Montgomery College 2020-2021 Catalog 
    Apr 21, 2021  
Montgomery College 2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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FIRE 101 - Principles of Emergency Services

(R only) CE-R

Provides an overview to fire protection and emergency services; career opportunities in fire protection and related fields; philosophy and history of fire protection and emergency services; fire loss analysis; organization and function of public and private fire protection and emergency services; fire/rescue departments as part of local government; laws and regulations affecting the fire service; fire and emergency service nomenclature; specific fire protection functions; basic fire chemistry and physics; introduction to fire protection systems; introduction to fire strategy and tactics. Assessment Level(s): ENGL 101 /ENGL 011 , READ 120 . Three hours each week. Formerly FS 101.

3 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:

  • Illustrate and explain the history and culture of the fire service.
  • Discuss and describe the scope, purpose, and organizational structure of fire and emergency services
  • Identify fire protection and emergency-service careers in both the public and in the private sector.
  • Analyze the basic components of fire as a chemical chain reaction, the major phases of fire, and examine the main factors that influence fire spread and fire behavior.
  • Describe the common types of fire and emergency services facilities, equipment, and apparatus.
  • Compare and contrast effective management concepts for various emergency situations.
  • Differentiate between fire service training and education and explain the value of higher education to the professionalization of the fire service.
  • List and describe the major organizations that provide emergency response service and illustrate how they interrelate.
  • Define the role of national, State and local support organizations in fire and emergency services.
  • Identify the primary responsibilities of fire prevention personnel including, code enforcement, public information, and public and private protection systems.
  • Recognize the components of career preparation and goal setting.   
  • Describe the importance of wellness and fitness as it relates to emergency services.

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