Dec 05, 2021  
2021-22 Gaston College Catalog 
2021-22 Gaston College Catalog
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FIP 220 Fire Fighting Strategies (3 Credit Hours)

Class Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0
Clinical/Work Experience Hours: 0
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
This course provides preparation for command of initial incident operations involving emergencies within both the public and private sector referenced in NFPA standards 1561, 1710, and 1720. Topics include incident management, fire-ground tactics and strategies, incident safety, and command/control of emergency operations. Upon completion, students should be able to describe the initial incident system as it relates to operations involving various emergencies in fire and non-fire situations.

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify and define the main functions within the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and how they interrelate during an incident.
  2. Explain how pre-incident plan information is gathered using pre-formatted forms and methods for storing and retrieving pre-plan information.
  3. Compare construction methods in terms of structural stability, fire extension, and fuel contribution
  4. Describe the 16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives and apply them to fire department operations.
  5. Describe and compare offensive, defensive, and transitional fire attack methods for appropriate conditions and scenarios.

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