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Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security, Grade 9 - 12, Introduction to Fire Science, 2009

1.) Describe career opportunities in fire science.

2.) Identify safety practices in fire science.

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
4.) Identify fire service communication skills.

•  Reporting observations in written or oral form
5.) Describe the use of emergency communication equipment.

•  Defining fire department radio communication procedures for routine and emergency traffic situations
6.) Demonstrate the use of portable fire extinguishers.

•  Identifying the classification of types of fire as they relate to the use of portable extinguishers
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
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
9.) Compare types of ropes and knots, including their applications in fire science.

10.) Identify search, rescue, and extrication techniques in fire science.

11.) Demonstrate the use of ground ladders.

•  Labeling parts of a fire service ladder
•  Identifying types of fire service ground ladders
12.) Assess ventilation systems for fire hazards.

•  Matching types of ventilation systems to their descriptions
•  Identifying signs of potential back draft
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
14.) Identify the nozzle and hose for a given fire situation.

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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