Students who wish to concentrate on meeting the requirements for Technical Rescue for entry level employment in the fire service or promotional opportunities will develop the required knowledge, skills and abilities in the area of Technical Rescue and in fire suppression, fire prevention, training and administration. Opportunities also exist with private industry safety programs, insurance companies and fire equipment manufacturing firms. Through the expertise of the faculty and the exposure to professional fire service personnel, students can expect to be trained in the latest theories and techniques in Technical Rescue, fire technology, firefighting skills and emergency medical training.
40 -80 students annually.
Students completing this program will be able to identify and discuss the concepts and theories related to Technical Rescue in the fire service including its history and development, fire prevention techniques and protection equipment, fire behavior and chemistry and firefighter safety. Students will also be able to recognize the tools and equipment used in the fire service and demonstrate their safe and proper use. Students will also demonstrate the interpersonal and communication skills necessary to function within the fire service, as well as, display the values, ethics and professionalism required to be successful.
This certificate is designed to provide comprehensive occupational training in the skills and methods used for Technical Rescue in the fire service. Students will be taught the manipulative skills and technical knowledge in firefighter survival, trench rescue, confined space, low/high angle rescue and structural collapse qualifying for employment and promotional positions with firefighting agencies. Additional opportunities also exist with private industry safety programs, insurance companies and fire equipment manufacturing firms.
|Term||Course #||Course Title||Units|
|1||EMS 161||EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN 1 (REFRESHER)||1.5|
|1||FST 090||PRE-SERVICE FIRE ACADEMY||7.5|
|2||FST 120||FIREFIGHTER SURVIVAL||0.50|
|2||FST 156||TRENCH RESCUE TECHNICIAN||0.50|
|2||FST 165||CONFINED SPACE RESCUE TECHNICIAN||1.00|
|2||FST 166||CONFINED SPACE RESCUE AWARENESS||0.25|
|2||FST 173||RESCUE SYSTEMS 1: BASIC RESCUE SKILLS||2.00|
|2||FST 174||RESCUE SYSTEMS 2: ADVANCED RESCUE SKILLS||2.00|
|2||FST 175||LOW ANGLE ROPE RESCUE OPERATIONAL||0.50|
|2||FST 219||RESCUE SYSTEMS 3 STRUCTURAL COLLAPSE TECHNICIAN||0.50|
|2||FST 277||ROPE RESCUE TECHNICIAN/HIGH ANGLE RESCUE||1.00|
|3||FST 154||HAZ MAT TECHNICIAN 1C INCIDENT CONSIDERATIONS||1.75|
|3||FST 155||HAZ MAT TECHNICIAN 1D TACTICAL FIELD OPERATIONS||1.75|
|3||FST 157||HAZ MAT SPECIALIST 1F SPECIALIZED MITIGATION TECHNIQUES||1.75|
|3||FST 158||HAZ MAT SPECIALIST 1G TACTICAL FIELD OPERATIONS||1.75|
|4||FST 259||FIRE INSPECTOR 1C FIELD INSPECTION||1.25|
|4||FST 240||FIRE PREVENTION 1 FIRE AND LIFE SAFETY INSPECTIONS FOR COMPANY OFFICER||1.5|
|4||FST 241||FIRE INVESTIGATION 1A FIRE ORIGIN AND DETERMINATION||2|
|4||FST 165||CONFINED SPACE RESCUE TECHNICIAN||1|
|TERM 4||TOTAL UNITS||30.00|
Diann Thursby · 03/08/21
Received regional recommendation at 3-8-2021 IEDRC Deans Meeting.