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FRP 251 - Firefighter Essentials I


8 Credit(s)

Prerequisite(s): This is a special admission course. Completion of a competitive entry process that includes an application, interview, and physical agility test required prior to admission. Additional requirements include the OSHA respiratory fit test, drug screen, and background check.

Corequisite(s): FRP 261  or prior completion of an NFPA 1072 Hazardous Materials Awareness course.

Course Description: Introduces basic training, including the use of small tools and equipment, practice in forcible entry, use of breathing apparatus, salvage and overhaul techniques, and hose and ladder skills. Meets Department of Public Safety Standards and Training and National Fire Protection Association standards for NFPA 1001 Firefighter 1. Hands-on experiences will focus on simulated emergencies and experiences in the fire service.

Course Level: Career/Tech Preparatory

Course Learning Outcomes:
  • CLO#1: Complete the donning, doffing, use, and maintenance of firefighting protective clothing. (ILO: Critical Thinking)
  • CLO#2: Identify rope types, knots, and rope hardware as it pertains to their use and describe the appropriate care and inspection of ropes.
  • CLO#3: Perform a basic building search with a potential for victim rescue.
  • CLO#4: Practice the appropriate use, storage, loading techniques, maintenance, and testing of fire hose and associated equipment.



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