Fire Fighter I

Course Code:

Credit Hours:
191 clock hours

Effective beginning:



Course Description:
This course introduces the student to the skills and techniques used in firefighting. Classroom instruction includes a variety of fire related topics. Practical exercises and scenarios are included to enhance classroom instruction and skill development.


Course Details


Bob Lemons
Public Service Bldg. Y


Required textbooks/ course materials:

Essentials of Fire Fighting, 7th ed., IFSTA.  ISBN: 9780879396572


Assignment/course outline:

See instructor first day handout.


Discipline-level learning outcomes:

FFP 0030V is not a general education core course, but is a core Fire Fighter I course.


Course-level learning outcomes:

Course-level student learning outcomesDiscipline-level learning outcomesAssessment methods
  • Introduction
  • Firefighter Safety and Health
  • Fire Behavior
  • Building Construction
  • Personal Protective Gear
  • Portable extinguishers
  • Ropes & Knots
  • Building Search & Victim Removal
  • Forcible Entry
  • Ladders
  • Ventilation
  • Water Supply
  • Hose
  • Water Fire Streams
  • Fire Control
  • Automatic Sprinkler Systems
  • Loss Control
  • Protecting Fire Scene Evidence
  • Fire Department Communications
  • FL SERC Awareness Level Hazardous Materials
  • Operations Level Hazardous Materials
  • Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior
  • Wildland Firefighter Training

FF Outcome 1: Demonstrate mastery of Firefighter knowledge and skills.

FF Outcome 2: Demonstrate safety skills appropriate for Firefighters.

FF Outcome 3: Apply critical thinking/problem-solving and diagnostic skills proficiency as appropriate for employees in a Firefighter’s work setting.

FF Outcome 4: Exhibit leadership through team building, and professional skills appropriate for employees in a Firefighter’s work setting.

FF Outcome 5: Demonstrate skills required to become certified and employed as Firefighters.

Tests, Skills Performance & Demonstration, Skills Check-Off


Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:

The Firefighter I program uses lecture is the primary method of instruction. Students are expected to be attentive and are encouraged to ask questions. Lectures will come primarily from the textbook in formats that may include power point presentations, white board illustrations, videos, and web-based technologies and student discussion on specific topics. Given information from discussion and reading materials, through hands on skills testing, the student will satisfy the Job Performance Requirements (JPR) of the applicable National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards, as well as any applicable skill sheets that have been adopted by the Florida State Fire College, Bureau of Standards and Training.

NFPA 1001, Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications, 2019 edition


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