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Firefighter II

Firefighter II | H806: NIMS-ICS for the Fire Service | Firefighter I Skills Review |
Utility Emergencies & Foam | Firefighter I Safety Skills |
Fire Suppression II | Rescue Skills | Pre-Incident Surveys and Fire Prevention and Public Education |
Vehicle Rescue | Fire Cause | Flashover Recognition & Simulator
 
Course Name: Firefighter II
Career Track: Firefighter
Hours: 116
Description: This course is the second level of standards-based certification available to firefighters. Course materials provide additional information on topics included in the Firefighter I program, and allows the firefighter to participate in certification testing to obtain Firefighter II certification based on NFPA 1001, 2008 edition. Firefighter II topics include:
Incident Command Systems
Firefighter I Skills Review
Utility Emergencies
Firefighter Safety Skills
Fire Suppression II
Rescue Skills (formerly Intro to Technical Rescue Skills)
Pre-Incident Survey and Prevention/Public Education
Vehicle Rescue
Fire Cause
Flashover Recognition & Simulator
Upon successful completion of the certification test, the student will be certified as Firefighter II, in compliance with NFPA 1001, 2008 edition.
Prerequisites: Firefighter I and either H806:NIMS/ICS for the Fire Service or both ICS 100 and ICS 200
Equipment Needs: Personal protective equipment & Self Contained Breathing Appartus
Class Size: 24 (minimums apply)
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Course Name: Incident Command Systems-H806 NIMS-ICS for the Fire Service
Career Track: Firefighter, HazMat, Company Officer, and Chief Officer
Hours: 16
Description: In this class the students will learn basic skills required to understand and utilize the Incident Command System. The program discusses the formulation, staffing requirements, terminology, unified and unity of command, and responsibilities of each position. The student will participate in table-top exercises in which ICS is established and utilized.
Prerequisites: None
Equipment Needs: NNone
Class Size: 20 (minimums apply)
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Course Name: Firefighter I Skills Review
Career Track: Firefighter
Hours: 8
Description: This class reviews the basic skills that are required of the Firefighter I student and re-enforces the hands on practical requirements. All other Firefighter II skills and activities will build upon these very concepts.
Prerequisites: See Firefighter II Prerequisites
Equipment Needs: None
Class Size: 20 (minimums apply)
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Course Name: Utility Emergencies and Foam
Career Track: Firefighter
Hours: 16
Description: This class discusses the many different types of utility emergencies that firefighters will be called upon to handle. Discussions on foam streams and applications will also be discussed in this section.
Prerequisites: See Firefighter II Prerequisites
Equipment Needs: None
Class Size: 20 (minimums apply)
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Course Name: Firefighter I Safety Skills
Career Track: Firefighter
Hours: 8
Description: This class will cover those skills that are necessary to extract one's self from deadly situations and how to provide assistance to other firefighters in need of assistance.
Prerequisites: See Firefighter II Prerequisites
Equipment Needs: None
Class Size: 20 (minimums apply)
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Course Name: Fire Suppression II
Career Track: Firefighter
Hours: 12
Description: After completing this lesson, the candidate will be able to operate as a member of a team to coordinate an interior attack within a structure.
Prerequisites: See Firefighter II Prerequisites
Equipment Needs: None
Class Size: 20 (minimums apply)
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Course Name: Rescue Skills
Career Track: Firefighter, Technical Rescue Responder
Hours: 32
Description: Rescue Skills is a 32-hour, four-module program that is the pre-requisite for any of the FF-III Rescue programs. The course was designed to prepare students for the individual classes by covering the knowledge and skills needed for multiple disciplines in one program. An example of this would be air monitoring. Air monitoring is required in Confined Space, Trench Rescue, and Structural Collapse. Rather than spend a day in each of those programs covering air monitoring it is taught in-depth in the Rescue Skills program and reviewed in individual classes.
Program Objectives: Designed to meet objectives of NFPA 1006 and/or 1670 to the:
Awareness Level Rescue Based Incident Command System
The student shall be able to correctly describe the components, operation, and functions of the Incident Command System during a rescue-based incident. A comprehensive rescue-based exercise will allow the student to apply all knowledge acquired in the program.
Air Monitoring
The student shall be able to correctly describe the use, operation, and function of a variety of detection devices in determining the presence, quantity, exposure potential of spills or leaks of known or unknown hazardous substances and air quality within the rescue environment.
Ropes and Rigging
The student, provided with a rope rescue scenario, shall correctly evaluate the existing and potential condition that may occur where a rope rescue operation will be performed. Rope and rigging techniques, personal protective clothing, and rope safety will be the focus.
Jacking, Heavy Lifting and Rigging
The student shall demonstrate the techniques for moving heavy objects in addition to jacking, rigging, or a combination of the two. Emphasis for this program will be placed on identification of resources, use of levers, manual and mechanical lifting techniques, and proper use of jacking equipment, object stabilization, as well as principles and physics of moving and lifting heavy objects.
Prerequisites: See Firefighter II Prerequisites
Equipment Needs: Personal protective equipment & Self Contained Breathing Appartus
Class Size: 20 (minimums apply)
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Course Name: Pre-Incident Surveys and Fire Prevention and Public Education
Career Track: Firefighter
Hours: 4
Description: Students are presented with information relating to commercial inspections and documentation. Additional topics include school fire drills, field sketches, and additional information covering pre-incident surveys. Public education topics include basic residential fire hazards, residential inspection and prevention procedures, smoke detector placement, and public education. Training is provided to allow the firefighter to address the public on basic fire prevention issues, and to safely conduct a fire station tour.
Prerequisites: See Firefighter II Prerequisites
Equipment Needs: None
Class Size: 20 (minimums apply)
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Course Name: Vehicle Rescue
Career Track: Firefighter
Hours: 8
Description: In this class the candidate will learn basic skills required to work as a member of a team to extricate victims entrapped in motor vehicles. Vehicle extrication techniques using both hand and power tools will be discussed, demonstrated, and practiced.
Prerequisites: See Firefighter II Prerequisites
Equipment Needs: None
Class Size: 20 (minimums apply)
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Course Name: Fire Cause
Career Track: Firefighter
Hours: 4
Description: After completing this lesson, the candidate will understand his or her responsibilities in fire cause determination. The student will learn the basics of assessing the origin and causes of fires as well as proper ways to protect evidence of fire cause and origin.
Prerequisites: See Firefighter II Prerequisites
Equipment Needs: None
Class Size: 20 (minimums apply)
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Course Name: Flashover Recognition & Simulator
Career Track: Firefighter
Hours: 8
Description: This program is designed to teach firefighters to recognize signs of flashover and provide firefighters with techniques to possibly give them time to escape flashover, saving them from injury or death. Practical experience in the flashover simulator with real flashover conditions after a classroom presentation allows the student to obtain real-life experience under controlled training conditions.
Prerequisites: See Firefighter II Prerequisites
Equipment Needs: None
Class Size: 20 (minimums apply)
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