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FIRE 2010 - Basic Fire Academy-Firefighter 2

Credit Hours: 6.00

Prerequisites: FIRE 2000  and consent of department

FIRE‑2010 is for students who are currently employed by a fire department recognized by the Michigan Fire Marshall, are currently seeking employment, and/or are a volunteer in a recognized fire district. This course deals with advanced fire suppression techniques, including prevention procedure and skill development. This course meets the State‑mandated requirements for preparing students to take the exam for State certification for entry‑level or on‑call or volunteer firefighters.

Billable Contact Hours: 9

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Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to implement the Incident Management System and transfer command for emergency operations.

Objectives: The student will:

  1. List questions that first arriving personnel should answer.
  2. Demonstrate the organization of an Incident Management System (IMS) until command is transferred.
  3. Select facts related to the transfer of command.
  4. List information that is included in a situation status report.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to function within an assigned role within an IMS.
  6. List aspects of response resources that should be tracked within the IMS.
  7. Demonstrate the ability to assume command and transfer command within an IMS.

Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to identify the effects of fire and fire suppression activities on structures and demonstrate actions to take when imminent building collapse is suspected.

Objectives: The student will:

  1. Complete statements about the effects of fire and fire suppression activities on selected building materials.
  2. List signs of structural instability and potential building collapse.
  3. Describe ways in which fire suppression activities may create dangerous building conditions.
  4. Distinguish developing hazardous building or fire conditions.
  5. List actions to take when imminent building collapse is suspected.

Outcome 3: Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to identify and safely use various rescue and extrication tools.

Objectives: The student will:

  1. Match facts about extrication equipment power plants to the equipment to which they apply.
  2. List the two types of lighting commonly used to support emergency operations.
  3. Complete statements regarding the care and use of auxiliary electrical equipment.
  4. Demonstrate safely setting up and operating fire service lighting equipment.
  5. Service and maintain portable power plants and associated lighting equipment.
  6. Demonstrate the safe use of hydraulic rescue and extrication tools for vehicle extrication.
  7. List jacking and cribbing safety guidelines.
  8. Demonstrate the use of manual jacks and cribbing safely.
  9. List pneumatic tool safety guidelines.
  10. List winch safety guidelines.
  11. Demonstrate the use of a truck mounted winch.
  12. Demonstrate the use of a come-along.
  13. Complete air lifting bag safety guidelines.
  14. Demonstrate the use of air lifting bags.
  15. Select correct rescue and extrication tools for specific situations.
  16. Demonstrate the use of various saws including the reciprocating saw, and rotary saw.

Outcome 4: Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to assist a rescue operation team, work as a member of a team to extricate a victim trapped in a motor vehicle, and perform special rescue operations.

Objectives: The student will:

  1. List considerations to be made when sizing up a vehicle accident.
  2. List concerns of rescuers who assess the situation at automobile accidents.
  3. State the purpose of vehicle stabilization.
  4. List methods of gaining access to victims in vehicles.
  5. List complications of extrication efforts as a result of passenger restraint and protection systems.
  6. Select facts about disentanglement and patient management.
  7. State the purpose of patient packaging.
  8. Distinguish between laminated glass and tempered glass.
  9. Select the correct method for removing vehicle glass.
  10. Demonstrate removing automotive window glass.
  11. Match vehicle roof posts to their letter designations.
  12. Demonstrate the removal of vehicle doors.
  13. Move or remove vehicle roofs.
  14. Remove steering wheels and columns.
  15. Displace dashboards.
  16. Match types of building collapse to their descriptions.
  17. List the two types of hazards associated with structural collapse rescue operations.
  18. Distinguish between shoring and tunneling.
  19. Select facts about trench rescue operations.
  20. State the role of the fire department in cave and tunnel rescue operations.
  21. Select facts about rescue operations involving electricity.
  22. Distinguish between rescues and recoveries.
  23. Describe the methods for performing a water rescue.
  24. Describe the methods for performing an ice rescue.
  25. List factors that should be taken into account during industrial extrications.
  26. Select facts about elevator and escalator rescues.
  27. Demonstrate water rescue using a throw bag and life ring.
  28. Demonstrate donning a water/ice rescue immersion suit.
  29. Demonstrate a water or ice rescue of a victim while wearing a rescue immersion suit.
  30. Demonstrate back boarding and packaging a cervical spine injury victim while in water.
  31. Demonstrate survival techniques used should water immersion occur while wearing full firefighting turnout protective clothing.

Outcome 5: Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to safely work as part of a rescue team during confined space operations.

Objectives: The student will:

  1. List confined space hazards.
  2. List means of controlling confined space hazards.
  3. Assess a confined space scene for safety.
  4. Express the responsibilities of the entrant and attendant.
  5. Demonstrate entrant and attendant responsibilities as part of a rescue team.
  6. Access, deploy, and use equipment necessary for confined space rescue including a confined space tripod, hand operated winch, and supplied air breathing system.
  7. Demonstrate correctly the donning of a Class III confined space harness.
  8. Construct a mainline and rope anchor system.
  9. Construct a belay line rope system.
  10. Calculate various mechanical advantages.
  11. Employ a 3 to 1, 4 to 1, and 5 to 1 mechanical advantage system using the appropriate rope and pulleys.
  12. Package a patient for confined space rescue using a Sked extrication device and a LSP Halfback extrication device.
  13. Demonstrate rescue of a victim while operating within a structured incident management system.

Outcome 6: Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to safely work as part of a rescue team in hazardous materials operations.

Objectives: The student will:

  1. Identify hazardous materials and the risks associated with them in a hazardous materials incident.
  2. Identify the first responder’s limitations in training and skills required for response to a hazardous materials incident.
  3. Summarize Awareness Level and Operations Level responsibilities at hazardous materials Incidents.
  4. Identify types and locations of hazardous materials in the community.
  5. Identify hazardous materials by using the U.S. Department of Transportation placarding and labeling system.
  6. Utilize the North American Emergency Response Guidebook to reference information to aid in the handling of hazardous materials incidents.
  7. Identify common resource organizations available to the first responder.
  8. Demonstrate the use of rail consists, bills of lading, dangerous cargo manifests, air bills, and material safety data sheets (MSDS), to aid in identifying hazardous materials and their properties.
  9. Identify the types of locations that may become targets for criminal or terrorist activity using hazardous materials.
  10. Identify indicators of possible criminal or terrorist activity involving hazardous materials.
  11. Identify specific actions necessary when an incident is suspected to involve criminal or terrorist activity.
  12. Describe various chemical and physical properties and chemical reactions.
  13. Define the following terms: acid, base, reactivity, oxidizer, volatility, boiling point, flash point, corrosive, flammability, density, specific gravity, vapor density, viscosity, miscibility, Alpha, Beta, & Gamma radiation.
  14. Describe the proper protective actions for radiation incidents.
  15. Given a pesticide label, explain the significance of: the name of the pesticide, signal word, EPA registration number, precautionary statement, hazard statement, and active ingredient.
  16. Define medical surveillance.
  17. Identify elements of medical surveillance.
  18. Cite the OSHA standard requiring medical surveillance.
  19. Describe NFPA levels of protection and EPA levels of protection.
  20. Explain each EPA level of protection.
  21. Cite the conditions requiring each level of protection.
  22. Provide several limitations to chemical protective clothing.
  23. Explain the advantages and disadvantages of a variety of materials used for chemical protective clothing.
  24. Define permeation, degradation, and penetration.
  25. Select the proper personal protective equipment for a defensive response to a hazardous materials incident.
  26. List at least three ways of obtaining information about specific hazardous materials.
  27. Demonstrate gathering information from various hazardous materials resource books.
  28. Demonstrate calling for assistance in a hazardous materials incident.
  29. Define decontamination.
  30. Describe the seven points of consideration to decontamination planning.
  31. Identify various types of contaminants.
  32. List four general methods of decontamination.
  33. Describe the difference between physical and chemical removal of contaminants.
  34. Describe possible hazards associated with decontamination.
  35. Demonstrate the assembly of a decontamination line.
  36. Perform dry decontamination.
  37. Perform emergency decontamination.
  38. Describe the procedures for the disposal of contaminants.
  39. Define confinement, and containment.
  40. Describe the limitations of personnel trained at the Operational Level for Hazardous Materials.
  41. Describe methods and procedures for the following: Isolation of a container, confinement of land releases, confinement of air releases, and confinement of water releases.
  42. Describe procedures for an evacuation.
  43. Determine the source and size of a leak.
  44. Describe procedures for bonding and the transferring of materials.
  45. Describe the information that must be obtained in the size up of a hazardous materials incident.
  46. Predict the behavior of a material and its container.
  47. Estimate the potential harm at a hazardous materials incident.
  48. Describe the three work zones and the primary activities within each zone: Hot, Warn, and Clean.
  49. Describe the U.S. military mission-oriented posture (MOPP) ensembles.
  50. Explain how the General Hazardous Materials Behavior Model (GEBMO) can help firefighters understand the likely course of an incident

Outcome 7: Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to demonstrate the skills and abilities to facilitate a self-rescue and to take an active roll in the rescue of other fire fighters in need.

Objectives: The student will:

  1. Describe the three different styles of life safety harnesses.
  2. Demonstrate the proper application of the Munter Hitch.
  3. Demonstrate the proper technique to egress a hostile environment using a Munter hitch, rope, hand tool and SCBA.
  4. Demonstrate two types of ladder egress from a hostile environment.
  5. Demonstrate basic rope rappelling technique with and without wearing an SCBA under the direct supervision of a Rope Rescue Technician level trained instructor.
  6. Describe two wall-breach techniques used to escape a hostile environment while wearing an SCBA.
  7. Describe various search and removal techniques.
  8. Working in teams of two, demonstrate proficiency in locating, disentangling, and removing a trapped firefighter in a timely manner.
  9. Demonstrate the proper way to exit a building, using a hose line, upon being disoriented or lost.

Outcome 8: Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to set up, climb, lock in using a ladder belt, and operate a mounted fire stream on a 100’ raised aerial platform.

Objectives: The student will:

  1. Identify the various elements of a raised aerial platform.
  2. Select facts about proper placement of aerial ladders.
  3. Describe the collapse zone as based on building size and height.
  4. Properly climb a raised 100’ aerial.
  5. Demonstrate locking into a raised 100’ aerial ladder using a ladder belt.
  6. Demonstrate proper operation of aerial mounted fire streams using various fire stream patterns.

Outcome 9: Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to test the operability of and flow from a fire hydrant.

Objectives: The student will:

  1. Match to their correct definitions terms associated with water flow and pressure.
  2. Select from a list conditions that reduce hydrant effectiveness.
  3. Demonstrate the proper measuring and recording of hydrant flow pressures.

Outcome 10: Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to identify and use hose tools, hose appliances, and service test hose.

Objectives: The student will:

  1. Identify types of valves and valve devices.
  2. Match types of valves to their functions.
  3. Identify hose fitting appliances.
  4. Identify tools used with fire hose.
  5. Match hose appliances and tools to their uses in specific fireground situations.
  6. Select adapters and appliances for given fireground situations.
  7. Demonstrate the use of various hose tools and appliances.
  8. Select facts about service testing of hose.
  9. List safety guidelines for service testing of hose.
  10. Demonstrate the proper service testing of fire hose.

Outcome 11: Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to properly mix foam concentrate and assemble and operate a foam fire stream system.

Objectives: The student will:

  1. Describe the methods by which foam prevents or controls a hazard.
  2. Classify flammable liquids as hydrocarbon or polar solvent fuels.
  3. Explain the process by which foam is generated.
  4. Describe the components of foam production.
  5. List factors that affect foam expansion.
  6. Classify foams by their expansion ratios.
  7. Distinguish between characteristics of Class A and Class B foams.
  8. List factors that affect Class B foam application rates.
  9. Select facts about foam proportioning.
  10. Match methods of proportioning to their descriptions.
  11. Select facts about foam proportioners.
  12. Demonstrate selecting the proper foams for given fire situations.
  13. Select the proper nozzles for specific foam situations.
  14. List reasons for poor foam generation.
  15. Match foam application methods with their uses.
  16. List types of hazards associated with foam use.
  17. Demonstrate the installation and proper use of an in-line foam educator.
  18. Demonstrate the operation of a high-expansion foam generator.

Outcome 12: Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to operate as part of a team to coordinate an interior attack and to control and/or extinguish ignitable liquid fires and flammable gas fires.

Objectives: The student will:

  1. Distinguish between flammable liquids and combustible liquids.
  2. Select facts about suppressing Class B fires.
  3. Describe signs and effects of a Boiling Liquid Expanding Vapor Explosion (BLEVE).
  4. List the four ways that water can be used to attack a Class B fire.
  5. List methods of identifying tank components.
  6. Select facts about techniques for suppressing bulk transport vehicle fires.
  7. Demonstrate the use of water to control an ignitable liquid fire in an open pan or pit.
  8. Distinguish between the characteristics of natural gas and liquid petroleum gas.
  9. Control and/or extinguish a flammable gas cylinder fire.
  10. Determine actions to take, including retreat, when dealing with specific Class B fire conditions.

Outcome 13: Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to operate as part of a team to control and/or extinguish interior fires, exterior fires, and passenger vehicle fires.

Objectives: The student will:

  1. Describe initial factors to consider when suppressing structure fires.
  2. Distinguish among direct, indirect, and combination attacks on Class A fires.
  3. Select facts about deploying and operating a master stream device.
  4. Demonstrate operating and deploying a master stream device.
  5. Describe actions and hazards associated with suppressing Class C fires.
  6. List safety guidelines for electrical emergencies.
  7. Select facts about Class D fire control.
  8. Discuss responsibilities of companies in structural fires.
  9. Control and/or extinguish a Class A fire within structure.
  10. List guidelines for controlling passenger vehicle fires.
  11. Identify hazards associated with controlling passenger vehicle fires.
  12. Attack a passenger vehicle fire.
  13. Extinguish a fire in a trash container.
  14. Select facts about fires and emergencies in confined spaces.
  15. Select facts about wildland fires.
  16. Describe the parts of a wildland fire.
  17. Summarize influences on wildland fire behavior: fuel, weather, and topography.
  18. List wildland protective clothing and equipment.
  19. Describe methods used to attack wildland fires.

Outcome 14: Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to identify components of and discuss the operation of typical fire detection and suppression systems.

Objectives: The student will:

  1. Match types of alarm-initiating devices to their descriptions.
  2. Select facts about heat detectors.
  3. Select facts about smoke detectors.
  4. Complete statements about flame detectors.
  5. Complete statements about fire-gas detectors.
  6. State the reason for having a variety of alarm-indicating devices.
  7. Match types of automatic alarm systems to their descriptions.
  8. Identify components of fire suppression systems.

Outcome 15: Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to identify his or her responsibilities in fire cause determination and protect evidence of fire cause and origin.

Objectives: The student will:

  1. Describe signs and indicators of an incendiary fire.
  2. Summarize important observations to be made in route, after arriving at the scene, and during firefighting operations.
  3. Discuss firefighter conduct and statements at the fire scene.
  4. Select facts about securing the scene and legal considerations.
  5. Discus protecting and preserving evidence.
  6. Demonstrate the protection of evidence of fire cause and origin.

Outcome 16: Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to complete a basic incident report and communicate the need for team assistance.

Objectives: The student will:

  1. Select facts about making calls for additional response resources.
  2. List information that should be included in incident reports.
  3. Identify appropriate incident report codes.
  4. Proofread incident reports.
  5. Create incident reports.

Outcome 17: Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to conduct a pre-incident survey working as a member of a team.

Objectives: The student will:

  1. Provide examples of equipment required to conduct fire pre-incident surveys.
  2. List goals of pre-incident surveys.
  3. Provide examples of the types of information that a pre-incident survey can provide.
  4. Match standard map symbols to their correct meanings.
  5. Perform a pre-incident survey and complete related documentation.

Outcome 18: Upon completion of this course, the student will have met the minimum standards for Firefighter II as outlined in NFPA 1001 for emergency medical care.

Objectives: The student will:

  1. Demonstrate the use, decontamination, disinfecting, and disposal of personal protective equipment used for protection from infection.
  2. Perform Single-Rescuer Adult, Child, and Infant Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).
  3. Perform Two-Rescuer Adult CPR.
  4. Demonstrate management of an obstructed airway in a conscious and unconscious adult.
  5. Demonstrate management of an obstructed airway in a conscious and unconscious child.
  6. Demonstrate management of an obstructed airway in a conscious and unconscious infant.
  7. Demonstrate the use of a resuscitation mask in the performance of single and two-rescuer CPR.
  8. Demonstrate a primary survey for life-threatening injuries.
  9. Differentiate between arterial, venous, and capillary bleeding.
  10. Demonstrate 3 procedures for controlling external bleeding.
  11. Identify characteristics and emergency medical care of thermal burns according to degree and severity.
  12. Identify characteristics and emergency medical care for chemical burns of the eye.
  13. Identify the symptoms and demonstrate emergency medical care of traumatic shock.
  14. Identify the symptoms and demonstrate emergency medical care for poisons and drug overdoses.
  15. Identify the method of contacting the poison control center that serves the local jurisdiction.
  16. Describe laws that relate to infection control.
  17. Describe actions required when responding to scenes involving violent or dangerous situations.
  18. Describe the physiological aspects of stress and types of stress reactions.
  19. Discuss the circulatory system.
  20. Describe types of shock.
  21. Describe the signs of shock.
  22. Describe the steps for managing shock.

• Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
• Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
• Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
• Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
• Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
• Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.

CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Communication: YES
Critical Thinking: YES
Information Literacy: YES
Scientific Literacy: YES


Course Introduc tion 1 .5 0.0
Laws, Administra tive Rules and Standards 1 4.0 0.0
Implemen ting the Incident Management System (IMS) 1 3.0 1.0
Construc tion Materials and Building Collapse 4 3.0 1.0
Rescue and Extrica tion Tools 8 6.0 6.0
Vehicle Extrica tion and Special Rescue 8 6.0 0.0
Confined Space Opera tions CS   16.0 8.0
Rapid Interven tion Team and Firefighter Self-Rescue RIT   8.0 8.0
Aerial Ladder Opera tions 10 2.0 4.0
Hydrant Flow and Water Systems 12 1.0 0.5
Hose Tools and Appliances 13 2.5 2.0
Foam Fire Streams 14 5.0 3.0
Ignitable Liquid and Flammable Gas Fire Control 15 3.0 6.0
Fire Detec tion, Alarm, and Suppression Systems 16 2.5 1.0
Fire Cause and Origin 18 4.0 0.0
Radio Communica tions and Incident Reports 19 2.0 2.0
Pre-Incident Survey 20 2.0 2.0
Emergency Medical Care 21 10.0 6.0
Hazmat First Responder - Awareness 22 4.0 0.0
Hazmat First Responder - Opera tions 23 20.0 8.0
Fire Attack Advanced and Live Burn 15 4.0 20.0
State Written and Prac tical Testing   4.0 10.0

Primary Faculty
Staelgraeve, Kenneth
Secondary Faculty

Associate Dean
Lopez, Michael
Mirijanian, Narine

Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088

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