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FIRE 131 - Fire Fighting - Tactics and Strategy

Credits: 3
Lecture Contact Hours: 3
Description: This course examines firefighting tactics and strategies related to various types of fires in diverse locations. Topics include safety concepts, company operations, fire dynamics, types of construction, special fires and fire protection systems. Actions to be taken before and after an incident will be explored.

Prerequisites: None.
Corequisites: None.
Recommended: FIRE 112  OR FIRE 124  

Course Category: Occupational
This Course is Typically Offered: Winter Only
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Course Competencies
  1. Distinguish the difference between firefighting strategy and tactics.
  2. Outline the changes in firefighting tactics and strategy over time.
  3. Examine how the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and Incident Management System (IMS) coordinate resources to affect an incident.
  4. Examine firefighter safety initiatives and other safety concepts.
  5. Identify the unique fire attack concerns surrounding various building construction types.
  6. Explain the main components of pre-fire planning for a specific building type and the steps for review.
  7. Explain how fire dynamics affect strategy and tactics on the fireground.
  8. Explain how the various areas of company operations affect the fireground.
  9. Outline the different types of water supply systems and what can affect them.
  10. Examine the significance of fireground communications.
  11. Identify key factors regarding firefighting operations at buildings with fire protection systems.
  12. Identify strategic and tactical issues of single and multiple family dwellings.
  13. Explain the steps taken during size-up.
  14. Differentiate between wildland firefighting and structural firefighting tactics.
  15. Explain various strategies and tactics used in special fires.
  16. Outline the necessary actions to be accomplished after an incident occurs.

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