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FT 210 Firefighter Academy for the Internship Program

Units: 7.5

Hours: 90 hours LEC; 135 hours LAB

Prerequisite: FT 300 with a grade of "C" or better; Current EMT Certification in the State of California. BLS Provider or BLS for the Healthcare Provider from American Heart Association; or current American Red Cross CPR for Professional Rescuer). CPR must stay current for the entire internship. The student must meet other Academy requirements including but not limited to; drug screening, background check, purchasing firefighting personal protective equipment, college GPA of 2.5, physical, physical ability test, respirator fit testing, and a valid driver's license, current Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) card. The students applying for FT 210 must pass a fire interview board to be accepted into the course.

Corequisite: FT 498

Enrollment Limitation:

All students must be enrolled in FT 498 to sign up for FT 210.

FT 210 is a Firefighter Academy to provide the techniques and skills to work effectively and safely within the fire environment as well as in the fire department. This Firefighter Academy is CSD Fire Department's Academy (NOT a State Certified Regional Fire Academy). Students that successfully complete this course along with the CSD/CRC Firefighter work experience program (FT 498) are allowed to apply for the State of California Fire Fighter I certification.
Topics include indoctrination into the fire service, general maintenance, apparatus and equipment operations, fire control, salvage, fire prevention and public education, fire and arson investigation, rapid intervention crew tactics, physical fitness/wellness, emergency care, and forcible entry. Students may be charged a lab fee for personal protective equipment (PPE) in the use of and maintenance of structural firefighter turnouts and equipment in this course. Students will also be responsible for purchasing other equipment, liability insurance and uniforms. Pass/no pass only.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO #1: Understand the core values of the fire service and the duty to provide service to the public.