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Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Introduction to Fire Science
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1.) Describe career opportunities in fire science.

Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security (2009)
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Introduction to Fire Science
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2.) Identify safety practices in fire science.

Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security (2009)
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Introduction to Fire Science
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3.) Describe the fire triangle.

•  Explaining classes of fire, including their associated hazards
•  Identifying products of combustion commonly found in structural fires
•  Explaining units of heat measurement, including British Thermal Unit (BTU), Fahrenheit, Celsius, and calorie
Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security (2009)
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Introduction to Fire Science
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4.) Identify fire service communication skills.

•  Reporting observations in written or oral form
Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security (2009)
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Introduction to Fire Science
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5.) Describe the use of emergency communication equipment.

•  Defining fire department radio communication procedures for routine and emergency traffic situations
Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Introduction to Fire Science
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6.) Demonstrate the use of portable fire extinguishers.

•  Identifying the classification of types of fire as they relate to the use of portable extinguishers
Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Introduction to Fire Science
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7.) Identify factors that increase hazards to fire fighters in buildings being constructed, renovated, or demolished.

•  Listing signs of potential building collapse
•  Describing actions to be taken when imminent building collapse is suspected
Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Introduction to Fire Science
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8.) Explain the use of personal protective equipment in fire science.

•  Describing hazardous atmospheres that require the firefighter to wear a Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA)
•  Describing maintenance procedures for emergency equipment
Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Introduction to Fire Science
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9.) Compare types of ropes and knots, including their applications in fire science.

Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Introduction to Fire Science
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10.) Identify search, rescue, and extrication techniques in fire science.

Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Introduction to Fire Science
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11.) Demonstrate the use of ground ladders.

•  Labeling parts of a fire service ladder
•  Identifying types of fire service ground ladders
Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Introduction to Fire Science
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12.) Assess ventilation systems for fire hazards.

•  Matching types of ventilation systems to their descriptions
•  Identifying signs of potential back draft
Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Introduction to Fire Science
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13.) Describe types of water supply systems.

•  Listing recommended water distribution system pipe sizes for residential, business, and industrial long mains
•  Identifying types of water main valves
•  Distinguishing between wet-barrel and dry-barrel fire hydrants
Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Introduction to Fire Science
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14.) Identify the nozzle and hose for a given fire situation.

Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security (2009)
Grade(s): 9 - 12
Introduction to Fire Science
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15.) Assess the importance of a water stream when fighting fires.

•  Explaining guidelines for maintaining water pressure when fighting fires
•  Explaining discharge rates for low-volume, hand-line, and master water streams
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