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Fire Service Technology LPC
FST 11 ARTP Firefighter I Academy 16.00 Units
This course provides the skills and knowledge needed for the entry-level firefighter, career or volunteer, to perform his/her duties safely, effectively, and competently. The curriculum is based on the NFPA 1001 Standards for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications, the NFPA 1051 Standard for Wildland Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications, and the NFPA 472 Standard for Competence of Responder to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents. The seven overarching themes of the California State Fire Fighter I curriculum are: general knowledge germane to the profession, fire department communications, fire ground operations, rescue operations, preparedness and maintenance, wildland suppression activities, and hazardous materials/WMD. The course emphasizes the requirements of the California State Board of Fire Services Certified Firefighter I training, International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) standards, Professional Qualifications (ProBoard) requirements, and Cal Fire Wildland Firefighter-Basic training. This course, combined with Firefighter I Academy Skills Review and Certification, satisfies all training requirements for the IFSAC Firefighter I certification. Certificates of Completion for Fire Fighter I Academy and Cal Fire Basic Firefighter issued with a grade "C" or better. Prerequisite: EMS 30, FST 1, FST FSC1, FST 11F, FST 10 or FST 51W with a minimum grade of C
College: Las Positas College
Division: SLPC
 
FST 4950 Haz Mat First Responder 2.00 Units
Provide participants with an improved capability to respond to Hazardous Materials events in a safe and competent manner, within the typical resource and capability limits at the "Operational" level.
College: Las Positas College
Division: Technology-Engineering
 
FST 50 Fire Protection Organization 3.00 Units
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, and life safety initiatives.
College: Las Positas College
Division: SLPC
 
FST 51 Fire Service Operations 3.00 Units
Fundamentals of fire department organization, management and resources; fire company organization; resources to control various emergencies; multi- agency coordinating systems; support and regulatory agencies; strategy and tactics applied to structural fire fighting, wildland fire fighting, and hazardous material emergencies; and safety conditions to be considered. Strongly Recommended: FST 50 with a minimum grade of C or May be Co-Enrolled
College: Las Positas College
Division: SLPC
 
FST 51W Fire Equipment Operations .50 Units
Application of Fire Equipment and tools for basic emergency service operations; use of PPE while responding to and operating at an emergency incident; traffic and scene control device deployment; communication device operations; equipment inspection, maintenance, transportation and set up; property conservation equipment application; thermal imaging camera operations for search; suppression and overhaul support Prerequisite: FST 51 with a minimum grade of C May be taken concurrently or Instructor approval of equitable course work
College: Las Positas College
Division: SLPC
 
FST 52 Firefighter Safety Survival 3.00 Units
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; assessing fire dangers and handling common fire situations; risk abatement and personal preparation for unforeseen fire emergencies; roles and responsibilities in educating the public on fire safety; development of a survival attitude using problem-solving techniques for increased situational awareness and self-reliance in an emergency.
College: Las Positas College
Division: SLPC
 
FST 53 Fire Behavior and Combustion 3.00 Units
Theory and fundamentals of why fires start, spread, and are controlled. An in-depth study of fire chemistry and fire physics, characteristics of materials, extinguishing agents, and control techniques.
College: Las Positas College
Division: SLPC
 
FST 54 Fire Prevention Technology 3.00 Units
Provides fundamental knowledge relating to the field of fire prevention. Topics include, history and philosophy of fire prevention and organization, organization and operation of a fire prevention bureau, use and applications fire codes and standards, plans review, fire inspections, identification and correction of fire hazards, fire and life safety education, and fire investigation. Prerequisite: FST 50 with a minimum grade of C or Instructor Approval
College: Las Positas College
Division: STEM
 
FST 55 Fire Protection Equipt and Sys 3.00 Units
This course provides information relating to the features of design, and operations of fire alarm systems, water-based suppression systems, special hazard fire suppression systems and water supply for fire protection. Smoke and Thermal detection systems, Installation, testing and maintenance of automatic or manual protection systems and water supply for sprinkler and standpipe systems and portable fire extinguishers.
College: Las Positas College
Division: SLPC
 
FST 56 Bldg. Construction Fire Pro. 3.00 Units
This course provides the components of building construction related to fire and life safety. The elements of construction and design of structures are shown to be key factors when inspecting buildings, preplanning fire operations, and operating at fire and collapse emergencies. Development and evolution of building and fire codes will be studies in the relationship to past fires and collapses in residential, commercial, and industrial occupancies. Prerequisite: FST 50 with a minimum grade of C
College: Las Positas College
Division: STEM
 
FST 65 First Respond Haz Mat/Incident 3.00 Units
Hazard recognition and identification; incident response safety procedures and decontamination. Response to hazardous materials emergencies. Emphasis on skills and knowledge necessary to protect lives, property, and the environment. Meets the California Specialized Training Institute's requirements for Hazardous Materials First Responder Operational Awareness and Hazmat First Responder "Decon" Certifications under California Government Code Section 1503. Principles of Incident Command System, basic ICS stricture and common responsibilities. Meets the State Fire Marshall's Office I-200 Basic ICS (2006) Certification Requirement. Strongly Recommended: FST 53 with a minimum grade of C
College: Las Positas College
Division: STEM
 
FST 67 Fund Bldg Construc/Fire Protec 3.00 Units
Study of the components of building construction that relate to fire/life safety. Elements of construction and design of structures are shown to be key factors when inspecting buildings, preplanning fire operations, and operating at fires/collapse emergencies. Development and evolution of building and fire codes will be studied in relationship to past fires/collapses in residential, commercial, and industrial occupancies. Prerequisite: Fire Service Technology 50.
College: Las Positas College
Division: STEM
 
FST 70A Rescue Practices 2.00 Units
Fire incident search and evacuation principles. Implementation of auto incident safety, access, first aid, extrication and removal operations. Wildland incident search procedures, knot tying and slope evacuation skills. Strongly recommended: Fire Service Technology 90A and 90B (Firefighter-1) or active member of paid or volunteer fire department.
College: Las Positas College
Division: STEM
 
FST 70B Advanced Rescue Practices 2.00 Units
Continuation of skills and knowledge from Fire Service Technology 70A. Application of triage principles. Implementation of multi-casualty incident safety, access, first aid, extrication and removal operations. Advanced wildland incident vertical slope lowering and hoisting skills. Structure collapse shoring, debris tunneling and trench collapse patient recovery techniques. Prerequisite: Fire Service Technology 70A.
College: Las Positas College
Division: STEM
 
FST 71A Fire Command IA: Principles 2.00 Units
Provides for company officers with information and experience in command and control techniques, instruction and simulation time pertaining to the initial decision and action processes at a working fire. Topics include the fire officer and their acts of commanding and authority of command, fire behavior, fire ground resources, operations, and management. Prerequisite: Fire Service Technology 65 (completed with a grade of C or higher) or ICS 200 "Basic ICS-Incident Command System" Certification from NIMS-FEMA, FSTEP or NWCG. This is a State of California Fire Marshal, State Fire Training, CFSTES (California State Fire Service Training and Education System) course approved by the California State Fire Board. A certificate will be issued upon successful completion of the course. The course satisfies one of the component requirements for the certification track of "Company Officer".
College: Las Positas College
Division: STEM
 
FST 71B Fire Command IB 2.00 Units
Provides fire company officers with information and experience in command and control techniques. Decision making and appropriate use of resources for the first arriving company officer at hazardous material incidents. Satisfies part of the requirements for the State Fire Officer I Certification. Note: This is a Level I CFSTES California State Fire Marshal Certification Course that satisfies part of the requirements for the State Officer I Certification.
College: Las Positas College
Division: STEM
 
FST 71C FIRE COMMAND 1C - I-ZONE FIRE 2.00 Units
Designed for Firefighters, Company Officers, and Chief Officers with limited wildland experience. This course is designed around the responsibilities of the Company Officer at a wildand/urban interface incident. It will bring the structural Company Officer out of the city and into the urban/interface, in other words, from his or her comfort zone into an area that could very well be quite unfamiliar. This is a State of California Fire Marshal, CFSTES (California State Fire Service Training and Education System) course approved by the California State Fire Board. A certificate will be issued by the California State Fire Marshal, State Fire Training upon successful completion of the course This course satisfies one of the course component requirements for the certification track of "Company Officer'. This course also meets a component of certification required for CICCS recognition for "Strike Team Leader'. Prerequisite: Fire Service Technology 71A (completed with a grade of "C" or higher) and/or possession of a Fire Command 1A Certificate issued through CFSTES. 40 total hours.
College: Las Positas College
Division: STEM
 
FST 72 FIRE MANAGEMENT 1 2.00 Units
Designed for Company Officers or for Firefighters preparing for the position of Company Officer. This course prepares or enhances the first line supervisor's ability to supervise subordinates. It introduces key management concepts and practices utilized by Company Officers, and includes discussions about decision making, time management, leadership styles, personnel evaluations, and counseling guidelines. This is a State of California Fire Marshal, State Fire Training, CFSTES (California State Fire Service Training and Education System) course approved by the California State Fire Board. A certificate will be issued by the California State Fire Marshal, State Fire Training upon successful completion of the course This course satisfies one of the course component requirements for the certification track of "Company Officer'. This course also meets or exceeds all Level I and Level II NFPA 1021, "Standards for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications" that apply to management.
College: Las Positas College
Division: STEM
 
FST 73A FIRE PREVENTION IA (BRIDGE) 2.00 Units
This course provides a broad, technical overview of Fire Prevention Codes and Ordinances, Inspection Practices and Key Hazards. The course is designed for Fire Prevention, Suppression, Public Education and Fire Investigation Personnel. This is a State of California Fire Marshal, State Fire Training, CFSTES (California State Fire Service Training and Education System) course approved by the California State Fire Board. A certificate will be issued upon successful completion of the course. The course satisfies one of the component requirements for the certification tracks of “Company Officer”, "Fire Prevention Officer” and “Public Education Officer”.
College: Las Positas College
Division: STEM
 
FST 73B FIRE PREVENTION IB (BRIDGE) 2.00 Units
This course provides Fire Prevention Professionals with the base knowledge necessary to inspect fire protection systems and special hazards. The course is designed for Fire Prevention, Suppression, Public Education and Fire Investigation Personnel. This is a State of California Fire Marshal, State Fire Training, CFSTES (California State Fire Service Training and Education System) course approved by the California State Fire Board. A certificate will be issued upon successful completion of the course. The course satisfies one of the component requirements for the certification tracks of “Company Officer”, “Fire Prevention Officer” and “Public Education Officer”. Prerequisite: Fire Service Technology 73A – Fire Prevention 1A (Bridge) – “Introduction to the California Fire Code” (completed with a grade of C or higher).
College: Las Positas College
Division: STEM
 
FST 74A Fire Investigation 1A 2.00 Units
Fire investigation techniques relating to different types of fires. Recognition of arson laws and penalties in California, laws related to scene preservation and evidence collection. Fire origin and cause determination within the fire ground environment. Fire scene documentation requirements. This is a State of California Fire Marshal, CFSTES (California Fire Service Training and Education System) course approved by the California State Fire Board of Fire Services. A certificate will be issued by the California State Fire Marshal, State Fire Training upon successful completion of the course.
College: Las Positas College
Division: STEM
 
FST 75A Fire Instructor IA 2.00 Units
Methods and techniques to help fire service personnel select, develop, and organize materials for in-service training programs. This is the first of a two-course series, designed for Company Officers and personnel preparing for a Training Officer Position. Topics include: Occupational Analysis, course outline, concepts of learning, levels of instruction, behavioral objectives, lesson-plan development, psychology of learning and instructor evaluation. Student teaching demonstrations are required of all. Prerequisite: Fire Service Technology 50 (completed with a grade of C or higher) or employment in the Fire Service. This is a State of California Fire Marshal, State Fire Training CFSTES (California State Fire Service Training and Education System) course approved by the California State Fire Board. A certificate will be issued upon successful completion of the course. The course satisfies one of the component requirements for the certification track of “Level I Fire Instructor” and one of the component requirements for the certification track of “Company Officer.”
College: Las Positas College
Division: STEM
 
FST 75B Fire Instructor IB - Inst Tech 2.00 Units
Practice in the development, implementation, and evaluation of in-service training programs. This is the second in a two-course series that is designed for Company Officers and personnel preparing for a Training Officer position. Topics include: Preparing course outlines, establishing levels of instruction, constructing behavioral objectives and lesson plans, developing instructional aids, fundamentals of testing and measurements, test planning, evaluation techniques and tools. Student teaching demonstrations are required of all. Prerequisite: Fire Service Technology 75A – Fire Instructor 1A (completed with a grade of C or higher). This is a State of California Fire Marshal, State Fire Training CFSTES (California State Fire Service Training and Education System) course approved by the California State Fire Board. A certificate will be issued upon successful completion of the course. The course satisfies one of the component requirements for the certification track of “Level I Fire Instructor” and one of the component requirements for the certification track of “Company Officer”.
College: Las Positas College
Division: STEM
 
FST 86 WILDLAND FIREFIGHTER 1 - BASIC 3.00 Units
Provides a basic wildland firefighter course oriented towards entry level employment opportunities within agencies responsible for Wildland Fire Mitigation and Interface I-Zone Protection. Fundamentals of wildland fire control and techniques of controlling other emergency incidents are covered with a strong safety perspective. Factors affecting wildland fire behavior, weather and prevention, with an emphasis on organization and equipment usage. Provides S130, S131 and S190 equivalency under National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) and meets Cal Fire 67 Hour Wildland Firefighter 1 Basic certification requirements. Prerequisite: Fire Service Technology 50.
College: Las Positas College
Division: STEM
 
FST 86A CALFIRE BASIC FIREFIGHTR 5.00 Units
A basic structural and wildland firefighting course oriented toward entry-level employment in agencies responsible for Wildland Fire Mitigation and Interface I-Zone Fire Protection. Emphasis on equipment utilized on Cal FIRE Engines (formerly California Department of Forestry). Meets minimum requirements for seasonal employment with CAL Fire. Course emphasizes demonstration, student application and performance examinations. Fundamentals of wildland fire control and techniques of controlling other emergency incidents covered with a strong safety perspective. Various live fire exercises for application of fire control and suppression techniques. Provides for S130, S131 and S190 equivalency under National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG). Students com- pleting this course, the prerequisite courses, and the CAL FIRE "Firefighter Basic Training" Taskbook course meet the 2010 CAL FIre 179 Hour "CAL FIRE Basic Firefighter" certification requirements. Course complies with the State Board of Structural FIrefighter I Certification. Prerequisites: FST 50, FST 65, PE FSC, EMS 61 (all completed with grade of "C" or higher).
College: Las Positas College
Division: STEM
 
FST 90 Firefighter I Acad-Cert Prep 6.50 Units
Development of individual skills and basic knowledge necessary to perform the functions of a firefighter. Practice donning breathing apparatus, knot tying, placing ladders, pulling hose, making water supply connections, and using incident command system. Skills and basic knowledge necessary to perform the functions of a fire attack team, as a Firefighter, Engineer and Captain within a series of required multiple company level exercises which include: hose and ladder evolutions, rescue, salvage, overhaul, along with fire attack, control and extinguisment and ventilation techniques for various situations. A Firefighter-I Garduation Certificate is awarded upon successful completion . Students with six months paid experience or 12 months volunteer/work experience may apply for the State Fire Training CFSTES Certificate with proof of current completion valid Emergency Medical Technician Certificate. Prerequisites: Fire Sevice Technology 50, 51, 52, 53, 65, KIN FSC, and EMS 81 or proof of current certification as an "Emergency Medical Technician" (All courses completed with a grade C or higher). 72 Total Lecture Hours, 135 Total Laboratory Hours.
College: Las Positas College
Division: STEM
 
FST 90A Fire Fighter I Cert Prep 2.00 Units
Development of individual skills and basic knowledge necessary to perform the functions of a firefighter. Practice in donning breathing apparatus, knot tying, placing ladders, pulling hose, making water supply connections and using the incident command system. Prerequisite: Fire Service Technology 50, 51, 52, 53, and 65; Health 81 or proof of current completion of an Emergency Medical Technician Program (all courses completed with a grade of "C" or higher).
College: Las Positas College
Division: STEM
 
FST 90B Fire Fighter I Cert Prep 2.00 Units
Continuation of skills and basic knowledge necessary to perform the functions of a firefighter, engineer and captain within a fire attack team. Practice in donning breathing apparatus, knot typing, placing ladders, pulling hose, making water supply connections and using the incident command system. Prerequisite: Fire Technology 90A (completed with a grade of "C" or higher).
College: Las Positas College
Division: STEM
 
FST 90C Firefighter I Cert Prep 2.00 Units
Continuation of skills and basic knowledge necessary to perform the functions of a fire attack team, in multiple company exercises, which include: hose and ladder evolutions, salvage and overhaul techniques; fire attack, control and extinguishment techniques for various situations. Firefighter-1 Graduation Certificate awarded upon successful completion. Students with six months paid experience or 12 months volunteer/work experience may apply for the State Certificate, with proof of current completion of a valid Emergency Medical Technician Program. Prerequisite: Fire Service Technology 90B (completed with a grade of "C" or higher).
College: Las Positas College
Division: STEM
 
FST 92 Fire Fighter II Cert Prep 4.00 Units
Manipulative and technical training in fire protection water supply, self-contained breathing apparatus, fire service equipment inspection and maintenance, advanced hose and ladder operations, fire attack and control procedures, and radiological monitoring. Designed to develop the abilities of the employed or volunteer fire fighter to perform the objectives stated in the Fire Fighter II Certification guidelines. Prerequisites: Fire Service Technology 54, 55, 70B, and proof of eligibility for/or possession of a State of California Fire Fighter I Certificate. May substitute the State Heavy Rescue Course and a Vehicle Extrication course for the 70A and 70B requirements.
College: Las Positas College
Division: STEM
 
FST 95 Work Experience 1.00 to 3.00 Units
College-supervised on-the-job training while working in a fire service-related occupation. Prerequisite: State Fire Fighter I Academy Certificate, EMT Certificate. Corequisite: Fire Service Technology 96.
College: Las Positas College
Division: STEM
Co-Requisites: FST 96
 
FST 96 Work Experience Seminar 1.00 Unit
Coordination of curriculum with college-supervised part-time or full-time employment or volunteer work in the fire service field. Case studies, job-related problems, cases and presentations, and material related to employment, organization, and management. Prerequisite: State Fire Fighter I Academy Certificate, EMT Certificate. Corequisite: Fire Service Technology 95.
College: Las Positas College
Division: STEM
Co-Requisites: FST 95
 
FST 9950 Fire Protec Syst & Bldg Compon 1.50 Units
This course provides correct information on laws and regulations pertaining to protection systems and the relationship of active/passive fire protection design. Topics of discussion include: smoke and fire detectors, fire alarm equipment, building construction features relating to fire resistivity and automatic fire extinguishing systems. Course is designed for currently working firefighters.
College: Las Positas College
Division: Public Services
 
FST 9951 Fire Code/Bldg Code Coordinat 1.50 Units
This course provides information on regulations pertaining to fire protection systems, building construction, and state regulations for occupancies. Topics of discussion include: plan review, building construction, construction types, smoke and fire dectectors, fire alarm equipment, features relating to fire resistivity and automatic fire extinguishing systems, how the model codes relate to construction.
College: Las Positas College
Division: Public Services
 
FST 9952 WILDLAND FIRE FIGHTING-LIVE FI .30 Units
Wildland Fire Fighting, a live fire exercise, with emphasis on wildland fire behavior and utilization of effective control and suppression techniques. Additional emphasis on Incident Command System (ICS) organization and applications, weather influence, equipment usage, firing operations, dozer applications, hand tool applications, and firefighter safety associated with a Wildland Fire Incident. Prerequisite: Current membership within a recognized Fire Service Agency.
College: Las Positas College
Division: STEM
 
FST 200 WILDLND FIRE FIGHTING LIVE EXE .00 Units
Wildland Fire Fighting, a live fire exercise, with emphasis on wildland fire behavior and utilization of effective control and supression techniques. Additional emphasis on ICS organization and applications, weather influence, equip- ment usage, firing operations, dozer applications, hand tool applications, weather infuence, equipment usage, firing operations, and firefighter safety associated with a Wild- land Fire Incident. Student must have current membership within a recognized Fire Service Agency.
College: Las Positas College
Division: STEM
 
FST FSC1 Fire Service Conditioning & Ph 1.00 Unit
This course is an introduction to the components of physical fitness development and conditioning, with an emphasis in preparing students for the physical agility performance and testing standards required of "Emergency First Responder" Candidates entering into Police of Fire Academies. Students will be presented instruction on proper warm-up and stretching techniques, how to maintain and develop the components of fitness through increased muscular strength and muscular endurance, cardiovascular endurance and recovery, and increased flexibility and balance. Students will be introduced to Circuit Training and will also receive skills instruction on various testing parameters of the Nationally approved and recognized Certified Physical Agility Test (CPAT). Students will additionally receive instruction on various Tools of the Trade (i.e., Ladders, Fire Hose, SCBA) for developing proper skills in handling, lifting and carrying techniques as well as developing cardio-respiratory control and aerobic conditioning while wearing a Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) under conditions of physical exertion.
College: Las Positas College
Division: SLPC
 

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