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 Course Title:   Live Fire Operations

 Title Abbreviation:   LIVE FIRE OPERATIONS

 Department:    FIRE

 Course #:    223

 Credits:    1

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    1.75

 CIP:    430203

 EPC:    828

 REV:    2017

 Course Description  

Introduction to fire development theory as well as water application principals in order to effectively extinguish interior ""Class A"" fires. Provides the skills necessary to function as the nozzle operator of an interior fire attack team. Also introduces the basic properties of fire- fighting foam and the application methods used to control and combat "Class B" liquid fires.


Prerequisite: FIRE 271 or concurrent enrollment.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 5

Lab: 11

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for ATA degree  

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Properly attack and extinguish the fire at ground level, above ground level, and below ground level while operating as the nozzle person of a team at an interior structure fire involving Class A materials.
  2. Properly deploy and operate an attack hoseline of 1 ½” or 1 ¾” size while operating at the scene of a live structure fire.
  3. Extinguish an ignitable liquid fire by blanketing a foam fire stream over the fuel’s surface, preventing re-ignition, and maintaining team safety while operating as a team leader.
  4. Coordinate the interior attack of a structure fire at ground level, above ground level, below ground level and in attic spaces by maintaining crew integrity, predicting fire behavior, forecasting developing hazards, and selecting the proper attack technique while incorporating forcible entry, ventilation, and search and rescue activities while operating as a team leader.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.3 Identify, interpret, and evaluate pertinent data and previous experience to reach conclusions.

Course Contents

  1. Self contained breathing apparatus operations and maintenance.
  2. Live fire safety standards.
  3. Fire behavior as it relates to interior structure fires and liquid fuel fires.
  4. Fire stream selection and application.
  5. Fire ground tactics.
  6. Hose handling techniques.
  7. Forcible entry techniques.
  8. Integrated ventilation strategy & techniques.
  9. Search and rescue practices.