Fire Service Technology (FIRE)
FIRE 101 Fire Fighter 1
(12 Credits, Fall)
This course is based on the current National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1001: Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications and may lead to International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) certification. It is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills needed to function as an integral member of a firefighting team under direct or general supervision in hazardous conditions. A combination of classroom study, drills, field practice, and training evolutions will prepare students to perform most fire ground functions under the supervision of an officer or experienced firefighter. Successful completion of all written exams, practical exercises, and a passing score on the state certification exam is required for IFSAC certification. PREREQ: Admission to the Fire Service Technology program. COREQ: FIRE 110.
FIRE 110 Physical Fitness for Firefighters
(1 Credit, Fall)
This course prepares students for the physical fitness requirements that must be met in order to pass the Firefighter Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT). It will also teach students about the importance physical fitness for firefighters. The physical training in this course focuses on the aerobic conditioning, strength training, and bio-mechanical knowledge needed for a healthy career as a firefighter. Students will learn the skills necessary to successfully complete the CPAT, which is required by fire departments for hiring, and to meet the minimum standards for candidate firefighters put forth by National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1582. This course may be repeated three times for a maximum of three credits. (Pass/No Pass) COREQ: FIRE 101 or PERM/INST.