Basic Fire Fighter Academy (BFFA)

BFFA 063A  Basic Fire Fighter I Academy (Part 1) Units: 9.75

This course is Part 1 of the Basic Firefighter 1 Academy. Students must successfully complete this course to be eligible to enroll in BFFA-063B (Part 2). Successful completion of both BFFA-063A and BFFA-063B are required to meet the minimum requirements as mandated by the California State Fire Marshal. This course provides students with the skills and knowledge needed for the entry level professional fire fighter position to perform his/her duties safely, effectively, and competently. The curriculum is based on the 2013 edition of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA 1001 Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications, the 2012 edition of NFPA 1051 Standard for Wildland Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications,and the 2008 edition of NFPA 72 Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents. Completion of this course satisfies the requirements as established by the State Fire Marshal for the(2013) Fire Fighter I curriculum. Completion of this course requires students to complete all summative tests with a minimum of 80%, complete all activities and formative tests, and complete all mandatory skills testing as established by the State Fire Marshal Fire Fighter I course plan. Students will be issued CSFM certificates upon successful completion of the scheduled training modules during the fire academy. 1. Students will be required to rent or purchase NFPA compliant structural protective equipment to enroll in this class. 2. Students will be required to purchase black leather boots that include a vibrant rubber sole, steel shank and steel toe. 3. Students will be required to purchase two complete fire academy uniforms. Uniform specifications and vendors are identified in the fire academy Standard Operating Procedures. 4. Students will be required to pay for the California State Fire Marshal Fire Service Training & Education System (FSTEP)certificates at time of specific course completion. 5. Students will be required to pay for the California State Fire Marshal Fire Fighter 1 IFSAC and Pro Board written examination fees.
Lecture Hours: 113         Lab Hours: 189          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: EMT-084 and FIRE-001 and CSFM-070 or concurrent enrollment
Advisory: ENG-071
Limitation on enrollment: Successful completion of a Certified Physical Ability Test (CPAT) or BIDDLE test within one year prior to the start of the fire academy. Students must complete a mandatory respiratory examination(FIT) test before using the SCBA equipment. Safety gear and SCBA will be required of all students. Complete IS-100: Introduction to the Incident Command System (http://training.fema.gov/EMIweb/IS/is100Ist.asp) and IS-700: National Incident Management, An Introduction http://training.fema.gov/EMIweb/IS/is700alst.asp) during BFFA-063A or BFFA-063B academy.
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

BFFA 063B  Basic Fire Fighter I Academy (Part 2) Units: 8.75

This course is Part 2 of the Basic Firefighter 1 Academy. Students must have successfully completed BFFA-063A (Part 1)to be eligible to enroll in BFFA-063B (Part 2). Successful completion of both BFFA-063A and BFFA-063B are required to meet the minimum requirements as mandated by the California State Fire Marshal. This course provides students with the skills and knowledge needed for the entry level professional fire fighter position to perform his/her duties safely, effectively, and competently. The curriculum is based on the 2013 edition of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA 1001 Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications, the 2012 edition of NFPA 1051 Standard for Wildland Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications, and the 2008 edition of NFPA 72 Standard for Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents. Completion of this course satisfies the requirements as established by the State Fire Marshal for the (2013) Fire Fighter I curriculum. Completion of this course requires students to complete all summative tests with a minimum of 80%, complete all activities and formative tests, and complete all mandatory skills testing as established by the State Fire Marshal Fire Fighter I course plan. Students will be issued CSFM certificates upon successful completion of the scheduled training modules during the fire academy. 1. Students will be required to rent or purchase NFPA compliant structural protective equipment to enroll in this class. 2. Students will be required to purchase black leather boots that include a vibrant rubber sole, steel shank and steel toe. 3. Students will be required to purchase two complete fire academy uniforms. Uniform specifications and vendors are identified in the fire academy Standard Operating Procedures. 4. Students will be required to pay for the California State Fire Marshal Fire Service Training & Education System (FSTEP) certificates at time of specific course completion. 5. Students will be required to pay for the California State Fire Marshal Fire Fighter 1 IFSAC and Pro Board written examination fees.
Lecture Hours: 81         Lab Hours: 230          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: BFFA-063A with a minimum grade of "B" Students must complete all activities and formative tests. Students must complete all summative tests with a minimum score of 80%. Students must complete all mandatory skills testing.
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: Successful completion within one year of a Certified Physical Ability Test (CPAT). Safety gear and SCBA will be required. FIT testing is mandatory.
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None