FPTC 214 - Skills and Knowledge Update for Volunteer/Reserve Firefighte (1-3 units)
Pass/No Pass (P/NP) Only • Total hours: 8.5-25.5 hours lecture; 25.5-85 hours lab
This variable-hour course (34-110.5 hours) meets the training needs of the volunteer/reserve firefighter. Students build on their firefighting skills, including knowledge of firefighter safety, SCBA PASS devices, determination of air supply, electrical hazards, use of tools and equipment, fuel types and suppression methods, attack techniques, structural search and rescue, first aid, and CPR skills. The course is an overview of current technology and available equipment and resources within the scope of fire control, rescue, and intervention. Portions of instruction may be offered online; may also be offered fully online.
Prerequisite(s): State Fire Marshal Office (SFMO) certified basic firefighting academy diploma or equivalent as determined by the Dean of Academy Instruction. NOTE: Approval of equivalent training is not a guarantee state regulatory or licensing agencies will also grant equivalency. Prior to beginning this course students must already be familiar with, and be able to demonstrate all of the skills listed in the SFMO curriculum. These will not be taught in the course; rather, they will be the starting point for advanced firefighter training that builds upon them. Contact the Director of the Public Safety Training Center for a complete list.
Credit transferable: Non-transferable