Fire Science

The Fire Fighter 1/EMT Certificate program provides a course of study that meets with the minimum requirements for employment as determined by California State Fire Marshal. This program is designed for students who want to take all their work in specialized employment preparatory courses. Upon obtaining a Certificate of Achievement the student can enter skilled employment.

Learning Outcome(s):
  1. Students will recognize the dangers inherent in the fire environment and use the appropriate personal protective equipment and equipment in order to operate safely as a fire fighter.
  2. Students will describe the basic concepts of human anatomy and physiology.
  3. Students will recognize the nature and seriousness of the patient’s condition or extent of injuries.
  4. Students will demonstrate knowledge and skills involving federal and state laws regulations and codes pertaining to safety and efficiency in all risk emergencies and scenarios pertaining to fire, safety and/or medical services.
Required Core:
Units: 23
JFT 17
Emergency Medical Technician (Active)
5
JFT 225
Fire Fighter I Academy (Active)
18
Total: 23

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JFT 5AFire Investigation 1A (1.0)Active
0.5 Lecture, 1.8 Lab. This 40-hour course provides an introduction and basic overview of fire scene investigation and investigative tools required to collect, document, and preserve evidence. The focus of this course will be on providing information about fire scene indicators and determining the fire's origin. (Pass/No Pass.) Effective: Fall 2011.
JFT 5BFire Investigation 1B (1.0)Active
0.8 Lecture, 1.5 Lab. This 40 hour course provides information on scene safety, including post blast investigation. Topics include evidence recognition, documentation, and preservation including scene photography and trace evidence. Students will gain knowledge and insight related documentation of findings including case reports, insurance information and other resources available to the investigator. Course methodology includes presentations, case studies, group exercises, focused discussions and written assignments. PREREQUISITE Fire Investigation 1A. (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Fall 2020.
JFT 5BFire Investigation 1B (1.0)Historical
0.8 Lecture, 1.5 Lab. This 40 hour course provides information on scene safety, including post blast investigation. Topics include evidence recognition, documentation, and preservation including scene photography and trace evidence. Students will gain knowledge and insight related documentation of findings including case reports, insurance information and other resources available to the investigator. Course methodology includes presentations, case studies, group exercises, focused discussions and written assignments. PREREQUISITE: FIR173A or Fire Investigation 1A through the California State Fire Marshal's Office. (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Fall 2014 to Fall 2020.
JFT 7AFire Apparatus Drive-Operator 1A (1.0)Active
0.8 Lecture, 1.5 Lab. 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 fulfills the requirements for a Class C Firefighter Endorsement. ADVISORY: Eligible for English 250 and English 420. PREREQUISITE: California State Marshal certified fire fighter 1 academy or equivalent as determined by the Dean of Academy Instruction. Note: Approval of equivalent training is not a guarantee state regulatory or licensing agencies will also grant equivalency. Prior to beginning this course students must already be familiar with, and be able to demonstrate all of the skills listed below. These will not be taught in the course, rather they will be the starting point for advanced fire fighter training that builds upon them. These minimum knowledge and skill levels are regarding: 1. Firefighter safety 2. Familiarity with safe techniques for mounting and dismounting an apparatus. 3. Knowledge of all firefighting tools and equipment, ladders, and hoses. 4. Knowledge of all firefighting personal protective equipment, including hand and eye protection 5. Radio procedures 6. Effective verbal communication used in fire fighting 7. Fire Protection Water Systems (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Fall 2016.
JFT 7BFire Apparatus Driver, Operator 1B (1.0)Active
0.8 Lecture, 1.5 Lab. This course provides information on pumping apparatus preventive maintenance and operations. Topics include routine tests, inspections, and servicing functions; producing hand, master, and foam streams, relay pump operations; and supplying water to fire sprinkler and stand pump systems. This course is based on the 2014 edition of NFPA 1002 Standard for Fire Apparatus Driver/ Operator Professional Qualifications. ADVISORY: Eligible for English 250 and English 420 PREREQUISITE: Firefighter Academy 1 certificate or equivalent, Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator 1A California State Marshal certified Fire Apparatus Driver/ Operator 1A or equivalent as determined by the Dean of Academy Instruction. Note: Approval of equivalent training is not a guarantee state regulatory or licensing agencies will also grant equivalency. Prior to beginning this course students must be familiar with, and be able to demonstrate all of the skills listed below. These will not be taught in the course, rather they will be the starting point for advanced fire fighter training that builds upon them. These minimum knowledge and skill levels are regarding: 1. Firefighter safety 2. Knowledge of SCBA use and emergency procedures 3. Safe mounting and dismounting of apparatus 4. Knowledge of all firefighting personal protective equipment, including hand and eye protection 5. Familiarity of all firefighting tools and equipment, ladders, and hoses including appropriate selection, carry, and use for each type across all types of emergencies. 6. Fuel types, precautions and suppression method(s) 7. Appropriate use of class A, B, and C fire extinguishers 8. Effective verbal communication used in fire fighting 9. Salvage and overhaul 10. First responder CPR and aid (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Fall 2016.
JFT 7CFire Driver/Operator Aerial/Tiller Truck Operations (1.0)Historical
0.7 Lecture, 1.5 Lab. This course is for students responsible for operating fire apparatus equipped with an aerial device. Topics include inspecting, maintaining, and testing of aerial devices. Practical application requires driving an aerial apparatus including tiller operations, positioning and stabilizing the apparatus, and operating the aerial device. ADVISORY: JFT 7A and JFT 7B. (Pass/No Pass.) Effective: Fall 2014 to Fall 2020.
JFT 7CFire Driver Operator Tiller Truck Operations (1.0)Active
0.7 Lecture, 1.6 Lab. This course is for students responsible for operating fire apparatus equipped with an tiller apparatus. Topics include inspecting, maintaining, and testing of tiller devices. Practical application requires driving an tiller apparatus including tiller operations, positioning and stabilizing the apparatus, and operating the tiller device. Pre-requisite JFT 225 or JFT 8 ADVISORY: JFT 7A and JFT 7B. (Pass/No Pass.) Effective: Fall 2020.
JFT 10Fire Fighter II (3.5)Active
1.1 Lecture, 6.0 Lab. This course is the second in a series of courses that provides the skills and knowledge needed for entry level professional fire fighter to perform his/her duties safely, effectively, and competently. The five overarching themes of the California State Fire Fighter II curriculum are: general knowledge germane to the profession, fire department communications, fireground operations, rescue operations, and prevention, preparedness, and maintenance. PREREQUISITE: Fire Fighter I (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Spring 2020.
JFT 10Fire Fighter II (3.5)Historical
2.4 Lecture, 4.5 Lab. This course is the second in a series of courses that provides the skills and knowledge needed for entry level professional fire fighter to perform his/her duties safely, effectively, and competently. The curriculum is based on the 2013 edition of NFPA 1001 Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications. The five overarching themes of the California State Fire Fighter II curriculum are: general knowledge germane to the profession, fire department communications, fireground operations, rescue operations, and prevention, preparedness, and maintenance. PREREQUISITE: Fire Fighter I (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Fall 2015 to Spring 2020.
JFT 13Low Angle Rope Rescue Operational Course (0.5)Active
0.2 Lecture, 1.1 Lab. The Low Angle Rope Rescue Operational course is designed to provide training for responders in low angle rope rescue operations. This course will also provide training in a subject element required for the California Urban Search and Rescue (US and R) Basic and Light Operational Level. (Pass/No Pass.) Effective: Fall 2017.
JFT 14Fire CDF Academy (2.0-4.0)Active
1.1-1.6 Lecture, 3.4-7.3 Lab. This course provides a basic firefighter course oriented toward the equipment utilized on CDF engines. Fundamentals of wildland fire control, pumping skills, incident command and techniques of controlling other emergency incidents are covered with a strong safety perspective. The course is structured with a maximum emphasis on demonstration, student application and performance examinations. (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Spring 2018.
JFT 15CDF Fire Academy Refresher (0.5-2.0)Active
0.2-0.4 Lecture, 1.2-4.0 Lab. This is a refresher course for the Basic CDF Firefighter Academy. Returning firefighters must pass the returning firefighter written examination before working on an emergency incident. The subjects are intended to give the Firefighter 1 a basic knowledge which is needed prior to emergency response. Students are required to meet the minimum standard as noted in the behavioral objective for each subject/topic. Candidates for qualification under this course must meet the basic requirements for employment as a CDF Firefighter 1. (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Fall 2017.
JFT 17Emergency Medical Technician (5.0)Active
2.5 Lecture, 8.0 Lab. This course is designed to prepare students to render pre-hospital basic life support services, including cardiopulmonary resuscitation, with emphasis on field application, practices, and techniques vital to the interaction of EMT-I personnel with all levels of emergency medical personnel. PREREQUISITE: First Aid CPR Responder ADVISORY: Eligible for English 280 or English 1A (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Fall 2020.
JFT 17Emergency Medical Technician (5.0)Historical
2.7 Lecture, 8.2 Lab. This course is designed to prepare students to render pre-hospital basic life support services, including cardiopulmonary resuscitation, with emphasis on field application, practices, and techniques vital to the interaction of EMT-I personnel with all levels of emergency medical personnel. PREREQUISITE: CPR Emergency Responder ADVISORY: Eligible for English 250 and English 420. (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Spring 2016 to Fall 2020.
JFT 18AHaz Mat 1A Basic Chemistry of Hazardous Materials (1.0)Active
0.8 Lecture, 1.5 Lab. Designed to provide the students with a basic foundation in chemistry and physics as they relate to hazardous materials incidents. Topics include an overview of chemical and physical properties, chemical structures and formulas, covalent and ionic bonding, safety, personal protective equipment, operational procedures, Periodic Table of Elements, different types of chemical compounds, and the combustion process as it relates to hazardous materials. (Pass/No Pass.) Effective: Fall 2018.
JFT 18BHaz Mat Technician 1B - Applied Chemistry-Field ID of Chem (1.0)Active
0.8 Lecture, 1.5 Lab. Designed for hazardous materials emergency responders. Emphasizes application of topics learned in Hazardous Materials 1A. Includes the use of filed monitoring and detection devices, sample collection of equipment, and field identification procedures for verifying identifying and classifying unknown chemicals. (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Fall 2018.
JFT 19Emergency Medical Technician Clinical (0.5)Active
1.4 Lab. This course gives EMT students emergency department, ambulance, and transport experience while working with patients. PREREQUISITE: JFT 17 (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Fall 2020.
JFT 20HAZ MAT First Responder (0.5-1.0)Active
0.3-0.8 Lecture, 0.6-1.5 Lab. This course is designed for fire department personnel who may respond to releases or potential releases of hazardous materials as part of the initial response to the site for the purpose of protecting nearby persons, property, or the environment from the effects of the release. This course will provide defensive tactics to contain the release from a safe distance, keep it from spreading, and prevent exposures without trying to stop the release. Meets and exceeds the requirements for CFR 29 1910.120 and CCR Title 8. (Pass/No Pass.) Effective: Fall 2018.
JFT 30Paramedic Core (11.0-14.0)Active
5.0-7.0 Lecture, 17.3-20.8 Lab. This course is designed to guide students to successful completion of the National Registry EMT-Paramedic exam and meets the training requirements mandated by the State of California, California Code of Regulations Title 22. The didactic instruction represents the delivery of primarily cognitive material. This is the first part of a three-part program. Students must successfully complete the didactic portion of training prior to progressing to Clinical training (part two). PREREQUISITE: JFT 17 EMT, (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Fall 2013.
JFT 31Paramedic - Clinical (4.0-7.0)Active
11.8-22.1 Lab. Application of skills that demonstrate principles and concepts of anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, clinical symptoms and diagnosis as the pertain to pre-hospital emergency medical care of the sick and injured. The students will rotate through specialty areas of the hospital departments: pediatrics, pediatric intensive care unit, labor and delivery, surgery (airway management), respiratory therapy, other selected hospital areas, assisted Living, Skills Nursing Facilities, and facilities for the mentally and physically challenged. (Pass/No Pass.) Effective: Fall 2017.
JFT 32Paramedic - Internship (12.0-18.0)Active
36.0-53.0 Lab. Application of paramedic knowledge and skills in the clinical setting as an intern responding on a 911 ambulance to ill and injured patients while being instructed and evaluated by a field preceptor. The student will have the task of initiating, providing and directing entire emergency patient care while under the supervision of a preceptor. This ambulance field internship is required for certification as an EMT-Paramedic in California. (Pass/No Pass.) Effective: Fall 2017.
JFT 33Emergency Medical Technician - Refresher (0.5-1.0)Active
0.5 Lecture, 0.9-1.8 Lab. EMT-Basic Refresher curriculum consists of 24-40 hours. The refresher training program is divided into six modules and follows the National Standards Curricula. This refresher course is competency based. EMTs who successfully complete this course must demonstrate competency over the knowledge and skills outlined in this refresher education program. This is a pass/no pass course. PREREQUISITE: JFT 17 or equivalent, must possess current National EMS Certification, EMT Card. (Pass/No Pass.) Effective: Fall 2020.
JFT 33Emergency Medical Technician - Refresher (0.5-1.0)Historical
0.5 Lecture, 0.9-1.8 Lab. EMT-Basic Refresher curriculum consists of 24-40 hours. The refresher training program is divided into six modules and follows the National Standards Curricula. This refresher course is competency based. EMTs who successfully complete this course must demonstrate competency over the knowledge and skills outlined in this refresher education program. This is a pass/no pass course. PREREQUISITE: Must possess current National EMS Certification, EMT Card. (Pass/No Pass.) Effective: Fall 2013 to Fall 2020.
JFT 35Fire Fighter Survival (0.5)Active
0.5 Lecture, 0.5 Lab. This 16 hour Fire Fighter Survival course was developed in the continuing effort to reduce the number of fire fighter injuries and fatalities that occur on an annual basis. The course will supply the student with a greater understanding of the need for situational awareness, fire fighter survival skills, and the technical survival skills to help avoid committing fatal errors on the fireground. This course is a pass/no pass course. PREREQUISITE: California State Marshal certified fire fighter 1 academy or equivalent as determined by the Dean of Academy Instruction. Note: Approval of equivalent training is not a guarantee state regulatory or licensing agencies will also grant equivalency. Prior to beginning this course students must already be familiar with, and be able to demonstrate all of the skills listed below. These will not be taught in the course, rather they will be the starting point for advanced fire fighter training that builds upon them. These minimum knowledge and skill levels are regarding: 1. Firefighter safety 2. Don and use SCBA, emergency procedure for SCBA failure 3. Determination of air supply in the hazardous atmosphere 4. Safe mounting and dismounting of apparatus 5. Knowledge of all firefighting personal protective equipment, including hand and eye protection 6. Knowledge of all firefighting tools and equipment, ladders, and hoses including appropriate selection, carry, and use for each type across all types of emergencies. 7. Horizontal and vertical ventilation on a structure 8. Hazardous materials and safety precautions 9. Attack technique for an interior structure fire 10. Structure search and rescue including conscious and unconscious victim removal 11. Rescue knots such as bowline, clove hitch, figure eight on a bight, half hitch, and Becket. 12. Familiarity with radio procedures 13. Effective verbal communication used in firefighting 14. First responder CPR and first aid (Pass/No Pass.) Effective: Spring 2017.
JFT 100Principles of Emergency Service (3.0)Active
3.0 Lecture. 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. (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Fall 2017.
JFT 104Fire Safety Officer S-404 (0.5)Historical
0.5 Lecture, 0.9-1.4 Lab. Provides students specific focus on operations within an Incident Command System as a Safety Officer. Topics include safety officer effectiveness, analysis techniques, safety messages, briefings and reports, and high hazard operations. PREREQUISITE: Firefighter I or Equivalent (Pass/No Pass.) Effective: Spring 2015 to Fall 2020.
JFT 104Fire Safety Officer S-404 (0.5)Active
0.5 Lecture, 0.9-1.8 Lab. Provides students specific focus on operations within an Incident Command System as a Safety Officer. Topics include safety officer effectiveness, analysis techniques, safety messages, briefings and reports, and high hazard operations. PREREQUISITE: Firefighter I or Equivalent. JFT 225 or JFT 8. (Pass/No Pass.) Effective: Fall 2020.
JFT 105Fire Control 3A - Structural Fire Fighting in Acquired Structures (0.5)Active
0.2 Lecture, 0.6 Lab. This 14 hour course is designed to develop fundamental skills in combating structure fires by providing the students with a thorough understanding of information on fire behavior, ventilation procedures and techniques, interior fire attack, and exterior attack. The opportunity to reinforce the student's understanding of fire behavior is provided in all of the exercises to be conducted during the delivery of the Fire Control 3A class. PREREQUISITE: Certified Fire Fighter I or Equivalent (Pass/No Pass.) Effective: Spring 2016.
JFT 106Fire Control 3B-Structural Firefighting in Live-fire Simulators (0.5)Active
0.2 Lecture, 0.6 Lab. This 14 hour course is designed to develop fundamental skills in combating structure fires by providing the students with a thorough understanding of information on fire behavior. The opportunity to reinforce the student's understanding of fire behavior is provided in all the exercises to be conducted during the delivery of the Fire Control 3B class. PREREQUISITE: Certified Firefighter I of equivalent and Fire Control 3A. (Pass/No Pass.) Effective: Spring 2016.
JFT 107Fire Crew Boss - S-230 (0.5)Active
0.7 Lecture, 0.7 Lab. This course is required training for all personnel desiring to be qualified as a single resource boss. The concepts in this course are to be applied to all single resource boss positions, not just the Crew Boss of a hand crew. Lessons provide introduction to operational leadership, mobilization, arrival at the incident, risk management, entrapment avoidance, safety and tactics, offline duties, demobilization, and post-incident responsibilities. PREREQUISITE: Qualified as a Firefighter I or equivalent. (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Summer 2016.
JFT 108Engine Boss S-231 (0.5)Active
0.5 Lecture, 0.4 Lab. This course is designed to meet the training needs of an incident Engine Boss outlined in the Wildland and Prescribed Fire Qualification System Guide, PMS 310-1, and the Position Task Book (PTB) developed for the position of Single Resource Boss, Engine (ENGB). The course will cover the task of an Engine Boss in making the tactical decisions required to safely manage an engine and personnel on an incident. This is a pass/no pass course. PREREQUISITE: Basic Fire Fighter I Academy certificate or equivalent. (Pass/No Pass.) Effective: Fall 2015.
JFT 130Building Construction for Fire Protection (3.0)Active
3.0 Lecture. 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, pre-planning fire operations, and operating at emergencies. (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Fall 2017.
JFT 134Firing Operations Firing Methods (0.5-2.0)Historical
0.5 Lecture, 1.4-4.1 Lab. The course will provide knowledge and skills needed to develop and implement defensive firing operations. The course will cover advanced defensive firing techniques and provide awareness of offensive firing techniques and planning. Students completing this course with substantial firing experience will be able to implement offensive firing plans. PREREQUISITE: Fire Fighter I or Equivalent. (Pass/No Pass.) Effective: Spring 2015 to Fall 2020.
JFT 134Firing Operations Firing Methods (0.5-2.0)Active
0.5 Lecture, 1.3-4.0 Lab. The course will provide knowledge and skills needed to develop and implement defensive firing operations. The course will cover advanced defensive firing techniques and provide awareness of offensive firing techniques and planning. Students completing this course with substantial firing experience will be able to implement offensive firing plans. PREREQUISITE: Fire Fighter I or Equivalent. JFT 225 or JFT 8. (Pass/No Pass.) Effective: Fall 2020.
JFT 140Fire Behavior and Combustion (3.0)Active
3.0 Lecture. This course explores the theories and fundamentals of how and why fires start, spread, and are controlled. (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Fall 2017.
JFT 150Principles of Fire and Emergency Services Safety and Survival (3.0)Active
3.0 Lecture. 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. This course is part of the Fire Science Certificate program. (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Fall 2017.
JFT 160Fire Protection Systems (3.0)Active
3.0 Lecture. This course provides information relating to the features of design and operation of fire alarm systems, water-based fire suppression systems, special hazard fire suppression systems, water supply for fire protection and portable fire extinguishers. (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Fall 2017.
JFT 202I-300 Intermediate Incident Command System (0.5)Historical
0.5 Lecture, 1.1 Lab. This course consists of five modules developed by the National Wildfire Coordinating Group to train students to manage complex emergency incidents. This course provides more descriptions and details of the organization and operations of the ICS, covers management of resources, describes the duties of all positions including the Air Operations organization, and provides examples of how the essential principles are used in incident event planning. This is a pass/no pass course. PREREQUISITE: Fire Fighter I or equivalent. ADVISORY: I-200, Basic ICS or equivalent. (Pass/No Pass.) Effective: Fall 2013 to Fall 2020.
JFT 202I-300 Intermediate Incident Command System (0.5)Active
0.5 Lecture, 1.1 Lab. This course consists of five modules developed by the National Wildfire Coordinating Group to train students to manage complex emergency incidents. This course provides more descriptions and details of the organization and operations of the ICS, covers management of resources, describes the duties of all positions including the Air Operations organization, and provides examples of how the essential principles are used in incident event planning. This is a pass/no pass course. PREREQUISITE: Fire Fighter I or equivalent. JFT 25 or JFT 8. (Pass/No Pass.) Effective: Fall 2020.
JFT 203I-400 Advanced Incident Command System (0.5)Active
0.5 Lecture, 0.9 Lab. This Incident Command System course is designed for Chief Officers. Consists of four modules developed by the National Wildfire Coordinating Group to meet the needs of command officers managing complex emergency incidents. Advanced ICS expands upon much of the material covered in the I-300 class. Emphasizes large-scale development; roles and relationships of primary staff, the planning, operational, logistical and fiscal considerations related to large and complex incident and event management. Describes the application of Area Command and the importance of inter-agency coordination on complex incidents and events. (Pass/No Pass.) Effective: Fall 2017.
JFT 205Fire Continued Professional Training (0.5-2.0)Active
0.0-1.4 Lecture, 1.4-3.2 Lab. This course provides training recommended by the California State Fire Marshall to keep students current with new equipment, policies, laws and skills needed to be prepared in the line of duty. It also prepares the student with command awareness and the control techniques required to effectively manage a fire fighter emergency event should the situation occur. PREREQUISITE: Graduation from a California State Fire Academy. (Pass/No Pass.) Effective: Spring 2017.
JFT 206Auto Extrication (0.5)Active
0.3 Lecture, 1.0 Lab. This course provides the knowledge and skills to prepare a student to extricate victim(s) from a common passenger vehicle in a safe and effective manner in accordance with AHJ policies and procedures. This is a pass/no pass course. PREREQUISITE: California State Marshal certified fire fighter 1 academy as determined by the Dean of Academy Instruction. Note: Approval of equivalent training is not a guarantee state regulatory or licensing agencies will also grant equivalency. Prior to beginning this course students must already be familiar with, and be able to demonstrate all of the skills listed below. These will not be taught in the course, rather they will be the starting point for advanced fire fighter training that builds upon them. These minimum knowledge and skill levels are regarding: 1. Firefighter safety 2. Knowledge of SCBA use and emergency procedures 3. Safe mounting and dismounting of apparatus 4. Knowledge of all firefighting personal protective equipment, including hand and eye protection 5. Familiarity of all firefighting tools and equipment, ladders, and hoses including appropriate selection, carry, and use for each type across all types of emergencies. 6. Fuel types, precautions, and suppression method(s) 7. Appropriate use of class A, B, and C fire extinguishers 8. Effective verbal communication used in fire fighting 9. Salvage and overhaul 10. First responder CPR and first aid (Pass/No Pass.) Effective: Fall 2016.
JFT 208Rapid Intervention Crew Operation (0.5)Active
0.2 Lecture, 1.1 Lab. The Rapid Intervention Crew (RIC) Operations course trains firefighters to rescue a downed firefighter in an immediately dangerous to life and health environment, in the continuing effort to reduce the number of firefighter injuries and deaths that occur regularly. The course will focus on the three phases of a RIC operation: 1) pre-deployment, 2) deployment, and 3) rescue. . (Pass/No Pass.) Effective: Fall 2018.
JFT 209Wildland Fire Origin and Cause Determination FI-210 (0.5)Active
0.6 Lecture, 1.3 Lab. This course is designed to meet the requirements of the National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) for Wildland Fire Investigator certification, as outlined in the Wildland and Prescribed Fire Qualifications System Guide (PMS 310-1), and the Position Task Book. The concepts taught in this course meet the minimum national performance standards for a Wildland Fire Investigator. This is a pass/no pass course. PREREQUISITE: JFT 8 or JFT 225. (Pass/No Pass.) Effective: Spring 2020.
JFT 209Wildland Fire Origin and Cause Determination FI-210 (0.5)Historical
0.6 Lecture, 1.3 Lab. This course is designed to meet the requirements of the National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) for Wildland Fire Investigator certification, as outlined in the Wildland and Prescribed Fire Qualifications System Guide (PMS 310-1), and the Position Task Book. The concepts taught in this course meet the minimum national performance standards for a Wildland Fire Investigator. This is a pass/no pass course. PREREQUISITE: JFT 8 1. State Fire Marshall certified basic fire fighting academy diploma or equivalent as determined by the Dean of Academy Instruction. NOTE: Approval of equivalent training is not a guarantee state regulatory or licensing agencies will also grant equivalency. 2. Prior to beginning this course students must already be familiar with, and be able to demonstrate all of the skills listed below. These will not be taught in the course; rather, they will be the starting point for advanced officer training that builds upon them. These minimum knowledge and skill levels are regarding: 1. Firefighter safety 2. Pertinent Vehicle, and Health&Safety codes 3. Familiarity with procedures for safe operation at emergency scenes 4. Knowledge of wildland firefighting personal protective equipment, including fire shelter 5. Knowledge of uses, inspection procedures, and maintenance for wildland tools and equipment 6. Knowledge of fuel types, precautions, and suppression method(s) 7. Knowledge of radio procedures and codes 8. Effective verbal communication used in fire fighting 9. Knowledge of the methods of heat transfer 10. Familiarity with wildland fire behavior conditions 11. Familiarity with wildland fire suppression equipment requirements 12. Familiarity with standard agency policies and procedures regarding wildland fire hazards and unsafe situations 13. Familiarity with wildland fire suppression tools, water, and other supression agents equipment. 14. Familiarity with fireline construction and reinforcement (Pass/No Pass.) Effective: Fall 2016 to Spring 2020.
JFT 211Fire Company Officer 2A (1.0)Active
1.0 Lecture, 1.3 Lab. 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. PREREQUISITE: Basic Fire Academy Certificate or Equivalent (Pass/No Pass.) Effective: Fall 2016.
JFT 212Fire Company Officer 2D (1.0)Active
1.0 Lecture, 1.3 Lab. This course provides information on conducting incident size-up, developing and implementing an initial plan of action involving single and multiunit operations for various types of emergency incidents to mitigate the situation following agency safety procedures, conducting pre-incident planning, and develop and conduct a post-incident analysis. PREREQUISITE: Fire Fighter I Academy or Equivalent (Pass/No Pass.) Effective: Fall 2016.
JFT 214Rescue Systems I Basic Rescue Skills (1.0)Active
0.5 Lecture, 1.8 Lab. This course familiarizes the student with the requirements for the California Urban Search and Rescue (US and R) Basic and Light Operational Levels. Topics include: Team organization, rescue and environmental considerations, use of ropes, knots rigging and pulley systems, descending, rappelling, and belaying tools and techniques, subsurface rescue techniques, use of cribbing, wedges, cutting/ prying hydraulic tools, use of fire service ladders in specialized rescue situations, and day and night simulated rescue exercises. This course was previously listed as JFT 11. Prerequisite: JFT 225 (Pass/No Pass.) Effective: Fall 2018.
JFT 215Fire Officer Supervisor Academy (2.0)Active
1.4 Lecture, 3.1 Lab. This 80 hour California Fire Marshal certified course provides students with techniques for becoming an effective Fire Officer Supervisor. Topic will include leadership ethics, team building, employee performance appraisals, report writing, harassment and discrimination policies, and planning and delegation techniques. This is a pass/no pass course. PREREQUISITE: California State Marshal certified fire fighter 1 academy as determined by the Dean of Academy Instruction. Note: Approval of equivalent training is not a guarantee state regulatory or licensing agencies will also grant equivalency. Prior to beginning this course students must already be familiar with, and be able to demonstrate all of the skills listed below. These will not be taught in the course, rather they will be the starting point for advanced fire fighter training that builds upon them. These minimum knowledge and skill levels are regarding: 1. Effective verbal communication used in fire situations 2. Knowledge of all firefighting personal protective equipment, including hand and eye protection 3. Familiarity with essential tasks and job functions of fire service ranks and positions 4. Familiarity with the fire service agency rules and regulations 5. Fire fighter safety 6. Proper and safe rescue missions 7. Proper and safe forcible entry 8. Knowledge of all firefighting tools and equipment, ladders, and hoses including appropriate selection, carry, and use for each type across all types of emergencies. (Pass/No Pass.) Effective: Fall 2016.
JFT 216Fire Company Officer 2E (1.0)Active
0.9 Lecture, 1.4 Lab. This course is designed to provide 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. PREREQUISITE: Fire Academy I Certificate or Equivalent (Pass/No Pass.) Effective: Fall 2016.
JFT 217Fire Company Officer 2B (0.5)Active
0.7 Lecture, 0.4 Lab. This course provides information on general administrative functions and the implementation of department policies and procedures and addresses conveying the fire department's role, image, and mission to the public. PREREQUISITE: Fire Academy I Certificate or Equivalent (Pass/No Pass.) Effective: Fall 2016.
JFT 218Fire Instructor II Instructional Development (1.0)Active
1.0 Lecture, 1.3 Lab. This course provides the skills and knowledge needed for the intermediate level professional instructor to perform his or her duties safely, effectively, and competently. At the end of this course, candidates will be able to develop lesson plans and evaluation instruments, teach and deliver instruction, and evaluate and coach other instructors. The Instructor II will also be able to analyze resources and formulate a program budget. This course was previously listed as JFT 9B. PREREQUISITE: Instructional Methodology Introduction to the Incident Command System (IS-100/B), FEMA or National Incident Management System (IS-700.A), FEMA (Pass/No Pass.) Effective: Spring 2017.
JFT 219Fire Instructor I (1.0)Active
0.8 Lecture, 1.5 Lab. This course provides the skills and knowledge needed for the entry level professional instructor to perform his or her duties safely, effectively and competently. This course was previously listed as JFT 9A. PREREQUISITE: Fire Fighter I Classification ADVISORY: Eligible for English 250 and English 420 (Pass/No Pass.) Effective: Spring 2017.
JFT 220Fire Company Officer 2C (1.0)Active
1.0 Lecture, 1.4 Lab. 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. This course was previously listed as JFT 1B. PREREQUISITE: Fire Command 1A - Command Principles for Company Officers, I-220 (Basic ICS). ADVISORY: Eligible for English 250 and English 420. (Pass/No Pass.) Effective: Spring 2017.
JFT 225Fire Fighter I Academy (18.0)Historical
10.2 Lecture, 24.9 Lab. This academy includes instruction on basic firefighting skills, laws and regulations affecting the fire service. The course will provide the student with knowledge and skills to safely perform, under minimal supervision, essential and advanced fire ground tasks, basic rescue, basic fire prevention and fire investigation task and to use, inspect, and maintain firefighting and rescue equipment. (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Fall 2018 to Fall 2020.
JFT 225Fire Fighter I Academy (18.0)Active
10.2 Lecture, 24.9 Lab. This academy includes instruction on basic firefighting skills, laws and regulations affecting the fire service. The course will provide the student with knowledge and skills to safely perform, under minimal supervision, essential and advanced fire ground tasks, basic rescue, basic fire prevention and fire investigation task and to use, inspect, and maintain firefighting and rescue equipment. This course also includes mandated field trips to cover all the material. Previously listed as JFT 8. (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Fall 2020.
JFT 227Chief Fire Officer 3A Human Resource Management for Chief Fire (1.0)Active
0.7 Lecture, 0.7 Lab. This course provides students with a basic knowledge of the human resources requirements related to the roles and responsibilities of a Chief Fire Officer including developing plans for providing employee accommodation, developing hiring procedures, establishing personnel assignments, describing methods of facilitating and encouraging professional development, developing an ongoing education training program, developing promotion procedures, developing proposals for improving employee benefits, and developing a measurable accident and injury prevention program. (Pass/No Pass.) Effective: Fall 2017.
JFT 228Chief Fire Officer 3B Budget and Fiscal Responsibilities (0.5)Active
0.4 Lecture, 0.6 Lab. This course provides students with a basic knowledge of the budgeting requirements related to the roles and responsibilities of a Chief Fire Officer including developing a budget management system, developing a division or departmental budget, and describing the process for ensuring competitive bidding. ADVISORY: JFT 8, Fire Fighter I Academy 1. State Fire Marshall certified basic firefighting academy diploma or equivalent as determined by the Dean of Academy Instruction. NOTE: Approval of equivalent training is not a guarantee state regulatory or licensing agencies will also grant equivalency. 2. Prior to beginning this course students must already be familiar with, and be able to demonstrate all of the skills listed below. These will not be taught in the course; rather, they will be the starting point for advanced officer training that builds upon them. These minimum knowledge and skill levels are regarding: State Fire Professional Certification Tracks Policies and Procedures Fire Department Divisions (Pass/No Pass.) Effective: Fall 2017.
JFT 229Chief Fire Officer 3C General Administration Functions (1.0)Active
0.7 Lecture, 0.7 Lab. This course provides students with a basic knowledge of the administration requirements related to the roles and responsibilities of a Chief Fire Officer including directing a department record management system, analyzing and interpreting records and data, developing a model plan for continuous organizational improvement, developing a plan to facilitate approval, preparing community awareness programs, and evaluating the inspection program of the AHJ. (Pass/No Pass.) Effective: Fall 2017.
JFT 230Chief Fire Officer 3D Emergency Service Delivery Responsibilities (1.0)Active
0.6 Lecture, 0.8 Lab. This course provides students with a basic knowledge of the emergency service requirements related to the roles and responsibilities of a Chief Fire Officer including developing a plan for the integration of fire services resources, developing an agency resource contingency plan, evaluating incident facilities, supervising multiple resources, developing and utilizing an incident action plan, obtaining incident information to facilitate transfer of command, developing and conducting a post-incident analysis, and maintaining incident records. (Pass/No Pass.) Effective: Fall 2017.
JFT 231Fire Academy Prep Course (1.0)Active
1.2 Lecture, 1.5 Lab. This course is designed to prepare potential fire academy students for success in the Fire Academy. The preparation course will include classroom lecture and hands on training. (Pass/No Pass.) Effective: Fall 2018.
JFT 232Firefighter I Academy Skills Review and Certification (0.5-1.0)Active
0.9-3.0 Lab. This course reinforces, combines, and integrates the skills learned in the basic fire academy in accordance with the State Fire Marshal Firefighter 1 curriculum. Students are provided the opportunity to take the National Capstone tests for International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) and National Board on Fire Services Professional Qualifications (Pro Board) certifications. Successful completion of this course provides the student with the opportunity to apply for employment as a firefighter in the state of California and outside of California with those states that offer reciprocity. (Pass/No Pass.) Effective: Fall 2017.
JFT 300Company Officer Academy (2.0)Active
1.4 Lecture, 2.5 Lab. This course provides the knowledge and skills necessary for developing aspiring company officers. Topics include leadership, progressive discipline, Fire Fighter Bill of Rights, performance appraisals, report writing, fire investigation, command operations, post incident analysis, mutual aid communication plan, disaster relief response, and special operations/ wildland. (Pass/No Pass.) Effective: Fall 2017.
JFT 301Community Emergency Response Team (0.5)Active
1.5 Lab. The purpose of the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Basic Training is to provide the individuals who complete this course with the basic skills that they will need to respond to their community’s immediate needs in the aftermath of a disaster, when emergency services are not immediately available. By working together, CERT members can assist in saving lives and protecting property using the basic techniques in this course. (Pass/No Pass.) Effective: Fall 2019.
JFT 305Outdoor Emergency Care (3.0)Active
2.2 Lecture, 4.7 Lab. This 125 hour course is designed to prepare students to render prehospital basic life support services, including cardiopulmonary resuscitation, with emphasis on field application. practices, and techniques vital to the interaction of Outdoor Emergency Care Technician with all levels of emergency medical personnel. Students will acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to provide emergency medical care at a basic life support level with a fire, ambulance, or other specialized service. This course is instructed in compliance with Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations and the California Code of Regulations. (Pass/No Pass.) Effective: Fall 2017.
JFT 600First Aid & CPR (0.0)Active
0.5-1.0 Lecture, 0.5-1.5 Lab. This 16-40 hour variable course provides First Responded CPR (adult, child, infant), Automated External Defibrillator (AED) and basic first aid measures for a number of medical emergencies and conditions Public Safety Officers may encounter as a First Responder. This course meets POST certification requirements. This course can be adapted to a basic CPR and First Aid for civilians. (Pass/No Pass.) Effective: Spring 2020.

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