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Course Information and Descriptions
FST 118
Incident Command (3-0)
3 Hours
Basic principles for firefighters, company officers and chief officers,
for organizing and managing an emergency scene. This course will
stress sectorization, scene safety, and scene management. Emergency
fire, hazardous materials, underwater rescue and medical scene
management will be reviewed.
Note: FST 116 and/or 2 years active experience in the fire service is
recommended.
Prerequisite: FST 116
Fire Apparatus Engineer (3-0)
3 Hours
FST 119
A classroom and hands on course, designed for personnel who have
or may have the responsibility as an apparatus engineer. This subject
covers preventive maintenance, pumps and controls, water supply,
pump testing, and hydraulics. The course is designed to meet the
Office of the State Fire Marshal, and NFPA 1001 requirements,
except for driving requirements that must be met by the individual
department.
Prerequisite: FST 111
FST 130
Basic Operations Firefighter A (3-2)
4 Hours
This course focuses on the organization and structure of a fire
agency, fire behavior, building construction, safety issues in the fire
service, communication procedures and practices, self-contained
breathing apparatus, fire extinguishers and fire extinguishing agents,
and ropes and knots. The course will include weekly lectures and lab
sessions that focus on developing and enhancing practical skills.
Students enrolled in this course will become active members of the
CLC Fire Department.
Note: This is the first of three courses that prepares students to sit for
the Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal’s Basic Operations
Firefighters certification examination.
Prerequisite: FST 111 (C or better)
Corequisite: EMT 111 and ENG 121 (both C or better)
Recommended: MTH 114 (C or better)
Course fee
FST 131
Basic Operations Firefighter B (3-2)
4 Hours
This course focuses on fire service ladders, hose and related
appliances, nozzles and streams, water supply, forcible entry and
ventilation. The course will include weekly lectures and lab sessions
that focus on developing and enhancing practical skills. Students
enrolled in this course will be active members of the CLC Fire
Department.
Note: This is the second of three courses that prepares students to sit
for the Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal’s Basic Operations
Firefighters certification examination.
Prerequisite: FST 130 (C or better)
Corequisite: PHY 120, Humanities OR Fine Arts elective, and CIT
119 OR CIT 120 (all C or better)
Course fee
FST 132
Basic Operations Firefighter C (3-2)
4 Hours
This course focuses on search and rescue, fire control, loss control,
protecting evidence, fire detection, alarm, and suppression systems,
prevention techniques, public education, wild land and ground cover
firefighting, and firefighter safety and survival. The course will
include weekly lectures and lab sessions that focus on developing
and enhancing practical skills. Students enrolled in this course will
be active members of the CLC Fire Department.
Note: This is the third of three courses that prepares students to sit
for the Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal’s Basic Operations
Firefighters certification examination.
Prerequisite: FST 131 (C or better)
Corequisite: CMM 121 and PSY 121 (both C or better)
Course fee
270
FST 173
Fire Instructor I (3-0)
3 Hours
This course is designed to meet the needs of those individuals who
wish to learn the techniques of instructing in the fire service. It is
structured to provide basic information about human relations in the
classroom environment, methods of teaching, and the proper method
of writing lesson plans. Areas covered include: Orientation and
description of the instructor’s job, roles and responsibilities of the
fire service instructor, concepts of learning, human factors in
learning, oral communications, methods of instruction, lesson plans,
instructional materials, organizing the learning environment, testing
and evaluation, records and reports, and practical application. This
course is recognized by the office of the Fire Marshal towards
certification of Instructor 1 and Officer 1.
Note: FST 111 and/or one year active service experience in the fire
service is recommended.
Prerequisite: FST 111
FST 174
Fire Instructor II (3-0)
3 Hours
This course is a continuation of FST 173. Teaches advanced
principles and techniques of instruction. This course is structured to
provide information about human relationships in the teachinglearning environment, methods of lesson and course development.
Materials covered will include performance objectives, instructional
materials development, evaluation and references. Recognized by the
Office of the State Fire Marshal towards Instructor 2/Officer 2.
Prerequisite: FST 173
FST 177
Fire Prevention Principles I (3-0)
3 Hours
The introductory course for the individual who will be involved in
code enforcement. It will include: current laws, codes, ordinances,
building construction, occupancies, hazards and causes, inspection
techniques and investigations. Recognized by the Office of the State
Fire Marshal towards Fire Officer 1/Fire Prevention Principles 1.
Prerequisite: FST 111
FST 192
Hazardous Materials First Responder (3-0) 3 Hours
This course is designed for firefighters and other persons who might
encounter Hazardous Materials in the course of their occupations.
This course will stress identification, site entry, isolation, evacuation,
use of Materials Safety Data sheets, and how to obtain assistance at
the hazardous materials scene. Practical applications and hands on
experiences are required in this course. The course meets the
requirements for Hazardous Materials First Responder Awareness,
and Hazardous Materials First Responder Operations, of the State
Fire Marshal Certification and OSHA 29 CFR 1910.
Prerequisite: FST 111
FST 215
Fire Inspection Applications (3-0)
3 Hours
Study of public relations and inspection techniques and procedures.
Covered are: evaluation of fire hazards, inspection techniques for
various types of buildings, procedures for conducting inspections,
report and record keeping procedures, various types of fire
prevention campaigns, the training of fire inspectors, coordination of
activities with other government agencies, arson investigation, and
on-the-site field inspections.
Prerequisite: FST 214
FST 217
Fire Officer Communications (3-0)
3 Hours
Techniques of company officer communications and group
dynamics. Acquaints the student with the principles of
communications and the role of the company officer in both formal
and informal communication processes. Recognized by the Office of
the State Fire Marshal towards Fire Officer1/ Management2.
Note: Student orientation and pre-scheduled classroom meetings
required.
Prerequisite: FST 111