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 Course Title:   Firefighter Skills III

 Title Abbreviation:   FIREFIGHTER SKILLS III

 Department:    FIRE

 Course #:    122

 Credits:    5

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    6

 CIP:    430203

 EPC:    828

 REV:    2017

 Course Description  

Continuation of FIRE 120 and 121. Introduction to firefighting tools and equipment and basic firefighting techniques in new firefighter skill sets. Cognitive and skills development in emergency ground operations using firefighting companies. Emphasizes multi-company operations. Meets some of the training requirements for Firefighter 1 certification and incrementally prepares the student for an eventual certification examination.


Prerequisite: FIRE 121 with minimum C grade or department chair approval.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 33

Lab: 44

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for ATA degree  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
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Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Given sections of fire hose, cleaning equipment, and hose storage facilities, demonstrate the procedure for testing, inspecting and cleaning fire hose to return to service.
  2. Given hose appliances carried on various fire engines, name each, identify where they are stored on the apparatus, and describe their use, describe their construction and identify each part.
  3. Given hose tools carried on various fire engines, name each, identify where they are stored on the apparatus, and describe their use.
  4. Given sections of fire hose, demonstrate making up rolls, donuts, loads, and finishes.
  5. Given an equipped fire engine and working in a company, demonstrate the proficiency in performing supply and attack evolutions.
  6. Given a charged fire hose and working in a company, demonstrate handling various hose lines and nozzles.
  7. Describe the effects of friction loss and elevation gain/loss on the production of fire streams
  8. Describe the characteristics, advantages, disadvantages and handling of Fog Streams, Solid Streams, and Broken Streams.
  9. Given an equipped engine and working in a company, demonstrate attacking a passenger vehicle fire, a dumpster fire, a ground-level structure fire, and above-ground level structure fire, and a below-ground level structure fire.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

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

3. Communication

Definition: Understanding and producing effective written, spoken, visual, and non-verbal communication.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
3.3 Demonstrate effective listening skills.

6. Individual Awareness & Responsibility

Definition: Understanding, managing, and taking responsibility for one’s learning and behavior in varied and changing environments.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
6.2 Demonstrate standards of professionalism in manner, appearance, and setting appropriate to the context, including the classroom, workplace, and community.
6.4 Use self-reflection to recognize and define a sense of self-identity in personal, social/gender, and/or cultural/global terms and in relationship to others.
6.5 Develop self-monitoring and self-advocacy skills to effect positive life changes.

Course Contents

  1. Fire hose & appliances.
  2. Fire control.
  3. Fire attack evolutions.
  4. Washington State Fire Marshal Firefighter 1 certification examination.