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FIRE1100 – Introduction to Fire Service pdf

Credits: 2 (2/0/0)
Description: This course covers the basic information that the student will need to understand the fire protection career field. It will provide an overview of the firefighter selection process and assist in preparing the student for the competitive selection process. It will also provide additional information on fire protection careers other than firefighter. This course will cover the history of public fire protection; basic terminology; the chemistry, physics and behavior of fire; fire suppression; fire-based emergency medical services; hazardous materials response; fire prevention; and physical fitness training requirements.
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
  1. Identify the minimum performance standards that fire departments require for employment.
  2. Identify fire service reference material when conducting research in fire fighter fatalities.
  3. Identify the key components and definitions of the fire service management cycles.
  4. Participate in a mock hiring process.
  5. Recognize the different type of careers that are available to applicants in fire service.
  6. Identify the different types of fire departments and department facility that may be found.
MnTC goal areas: None

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