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ESFF-Emergency Services FireFighting
ESFF 1000
Introduction to Emergency Services and Ability Testing
4:4:0
Fall, Spring, Summer

Explores career opportunities and job requirements of fire and rescue emergency services. Discusses the various duties within emergency services, including structural fire fighting, wildland fire fighting, technical rescue, hazardous materials control, fire protection, fire investigations, and incident command. Explains the employment testing and selection processes of federal, state, municipal, and industrial emergency service organizations. Develops basic emergency skills in hazard recognition, response organization, and fire extinguisher use. Course fee of $30 for computers applies.

ESFF 100A
Introduction to Emergency Services
3:3:0
On Sufficient Demand

Explores career opportunities and job requirements of fire and rescue emergencies. Discusses the various duties within emergency services, including structural fire fighting, wildland firefighting, technical rescue, hazardous materials control, fire protection, fire investigations, and incident command. Explains the employment testing and selection processes of federal, state, municipal, and industrial emergency service organizations. Develops basic emergency skills in hazard recognition, response organization and fire extinguisher use.

ESFF 100B
Firefighter Physical Ability Testing
1:1:0
On Sufficient Demand

Provides aspiring firefighters with information needed to pass various physical ability tests. Explores the background and development of tests, including the role the Candidate Physical Ability Test plays in the Wellness Fitness Initiative. Outlines principles of designing and implementing an effective training program.

ESFF 1010
Firefighting Fundamentals I
3:3:0
On Sufficient Demand
Corequisite(s):
ESFF 1210

Discusses the history and background of the fire service. Teaches terms, definitions, and concepts of NFPA 1001 Professional Qualifications for Firefighters Level I. Includes fire behavior, ventilation rescue, forcible entry, ladders, ropes and knots, self-contained breathing apparatus, firestreams, fire hose, salvage, overhaul, fire suppression techniques, communications, fire sprinklers, and fire inspection. Course fee of $20 for state services & testing applies.

ESFF 1120
Principles of Fire and Emergency Services Safety and Survival
3:3:0
On Sufficient Demand

Introduces the basic principles and history related to the national firefighter life safety initiatives. Focuses on the need for cultural and behavior change throughout the emergency services.

ESFF 1210
Firefighting Skills I
4:0:12
On Sufficient Demand
Corequisite(s):
ESFF 1010

Teaches basic manipulative skills according to NFPA 1001 Firefighter Professional Standards, Level 1. Includes using forcible entry tools, using self-contained breathing apparatus, tying knots and using ropes, handling salvage covers, utilizing hose nozzles and appliances, manipulating ladders, ventilation practices, search for and removal of victims, sprinkler operations, initiating emergency response, and safety procedures. Students are required to furnish their own approved firefighter safety clothing as follows: gloves, boots, helmet, and hood. Course fee of $95 for specialized clothing and materials applies.

ESFF 1220
Firefighting Fundamentals and Skills II
3:1:6
On Sufficient Demand
Prerequisite(s):
ESFF 1010 or Departmental approval

Teaches intermediate skills as described in NFPA 1001 Level II. Builds upon the basic skills taught in ESFF 1010 and introduces new skills and knowledge in water supplies, portable extinguisher practices, inspection techniques, and rescue operations. Course fee of $100 for specialized clothing and materials applies.

ESFF 1340
Hazardous Materials First Responder
3:3:0
On Sufficient Demand
Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s):
ESFF 1000 or department approval

For first year Fire Science students. Addresses the Hazardous Materials First Responder requirements of NFPA 472 and 29 CFR 1910.120. Includes definitions and classes of hazardous materials; physiological and toxicological considerations; DOT, UN and NFPA 704 labeling and placarding systems; container types and container identification. Completers should be able to conduct an incident size-up using the North American Emergency Response Guide, use personal protective equipment and conduct a decontamination procedure. Completers should be prepared to certify at both the Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations levels. Course fee of $119 for materials, state services & testing applies.

ESFF 1360
Recruit Candidate Academy Internship
3:3:0
On Sufficient Demand
Prerequisite(s):
ESFF 1330, ESFF 1340, instructor's recommendation, and internship coordinator's approval.

For students who have completed the Recruit Candidate Academy courses and desire an opportunity to apply the knowledge, skills, and abilities learned in a realistic environment. Student interns will experience the fire service as a fully integrated member of a fire company in a career fire department. Additionally, the internship will emphasize the student's work ethic, attitude, and ability to adapt to highly stressful and sometimes dangerous situations. May be graded credit/no credit. Course lab fee of $200 for specialized clothing and materials applies.

ESFF 1370
Fundamentals of Apparatus Operation
3:3:0
On Sufficient Demand

Provides basic information on driving and operating a variety of fire apparatus by meeting the knowledge requirements as listed in NFPA 1000 Professional Qualifications for Fire Apparatus Driver Operator. Includes fire pump operation, emergency driving techniques, regulations and laws, fire ground operations, apparatus maintenance and testing procedures.

ESFF 1380
Fire Apparatus Skill
3:0:9
On Sufficient Demand
Prerequisite(s):
ESFF 1220 or ESFF 1330

Teaches manipulative skills as described in Firefighter Professional Qualification Standard NFPA 1002. Includes fire apparatus operation, defensive driving, emergency driving techniques, and equipment care and maintenance. Emphasizes hands-on lab activities. Course fee of $55 for transportation, state services & testing applies.

ESFF 2100
Introduction to Emergency Services Leadership
3:3:0
On Sufficient Demand
Prerequisite(s):
ENGL 1010

Explores the aspiring and current emergency services learner's desire to serve and relates it to the theoretical constructs and characteristics of servant leadership. Discusses the roles and responsibilities of leadership/followership, internal and external, associated with the emergency services. Develops basic leadership/followership traits, based upon the theory of servant leadership.

ESFF 2410
Hazardous Materials Technician Fundamentals
3:3:0
On Sufficient Demand
Prerequisite(s):
ESFF 1340

Teaches the knowledge requirements of NFPA 471, 472, and CFR 1910.120 regulation for a Hazardous Materials Technician. Includes emergency response plans, classification of materials, ICS roles, personnel protective equipment needs, masks, containment and confinement concepts, decon requirements, termination concepts, toxicological and chemical terms and definitions.

ESFF 2420
Hazardous Materials Technician Skills
2:0:6
On Sufficient Demand
Prerequisite(s):
ESFF 2410

Presents the manipulative skill requirements of NFPA 471, 472, and CFR 1910.120 regulation for a Hazardous Materials Technician. Teaches handling simulated incidents, classifying materials, performing in ICS roles, using personnel protective equipment, containment and confinement operations, setting up and operating decon, diking, plugging, and patching operations. Course fee of $55 for specialized clothing, state services & testing applies.

ESFF 2430
Hazardous Materials Chemistry
3:2:3
On Sufficient Demand

Presents in-depth chemical information for hazardous materials responders. Teaches basic knowledge of how to evaluate potential hazards and behaviors of hazardous materials. Provides the underlying reasons for chemical reactions of hazardous materials. Includes decision-making abilities, safe operations, and handling. Course fee of $40 for specialized clothing, materials applies.

ESFF 250A
Firefighter Recruit Candidate Academy I
8:6:6
Fall, Spring
Prerequisite(s):
Matriculated into the AAS Emergency Services: Firefighter/Emergency Care Emphasis

Addresses the first part of the cognitive and psychomotor requirements of Firefighter I and Firefighter II certification. Includes basic firefighting topics and related skills, including fire behavior, building construction, personal protective equipment, tools, appliances, firefighter safety, forcible entry, and apparatus. Prepares students to certify at the Fire Fighter I and Fire Fighter II levels.

ESFF 250B
Firefighter Recruit Candidate Academy II
8:6:6
Fall, Spring
Prerequisite(s):
Matriculated into the AAS Emergency Services: Firefighter/Emergency Care Emphasis

Addresses the second part of the cognitive and psychomotor requirements of Firefighter I, Firefighter II, and Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations certification. Includes basic firefighting topics and related skills. Addresses the Hazardous Materials First Responder requirements of NFPA 472 and 29 CFR 1910.120. Includes definitions, classes of hazardous materials, physiological and toxicological considerations, and labeling and placarding systems. Prepares students to certify at the Fire Fighter I, Fire Fighter II, and Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations levels.

ESFF 2700
Technical Rescue Principles
3:2:3
On Sufficient Demand

For those with limited fire and emergency services training. Addresses the prerequisite knowledge and skills for technical rescue job performance. Applies the Incident Command System to the management of technical rescue operations, resources and hazards. Includes search and rescue techniques, victim care and extrication, and the use of ropes and rigging. Course fee of $70 for equipment, materials applies.

ESFF 2710
Environmental Rescue
3:2:3
On Sufficient Demand
Prerequisite(s):
ESFF 1220

Includes analysis and simulation of problems such as wilderness search and rescue, still and swift water rescue, avalanche and mountain rescue. Discusses disaster planning and management as well as rescues from the work place and industrial settings. Course fee of $70 for specialized clothing, materials, and transportation applies.

ESFF 2730
Rope Rescue
3:2:3
On Sufficient Demand
Prerequisite(s):
ESFF 1330 and ESFF 1340; or departmental approval

Designed to meet the rope rescue job performance requirements of NFPA 1006, Standard for Rescue Technician Professional Qualifications. Addresses various types and configurations of rope rescue systems. Includes compound mechanical advantage systems, rescuer suspension systems, high-angle and vertical victim rescue systems, construction and operation of highline systems, and ascent/ decent procedures. Course fee of $70 for equipment, materials applies.

ESFF 281R
Emergency Services Internship
1 to 8:1 to 8:0
Fall, Spring, Summer
Prerequisite(s):
ESFF 1000 or sufficient emergency services work experience, or instructor approval.

Designed for Emergency Services majors. Provides paid, on-the-job work experience. Work experience and the correlated class are coordinated by the Coordinator and director who must approve enrollment. Includes student, employer, and coordinator evaluations, on-site work visits, written assignments, and oral presentations. Gives experience in writing and completing individualized work objectives that improve present work performance. May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits towards graduation. May be graded credit/no credit.