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#1103. (FIRS) Firefighter Agility and Fitness Preparation CIP 43.0203
3 lab hours per week; 48 total contact hours. Credit: 1 semester hour.
Physical ability testing methods. Rigorous training in skills and techniques needed in typical fire department physical ability tests. Prerequisite: Must have EMT-B certification and be accepted into the Fire Academy. Co-requisites: FIRS 1301, FIRS 1313, FIRS 1319, FIRS 1329, FIRS 1407, FIRS 1423, FIRS 1433. This is a 12-week course held at Brayton Fire Field with no lecture hours.
#1301. (FIRS) Firefighter Certification I CIP 43.0203
2 lecture hours and 2 lab hours per week; 64 total contact hours. Credit: 3 semester hours
One in a series of courses in basic preparation for a new firefighter. Should be taken in conjunction with Firefighter Certification II, III, IV, V, VI, and VII to satisfy the Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCEP) curriculum for Basic Structural Fire Suppression, Course #100. ** THIS COURSE MAY BE OFFERED ONLY BY INSTITUTIONS CERTIFIED AS A TRAINING FACILTY BY THE TEXAS COMMISSION ON FIRE PROTECTION. ** Prerequisite: Must have EMT-B certification and be accepted into the Fire Academy. Co-requisites: FIRS 1103, FIRS 1313, FIRS 1319, FIRS 1329, FIRS 1407, FIRS 1423, FIRS 1433. This is a 12-week course held at Brayton Fire Field.
#1313. (FIRS) Firefighter Certification III CIP 43.0203
3 lecture hours per week; 48 total contact hours. Credit: 3 semester hours
One in a series of courses in basic preparation for a new firefighter. Should be taken in conjunction with Firefighter Certification I, II, IV, V, VI, and VII to satisfy the Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP) curriculum for Basic Structural Fire Suppression, Course #100. ** THIS COURSE MAY BE OFFERED ONLY BY INSTITUTIONS CERTIFIED AS A TRAINING FACILITY BY THE TEXAS COMMISSION ON FIRE PROTECTION. ** Preparation for certification as a basic firefighter. Prerequisite: Must have EMT-B certification and be accepted into the Fire Academy. Co-requisites: FIRS 1103, FIRS 1301, FIRS 1319, FIRS 1329, FIRS 1407, FIRS 1423, FIRS 1433. This is a 12-week course held at Brayton Fire Field.
#1319. (FIRS) Firefighter Certification IV CIP 43.0203
2 lecture hours and 2 lab hours per week; 64 total contact hours. Credit: 3 semester hours.
One in a series of courses in basic preparation for a new firefighter. Should be taken in conjunction with Firefighter Certification I, II, III, V, VI, and VII to satisfy the Texas commission on Fire Protection (TCFP) curriculum for Basic Structural Fire Suppression, Course #100. ** THIS COURSE MAY BE OFFERED ONLY BY INSTITUTIONS CERTIFIED AS A TRAINING FACILITY BY THE TEXAS COMMISSION ON FIRE PROTECTION. ** Prerequisite: Must have EMT-B certification and be accepted into the Fire Academy. Co-requisites: FIRS 1103, FIRS 1301, FIRS 1313, FIRS 1329, FIRS 1407, FIRS 1423, FIRS 1433. This is a 12-week course held at Brayton Fire Field.
#1329. (FIRS) Firefighter Certification VI CIP 43.0203
2 lecture hours and 2 lab hours per week; 64 total contact hours. Credit: 3 semester hours.
One in a series of courses in basic preparation for a new firefighter. Should be taken in conjunction with Firefighter Certification I, II, III, IV, V, and VII to satisfy the Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP) curriculum for Basic Structural Fire Suppression, Course #100. ** THIS COURSE MAY BE OFFERED ONLY BY INSTITUTIONS CERTIFIED AS A TRAINING FACILITY BY THE TEXAS COMMISSION ON FIRE PROTECTION. ** Prerequisite: Must have EMT-B certification and be accepted into the Fire Academy. Co-requisites: FIRS 1103, FIRS 1301, FIRS 1313, FIRS 1319, FIRS 1407, FIRS 1423, FIRS 1433. This is a 12-week course held at Brayton Fire Field.
#1407. (FIRS) Firefighter Certification II CIP 43.0203
3 lecture hours and 2 lab hours per week; 80 total contact hours. Credit: 4 semester hours.
One in a series of courses in basic preparation for a new firefighter. Should be taken in conjunction with Firefighter Certification I, III, IV, V, VI, and VII to satisfy the Texas commission on Fire Protection (TCFP) curriculum for Basic Structural Fire Suppression, Course #100. ** THIS COURSE MAY BE OFFERED ONLY BY INSTITUTIONS CERTIFIED AS A TRAINING FACILITY BY THE TEXAS COMMISSION FIRE PROTECTION. ** Prerequisite: Must have EMT-B certification and be accepted into the Fire Academy. Co-requisites: FIRS 1103, FIRS 1301, FIRS 1313, FIRS 1319, FIRS 1329, FIRS 1423, FIRS 1433. This is a 12-week course held at Brayton Fire Field.
#1423. (FIRS) Firefighter Certification V CIP 43.0203
3 lecture hours and 2 lab hours per week; 80 total contact hours. Credit: 4 semester hours.
One in a series of courses in basic preparation for a new firefighter. Should be taken in conjunction with Firefighter Certification I, II, III, IV, VI, and VII to satisfy the Texas Commi8ssion on Fire Protection (TCFP) curriculum for Basic Structural Fire Suppression, Course #100. ** THIS COURSE MAY BE OFFERED ONLY BY INSTITUTIONS CERTIFIED AS A TRAINING FACILITY BY THE TEXAS COMMISSION ON FIRE PROTECTION. ** Prerequisite: Must have EMT-B certification and be accepted into the Fire Academy. Co-requisites: FIRS 1103, FIRS 1301, FIRS 1313, FIRS 1319, FIRS 1329, FIRS 1423, FIRS 1433. This is a 12-week course held at Brayton Fire Field.
#1303. (FIRT) Fire and Arson Investigation I CIP 43.0201
3 lecture hours per week; 48 total contact hours. Credit: 3 semester hours
Basic fire and arson investigation practices. Emphasis on fire behavior principles related to fire cause and origin determination.
#1307. (FIRT) Fire Prevention Codes and Inspections CIP 43.0201
3 lecture hours per week; 48 total contact hours. Credit: 3 semester hours
Study of local building and fire prevention codes. Emphasis on fire prevention inspections, practices and procedures.
#1309. (FIRT) Fire Administration I CIP 43.0202
3 lecture hours per week; 48 total contact hours. Credit: 3 semester hours
Introduction to the organization and management of a fire department and the relationship of government agencies to the fire service. Emphasis on fire service leadership from the perspective of the company officer.
#1319. (FIRT) Firefighter Health and Safety CIP 43.0201
3 lecture hours per week; 48 total contact hours. Credit: 3 semester hours
Firefighter occupational safety and health in emergency and non-emergency situations. This course meets Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) Model Curriculum core requirements.
#1329. (FIRT) Building Codes and Construction CIP 43.0201
3 lecture hours per week; 48 total contact hours. Credit: 3 semester hours
Examination of building codes and requirements, construction types, and building materials. Includes walls, floorings, foundations, and various roof types and the associated dangers of each. This course meets Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) Model Curriculum core requirements.
#1333. (FIRT) Fire Chemistry I CIP 43.0201
3 lecture hours per week; 48 total contact hours. Credit: 3 semester hours
Chemical nature and properties of compound as related to the fire service. Fundamental laws of chemistry, states of matter, gas laws, chemical bonding, and thermodynamics. This course meets Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) Model Curriculum core requirements.
#2305. (FIRT) Fire Instructor I CIP 43.0201
3 lecture hours per week; 48 total contact hours. Credit: 3 semester hours.
Preparation of fire and emergency services personnel to deliver instruction from a prepared lesson plan. Includes the use of instructional aids and evaluation instruments to meet the curriculum requirements of the Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP) for Fire Instructor I certification. ** THIS COURSE MAY BE OFFERED ONLY BY INSTITUTIONS CERTIFIED AS A TRAINING FACILITY BY THE TEXAS COMMISSION ON FIRE PROTECTION. **
#2309. (FIRT) Firefighting Strategies and Tactics I CIP 43.0202
3 lecture hours per week; 48 total contact hours. Credit: 3 semester hours.
Analysis of the nature of fire problems and selection of initial strategies and tactics including an in-depth study of efficient and effective use of staffing and equipment to mitigate the emergency. Prerequisite: FIRT 1333.