Fire Technology

Fire Technology is the study of the organization and function of fire prevention and suppression techniques; fire behavior, combustible materials, extinguishing agents, hazardous and toxic material; fire protection techniques and systems; fire command and fire management (supervision).

Career paths chosen by students pursuing undergraduate and/or baccalaureate degrees in fire technology or fire service commonly include firefighter, fire engineer, paramedic, forest service worker, health and safety officer, fire prevention specialist, fire inspector, and hazardous materials specialist.

College of the Desert’s fire technology curriculum includes course offerings that provide a general overview of the discipline, as well as specific courses in design and operation of fire detection and alarm systems; fire protection features in building design and construction; wildland fire behavior and fireline techniques; trench rescue, confined space awareness and automobile extraction. Additional information on the programs is available on the Public Safety Academy's website.

The College offers a Certificate of Achievement in Fire Technology and an Associate of Science degree. The Certificate of Achievement is designed to provide students with skills necessary for employment or advancement as an entry level firefighter. Students earning the certificate may also choose to continue their study toward an associate or baccalaureate degree in the field.

Past recipients of the COD Certificate of Achievement in Fire Technology have obtained positions as firefighter, firefighter/EMT and paramedic. Students earning an associate’s degree in Fire Technology may pursue positions as a firefighter, paramedic or firefighter/EMT or may choose to continue their study in fire technology or fire service toward a bachelor’s degree.

Advisor:  Allen Scott Ventura
asventura@collegeofthedesert.edu
(760) 636-7996

Basic Fire Fighter Academy (BFFA)

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

[formerly FIRE-063A] 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; 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

[formerly FIRE-063B] 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

California State Fire Marshal (CSFM)

CSFM 070  Confined Space - Awareness   Units: 0.5

[formerly FIRE-070] This course provides instruction in identifying permit and non-permit required confined spaces, hazards associated with confined spaces, state regulations, communications, and equipment requirements. This course does not qualify participants to enter confined spaces. This course is approved by the California State Fire Marshal and California Fire Service Training and Education System (CFSTES).
Lecture Hours: 9         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

CSFM 077A  Fire Investigation 1A: Fire Origin & Cause Determination   Units: 2.5

[formerly FIRE-077A] This course provides the students with an introduction and basic overview of fire scene investigation. The focus of the course is to provide information on fire scene indicators and todetermine the fire's origin.
Lecture Hours: 45         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

CSFM 077B  Fire Investigation 1B: Techniques Of Fire Investigation   Units: 2.5

[formerly FIRE-077B] This course provides a deeper understanding of fire investigation and builds on Fire Investigation 1A. Topics include the juvenile fire setter, report writing, evidence preservation and collection,interview techniques, motives, and fire fatalities.
Lecture Hours: 45         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: CSFM-077A or FIRE-077A
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

CSFM 078A  Training Instructor 1A: Cognitive Lesson Delivery   Units: 2.5

[formerly FIRE-078A] Personnel preparing for a Company Officer, SFT Registered Instructor, or Training Officer position. This is the first of a threecourse series. Topics include methods and techniques for training in accordance with the latest concepts in career education; selecting, adapting, organizing, and using instructional materials appropriate for teaching cognitive lessons; criteria and methods to evaluate teaching and learning efficiency; and an opportunity to apply major principles of learning through teaching demonstrations.
Lecture Hours: 45         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

CSFM 078B  Training Instructor 1B: Psychomotor Lesson Delivery   Units: 2.5

[formerly FIRE-078B] Personnel preparing for a Company Officer, SFT Registered Instructor, or Training Officer position. This is the second of a three-course series. Topics include methods/techniques for training with the latest concepts in career education; selecting, adapting, organizing, and using instructional materials appropriate for teaching psychomotor lessons; criteria and methods to evaluate teaching and learning efficiency; and an opportunity to apply major principles of learning through teaching demonstrations. Two (2) student instructor teaching demonstrations are required of all.
Lecture Hours: 45         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: CSFM-078A or FIRE-078A
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

CSFM 078C  Training Instructor 1C: Instructional Devlpmnt Technqs   Units: 2.5

[formerly FIRE-078C] Personnel preparing for SFT Registered Instructor or Training Officer position. This is the third of a three-course series. Topics include methods and techniques for developing lesson plans, ancillary components, and tests in accordance with the latest concepts in career education. The course offers the opportunity to develop, receive feedback, and finalize instructional materials and deliver a teaching demonstration. Two (2) student instructor teaching demonstrations are required of all.
Lecture Hours: 45         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: CSFM-078B or FIRE-078B
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

CSFM 079B  I-200: Basic ICS   Units: 1

[formerly FIRE-079B] This course describes the principal features that constitute the ICS. Collectively, these features identify the unique quality of the ICS as an incident or event management system. Features are five primary functions, management objectives, unity and chain of command, transfer of command, organizational flexibility,unified command, span of control, common terminology, personnel accountability, integrated communications, resources management and the incident action plan.
Lecture Hours: 18         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

CSFM 079C  I-300: Intermediate ICS   Units: 1.5

[formerly FIRE-079C] This course provides a description and detail of the Incident Command System (ICS) organization and operations in supervisory roles on expanding or Type 3 incidents. Topics include: ICS fundamentals review, incident/event assessment and agency guidance is establishing incident objectives, Unified Command, incident resource management, planning process,demobilization, transfer of command and close out procedures.
Lecture Hours: 18         Lab Hours: 27          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: CSFM-079B or FIRE-079B
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

CSFM 079D  I-400: Advanced ICS   Units: 1

[formerly FIRE-079D] This course directs students towards an operational understanding of large single-agency and complex multi-agency-jurisdictional incident responses. Topics include: review of command and general staff, major and or complex incident/event management, area command and multi-agency coordination.
Lecture Hours: 18         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: CSFM-079C or FIRE-079C
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

CSFM 082A  Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator 1A: Emergency Vehicle Ops   Units: 2

[formerly FIRE-082A] This course provides students with information on driver responsibilities, recognized standards, and related laws for fire apparatus. Topics include basic inspections; documentation; maintenance; troubleshooting fire apparatus; and techniques on driving and positioning the fire apparatus. Each student has the opportunity to increase his or her driving skills during simulated driving conditions. This course is a California State Fire Training course that meets the current California Vehicle Code (CVC) section 12804.11 requirements. It reflects the new requirements for California firefighter licensing law per (AB 1648) and the 2009 National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)Standard for Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator Professional Qualifications. A minimum of 40 hours is required. (Students must pay state fire training certification fee.)
Lecture Hours: 31.5         Lab Hours: 13.5          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENG-070
Limitation on enrollment: Fire apparatus driving experience on a public highway. Option 1: Signed verification from the Fire Chief (form is on the SFT website); or Option 2: California Class B driver's license, fire fighter restricted; or Option 3: California Class A, B, or C driver's license, fire fighter endorsed.
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

CSFM 082B  Fire Apparatus Driver-Operator 1B: Pump Operations   Units: 2

[formerly FIRE-082B] Students learn about pump construction and theory of pump operations in this course. Topics include methods for performing basic hydraulics and techniques on basic inspections, documentation, maintenance, and troubleshooting fire pumps. Students will have the opportunity to increase their pumping skills during simulated pumping conditions. This course is a California State Fire Training course that meets the 2009 NFPA 1002 Standard for Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator Professional Qualifications. A minimum of 40 hours is required. (Students must pay state fire training certification fee.)
Lecture Hours: 31.5         Lab Hours: 13.5          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENG-070 and ESYS-004
Limitation on enrollment: Fire apparatus driving experience on a public highway. Option 1: Signed verification from the Fire Chief (form is on the SFT website); Option 2: California Class B driver's license, fire fighter restricted; or Option 3: California Class A, B, or C driver's license, fire fighter endorsed.
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

CSFM 090A  Fire Prevention 1   Units: 2

[formerly FIRE-090A] This course provides students with the basic knowledge of the Company Officer certification track and Capstone Task Book process. Students will gain knowledge and skills related to the Company Officer's role in fire prevention; including the relationship between life safety and building construction, the elements of a quality company inspection program, and how to address complex hazards encountered during an inspection. This is a California State Fire Marshal approved California Fire Service Training and Education System (CFSTES) approved course. A minimum of 40 hours is required. California State Fire Marshal certificate fees are required of each student upon successful completion of this course. Students will receive a CSFM Fire Prevention 1 certificate.
Lecture Hours: 31.5         Lab Hours: 13.5          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

CSFM 091A  Command 1A: Command Principles For Company Officers   Units: 2

[formerly FIRE-091A] This course provides an introduction to the principles of command, an overview of the concepts of command safety and the risk management process, pre-incident planning considerations, command considerations at structure fire incidents, Company Officer initial actions at an incident including the development of incident priorities, strategy, and tactics, information on the roles and responsibilities of a Company Officer for post-incident actions. Each student will have the opportunity to gain experience in a controlled environment through structure fire incident simulations. This is a California State Fire Marshal amd California Fire Service Training and Education System (CFSTES) approved course. A minimum of 40 hours is required. California State Fire Marshal (CSFM) certificate fees are required of each student that successfully completes this course for the Command 1A certificate that will be issued.
Lecture Hours: 31.5         Lab Hours: 13.5          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: BFFA-063B with a minimum grade of "B" or current volunteer,reserve firefighters CSFM-079B
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

CSFM 091B  Command 1B: Incident Management-Company Officers   Units: 2

[formerly FIRE-091B] This course provides instruction in the art of command as related to tactical fire problems and prepares the fire officer for emergency operation command. Topics include pre-planning and attack utilizing simulator, chemical and pesticide emergencies, shipping papers, and environmental considerations. This course prepares the fire officer for emergency operation command. This is a California State Fire Marshal and California Fire Service Training and Education System (CFSTES) approved course. A minimum of 40 hours is required.
Lecture Hours: 31.5         Lab Hours: 13.5          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: FIRE-091A CSFM-079B
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

CSFM 092  Fire Management 1: Mgmt.-Supervision For Company Officers   Units: 2

[formerly FIRE-092] This course prepares or enhances the first line supervisor's ability to supervise subordinates. It introduces key management concepts and practices and includes discussions about decision making, time management, leadership styles, personnel evaluations, and counseling guidelines. This is a California State Fire Marshal and California Fire Service Training and Education System (CFSTES)approved course. A minimum of 40 hours is required. California State Fire Marshal (CSFM) certificate fees are required of each student that successfully completes this course for the Fire Management 1 certificate that will be issued.
Lecture Hours: 31.5         Lab Hours: 13.5          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

Fire Technology (FIRE)

FIRE 001  Principles Of Emergency Services   Units: 3

This course provides an overview to fire protection and emergency services; career opportunities in fire protection and related fields; culture and history of emergency services; fire loss analysis; organization and function of public and private fire protection services; fire departments as part of local government; laws and regulations affecting the fire service; fire service nomenclature; specific fire protection functions; basic fire chemistry and physics; introduction to fire protection systems;introduction to fire strategy and tactics; life safety initiatives.
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENG-070
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

FIRE 002  Fire Prevention   Units: 3

This course provides the fundamental organization and function of fire prevention; inspections; surveying and mapping procedures; recognition of fire and life hazards; engineering a solution of a fire hazard; enforcing solutions to a fire hazard;197 College of the Desert Catalog 2015-2016 public relations as affected by fire prevention. This course is designated Fire 2 by the California State Board of Fire Services and the State Fire Marshal and is part of the designated core curriculum. This course meets the Fire and Emergency Service Higher Education (FESHE) model curriculum for an Associate Degree as recognized by the National Fire Academy.
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENG-070
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

FIRE 003  Fire Protection Equipment & Systems   Units: 3

This course provides information relating to the features of design and operation of fire detection and alarm systems, heat and smoke control systems, special protection and sprinkler systems, water supply for fire protection, and portable fire extinguishing equipment; protection systems for special hazards; sprinkler systems and fire detection and alarm systems. This course is designated as Fire 3 by the California State Board of Fire Services and the State Fire Marshal as part of the core curriculum. This course meets the Fire and Emergency Service Higher Education (FESHE) model curriculum for an Associate Degree as recognized by the National Fire Academy.
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENG-070
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

FIRE 004  Bldg Construction For Fire Protection   Units: 3

This course provides the fundamentals of building design andconstruction with emphasis on fire protection features including:building equipment, facilities, fire resistant materials and high rise. This course is designated as Fire 4 by the California State Board of Fire Services and the State Fire Marshal as part of the core curriculum. This course meets the Fire and Emergency Service Higher Education (FESHE) model curriculum for an Associate Degree as recognized by the National Fire Academy.
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENG-070
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

FIRE 005  Fire Behavior & Combustion   Units: 3

This course explores and analyzes the fundamentals and scientific principles of fire behavior, combustible materials,extinguishing agents, hazardous and toxic materials, form of energy and fire prevention/suppression techniques. This course is designated Fire 5 by the California State Board of Fire Services and the State Fire Marshal and is part of the designated core curriculum. This course meets the Fire and Emergency Service Higher Education (FESHE) model curriculum for an Associate Degree as recognized by the National Fire Academy.
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENG-071
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

FIRE 006  Hazardous Materials/ICS   Units: 3

This course introduces the student to the world of hazardous chemicals, including their physical properties, uses in industry, and characteristics when involved in spills, fires and accidents. Basic information is covered regarding emergency procedures,legal requirements, compliance to regulations, health effects and treatment, and fire department protocols and responsibilities. This course is designed to meet the core competencies for hazardous materials first responders as outlined in OSHA 1910.120, NFPA 472, ProfessionalCompetencies of Responders to Hazardous Materials Incidents.This course is designated Fire 6 by the State Board of Fire Services and California State Fire Marshall.
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENG-070
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

FIRE 007  Principles Of Fire & Emergency Services Safety & Survival   Units: 3

This course introduces the basic principles and history related to the national firefighter life safety initiatives, focusing on the need for cultural and behavior change throughout the emergency services.
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENG-071
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

FIRE 008  Firefighting Strategies & Tactics   Units: 3

Principles of fire control, through utilization of manpower,equipment, extinguishing agents, and fire command and control procedures. Use of information on building construction types in fire control. Pre-fire planning and the organized approach to decision making on the fire ground.
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: FIRE-001
Advisory: ENG-071
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

FIRE 010  Wildland Fire Technology   Units: 3

This course is designed to provide students with a fundamentalknowledge of the factors affecting wildland fire behavior, fire prevention and the wildland fire suppression techniques.Wildland fire behavior safety is presented throughout the course.(Equivalent to NR-010.)
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENG-070
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

FIRE 095A  Fire Technology Work Experience   Units: 1-8

This work experience course of supervised employment is designed to assist students to acquire desirable work habits, attitudes and skills so as to enable them to become productive employees. This course also provides students with career awareness for jobs. Credit may be accrued at the rate of one to eight units per semester for a maximum of sixteen units (combined total of all Work Experience units). Additionally, students must work 75 paid hours or 60 non-paid hours per unit earned. This type of work experience is available to students whose job and educational or occupational goals are directly related to Fire Technology.
Lecture Hours: None         Lab Hours: 600          Repeatable: Yes
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

Fire Technology (FIRE)

FIRE 001  Principles Of Emergency Services   Units: 3

This course provides an overview to fire protection and emergency services; career opportunities in fire protection and related fields; culture and history of emergency services; fire loss analysis; organization and function of public and private fire protection services; fire departments as part of local government; laws and regulations affecting the fire service; fire service nomenclature; specific fire protection functions; basic fire chemistry and physics; introduction to fire protection systems;introduction to fire strategy and tactics; life safety initiatives.
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENG-070
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

FIRE 002  Fire Prevention   Units: 3

This course provides the fundamental organization and function of fire prevention; inspections; surveying and mapping procedures; recognition of fire and life hazards; engineering a solution of a fire hazard; enforcing solutions to a fire hazard;197 College of the Desert Catalog 2015-2016 public relations as affected by fire prevention. This course is designated Fire 2 by the California State Board of Fire Services and the State Fire Marshal and is part of the designated core curriculum. This course meets the Fire and Emergency Service Higher Education (FESHE) model curriculum for an Associate Degree as recognized by the National Fire Academy.
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENG-070
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

FIRE 003  Fire Protection Equipment & Systems   Units: 3

This course provides information relating to the features of design and operation of fire detection and alarm systems, heat and smoke control systems, special protection and sprinkler systems, water supply for fire protection, and portable fire extinguishing equipment; protection systems for special hazards; sprinkler systems and fire detection and alarm systems. This course is designated as Fire 3 by the California State Board of Fire Services and the State Fire Marshal as part of the core curriculum. This course meets the Fire and Emergency Service Higher Education (FESHE) model curriculum for an Associate Degree as recognized by the National Fire Academy.
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENG-070
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

FIRE 004  Bldg Construction For Fire Protection   Units: 3

This course provides the fundamentals of building design andconstruction with emphasis on fire protection features including:building equipment, facilities, fire resistant materials and high rise. This course is designated as Fire 4 by the California State Board of Fire Services and the State Fire Marshal as part of the core curriculum. This course meets the Fire and Emergency Service Higher Education (FESHE) model curriculum for an Associate Degree as recognized by the National Fire Academy.
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENG-070
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

FIRE 005  Fire Behavior & Combustion   Units: 3

This course explores and analyzes the fundamentals and scientific principles of fire behavior, combustible materials,extinguishing agents, hazardous and toxic materials, form of energy and fire prevention/suppression techniques. This course is designated Fire 5 by the California State Board of Fire Services and the State Fire Marshal and is part of the designated core curriculum. This course meets the Fire and Emergency Service Higher Education (FESHE) model curriculum for an Associate Degree as recognized by the National Fire Academy.
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENG-071
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

FIRE 006  Hazardous Materials/ICS   Units: 3

This course introduces the student to the world of hazardous chemicals, including their physical properties, uses in industry, and characteristics when involved in spills, fires and accidents. Basic information is covered regarding emergency procedures,legal requirements, compliance to regulations, health effects and treatment, and fire department protocols and responsibilities. This course is designed to meet the core competencies for hazardous materials first responders as outlined in OSHA 1910.120, NFPA 472, ProfessionalCompetencies of Responders to Hazardous Materials Incidents.This course is designated Fire 6 by the State Board of Fire Services and California State Fire Marshall.
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENG-070
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

FIRE 007  Principles Of Fire & Emergency Services Safety & Survival   Units: 3

This course introduces the basic principles and history related to the national firefighter life safety initiatives, focusing on the need for cultural and behavior change throughout the emergency services.
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENG-071
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

FIRE 008  Firefighting Strategies & Tactics   Units: 3

Principles of fire control, through utilization of manpower,equipment, extinguishing agents, and fire command and control procedures. Use of information on building construction types in fire control. Pre-fire planning and the organized approach to decision making on the fire ground.
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: FIRE-001
Advisory: ENG-071
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

FIRE 010  Wildland Fire Technology   Units: 3

This course is designed to provide students with a fundamentalknowledge of the factors affecting wildland fire behavior, fire prevention and the wildland fire suppression techniques.Wildland fire behavior safety is presented throughout the course.(Equivalent to NR-010.)
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENG-070
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

FIRE 095A  Fire Technology Work Experience   Units: 1-8

This work experience course of supervised employment is designed to assist students to acquire desirable work habits, attitudes and skills so as to enable them to become productive employees. This course also provides students with career awareness for jobs. Credit may be accrued at the rate of one to eight units per semester for a maximum of sixteen units (combined total of all Work Experience units). Additionally, students must work 75 paid hours or 60 non-paid hours per unit earned. This type of work experience is available to students whose job and educational or occupational goals are directly related to Fire Technology.
Lecture Hours: None         Lab Hours: 600          Repeatable: Yes
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None