FIRE FIGHTER I

  • Program: Fire Protection
  • Course: Fire Fighter I
  • Course #: FRPT1100
  • Total Credits: 5

Course Description

This course is designed to teach the student the necessary skills to perform the base duties of fire fighting including the thought process used to decide the operations to do. This will include the duties of rescue, exposure protection, confinement of the fire, extinguishment of the fire, overhaul, salvage and ventilation.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Explain the recognition process
Identify fire service safety practices
Size up the different types of fire behavior
Summarize the different fire control techniques
Select the proper fire control technique for each type of fire behavior
Identify the components of rescue procedures
Construct ventilation procedures
Select types of forcible entry
Determine proper protection measures
Identify the components of a water supply system
Determine proper overhaul procedures
Explain salvage procedures
Select appropriate ladder for the incident
Identify the components of a fire alarm system
Explain the use of fire extinguishers

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 2
  • Lab: 3
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
    None
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park/Eden Prairie

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