Firefighting & Protection (FFP)
Meet Eastern Florida State College qualification pertaining to the Fire Science Technology limited access program. This special session program prepares the student for safe, dependable, and prompt performance of a firefighter's tasks during emergencies and in the fire station. Students learn the tasks, duties, and responsibilities of firefighting. Upon successful completion of the course, student will receive state certificate of completion as a Volunteer Firefighter having satisfied all the Florida Bureau of Fire Standards and Training requirements.
Students learn the tasks, duties, and responsibilities of firefighting. Upon successful completion of the course, student will receive state certification as Career Firefighter having satisfied all the Florida Bureau of Fire Standards and Training requirements and state exam.
Study of chemistry and physics of fire; detailed study of effects of fire on national economy, as well as review of fire experience in the United States; detailed examination of basic fire classifications, fire causes, and leading fire problems; survey of agencies involved in fire safety, fire protection, and hazardous materials; familiarization of the fire service.
This course presents the basic fire fighter principles, theory, and job performance requirements as they pertain to the industrial fire brigade fire fighter. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standard 1001 identifies the minimum standard for structural Fire Fighter 1 and 2, and NFPA 1081 identifies the standards for industrial fire brigade fire fighters. All related subject matter of both NFPA standards will be examined and discussed in this course.
This course explores basic concepts of occupational health and safety as it relates to emergency service organizations. Topics include risk evaluation and control procedures for fire stations, training sites, emergency vehicles and emergency situations involving fire, EMS, hazardous materials and technical rescue. Upon completion of this course the student should be able to establish and manage a safety program in an emergency service organization.
Classroom lectures and practices are conducted in the principles and uses of aerial and pumper (quint) apparatus, including the recognition of hazards which may be present during aerial operations. Classroom lectures and exercises will also identify the tactical and safe placement of aerial apparatus. Maintenance issues related to the safe operation of the vehicle and long-term care of the equipment will also be identified. Safe driving operations and maneuvering of the vehicle will be discussed. Student must have working knowledge of fire apparatus and provide their own Personal Protective Equipment as required.
This course provides the public educator with the knowledge and skills needed to successfully perform as a fire and life safety educator as addressed in National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1035. For those who practice the multidisciplinary profession of fire and life safety educator (including uniformed fire service personnel and other professionals), topics include fire behavior, community assessment, injury prevention, and juvenile fire-setting. The student will also develop presentation skills and formulate public education programs. This course meets the national certification criteria for Fire and Life Safety Education, Level 1.
This course is designed to show the arson investigator the different forms of matter and energy, common substances, and how they relate to fires. The chemical formulas of flammable and combustible substances, their bondings and separations, as well as the different chemical reactions related to fire and oxidation are covered . Particular emphasis is placed on the specific substances used by arsonists to ignite and accelerate burnings.
The curriculum in this portion of the Fire Prevention Inspection Certification Program deals with building construction. Topics include identifying hazards from assault by fire and gravity, how building construction can influence fire spread, fire confinement or structural collapse, and other life safety issues. This course does not teach construction techniques, rather it helps students identify construction features and their hazards under fire conditions.
Application of hydraulics to assure effective water stream at fire ground, practical and specific problems related to water supply including water demands for sprinklers, standpipes, hose streams and nozzles. Underwriters Laboratory and National Fire Protection Association standards are studied.
This course is designed to prepare the fire service employee for safe operations of fire department pumping apparatus and basic troubleshooting procedures for fire service pumps. This course meets NFPA 1002, Standard for Fire Department Apparatus Operators.
Structure and organization of fire prevention organizations, conducting inspections; interpreting and applying code regulations. A study of procedures and techniques of fire prevention, including surveying and mapping, recognition and elimination of fire hazards, and fire risk analysis as applied to municipal and industrial occupancies.
Study of the origin and current use of codes and standards as they apply to fire and life safety. Course includes the use and application of the Life Safety Code with regard to occupancy, occupant load, and exiting requirements. (Course outline is derived from the Bureau of Fire Standards).
This course is designed to give students the skills required for assimilating information contained in working drawings and specifications as they relate to the fire inspector, including interpretation of conventional graphic communications using accepted standards and conventions. The course emphasizes reading and interpreting residential and commercial plans and blueprints, such as plats, plots, floor plans, elevations, and architecture. Symbols, abbreviations, principles of technical projection, as well as a review of basic mathematics and terminology used in surveying and construction, and a review or geometry are included. Applied experience finding and interpreting information from authentic drawings is also included.
This course covers the functions and general design principles of suppression systems. Standards and principles of installation are emphasized for detection, signaling, and communication systems, and a review of the characteristics and limitations of extinguishing agents will be addressed.
This course is the study of the fire department's purpose and responsibilities in fire investigation, including emphasis upon proper procedures and practices for arson and other types of fire investigation. Fire causes, inspections, sources of ignition, origin, spread, speed and directional flow are stressed. A study of applicable laws and pertinent evidence as they relate to illegal fires is overviewed.
Designed to assist fire officers in solving the varied problems and situations they will be required to manage effectively in today's ever-changing fire service. The curriculum includes a review of fire department organization and administration, management theory, leadership, communication, motivation, and small group dynamics.
The curriculum explores methods and mechanics of teaching and adult learning. The course draws from many recognized authorities and emphasizes techniques and devices for specific training and teaching situations including media and visual aids. The course also stresses assessment of teaching effectiveness.
Emphasizes techniques that will assist the Fire Service Instructor develop skills in curriculum development including the importance of an Active Training program.
This course deals with the entire spectrum of issues facing today's fire service leaders. Topics include: labor relations, human rights and diversity, conflicts of interest, and frameworks for ethical decision-making are used.
This course is designed to cover basic factors involved in coping with an emergency scene, and determining the best use of available resources in protecting lives and property. The course emphasizes the changing nature of an emergency situation, and the ways in which the fire officer can evaluate the effectiveness of a proposed Incident Action Plan.
This course will include a study of action plans, command and control, safety, building dynamics, sprinkler operations, fire company operations, and various types of fire. This is an advanced study intended for higher ranking officers using state and local provided scenarios.