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LONG 158 - The Firefighter Education and Training (16 Weeks)

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Course Description

The Firefighter Education and Training program is a dynamic and challenging program that focuses on firefighting skills and competencies. Begin the program with an introduction to the firefighting profession and develop related skills and expertise, using theoretical and hands-on approaches. This program focuses on the knowledge, skills, and professionalism required to prepare you for a future career in firefighting.

Course Objectives

  • Demonstrate a high level of knowledge and skills in basement firefighting tactics and procedures
  • Demonstrate an operational knowledge of tactical ventilation techniques 
  • Demonstrate hose management techniques appropriate to various situations
  • Explain the importance of carrying out a dynamic risk assessment
  • Demonstrate the benefits of good planning and organizing
  • Monitor safe use of fire-fighting equipment

Who Should Attend?

  • Firefighters
  • Fire dispatchers
  • Fire prevention officers

Course Details/Schedule

Part 1

  • Introduction to Fire Service
  • Fire behavior theory
  • Science of Hazardous Materials Response
  • Physiology of respiration
  • Physical Fitness
  • Psychology and stress responses
  • Professional Communication for Firefighters

Part 2

  • Fire Ground Operations
  • Breathing Apparatus
  • Basement Hot Fire
  • Fire Suppression
  • Fire and Safety Initiatives
  • Rescue Operations
  • Entry control procedures
  • Search procedures/Casualty locating and handling
  • Structural Collapse
  • Rope Rescue
  • Firefighting practical exercises in collaboration with firefighting agency

Part 3

  • Environmental Protection
  • Emergency Patient Care
  • Fire Investigation
  • Education and Fire Prevention in the Community