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Fire Science


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FISC 101INTRODUCTION TO FIRE PROTECTION3.0 CRRE   S, F

Studies the history and development of fire service as well as safety and security movements. Identifies general fire hazards and their causes and how to apply fire protection principles.

Prerequisite: None


FISC 105FUNDAMENTALS OF FIRE PREVENTION3.0 CRRE   F

Studies fundamentals of fire inspection standards and techniques of evaluation, identification of hazards, and making practical recommendations. Students write reports and conduct on-site inspections of building to locate hazards and recommend improvements. Students study fire prevention and education programs and conduct presentations.

Prerequisite: None


FISC 109FIRE SERVICE SAFETY3.0 CRRE   F

Studies firefighter health and safety as it relates to Washington State. Emphasizes day-to-day health and safety of department members. Addresses standards and regulations, the safety officer?s role, accident prevention and investigation, record keeping. Structural, EMS, hazardous materials, and wild land emergencies will be addressed.

Prerequisite: None


FISC 110FIRE SCIENCE I3.0 CRRE   F

Studies characteristics and behavior of fire, fundamental physical laws and chemical reactions occurring in fire and fire suppression. Analyzes factors contributing to fire?its cause, rate of burning, heat generation and travel, by-products of combustion, fire confinement, control, and extinguishing.

Prerequisite: None


FISC 111BASIC FIRE FIGHTING SKILLS10.0 CRRE   F

Studies basic tools,, procedures, techniques and safety precautions utilized by the fire fighter during fire ground operations based on nationally recognized professional standards and Washington State ?basic fire fighter? training requirements.

Prerequisite: None


FISC 125FIRE SERVICE RESCUE5.0 CRRE   Sp

Studies a variety of procedures, equipment, and tools utilized by emergency rescue personnel. Student will become familiar with building search, auto extrication, rope rescue, and water rescue.

Prerequisite: FISC 111 or instructor permission.


FISC 129EMERGENCY INCIDENT MNGT3.0 CRRE   Sp

Studies the emergency incident management (IMS) process as it applies to the fire service at the ?fire company? level. Emphasis to include basic command structure and components, incident safety considerations, personnel accountability, and application of the management process to a variety of emergency situations.

Prerequisite: None


FISC 170EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN B8.0 CRRE   W, Sp

Provides skill development in recognition of symptoms of illness and injuries, and in proper emergency care problems. Includes proficiency tests and evaluation sessions. Prepares students to take the state certification examination for EMT B.

Prerequisites: MEDA 101 or BTEC 181 or concurrent enrollment with a C or better.


FISC 205FIRE INVESTIGATION AND CAUSE DETERMINATION3.0 CRRE   W

Studies burning characteristics of combustibles. Interprets clues and burn patterns leading to point of origin. Identifies incendiary indications, sources of ignition and materials ignited, and how to preserve the fire scene evidence.

Prerequisite: None


FISC 206HAZARDOUS MATERIALS3.0 CRRE   Sp

Reviews basic chemistry as it applies to fire technology. Studies the identity of hazardous material by color, symbol, and marking. Covers recommended practices for storage and handling of solids, liquids, and gases, and studies fire control methods for these materials. Meets federal standards for awareness and operations level.

Prerequisite: None


FISC 207FIRE APPARATUS AND PUMPING EQUIPMENT4.0 CRRE   W, Sp

Provides an introduction to various fire pumps and their operation. Reviews operating principles and construction of various types of equipment, and covers preventive maintenance and troubleshooting. Also introduces ground flow and friction loss considerations, and pump discharge pressure calculations.

Prerequisite: None


FISC 210BUILDING CONSTRUCTION FOR FIRE PROTECTION3.0 CRRE   W

Offers knowledge and skills in the various construction features of buildings. Includes structural features affecting fire spread and building collapse, the effect of fire on materials, fire stops and ratings. Use of blueprints and plans to understand building features and pre-fire planning is emphasized.

Prerequisite: None


FISC 215FIXED SYSTEMS AND EXTINGUISHERS3.0 CRRE   F, Sp

Studies portable extinguisher equipment, fire alarm and detection systems, sprinkler systems and standpipes, protection systems for special hazards, explosion release, ventilated systems, inert atmosphere and static bonding.

Prerequisite: None


FISC 220WILDLAND FIREFIGHTER II3.0 CRRE  

Trains persons in the basic skills of wildland fire fighting. Examines wildland fire behavior, fire control tactics, operation of fire pumps, standards for fire fighter safety and survival, and an introduction to the Incident Command System. Students completing this course will be qualified to suppress wildland fire under close supervision.

Prerequisite: None


FISC 224FIRE SERVICE INSTRUCTOR I3.0 CRRE   Sp

Provides a basic understanding of the implementation strategies for specific fire service curricula and instructional methodology used in the workplace. Each student will demonstrate the knowledge of and the ability to deliver instruction from prepared materials, and effectively critique lesson deliveries of their peers.

Prerequisite: None


FISC 230WILDLAND FIREFIGHTER II REFRESHER1.0 CRRE  

Refreshes basic skills of wildland fire fighting. Examines wildland fire behavior, fire control tactics, operation of fire pumps, standards for firefighter safety and survival, and an introduction to the Incident Command System. Students completing this course will be qualified to suppress wildland fire under close supervision.

Prerequisite: FISC 220 or equivalent.


FISC 255FIRE FIGHTING TACTICS AND STRATEGY3.0 CRRE   Sp

Studies fire ground tactics and strategy, responses and size-ups, protection of exposures, containment, extinguishing, the command post, combined operations, analysis and post-mortem evaluation, pre-fire surveys, and planning.

Prerequisite: None


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