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 Course Title:   Fire Service Internship

 Title Abbreviation:   COOPERATIVE EDUCATION

 Department:    FIRE

 Course #:    199

 Credits:    1

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    0

 CIP:    430203

 EPC:    828

 REV:    2017

 Course Description  

Relevant work experience through appointment to a fire protection agency. Augments classroom learning by applying skills and knowledge learned and opportunity to develop workplace ethics, appropriate performance levels, and behavioral traits in workplace settings.


Prerequisite: Completion of FIRE 122 with minimum C grade or Department Chair approval. Must possess Firefighter 1 and Hazardous Materials First Responder, Operations certifications from the Washington State Fire Marshal’s Office. Must possess EMT-B certification from National Registry EMT or PE 200.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 0

Lab: 0

Other: 55

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for ATA degree  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

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Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Prepare a learning contract and setting goals in writing for workplace experience.
  2. Document the workplace learning experience by submitting regular work notes.
  3. Prepare a self-evaluation measuring work and learning against stated goals.
  4. Given various emergency situations and adequate equipment, demonstrate appropriate skill levels to mitigate harmful or destructive conditions occurring in the community.
  5. Given various situations where the student must make decisions of judgment, demonstrate a strong sense of ethics in problem solving and decision making.
  6. Perform all job functions at a level expected and communicated by his/her supervisor in carrying out duties as a firefighter.
  7. Understand the value and appearance of professional behavior and demonstrate such in the working environment.
  8. Understand the value of a professional development plan and gain insight into creating his/her own.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

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

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 . . .
6.1 Identify ethical and healthy choices and apply these personally, socially, academically, and professionally.
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.

Course Contents

  1. Major topics are set by the student and the workplace supervisor during the writing of the learning contract. Topics usually focus on the host fire department’s needs and activities. Previous topics have included:
  2. Maintenance of apparatus, equipment and facilities.
  3. Personnel policies.
  4. Training and certification systems and requirements.
  5. Facility, apparatus and equipment response preparedness.
  6. Fire company interpersonal dynamics.
  7. Emergency response and operations.
  8. Public education and relations.
  9. Fire prevention functions.
  10. Cultural and interpersonal dynamics of the fire station.