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FAC 120 - Firefighter I, Basic Fire Academy with EMT

Unit(s): 22.00

Prerequisite: ENGL 035 or ENLA 100 or appropriate placement; READ 043 or appropriate placement; MATH 030 or MATH 030D or MATH 033 or appropriate placement; FTEC 101; FTEC 102; FTEC 103; FTEC 104; FTEC 105; FTEC 106
Advisory: BIOL 125
Transfers to: CSU

This course is designed for recently employed firefighters and other interested students. Topics covered include organization of the public and private fire service, characteristics and behavior of fire, fire hazards and firefighter safety, extinguishing agents and related extinguishing equipment, fire protection systems and water supply, incident command system, confine space awareness, building construction and assemblies, basic firefighting tactics and strategy, fire prevention, hazardous materials, emergency care, wild land firefighting, Rapid Intervention, Rescue Systems and physical fitness. This course meets the State Board of Fire Services requirements for designation as a “California Fire fighter I Accredited Academy” (ARA or Accredited Regional Academy by the California State Fire Marshal). Students who complete this course also receive California certification as an Emergency Medical Technician, in Vehicle Extrication, Fire Control I & II, Hazardous Materials First Responder Operational, Confine Space Awareness, Rescue Systems I, S-110, S-130, S-190, Trench Rescue, Rapid Intervention Crew Tactics, Firefighter Safety and Survival and ICS –200. This course requires completion of a medical physical examination and includes arduous physical activity.

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Rio Hondo College, serving the communities of El Monte, Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs, South El Monte, and Whittier for over 50 years.


Rio Hondo College
3600 Workman Mill Road
Whittier, CA 90601

Phone: (562) 692-0921
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