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Note: some or all of the courses in the subjects marked as "Transfer" can be used towards a transfer degree: Associate of Science and Arts or Associate of Engineering Science at DACC. Transferability for specific institutions and majors varies. Consult a counselor for this information.

Areas of Study | Fire Science - 15 courses
FIRE100 Techniques of Fire Fighting (Module A) (As Needed) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: This course will provide the basic knowledge of the organization of fire departments, basic equipment and its use as well as fire behavior and safety. Practical evaluations included.
Notes [ C]

FIRE101 Techniques of Fire Fighting (Module B) (As Needed) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: This course will provide the basic knowledge of emergency medical care, building construction, forcible entry and the rescue process.  Practical evaluations included.
Notes [ C]

FIRE102 Techniques of Fire Fighting (Module C) (As Needed) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: This course will provide the basic knowledge of fire detection and prevention as well as survival (terrorism awareness and hazardous materials). Practical evaluations included.
Notes [ C]

FIRE110 Fire Prevention Principles I/Fire Service Laws & Regulations (As Needed) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: This course provides the student with an overview and understanding of the field of fire prevention including history of fire prevention, code development and enforcement, inspection principles, public fire safety education, and arson suppression. This course follows objectives outlined in the National Fire Protection Association Standards 1031, Fire Inspector I.  This course also provides the basic knowledge and skills through which to locate and comprehend the various statutes, regulations, codes, and cases, federal, state, and local that form the framework governing the fire service.
Notes [ C]

FIRE120 Tactics and Strategy I (As Needed) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: This course reviews special methods of teaching tactical concepts relative to extinguishing all classes of fire. Extinguishing equipment and compounds along with fire development are covered.
Notes [ C]

FIRE130 EMT-Basic (As Needed) – 5.0 hours
Course Description: This course is designed to prepare the student for licensure at EMT-Basic level. The history of EMS, patient assessment, medical and trauma emergencies, and ambulance operations will be discussed. Meets state requirement of 120 hours of instructions for certification, 10 hours of clinical experience outside the classroom is required and coordinated by instructor.
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FIRE140 Fire Management I (As Needed) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: This course will acquaint the student with the role of the company officer and provides an introduction to basic management theories, practices and functions.
Notes [ C]

FIRE142 Fire Management II (As Needed) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: This course will acquaint the student with the principles of communication and group dynamics as they relate to the company officer. This course is a requirement for Fire Officer I.
Notes [ C]

FIRE151 Fire Apparatus Engineer (As Needed) – 4.0 hours
Course Description: This course will train the student to be a fire apparatus engineer: preventative maintenance, pumps and controls, water supply and water systems, specialized equipment, general operations and the responsibilities of a fire apparatus engineer. Practical evaluations included.
Notes [ C]

FIRE160 Hazardous Materials Awareness (As Needed) – 1.0 hours
Course Description: This class will train students to evaluate and work defensively at an incident involving the release of hazardous materials.  The student will understand the relevance of standard operating guidelines and how they play a role in hazardous materials operations.
Notes [ C]

FIRE161 Hazardous Materials Operations (As Needed) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: This course will train students to respond to releases or potential releases of hazardous materials and have the training to respond defensively without trying to stop their release. Practical evaluations included.
Notes [ C]

FIRE170 Fire Instructor I (As Needed) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: This course will train fire fighters the basics of teaching fire subjects and is structured to provide information about human relations in the teaching-learning environment, methods of teaching and proper method of writing lesson plans.
Notes [ C]

FIRE180 Technical Rescue Awareness (As Needed) – 1.0 hours
Course Description: This course will meet the needs of those individuals desiring to increase their knowledge in the are of technical rescue.  Structured to provide information about technical terms, equipment, and various types of technical rescue (rope rescue, water rescue, confined space rescue, etc.) used in the fire service.
Notes [ C]

FIRE181 Vehicle and Machinery Operations (As Needed) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: This class is designed to develop student skills in the use of extrication techniques needed to perform rescue (patient and rescuer protection and consequences of not using protection), extrication (securing vehicle, environmental hazards, correct tool usage), and hazardous control functions (traffic control, containing/stopping fuel/fluid or vapor release, apparatus placement) and appropriate techniques for removing debris, preserving evidence and transferring control of the scene. Practical evaluations included.
Notes [ C]

FIRE195 Fire Science Practicum (As Needed) – 1.0 hours
Course Description: Repeatable up to 4 hours. Students receive credit for service on a volunteer fire department. Documentation required.
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