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FSA 203 - Firefighting Strategy and Tactics

Credits: 3
3 Lecture Hours

Prerequisites: FSA 102  or equivalent

This course provides students with the principles of fire ground control through utilization of personnel, equipment and extinguishing agents.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Create firefighting strategy and implement appropriate tactics.
  2. Identify the roles of the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and Incident Command System(ICS), as it relates to strategy and tactics.
  3. Execute ICS/NIMS at incident locations.
  4. Discuss fire behavior, as it relates to strategies and tactics.
  5. Explain the main components of pre-fire planning and identify steps needed for a pre-fire plan review.
  6. Identify the basics of building construction and how they interrelate to pre-fire planning, strategy and tactics.
  7. Describe the steps taken during size-up.
  8. Examine the significance of fire ground communications.
Listed Topics
  1. Roles and responsibilities in ICS/NIMS
  2. Fire chemistry terms and concepts
  3. Pre-fire planning
  4. Operating procedures and guidelines in emergency operations
  5. Incident command tools and techniques
  6. Extinguishing equipment
  7. Basic division of tactics and size-up
  8. Rescue, exposures, confinement, ventilation and salvage
Reference Materials
Structural Firefighting: Strategy and Tactics
NIMS Resource Center
Incident Command Systems (ICS)
Approved By: Johnson, Alex Date Approved: 03/28/2012

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