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:  Wally Meyer
wmeyer@collegeofthedesert.edu
760.565.4880

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. This Course meets the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) model curriculum for an Associates Degree as recognized by the National Fire Academy. (C-ID FIRE 100 X)
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENG 061
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

FIRE 001A  Principles of Emergency Services 1A   Units: 1.5

FIRE 001A is part 1 of 2 courses that meet the requirements of FIRE 001 (Principles of Emergency Services). FIRE 001A 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; basic fire chemistry and physics; and fire service nomenclature. Completion of both FIRE 001A and FIRE 001B will meet the Fire and Emergency Service Higher Education (FESHE) model curriculum for Principles of Emergency Services.
Lecture Hours: 27         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENG 061
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

FIRE 001B  Principles of Emergency Services 1B   Units: 1.5

FIRE 001B is part 2 of 2 courses that meet the requirements of FIRE 001 (Principles of Emergency Services). This course provides students with: an understanding of organizations and functions of public and private fire protection services; fire departments as part of local government; laws and regulations affecting the fire service; specific fire protection functions; introduction to fire protection systems; introduction to fire strategy and tactics; and life safety initiatives. Completion of both FIRE 001A and FIRE 001B will meet the Fire and Emergency Service Higher Education (FESHE) model curriculum for Principles of Emergency Services.
Lecture Hours: 27         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: FIRE 001A
Advisory: ENG 061
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 fundamental knowledge relating to the field of fire prevention. Topics include: history and philosophy of fire prevention; organization and operation of a fire prevention bureau; use and application of codes and standards; plans review; fire inspections; fire and life safety education; and fire investigation. 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. (C-ID FIRE 110X)
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENG 061
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

FIRE 003  Fire Protection 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 extinguishers. 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. (C-ID FIRE 120X)
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENG 061
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

FIRE 004  Building Construction for Fire Protection   Units: 3

This course provides the components of building construction related to firefighter and life safety. The elements of construction and design of structures are shown to be key factors when inspecting buildings, preplanning fire operations, and operating at emergencies. 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. (C-ID FIRE 130X)
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENG 061
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 the theories and fundamentals of how and why fires start, spread, and are controlled.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. (C-ID FIRE 140X)
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENG 061
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, Professional Competencies 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 061
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. (C-ID FIRE 150X)
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENG 061
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. (C-ID FIRE 160 X)
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: FIRE 001
Advisory: ENG 061
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

FIRE 009  Fire Protection Hydraulics and Water Supply   Units: 3

This course provides the Fire Technology student with a foundation of theoretical knowledge in order to understand the principles of water usage in fire protection. Students learn to apply hydraulic principles to analyze and solve water supply problems. Topics include the design principles of fire service pumping apparatus, community fire flow demand criteria, pump theory, pumping and hydraulic calculations, fire ground hydraulics, drafting operations, and the testing and inspecting of water-based suppression systems.
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENG 061 & MATH 065
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 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 fundamental knowledge 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 061
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: CSU                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

FIRE 024  Report Writing for the Fire Service   Units: 3

This course covers forms, formats, and techniques of written reports used in the Fire Service. Topics report content and form; principles of clear writing; report writing steps; applications of report writing that meet statistical, legal requirements in the Fire Service; and the use of report writing technology. Students learn how to gather, record, and organize facts from a fire or Emergency Medical Services (EMS) incident and then use those facts to describe the incident in a complete, clear, concise, and correctly formatted narrative report. Students also learn to prepare various personnel-related reports. This course is intended for students majoring in Fire Prevention, Fire Investigation or preparing for employment as a firefighter.
Lecture Hours: 54         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENG 061
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 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 assists students in acquiring desirable work habits, attitudes, and skills 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 (for a 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 education 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

Basic Fire Fighter Academy (BFFA)

BFFA 063  Basic Fire Fighter I Academy (Full Time)   Units: 19

Successful completion of BFFA 063 will 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 2019 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 (2019) Fire fighter I curriculum. Completion of this course requires students to complete all summative tests with aminimum of 80%, complete all activities and formative tests, and complete all mandatory skills testing as established by the State Fire Marshal Firefighter Firefighter I 2019 course plan. Students will be required to attend one of two Orientation sessions to be held during the Fall semester, after the initial application deadline. Students will be issued CSFM certificates upon successful completion of the scheduled training modules during the Fire Academy. Upon completion of a specific California State Fire Training modules a fee of $1,365.00 is required for this course to cover the California State Fire Training Certificate of Completion, CSFM Diploma For Individual Instructional Topics, CSFM Testing Fees, and helmet suspensions/helmet shield. Check the program website for additional information. Students will be required to rent NFPA compliant structural protective equipment to enroll in this course.
Lecture Hours: 206         Lab Hours: 431          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: EMT 084 FIRE 001 or FIRE 001A & FIRE 001B; Corequisite: CSFM 070 or previous completion Corequisite: KINE 037 or previous completion
Advisory: ENG 061
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 the BFFA 063 fire academy.
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

BFFA 063A  Basic Fire Fighter I Academy (Part 1)   Units: 10.25

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 2019 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 (2019) 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 Firefighter I 2019 course plan. Students will be required to attend one of two Orientation sessions to be held during the summer months prior to the Fall semester, after the initial application deadline. Students will be issued CSFM certificates upon successful completion of the scheduled training modules during the Fire Academy. Upon completion of a specific California State Fire Training modules a fee of $465.00 is required for this course to cover the California State Fire Training Certificate of Completion. Check the program website for additional information. Students will be required to rent NFPA compliant structural protective equipment to enroll in this course.
Lecture Hours: 121         Lab Hours: 197          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: EMT 084 FIRE 001 or FIRE 001A & FIRE 001B; Corequisite: CSFM 070 or previous completion Corequisite: KINE 037 or previous completion
Advisory: ENG 061
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. KINE 037 may be substituted for this requirement. 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 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 2019 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 Fire Fighter 1 and 2 (2019) 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 1 and 2 (2019) course plans. 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 for approximate total of $600.00. 5. Students will be required to pay for the California State Fire Marshal Fire Fighter 1 and 2 IFSAC and Pro Board written examination fees for a total of approximately $300.00. The BFFA 063B Firefighter 1 Academy has specific California State Fire Training courses built into the program. Upon completion of each specific California State Fire Training modules a fee of $75.00 is required for the course to cover the California State Fire Training Diploma for each individual module course.
Lecture Hours: 85         Lab Hours: 234          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: BFFA 063A with a minimum grade of "B"
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: 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.
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

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). The CSFM 070 course is a California State Fire Marshal (CSFM) course. Upon successful completion of the course, a CSFM diploma fee of $75 is required for this course to cover the California State Fire Training Certificate of Completion.
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 071  Rapid Intervention Crew Operations   Units: 0.5

The Rapid Intervention Crew Operations course trains volunteer and career students to rescue a downed fire fighter in an immediately dangerous to life and health (IDLH) environment. Students will learn about the continuing effort of how to reduce the number of fire fighter injuries and deaths that occur annually in the fire service. Students will learn Rapid Intervention Crew terminology and study Line of Duty Death case studies. Course content will include the three phases of a Rapid Intervention Crew operation that consists of Pre-deployment, Deployment and Rescue. The CSFM 071 course is a California State Fire Marshal (CSFM) course. Upon successful completion of the course, a CSFM diploma fee of $75 is required for this course to cover the California State Fire Training Certificate of Completion.
Lecture Hours: 4         Lab Hours: 20          Repeatable: No
Grading: Pass/No Pass
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: Fire Fighter I training, Fire Fighter Survival or IAFF course Fire Ground Survival.
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

CSFM 075  Hazardous Materials First Responder Awareness Level   Units: 0.5

This courses provides students information on Hazardous Materials notification and reporting requirements for Fire Department personnel who may witness or discover a Hazardous Materials leak, spill, or discharge. This course meets and exceeds the requirements of CFR 29 1910.120 & CCR Title 8. Upon successful completion of the course, a CSFM diploma fee of $75 is required for this course to cover the California State Fire Training Certificate of Completion.
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 076  Low Angle Rescue Operational   Units: 0.5

This course is designed to equip the student with the techniques and methods for using rope, webbing, hardware friction devices, litters in low angle rescue situations. Areas covered include rope and related equipment, anchor systems, safety lines, stretcher lashing and rigging, mechanical advantage systems, and single-line and two-line rescue systems. The CSFM 076 course is a California State Fire Marshal (CSFM) course. Upon successful completion of the course, a CSFM diploma fee of $75 is required for this course to cover the California State Fire Training Certificate of Completion.
Lecture Hours: 2         Lab Hours: 22          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

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 to determine the fire's origin. The CSFM 077A course is a California State Fire Marshal (CSFM) course. Upon successful completion of the course, a CSFM diploma fee of $140 is required for this course to cover the California State Fire Training Certificate of Completion.
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

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. The CSFM 077B course is a California State Fire Marshal (CSFM) course. Upon successful completion of the course, a CSFM diploma fee of $140 is required for this course to cover the California State Fire Training Certificate of Completion.
Lecture Hours: 45         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: CSFM 077A
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

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. The CSFM 079B course is a California State Fire Marshal (CSFM) course. Upon successful completion of the course, a CSFM diploma fee of $75 is required for this course to cover the California State Fire Training Certificate of Completion.
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

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. Upon successful completion of the course, a CSFM diploma fee of $75 is required for this course to cover the California State Fire Training Certificate of Completion.
Lecture Hours: 27         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: CSFM 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

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. The CSFM 079D course is a California State Fire Marshal (CSFM) course. Upon successful completion of the course, a CSFM diploma fee of $75 is required for this course to cover the California State Fire Training Certificate of Completion.
Lecture Hours: 18         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: CSFM 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: 1.5

This course provides information on fire apparatus preventive maintenance and driving/operating. Topics include: routine tests, inspections, and servicing functions, operate, back, maneuver, and turn a fire apparatus in a variety of conditions and operate all fixed systems and equipment on a fire apparatus. This course is based on the 2014 edition of NFPA 1002 Standard for Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator Professional Qualifications . This course fulfills the requirements for a Class C Firefighter Endorsement. A minimum of 40 hours is required. The CSFM 082A course is a California State Fire Marshal (CSFM) course. Upon successful completion of the course, a CSFM diploma fee of $140 is required for this course to cover the California State Fire Training Certificate of Completion.
Lecture Hours: 18         Lab Hours: 27          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: ENG 061
Limitation on enrollment: Hold a valid Class C driver's license (minimum)
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

CSFM 082B  Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator 1B: Pumping Apparatus Ops   Units: 1.5

This course provides information on pumping apparatus preventive maintenance and operations. Topics include: routine tests, inspections, and servicing functions; producing hand, master, and foam fire streams, relay pump operations; and supplying water to fire sprinkler and standpipe systems. This course is based on the 2014 edition of NFPA 1002 Standard for Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator Professional Qualifications. A minimum of 40 hours is required. The CSFM 082B course is a California State Fire Marshal (CSFM) course. Upon successful completion of the course, a CSFM diploma fee of $140 is required for this course to cover the California State Fire Training Certificate of Completion.
Lecture Hours: 18         Lab Hours: 27          Repeatable: No
Grading: Letter
Prerequisite: CSFM 082A
Advisory: ENG 061 & ESYS 004
Limitation on enrollment: Valid California Class C Firefighter Endorsed driver's license and meet the educational requirements for OSFM Firefighter I.
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

CSFM 083A  Company Officer 2A: Human Resource Management   Units: 2

This course provides information on the use of human resources to accomplish assignments, evaluating member performance, supervising personnel, and integrating health and safety plans, policies, and procedures into daily activities as well as the emergency scene. Upon successful completion of the course, a CSFM diploma fee of $140 is required for this course to cover the California State Fire Training Certificate of Completion. (C-ID FIRE 200 X)
Lecture Hours: 40         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Pass/No Pass
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: Must meet the educational requirements for Fire Fighter II as stated in the California State Fire Training certification process.
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

CSFM 083B  Company Officer 2B: General Administration Functions   Units: 1

This course provides information on general administrative functions, the implementation of department policies and procedures, and addresses conveying the fire department's role, image, and mission to the public. Upon successful completion of the course, a CSFM diploma fee of $140 is required for this course to cover the California State Fire Training Certificate of Completion. (C-ID FIRE 210 X)
Lecture Hours: 20         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Pass/No Pass
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: Must meet the educational requirements for Fire Fighter II as stated in the California State Fire Training certification process.
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

CSFM 083C  Company Officer 2C: Fire Inspections and Investigations   Units: 2

This course provides information on conducting inspections, identifying hazards and addressing violations, performing a fire investigation to determine preliminary cause and securing the incident scene and preserving evidence. Upon successful completion of the course, a CSFM diploma fee of $140 is required for this course to cover the California State Fire Training Certificate of Completion. (C-ID FIRE 220 X)
Lecture Hours: 40         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Pass/No Pass
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: Must meet the educational requirements for Fire Fighter II as stated in the California State Fire Training certification process.
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

CSFM 083D  Company Officer 2D: All Risk Command Operations   Units: 2

This course provides information on conducting incident size-up, developing and implementing an initial plan of action involving single and multi-unit operations for various types of emergency incidents to mitigate the situation following agency safety procedures, conducting preincident planning, and develop a post-incident analysis. Upon successful completion of the course, a CSFM diploma fee of $140 is required for this course to cover the California State Fire Training Certificate of Completion. (C-ID FIRE 230 X)
Lecture Hours: 40         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Pass/No Pass
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: Must meet the educational requirements for Fire,Fighter II as stated in the California State Fire ,Training certification process. ICS-200.B: ICS for single resources and initial,action incidents. Hazardous Material Incident Commander (as offered,by the California Specialized Training Institute)
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

CSFM 083E  Company Officer 2E: Wildland Incident Operations   Units: 2

This course provides information on evaluating and reporting incident conditions, analyzing incident needs, developing and implementing a plan of action to deploy incident resources, completing all operations to suppress a wildland fire, establishing an incident command post, creating an incident action plan, and completing incident records and reports. Upon successful completion of the course, a CSFM diploma fee of $140 is required for this course to cover the California State Fire Training Certificate of Completion. (C-ID FIRE 240 X)
Lecture Hours: 40         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Pass/No Pass
Prerequisite: CSFM 083D
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: Completion of S-290 Intermediate Fire Behavior,(classroom delivery only) Must meet the educational requirements for Fire,Fighter II as stated in the California State Fire ,Training certification process.
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

CSFM 084A  Instructor 1: Instructor Methodology   Units: 2

This course provides the skills and knowledge needed for the entry level professional instructor to perform his or her duties safely, effectively, and competently. The curriculum is based on the 2012 edition of NFPA 1041 (Standard for Fire Service Instructor Professional Qualifications). At the end of this course, candidates for Instructor I certification will be able to teach and deliver instruction from a prepared lesson plan utilizing instructional aids and evaluation instruments. The Instructor I will also be able to adapt a lesson plan and complete the reporting requirements to the local jurisdiction. Upon successful completion of the course, a CSFM diploma fee of $140 is required for this course to cover the California State Fire Training Certificate of Completion. (C-ID FIRE 250 X)
Lecture Hours: 40         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Pass/No Pass
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

CSFM 085A  Fire Inspector 1A: Duties and Administration   Units: 1

This course provides students with a basic knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of a Fire Inspector I including legal responsibilities and authority, codes and standards, the inspection process, confidentiality and privacy requirements, and ethical conduct, and administrative tasks including preparing inspection reports, recognizing the need for a permit or plan review, investigating common complaints, and participating in legal proceedings. Upon successful completion of the course, a CSFM diploma fee of $140 is required for this course to cover the California State Fire Training Certificate of Completion.
Lecture Hours: 24         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Pass/No Pass
Prerequisite: None
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

CSFM 085B  Fire Inspector 1B: Fire and Life Safety   Units: 1

This course provides students with a basic knowledge of fire and life safety aspects related to the roles and responsibilities of a Fire Inspector I including building construction, occupancy classifications, occupancy load, means of egress, hazardous conditions, fire growth potential, fire flow, and emergency planning and preparedness measures. Upon successful completion of the course, a CSFM diploma fee of $140 is required to cover the California State Fire Training Certificate of Completion.
Lecture Hours: 24         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Pass/No Pass
Prerequisite: CSFM 085A
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

CSFM 085C  Fire Inspector 1C: Field Inspection   Units: 1

This course provides students with a basic knowledge of field inspection roles and responsibilities of a Fire Inspector I. This includes basic plan review, emergency access for an existing system, hazardous materials, and the operational readiness of fixed fire suppression systems, existing fire detection and alarm systems, and portable fire extinguishers. Upon successful completion of the course, a CSFM diploma fee of $140 is required to cover the California State Fire Training Certificate of Completion.
Lecture Hours: 24         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Pass/No Pass
Prerequisite: CSFM 085B
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None

CSFM 085D  Fire Inspector 1D: Field Inspection- California Specific   Units: 1

This course provides students with a basic knowledge of a Fire Fighter I's field inspection roles and responsibilities specific to California including tents, canopies, and temporary membrane structures; fireworks and explosives; and wildland urban interface environments. Upon successful completion of the course, a CSFM diploma fee of $140 is required to cover the California State Fire Training Certificate of Completion.
Lecture Hours: 18         Lab Hours: None          Repeatable: No
Grading: Pass/No Pass
Prerequisite: CSFM 085C
Advisory: None
Limitation on enrollment: None
Transfer Status: None                 Degree Applicable: AA/AS
COD GE: None                 CSU GE: None                 IGETC: None