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Fire Service Technology LPC
FST 1 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: PATH
 
FST 2 Principles of Fire Safety 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: PATH
 
FST 3 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 fire control techniques.
College: Las Positas College
Division: PATH
 
FST 4 Fire Prevention 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 and fire investigation. Strongly Recommended: FST 1 with a minimum grade of C
College: Las Positas College
Division: PATH
 
FST 5 Fire Protection Systems 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: PATH
 
FST 6 Construction Fire Protection 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 studied in their relationship to past fires and collapses in residential, commercial, and industrial occupancies. Strongly Recommended: FST 1 with a minimum grade of C
College: Las Positas College
Division: PATH
 
FST 7 Fire Service Conditioning 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 or 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: PATH
 
FST 12 Academy- Firefighter 1 and 2 17.00 Units
This course provides the skills and knowledge needed for the entry-level firefighter to perform structural suppression activities, wildland fire suppression activities and hazardous materials mitigation and containment activities. This course covers topics in both Firefighter 1 and Firefighter 2 in accordance with the California State Fire Marshall 2019 Curriculum. Prerequisite: EMS 30 with a minimum grade of C or A valid State of California EMT or PARAMEDIC license issued by the CA EMSA also meet this prerequisite. and FST 1 with a minimum grade of C or FST 7 with a minimum grade of C or A valid CPAT ( Candidate Physical Agility Test) or a BIDDLE (Firefighter Physical Agility) test also meet this prerequisite.
College: Las Positas College
Division: PATH
 

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