ROP course meets the UC/CSU Preparatory Elective ā€œGā€ requirement. To meet UC/CSU admission requirement (ā€œGā€ credit), students must earn a grade of 70% or better.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Acquire the skills necessary for a career in fire protection and fire safety. Course includes a survey of career opportunities in fire service and related fields, history of fire protection, fire loss analysis, public and private fire protection services, specific fire protection functions, fire chemistry and physics. This class is for the student seriously considering a future career in the fire service.

Certification: FEMA Incident Command System 907 and 230.

Required Materials: Dark blue pants (nondenim) and dark blue shirt required (no logos).

Required Hours: Calendar of class meeting dates will be provided at the first class session.

COURSE TOPICS

  • Introduction and orientation
  • Building Construction/Fire Prevention
  • Fire protection career opportunities
  • Entry into fire service
  • Fire department resources and administration
  • Emergency medical services- hospital care in fire service
  • Fire department facilities and equipment
  • Character and behavior of fire
  • Wild land interface
  • Tool identification/Ropes and knots
  • Safety
  • Fire extinguishment/Salvage Operations
  • Fire communications
  • Firefighter health and fitness
  • Water Supply/Hoses
  • Employment literacy/Station Life
  • Search and Rescue
  • Personal skills related to employment
  • Interpersonal skills and group dynamics
  • Thinking and problem solving skills
  • Communication skills

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (SLO)

Upon successful completion, Coastline ROP students will:

  • Integrate Academic and Technical Skills
  • Practice Problem Solving and Critical Thinking Skills
  • Communicate and Collaborate with Diverse Audiences
  • Demonstrate Creativity and Innovation
  • Act as Responsible, Ethical Citizens
  • Develop Personal, Educational and Career Goals

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