College of the Siskiyous

Courses

FIRE 0379 - Contractor Fire Safety Refresher

This course provides training in a variety of topics relative to emergency response. Topics may include legal and procedural updates; annual refresher training; safety training; and other topics not specifically covered in comprehensive fire technology classes. This course is designed for private contractors who must maintain currency with professional and required standards. (NDA)

FIRE 0950 - Fire Fighter I Academy

Prerequisite: Pass physical agility test or hold a current CPAT Card and EMS 1001 or EMS 9065

This is the basic Firefighter 1 Academy course. Students successfully completing the class will be eligible for California State Fire Marshal Certification as a Firefighter 1 and will be qualified for entry-level firefighter positions in federal, state, county, and municipal fire departments. (AA)

FIRE 1001 - Fire Protection Organization

This course provides an introduction to fire protection, strategy and tactics: fire protection systems; specific fire protection functions; philosophy and history of fire protection; fire loss analysis; basic fire chemistry and physics; career opportunities in fire protection and related fields; organization and function of public and private fire protection services; fire departments as part of local government; laws and regulations affecting the fire service; fire service nomenclature. This course is certified by the State Chancellor and the California State Fire Marshal's Office. (AA, CSU)

FIRE 1002 - Fire Prevention Technology

This course provides fundamental information regarding the history and philosophy of fire prevention, organization and operation of a fire prevention bureau, use of fire codes, identification and correction of fire hazards, and the relationship of fire prevention with fire protection systems, fire investigation, and fire and life-safety education. This course is certified by the State Chancellor and the California State Fire Marshals Office. (AA, CSU)

FIRE 1003 - Fire Protection Equipment and Systems

This course provides information relating to the features of design and operation of fire detection and alarm systems, water-based fire suppression systems, special hazard fire suppression systems, special protection and sprinkler systems, water supply for fire protection, and portable fire extinguishers. This course is certified by the State Chancellor and the California State Fire Marshal's Office. (AA, CSU)

FIRE 1004 - Building Construction for Fire Protection

This course is the study of the components of building construction that relate to fire safety. The elements of construction and design of structures are shown to be key factors when inspecting buildings, preplanning fire operations, and operating at fires. The development and evolution of building and fire codes will be studied in relationship to past fires in residential, commercial, and industrial occupancies. This course is certified by the State Chancellor and the California State Fire Marshals Office. (AA, CSU)

FIRE 1005 - Fire Behavior and Combustion

Theory and fundamentals of how and why fires start, spread, and are controlled; an in-depth study of fire chemistry and physics, fire characteristics of materials, extinguishing agents, and fire control techniques. This course is certified by the State Chancellor and the California State Fire Marshal's Office. (AA, CSU)

FIRE 1006 - Fire and Emergency Services Safety and Survival

This course introduces the basic principles and history related to the national firefighter life safety initiatives, focusing on the need for cultural and behavior change throughout the emergency services. This course is certified by the State Chancellor and the California State Fire Marshal's Office. (AA, CSU)

FIRE 2949 - Work Experience

Occupational Work Experience is supervised employment extending classroom-based occupational learning at an on-the-job learning station relating to the student's educational or occupational goal. One work experience credit can be awarded for 60 hours of unpaid work or 75 hours of paid work. Students can earn a maximum of 16 semester units, 0.5-8 units/semester. This course may be taken for credit a total of four times. (AA, CSU)

FIRE 358B - Oil Fire Control

FIRE 381 - Reg. Instructor Orientation

This course provides instructors who teach California Fire Service Training and Education System (CFSTES) certified courses details regarding registration, set up and return, certification tracks, and other instructor responsibilities.

FIRE 385 - Stress Debriefing

This course covers the step by step procedure for debriefing the emergency service worker after a traumatic event in order to significantly reduce both long and short term stress. Students will receive certification on the internationally recognized "Mitchell Model" for CISD.

FIRE 386 - Confined Space Rescue

Confined Space Rescue.

FIRE 9001 - Fire Control 1: Basic Fire Chemistry

This course is a basic overview of fire chemistry and fire behavior designed for the beginning or a volunteer firefighter. Includes classes of fire, fundamentals of heat transfer, fire characteristics of materials, products of combustion, hazardous and explosive materials, extinguishing agents, size-up, and exposure protection. FSTEP Certified. (NDA)

FIRE 9002 - Fire Control 2

A hands-on course designed to provide the student with information, methods, and techniques for operating basic fire fighting tools and carrying out basic fire fighting evolutions. Areas covered include: Hose, nozzles, and fittings; ground ladders; self-contained breathing apparatus; pump operations in theory; pump operations in the field; and the use of fire extinguishers. F-STEP Certified. (NDA)

FIRE 9003 - Fire Control 3

This course provides a basic overview of fire chemistry and fire behavior, and provides students with information, methods, and techniques for operating basic fire fighting tools. Utilizing structural, open land, and oil fires, students will be given hands on experience in basic fire control. The 18-hour course meets the requirements for F-STEP certification in Fire Control 3. (NDA)

FIRE 9005 - Fire Fighter Survival

This course was developed in an effort to reduce the number of firefighter injuries and fatalities that occur on an annual basis. Provides a greater understanding how to avoid committing fatal errors on the fireground. Avoiding situations that could cause you to become lost, trapped, or injured is the best way to prevent tragedies on scene. Topics include firefighter survival terminology, developing a survival attitude, increasing situational awareness, being trained in problem-solving techniques so you can become more self reliant. Case studies will be reviewed to outline factors common in many line-of-duty deaths (LODDs) across the nation. 2010 curriculum.

FIRE 9011 - Confined Space Awareness

This course is designed for Rescue/Fire personnel or private company employees for work in, and rescue from, confined spaces. Topics include new equipment, air monitoring equipment, ventilation equipment, tripod operation with belay systems, lowering systems, safety considerations, and OSHA regulations. This course meets OSHA requirements for training for confined space entry operations and rescue. F-STEP Certified. (NDA)

FIRE 9012 - Confined Space Rescue Technician

Prerequisite: FIRE 9011

This course is an intensive hands-on training program that will prepare the student to respond to confined space emergencies. The course of instruction will prepare the student in identifying confined spaces and permit required confined spaces, the hazards associated with permit required confined spaces, target industries and hazards, state and federal regulations, components of a rescue operation, and the roles and responsibilities of the rescue team. This course meets CSFM certification requirements. (NDA)

FIRE 9013 - Low Angle Rope Rescue Operational

This course is designed to equip the student with the techniques and methods for using rope, webbing, hardware friction devices, and litters in low angle rescue situations. Areas covered include rope and related equipment, anchor systems, safety lines, stretcher lashing and rigging, mechanical advantage systems, and single-line and two-line rescue systems. (NDA)

FIRE 9016 - Flashover Recognition and Survival

This course is designed to provide the fire service with a safe and secure system of flashover training. Topics include recognition of the signs of flashover, techniques to possibly give firefighters time to escape a flashover and skills to save firefighters from injury or death from a flashover fire. (NDA)

FIRE 9020 - Swiftwater Rescue Awareness

This course is designed to give emergency services personnel an overview of the inherent problems related to rescurs in moving water and during floods. Rescue 3 Internantional Certification. (NDA)

FIRE 9021 - Operational: Swift Water First Responder

This course is designed to provide an overview at the operational level for emergency response to swiftwater and flood-level situations. Topics include hydrology, swiftwater hazards, and rescue options. Rescue 3 International Certification. (NDA)

FIRE 9022 - Swiftwater Rescue Technician I

This course is designed to provide the minimum training recommended for those who work alongside, in, or on moving water. The classroom session provides detailed knowledge of hydrology and hazards associated with moving water. The field portion is spent in moving water learning skills including shallow water crossings, self-rescue and effective techniques for the rescue of others. Qualifies personnel to work in the "hot zone" in or on moving water. NFPA 1670 Operations Level. (NDA)

FIRE 9036 - NOLS WMI Wilderness Upgrade for Medical Professionals

This course will upgrade EMTs to WEMT and all others to First Responders in accordance with current wilderness medicine standards. The five-day course is ideal for EMTs, nurses, physicians, and other medical professionals, and is in accordance with policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through joint sponsorship of the Wilderness Medical Society and WMI of NOLS. The Wilderness Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. (NDA)

FIRE 9088 - Seasonal Fire Fighter Refresher

This is a comprehensive review of basic firefighter skills and knowledge to enable the student to resume the duties of a seasonal firefighter. Topics will include but are not limited to hose lays, chainsaws, Haz Mat, EMS, and initial attack. This course may be repeated according to State mandate regarding professional continued training. (NDA)

FIRE 9101 - Volunteer Fire Fighter Certification 1

This course is designed for the volunteer fire fighter to prepare for California State Certification as a Fire Fighter I. It includes lecture and basic manipulative skills with increasingly difficult tasks that must be demonstrated to State standards to qualify for certification. In addition, various parts of the course include technical classroom activities. This is the first of six classes in the Volunteer Fire Fighter Certification series. (NDA)

FIRE 9102 - Volunteer Fire Fighter Certification 2

This course is designed for the volunteer fire fighter to prepare for California State Certification as a Fire Fighter I. It includes lecture and basic manipulative skills with increasingly difficult tasks that must be demonstrated to State standards to qualify for certification. In addition, various parts of the course include technical classroom activities. This is the second of six classes in the Volunteer Fire Fighter Certification series. (NDA)

FIRE 9103 - Volunteer Fire Fighter Certification 3

This course is designed for the volunteer fire fighter to prepare for California State Certification as a Fire Fighter I. It includes lecture and increasingly difficult tasks that must be demonstrated to State standards to qualify for certification. In addition, various parts of the course include technical classroom activities. This is the second of six classes in the Volunteer Fire Fighter Certification series. (NDA)

FIRE 9104 - Volunteer Fire Fighter Certification 4

Catalog Description This course is designed for the volunteer fire fighter to prepare for California State Certification as a Fire Fighter I. It includes lecture and basic manipulative skills with increasingly difficult tasks that must be demonstrated to State standards to qualify for certification. In addition, various parts of the course include technical classroom activities. This is the fourth of six classes in the Volunteer Fire Fighter Certification series. (NDA)

FIRE 9105 - Volunteer Fire Fighter Certification 5

This course is designed for the volunteer fire fighter to prepare for California State Certification as a Fire Fighter I. It includes lecture and basic manipulative skills with increasingly difficult tasks that must be demonstrated to State standards to qualify for certification. In addition, various parts of the course include technical classroom activities. This is the fifth of six classes in the Volunteer Fire Fighter Certification series. (NDA)

FIRE 9106 - Volunteer Fire Fighter Certification 6

This course is designed for the volunteer fire fighter to prepare for California State Certification as a Fire Fighter I. It includes basic manipulative skills and increasingly difficult tasks that must be demonstrated to State standards to qualify for certification. In addition, various parts of the course include technical classroom activities. This is Module VI of a nine module series. This course may be taken for credit a total of four times except when needed to meet legally mandated training requirements. (NDA)

FIRE 9122 - Hazardous Materials First Responder "Operational"

This course is designed for students who are likely first responders to Hazardous Materials events. Within the operational role, course topics include risks and outcomes of hazardous materials, operational roles, safety procedures, stabilization of the scene, decontamination of victims and equipment, and communication and coordination with agencies. This course is certified by the California State Training Institute and students successfully completing the class will be issued a CSTI certificate. (NDA)

FIRE 9123 - Hazardous Materials First Responder "Operational" Refresher

Prerequisite: FIRE 9122

This course is designed to refresh students who are likely first responders to Hazardous Materials events. Within the operational role, course topics include risks and outcomes of hazardous materials, operational roles, safety procedures, stabilization of the scene, decontamination of victims and equipment, and communication and coordination with agencies. This course is certified by the California State Training Institute and students successfully completing the class will be issued a CSTI certificate. This course may be taken for credit a total of 4 times except when needed to meet legally mandated training requirements. (NDA)

FIRE 9124 - Hazardous Materials First Responder Decontamination

Prerequisite: FIRE 9122

This course is designed to train firefighters in decontamination procedures during hazardous materials events. May be taken for credit a total of four times. (NDA)

FIRE 9125 - Level I Avalanche

This course is designed to give people that are traveling in the winter backcountry basic information about weather, snowpack, and terrain factors which contribute to avalanche hazard. This course is for ski patrollers, search and rescue personnel, and anyone that wants to travel in a winter mountain environment. (NDA)

FIRE 9126 - Level II Avalanche

Prerequisite: FIRE 9125

This course is the natural progression from a Level I course and is designed to give people that are traveling in the winter backcountry more in-depth information about weather, snowpack, and terrain factors which contribute to avalanche hazard. This course is for ski patrollers, search and rescue personnel, and anyone that wants to travel in a winter mountain environment. (NDA)

FIRE 9127 - Rescue Systems I

Prerequisite: A minimum grade of "B" in FIRE 0950

Rescue Systems 1 (Basic Rescue Skills) is designed for all emergency response personnel. The key topics include: Team organization, rescue, environmental considerations, use of ropes, knots rigging and pulley systems, descending, rappelling, and belaying tools and techniques, subsurface rescue techniques, use of cribbing, wedges, cutting/prying and hydraulic tools, use of fire service ladders in specialized rescue situations, and day and night simulated rescue exercises. (NDA)

FIRE 9130 - S-130 Firefighter Training

Corequisite: FIRE 9190

This course is designed to train new firefighters in basic Wildland firefighting skills. (NDA)

FIRE 9166 - NFPA Volunteer Firefighter Certification

This course is designed to give the volunteer fire fighter the knowledge and skills to enable him/her to be a proficient and safe fire technician. This course includes instruction in fire behavior, use of safety gear, use and maintenance of tools and equipment, principles and methods of fire attack, suppression, mop-up, post-fire rehab, and survival techniques. (NDA)

FIRE 9167 - CALFIRE Basic Firefighter

This course provides the Basic 80-hour wildland firefighter training required for employment with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection and the US Forest Service. (NDA)

FIRE 9169 - Technical Fire Training

This course provides skills and procedural updates relative to emergency response that are not specifically covered in comprehensive fire technology classes. The course is designed for students and career and volunteer firefighters to maintain currency with professional standards. (NDA)

FIRE 9179 - Fire Science Topics

This course provides legal and procedural updates, relative to emergency response, that are not specifically covered in comprehensive fire technology classes. The course is designed for students, career, and volunteer firefighters to maintain currency with professional standards. This course may be repeated as needed to meet legally mandated training requirements. (NDA)

FIRE 9181 - Fire Fighter II

Prerequisite: FIRE 0950

This course provides the skills and knowledge needed for the entry level professional fire fighter to perform his/her duties safely, effectively, and competently. The curriculum is based on the 2013 edition of NFPA 1001 Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications. The five overarching themes of the California State Fire Fighter II curriculum are: general knowledge germane to the profession, fire department communications, fireground operations, rescue operations, and prevention, preparedness, and maintenance. Students successfully completing the course will be eligible for California Fire Service Training and Education System (CFSTES) certification as a Fire Fighter II once they complete the experience requirement and Taskbook. In addition students will receive certificates for Rescue Systems 1 and Company Officer 2C from State Fire Training. (NDA)

FIRE 9190 - S-190 Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior

This course provides instruction in the primary factors affecting the start and spread of wildfire and recognition of potentially hazardous situations. It is designed to meet the fire behavior training needs of a firefighter type 2 (FFT2). NWCG certified. (NDA)

FIRE 9200 - S-200 Initial Attack Incident Commander

Advisory: FIRE 9230, FIRE 9290, FIRE 9500

This course defines the responsibilities of the individual in charge of the initial attack management of small, low complexity fires that are routinely suppressed by local initial attack forces. National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) certified. (NDA)

FIRE 9211 - FI-210 Wildland Fire Origin and Cause Determination

This course is designed to provide a consistent knowledge and skill base for the Wildland Fire Origin and Cause Determination Investigator (INVF). The concepts taught in this course will help an INVF perform at an acceptable level on a national basis without regard to geographic boundaries. NWCG certified. (NDA)

FIRE 9212 - S-212 Wildland Fire Chain Saws

This course provides an introduction to the function, maintenance and use of chain saws, and their tactical wildland fire application. Field exercises support entry level training for firefighters in operating a chain saw by providing hands-on cutting experience in surroundings similar to fireline situations. NWCG Certified. (NDA)

FIRE 9215 - S-215 Fire Operation in the Urban Interface

Prerequisite: FIRE 9230 and FIRE 9290

This course will provide the student with the skills necessary to conduct fire suppression operations in and around areas where the wildland and urban areas interface. National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) certified. (NDA)

FIRE 9230 - S-230 Single Resource Boss

Prerequisite: FIRE 9290 and FIRE 9500

This course is designed to produce student proficiency in the performance of duties associated with the single resource boss position from initial dispatch through demobilization to the home unit. Topics include operational leadership, preparation and mobilization, assignment preparation, risk management, entrapment avoidance, safety and tactics, offline duties, demobilization, and post incident responsibilities. NWCG certified. (NDA)

FIRE 9231 - S-231 Engine Boss

Advisory: FIRE 9290 and FIRE 9230

Engine Boss is a course designed to meet the training needs of an incident Engine Boss. This course is NWCG certified. (NDA)

FIRE 9232 - S-232 Dozer Boss

Advisory: FIRE 9290, FIRE 9230, and FIRE 9500

This is a skill course is designed to meet the training needs of a Dozer Boss on an incident as outlined the PMS 310-1 and the Position Task Book developed for the position. Primary considerations are tactical use and safety precautions required to establish and maintain an effective dozer operation. A field exercise is required as part of the course. NWCG certified. (NDA)

FIRE 9290 - S-290 Intermediate Wildland Fire Behavior

Advisory: FIRE 9190

This course is designed to meet training requirements to work in the operations section of the Incident Command System (ICS) and will give the prospective fireline supervisor the skills needed in wildland fire behavior for effective and safe fire management operations. National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) certified. (NDA)

FIRE 9390 - S-390 Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior Calculations

Advisory: FIRE 9290

This course is designed to develop knowledge and skills required for safe and effective wildland fire behavior prediction. This course introduces fire behavior calculations by manual methods using nomograms and Appendix B of the Fireline Handbook. The student gains an understanding of the determinants of fire behavior through studying input and interpreting fire behavior output. Local and regional environmental differences are stressed. NWCG certified. (NDA)

FIRE 9500 - I-200 Basic Incident Command System

This course introduces the students to the principles of the Incident Command System (ICS) associated with incident-related performance. Topics include: Leadership and management, delegation of authority and management by objectives, functional areas and positions, briefings, organizational flexibility, transitions and transfers. (NDA)

FIRE 9501 - I-300 Incident Command System

Prerequisite: FIRE 9500

This course is a continuation of the Incident Command series and covers Modules 7 through 11; Intermediate Incident Command System. The components of the Incident Command System covered in this course include organization and staffing, organizing for incidents or events, incident resources management, air operations, and incident and event planning. (NDA)

FIRE 9502 - I-400 Advanced Incident Command System

Prerequisite: FIRE 9501

This course is designed to enable personnel to operate efficiently in the advanced application of the Incident Command System (ICS). Training is provided for senior personnel who are expected to perform in a management capacity in a complex incident environment. The course emphasizes Command and General Staff, major and/or complex incident/event level management, area command, and multi-agency coordination. National Widlfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) certified. (NDA)

FIRE 9514 - Driver Operator 1A

This comprehensive 40-hour course in fire engine driving operations will cover the skills and knowledge necessary for safe effective operation of fire apparatus. Topics will include: responding to the emergency scene, emergency response in congested traffic, driving in adverse weather, and considerations which determine fire engine placement at the emergency scene. CSFM Certified. (NDA)

FIRE 9515 - Driver Operator 1B

This is a comprehensive 40 hour course in Fire Engine Pump Operations. The student will learn basic hydraulics, pumping from a hydrant, pumping from a draft, and how to use portable and auxiliary sources of water. CSFM Certified. (NDA)

FIRE 9666 - Firefighter Survival

This course was developed in the continuing effort to reduce the number of firefighter injuries and fatalities that occur on an annual basis. It provides a greater understanding of how to avoid committing fatal errors on the fire ground. Avoiding situations that could cause you to become lost, trapped, or injured is the best way to prevent tragedies at a fire scene. Topics include firefighter survival terminology, developing a survival attitude, increasing situational awareness, and being trained in problem solving techniques so you can become more self-reliant in an emergency. (NDA)

FIRE 9667 - RIC Operations

Prerequisite: A minimum grade of "B" in FIRE 0950 (Fire Fighter I Academy)

The Rapid Intervention Crew Operations course trains fire fighters to rescue a downed fire fighter in an immediately dangerous to life and health environment in the continuing effort to reduce the number of fire fighter injuries and deaths that occur regularly. Students train using evolutions and scenarios based off tragedies suffered by fellow fire fighters from departments across the country.Students receive information on how to locate and use these LODD studies as training and prevention tools throughout their careers. The course focuses on the three phases of a RIC operation: 1) predeployment, 2) deployment, and 3) rescue. During the class, you will also gain a greater understanding of RIC operations terminology and the RIC mindset.

FIRE 9675 - Instructor 1 - Instructional Methodology

This course provides the skills and knowledge needed for the entry level professional instructor to perform his or her duties safely, effectively, and competently. The curriculum is based on the 2012 edition of National Fire Protection Agency 1041 Standard for Fire Service Instructor Professional Qualifications. At the end of this course, candidates for Instructor I certification will be able to teach and deliver instruction from a prepared lesson plan utilizing instructional aids and evaluation instruments. The Instructor I will also be able to adapt a lesson plan and complete the reporting requirements to the local jurisdiction. (AA, CSU).

Contact

Program Contact: Career and Technical Education
Email: cteinfo@siskiyous.edu
Phone: (530) 938-5512