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:

  • Lecture
  • PowerPoint presentation
  • Role Play
  • Demonstrations
  • Hands-on applications


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