Provides hands-on experience in the procedures and systems utilized during an automobile extrication. Subjects covered include: Auto extrication, types of hand and power tools, removing windows, opening doors, removing roofs, pulling steering wheels, moving foot pedals, raising dashboards, pulling seats, stabilization of vehicles, and simulated rescues of trapped victims.
Basic Emergency Vehicle Operations
This course provides information and skills training. Topics include applicable laws, defensive driving techniques, basic inspection, and maintenance. Each student also has the opportunity to increase his or her driving skills during simulated driving conditions.
Basic Pump Operations
This course provides the student with the information and skills training for operating fire service pumps. Topics include types of pumps, engine and pump gauges, maintenance, unsafe pumping conditions, pressure relief devices, cooling systems, water supplies, drafting, and field hydraulics. Each student also has the opportunity to increase his or her pumping skills during simulated pumping conditions.
Command 1A: Structure Fire Command Operations for the Company Officer
This course provides an introduction to the principles of command, an overview of the concepts of command safety and the risk management process, pre-incident planning considerations, command considerations at structure fire incidents, Company Officer initial actions at an incident including the development of incident priorities, strategy, and tactics, information on the roles and responsibilities of a Company Officer for post-incident actions. Each student will have the opportunity to gain experience in a controlled environment through structure fire incident simulations.
Confined Space Rescue Awareness
This course provides instruction in identifying a permit and non-permit required confined space, the hazards associated with confined spaces, target industries and hazards, state regulations, communications, and equipment requirements. This course does not qualify participants to make permit required entries.
Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator 1A: Emergency Vehicle Operations
Updated to reflect current California Vehicle Code (CVC) requirements and the 2009 NFPA 1002 Standard for Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator Professional Qualifications. This course provides the student with information on driver responsibilities, recognized standards, and related laws for fire apparatus. Topics include basic inspections, documentation, maintenance, and troubleshooting fire apparatus, and techniques on driving and positioning fire apparatus. Each student also has the opportunity to increase his or her driving skills during simulated driving conditions.
Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator 1B: Pump Operations
Updated to reflect the 2009 NFPA 1002 Standard for Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator Professional Qualifications and requires a textbook and student supplement. This course provides the student with information on pump construction and theory of pump operations. Topics include methods for performing basic hydraulics and techniques on basic inspections, documentation, maintenance, and troubleshooting fire pumps. Each student also has the opportunity to increase his or her pumping skills during simulated pumping conditions.
Fire Command 1B: Incident Management for Company Officers
This course provides the student with information on tactics, strategies, and scene management for multi-casualty incidents, hazardous materials incidents, and wildland fires. Each student also has the opportunity to increase his or her knowledge and skills by handling initial operations at these types of incidents through simulation and class activities.
Fire Control 1: Basic Fire Chemistry
This course is a basic overview of fire chemistry and fire behavior designed for the beginning or a volunteer fire fighter. Includes: Classes of fire, fundamentals of heat transfer, fire characteristics of materials, products of combustion, hazardous and explosive materials, extinguishing agents, size- up, and exposure protection.
Fire Control 2: Basic Operations – Structural
A hands-on course designed to provide the student with information, methods, and techniques for operating basic fire fighting tools and carrying out basic fire fighting evolutions. Areas covered include Hose, nozzles, and fittings, ground ladders, self-contained breathing apparatus, pump operations in theory, pump operations in the field, and the use of fire extinguishers.
Hazardous Materials First Responder Awareness Level
Hazardous Materials notification and reporting requirements for Fire Department personnel who may witness or discover a Hazardous Materials Leak, spill, or discharge. Meets the requirements of CFR 29 1910.120 and CCR Title 8.
Hazardous Materials First Responder Operational Level
Defensive tactics to contain the release from a safe distance, keep it from spreading, and prevent exposures without trying to stop the release. Meets and exceeds the requirements of CFR 29 1910.120 and CCR Title 8.
Hazardous Materials First Responder Operational, Decontamination
This course will provide the haz mat emergency responder with the processes used in decontamination and methods to limit the spread of hazardous materials contamination in a safe and competent manner.
I-200: Basic ICS
This course introduces students to the principles of the Incident Command System (ICS) associated with incident-related performance. Topics include leadership and management, delegation of authority and management by objectives, functional areas and positions, briefings, organizational flexibility, transitions and transfers.
S-130: Fire Fighter Training
This course is designed to provide entry-level fire fighters skills. Many of the units are set up so they can be taught in either the classroom or the field; field time is encouraged. A version of L- 180, Human Factors on the Fireline, has been included as part of this course.
S-190: Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior
This course provides instruction in the primary factors affecting the start and spread of wildfire and recognition of potentially hazardous situations. S-190 is typically taught in conjunction with or prior to Basic Fire Fighter Training, S-130. It is designed to meet the fire behavior training needs of a Fire Fighter Type 2 (FFT2) on an incident as outlined in the PMS 310-1, Wildland Fire Qualification System Guide and the position task book developed for the position.
S-230: Crew Boss – Single Resource
Training for the single resource boss position from initial dispatch through demobilization to the home unit. Topics include operational leadership, preparation and mobilization, assignment preparation, risk management, entrapment avoidance, safety and tactics, offline duties, demobilization, and post incident responsibilities.
S-231: Engine Boss
Designed to produce student proficiency in the performance of the duties associated with ENGB. Topics include engine and crew capabilities and limitations, information sources, fire size-up considerations, tactics, and wildland/urban interface.
S-290: Intermediate Wildland Fire Behavior
This is a classroom-based skills course designed to prepare the prospective fireline supervisor to undertake safe and effective fire management operations. It is the second course in a series that collectively serves to develop fire behavior prediction knowledge and skills. Fire environment differences are discussed as necessary; instructor should stress local conditions.