Fire Science

 

ACC FIRE SCIENCE/FIRE FIGHTING 1 (597V) (FIRE FIGHTING 1)

 

Grades 11 12 Credits 2.5 Full Year

Course Fees: $10 per semester

Prerequisites: None

 

Course Description

This course is designed to provide students with the skills needed to prevent and extinguish fires, maintain and repair fire service related equipment, provide basic emergency medical treatment, and prepare public service information concerning fires and hazardous materials. Instruction includes the physical characteristics of fire as well as general safety practices, basic fire behavior, and extinguishing principles. Students learn rescue and extrication procedures, types and use of ground ladders, proper ventilation techniques, and appropriate use of various water supply systems, and how to use ropes and tie knots. Students also learn basic emergency medical techniques and practices which include medical legal considerations, terminology, airway management, patient assessment and transportation, and emergency treatment.

 

ACC BASIC EMT / FIRE FIGHTING 2 (598V) (EMT/FIRE FIGHTING 2)

 

Grade 12 Credits 2.5 Full Year

Course Fees: $10 per semester

Prerequisites: Successful completion of ACC Fire Science/Fire Fighting 1 and instructor recommendation.

 

Course Description

 

 

Emergency Medical Technology (EMT) courses place a special emphasis on the knowledge and skills needed in medical emergencies. Topics typically include clearing airway obstructions, controlling bleeding, bandaging, methods for lifting and transporting injured persons, simple spinal immobilization, infection control, stabilizing fractures, and responding to cardiac arrest. The courses may also cover the legal and ethical responsibilities involved in dealing with medical emergencies. Fire Fighting 2: This is a two-year program that introduces students to the fire science and fire fighting career. Fire Science/Fire Fighting 2 course builds on the concepts and skills introduced in Fire Fighting 1. Instruction is provided in the use of fire hoses, controlling property loss along with fire control techniques, detection systems, and prevention practices. Instruction includes communication procedures, procedures for operating emergency vehicles, maintaining fire -related equipment and vehicles, and securing and protecting evidence. Students may learn procedures for treating poisonings and allergic reactions, environmental emergencies, and hazardous waste removal, as well as how to treat soft tissue, musculoskeletal, and head and spine injuries.