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FIRE 721 Fire Academy Preparation

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Minimum Grade for Prerequisites

Unless otherwise indicated, a grade of C or higher is required for all prerequisite courses.

Course Description

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 conditioning principles.

Units: 2
Degree Credit
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.
Corequisites: None