Unless otherwise indicated, a grade of C or higher is required for all prerequisite
This course will prepare students for participation in the Firefighter Academy. Students
will receive an introduction to the daily requirements of a firefighter, apparatus
and equipment used for rescue and fire suppression, tool identification and use, mechanical
aptitude, and rope rescue practices. Students will perform physical exercises using
fire hose, ladders, ropes, tool operations, personal protective equipment, and stairs.
Students will learn to apply the health and wellness techniques for longevity in a
fire service career through proper body mechanics, lifting techniques, and physical
Pass/No Pass Only
Lecture hours/semester: 24-27
Lab hours/semester: 24-27
Homework hours/semester: 48-54
Prerequisites: FIRE 715 or equivalent course from another accredited California Community College
Fire Technology program.
Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100 or Eligibility for ENGL 105