Pleasant Square Firefighter, Scott Fettinger, and other Basic Exterior Firefighting Operations students getting some hands-on hose and nozzle skills. Topics covered included selection and operation of nozzles and handlines, advancing charged handlines, portable monitor operation and portable pond use.
This course prepares new firefighters to operate in the exterior areas of the fire scene. Students participate in learning events covering firefighter personal protective equipment, self-contained breathing apparatus inspection and cylinder changing, fire department communications, building construction and fire behavior, modern fire control research, portable fire extinguishers, rope and knot tying, ground ladders, forcible entry, tactical ventilation theory, water supply, hose and fire streams, loss control, orientation to fire origin and cause determination, fire prevention and life safety initiatives, confined space awareness, overview of first aid and buddy care, and Hazardous Materials First Responder Operations. Course Length: 79 hours