Firefighter I Courses

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FCA 105|Hydraulics

3 Credits

A course that is designed to give the new firefighter a basic understanding of municipal water systems, principles of fluids, fire flow requirements, and basic fire stream calculations.

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FCA 120|Fire Investigation

3 Credits

Includes methods of determining the area of fire origin, fire causes, fire spread, and the aspects of fire behavior; recognition of accidental and incendiary fires and securing and preserving evidence.

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FCA 137|Fire Protection Systems

3 Credits

Designed to give a clear understanding of the principles and limitations of fire suppression and detection systems.

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FCA 152|Building Construction

3 Credits

A course covering basic building construction, outlining the specific weaknesses of various types of construction.

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FCA 160|Fire Ground Tactics

3 Credits

Discussion of basic firefighting tactics of company response, including size-up, rescue, exposure, ventilation and fire problems, and tactics used.

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FCA 177|Wildland/Urban Interface

3 Credits

Discussion of basic firefighting tactics of wildland fires that threaten homes within urban areas. In addition to general firefighting tactics, discussions on determining if a home or a group of homes can be safely protected are presented.

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FCA 190|Introduction to Fire Inspection and Codes

3 Credits

A course designed to give the new firefighter a basic concept of inspections involving the International Fire Code and the International Building Code.

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FCA 251|Firefighter Level I Academy

1–23 Credits

This academy offers extensive classroom and hands-on training to those seeking a career in Fire Science. The Academy meets or exceeds all the required subject areas for Firefighter Level I Certification as outlined by the Washington State Patrol Fire Protection Bureau.

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FCA 261|Firefighter Level II Academy

8 Credits

This academy is a continuation of Firefighter Academy I. Firefighter II provides extensive classroom and hands-on training to those seeking a career in Fire Science. The Academy meets or exceeds all the required subject areas for Firefighter Level II.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: Firefighter I certification. Certification as outlined by the Washington State Patrol Fire Protection Bureau.

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