The Yuba College Basic Wildland Firefighter Academy provides the skills and knowledge needed for the entry-level firefighter to perform his /her duties safely, effectively, and competently.
The curriculum is based on CALFIRE policy, the 2013 edition of the NFPA 1001 Standard for Firefighter Professional Qualifications, the 20212 edition of the NPPA 1051 Standards for Wildland Firefighter Professional Qualifications, and the 2008 edition of the NFPA 472 Standard for Competence of responders to Hazardous Materials / Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents.
Admission to the Basic Wildland Academy is based on the following prerequisite skills:
1. Completion of FIRTC 206- Hazardous Materials- FRO or HLTH-2.
Additionally, the Department recommendation (s) are as follows:
1. Eligibility for ENGL 1A.
2. Eligibility for MATH52.
3. Basic computer skills.
Student Learning Objectives:
1. Don wildland personal protective clothing and shelter according to the manufacturers' guidelines within 60 seconds.
2. Deploy a New Generation Fire Shelter within 30 seconds.
3. Define the role of Firefighter I in the fire department.
4. Identify the mission of the fire service.
5. Understand standard operating procedures and rules and regulations of the fire department.
6. Perform a simple hose lay.
7. Perform a mobile attack.
8. Perform progressive hose lay.
Sections Annually Annual Enrollment
These projections are based upon speaking with the Yuba College Advisory Board, Regional Training Managers, CALFIRE, National Guard, and several other entities who are currently registering students for the Basic Wildland Training
The Yuba College Basic Wildland course offers a pathway for students to quickly enter the field with a seasonal CALFIRE job. This course prepares students specifically for a job with CALFIRE, and discusses tactics, skills, principles wildland firefighting. Topics discussed in this program include:
1. Fire behavior and weather assessment.
2. Applied leadership and followership.
3. Small unit leadership skills.
4. Briefings and communications.
5. Fire attack and command strategies.
6. Physical conditioning.
7. Essential safety practices.
8. Aviation coordination for suppression and logistics.
9. Decision making and readiness.
10. Applied prescribed fire and fuels strategies.
Successful completion of HAZMAT FRO or HEALTH 2 is required to advance to the Basic Wildland Academy. During this course, students will learn and pass physical skills tests and written exams based upon the following topics:
1. Orientation and Administration.
2. Firefighter I Certification Process.
3. General Knowledge Requirements.
4. Firefighter Safety.
5. Structural Personal Protective Ensemble.
6. Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus.
7. Responding on an Apparatus.
8. Operating at an Emergency Scene.
10. Initiating a Response to an Emergency.
11. Operating Fire Department Radios.
12. Fire Tool and Equipment.
13. Structural Fire Suppression.
14. Firefighter Survival.
15. Suppression of Fire Outside of a Structure.
16. Wildland Fire Suppression.
17. Hazardous Materials.
(Y1 or S1)
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