Fire Technology (FIRE)

FIRE 1  Fire Protection Organization

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 54   

This course provides an overview to fire protection and emergency services; career opportunities in fire protection and related fields ; culture and history of emergency services; fire loss analysis: organization and function of public and private fire protection services; fire departments as part of local government; laws and regulations affecting the fire service; fire service nomenclature; specific fire protection functions; basic fire chemistry and physics; introduction to fire protection systems; introduction to fire strategy and tactics; life safe initiatives

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 202227248FIRE:1T8:00am - 11:10amE. Valdez28B-210
Fall 202227273FIRE:1W11:30am - 2:40pmE. Lazar28B-210
Fall 202227341FIRE:1M3:00pm - 6:10pmF. Brambila28B-210
Fall 202228344FIRE:1MTF8:00am - 9:15amOCAM-EHS

FIRE 2  Fire Prevention Technology

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, C-ID #: FIRE 110 X)
Lecture: 54   

This course provides fundamental knowledge relating to the field of fire prevention. Topics include: history and philosophy of fire prevention; organization and operation of a fire prevention bureau; use and application of codes and standards; plans review; fire inspections; fire and life safety education; and fire investigation.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 202227265FIRE:2T11:30am - 2:40pmR. Genovese28B-210
Fall 202227268FIRE:2W8:00am - 11:10amR. Genovese28B-206

FIRE 3  Fire Protection Equipment and Systems

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 54   
Advisory: FIRE 1

Provides information relating to the features of design and operation of the fire alarm systems; water based fire suppression systems; specialized hazard fire suppression systems; water supply for fire protection and portable fire extinguishers.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 202227255FIRE:3T11:30am - 2:40pmE. Valdez28B-212
Fall 202227288FIRE:3R11:30am - 2:40pmR. Pock28B-203
Fall 202227335FIRE:3M11:30am - 2:40pm28B-206

FIRE 4  Building Construction for Fire Protection

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, C-ID #: FIRE 130 X)
Lecture: 54   
Advisory: FIRE 1

Provides the components of building construction related to firefighter and life safety. The elements of construction and design of structures are shown to be key factors when inspecting buildings, preplanning fire operations , and operating at emergencies.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 202227251FIRE:4T8:00am - 11:10amJ. Petersen28B-203
Fall 202227280FIRE:4W11:30am - 2:40pmE. Valdez28B-203
Fall 202227286FIRE:4R8:00am - 11:10am28B-210

FIRE 5  Fire Behavior and Combustion

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 54   
Advisory: FIRE 1

Explores the theories and fundamentals of how and why fires start, spread, and are controlled. In depth study of fire chemistry and physics, characteristics of materials, extinguishing of materials, extinguishing agents, and fire control techniques.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 202227295FIRE:5R11:30am - 2:40pmK. Norwood28B-206
Fall 202227316FIRE:5F8:00am - 11:15amF. Brambila28B-210

FIRE 6  Hazardous Materials/ICS

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 54   
Advisory: FIRE 1

Provides basic chemistry relating to the categories of hazardous materials including recognition, identification, reactivity, and health encountered by emergency services. Provides information regarding emergency procedures, legal requirements, compliance to regulations, health effects and treatment, and protocols that meet Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 202227318FIRE:6F11:30am - 2:45pmC. Fleetwood28B-210

FIRE 7  Fire Fighting Tactics and Strategy

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 54   
Advisory: FIRE 1

This course provides the principles of fire ground control through utilization of personnel, equipment, and extinguishing agents. Additionally, it provides principles of fire command and control procedures, understanding types of building construction as they relate to fire control, review of fire chemistry, pre-fire planning, organized approach to decision making on the fire scene, and basic firefighting strategies and tactics.

FIRE 8  Fire Company Organization and Management

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 54   
Advisory: FIRE 1

Introduces the student to the organization and management of a fire and emergency services department and the relationship of government agencies to the fire service. Emphasis is placed on fire and emergency service ethics and leadership from the perspective of the company officer.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 202227337FIRE:8M11:30am - 2:40pmF. Brambila28B-203

FIRE 9  Fire Hydraulics

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 54   
Advisory: FIRE 1 and eligibility for MATH 51

Provides a foundation of theoretical knowledge in order to understand the principles of the use of water in fire protection and to apply hydraulic principles to analyze and solve water supply problems.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 202227262FIRE:9T11:30am - 2:40pmR. Lopez28B-203

FIRE 10  Arson and Fire Investigation

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 54   
Advisory: FIRE 1

Provides students with the fundamentals and technical knowledge needed for proper fire scene interpretations, including recognizing and conducting origin and cause, preservation of evidence and documentation, scene security, motives of the fire setter, and types of fire causes.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 202227311FIRE:10R11:30am - 2:40pmE. Valdez28B-210

FIRE 11  Fire Apparatus and Equipment

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 54   
Advisory: FIRE 1

Mechanized equipment operated by fire service personnel and regulations pertaining to their use. Includes driving laws, driving techniques, construction and operation of pumping engines, ladder trucks, aerial platforms, specialized equipment, and apparatus maintenance.

FIRE 12  Wildland Fire Control

4.5 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU)
Lecture: 81   
Advisory: Eligibility for ENGL 68

Addresses wildland fire behavior, safety considerations, strategy, tactics, and operational differences within the wildland urban interface. Field trip required.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 202229398FIRE:12S8:00am - 4:05pmB. Burrill28B-210

FIRE 13  Principles of Fire and Emergency Services Safety and Survival

3 Units (Degree Applicable, CSU, C-ID #: FIRE 150 X)
Lecture: 54   
Advisory: FIRE 1

This course introduces the basic principles and history related to the National Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives; focusing on the need for cultural and behavior change throughout the emergency services. This course meets criteria of the National Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education objectives as it pertains to firefighter safety and survival techniques used in today's fire service.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 202227271FIRE:13W8:00am - 11:10amE. Lazar28B-210
Fall 202227290FIRE:13R8:00am - 11:10amR. Genovese28B-212

FIRE 86  Basic Fire Academy

14.5 Units (Degree Applicable)
Lecture: 144   Lab: 377
Prerequisite: FIRE 1 and FIRE 2 and FIRE 3 and FIRE 4 and FIRE 5 and (FIRE 13 or equivalent) and KIN 50 and (KINF 51A or KINF 51B or KINF 52A or KINF 52B or equivalent) and proof of EMT completion record
Corequisite: KINF 53

This course prepares students for an entry level position as a firefighter. Includes Firefighter I training in the areas of structural firefighting, hazardous materials, and wildland firefighting. Upon successful completion of the course, students will earn a State Firefighter I certification and be eligible for the State Firefighter II certification.

FIRE 91  Fire Academy Ladder Orientation

1 Unit (Not Degree Applicable)
(May be taken for Pass/No Pass only)
Lecture: 8   Lab: 32

Intensive training in ladder manipulation to prepare students for Fire Academy and physical fitness tests given by the fire departments.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 202228413FIRE:91M9:00am - 4:50pmS. DominickOCAM-CVIFD
Fall 202228416FIRE:91M9:00am - 4:50pmS. Dominick; B. RamirezOCAM-XXXX
Fall 202228418FIRE:91M9:00am - 4:50pmS. Dominick; F. BrambilaOCAM-XXXX
Fall 202228419FIRE:91M9:00am - 4:50pmS. Dominick; L. PollockOCAM-XXXX

FIRE 93  Firefighter 1 Skills Review and Testing

1 Unit (Not Degree Applicable)
(May be taken for Pass/No Pass only)
Lecture: 4   Lab: 36
Prerequisite: FIRE 86 Basic Fire Academy course completion

Review of skills learned in the basic fire academy in accordance with the State Fire Marshal Firefighter 1 curriculum. This course also provides the student the opportunity to take the National Capstone tests for International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) and National Board on Fire Services Professional Qualifications (Pro Board) certification. Successful completion of this course would provide the student with the opportunity to apply for employment outside the state of California with those states that offer reciprocity.

TermCRNCourse TitleDayTimeInstructorLocation
Fall 202228421FIRE:93M9:00am - 12:50pmR. MosackOCAM-CVIFD

FIRE 96  Work Experience Fire Science

1-4 Units (Not Degree Applicable)
(May be taken for Pass/No Pass only)
Lab: 60-300
Prerequisite: Compliance with Work Experience regulations as designated in the College Catalog. Completion of a minimum of 12 units in Fire Science.

Work experience in fire service at an approved work site which is related to classroom instruction. A minimum of 75 paid or 60 non-paid clock hours per semester of supervised work is required for each unit of credit. It is recommended that the hours per week be equally distributed throughout the semester. This course is available to students achieving a minimum of 12 units in fire service.

FIRE 100  Company Officer 2C: Fire Inspections and Investigations

2 Units (Degree Applicable)
Lecture: 40   

Company Officer’s role in fire prevention and investigation, the relationship between life safety and building construction, the elements of a quality company inspection program, determination of origin and cause of fire scene and how to address complex hazards encountered during an inspection.

FIRE 101  Company Officer 2D: All Risk Command Operations

2 Units (Degree Applicable)
Lecture: 40   
Prerequisite: Fire Academy Course Completion Certificate and 200 online certificate and Hazardous Material Incident Commander (CSTI) Certification

Principles of command for the Company Officer including the development of incident priorities, strategy, tactics, safety, and the risk management process. An overview of Company Officer pre- and post-incident planning considerations, and crew roles and responsibilities. Each student will have the opportunity to gain experience through structure fire incident simulations and role play.

FIRE 102  Company Officer 2B: General Administrative Functions

1 Unit (Degree Applicable)
Lecture: 20   

Company Officer 2B general administrative functions and the implementation of department policies and procedures. Addresses the fire department's role, image, and mission to the public.

FIRE 103  Company Officer 2E: Wildland Incident Operations

2 Units (Degree Applicable)
Lecture: 40   
Prerequisite: Fire Academy Course Completion Certificate and FIRE 101 and S-290 (classroom delivery only)

Principles of command in the wildland urban interface environment. Overview of the concepts of command safety and the risk management process, personnel qualifications, pre-incident planning considerations, command considerations at wildland incidents, fire behavior forecasting, firefighting limitations, key points from historic fires, the challenges of local conditions, and public expectations.

FIRE 104  Instructional Methodology

2 Units (Degree Applicable)
Lecture: 40   

This course is part of the Company Officer Certification track for the California State Fire Marshal. Methods and techniques for training in accordance with the latest concepts in career education; selecting, adapting, organizing, and using instructional materials appropriate for teaching cognitive lessons; criteria and methods to evaluate teaching and learning efficiency; and an opportunity to apply major principles of learning through teaching demonstrations.

FIRE 107  Company Officer 2A: Human Resource Management for Company Officers

2 Units (Degree Applicable)
Lecture: 40   

Company Officer 2A Human Resource Management for Company Officers course prepares or enhances the ability of the first line supervisor to supervise subordinates through the use of human resource management skills to accomplish assignment, evaluate member performance, and integrate health and safety plans, policies, and procedures into daily activities as well as the emergency scene.

FIRE 108  ICS 300: Advance Incident Command

1 Unit (Degree Applicable)
Lecture: 20   
Prerequisite: ICS 100 and ICS 200 online FEMA certificates

ICS 300 is part of the State Fire Marshal Officer Certification track and intended for persons serving as command staff, section chiefs, strike team leaders, task force leaders, unit leaders, division/group supervisors, branch directors, and multi-agency coordination system/emergency operations center staff. Topics include Incident Command System (ICS) staffing and organization, transfer of command, unified command functions in a multi-jurisdictional or multi-agency incident, ICS forms, resource management, interagency mission planning and procurement.

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