Fire Science-web versionCourse Title:
Fire Science

Course Numbers:
Fall # 08542-11; Spring #08542-21;

Course Curriculum:
Fall: Introduction to the Fire Service and Emergency Medical Service.
Spring: Fire Service Tactics and Strategies and Advanced Medical Interventions.

Course Description:
This course is designed to help students meet the fundamentals of firefighting. The course covers fire ground skills including, fire behavior, fire extinguishers, personal protective equipment, SCBA, fire hose, fire streams, search and rescue and interior fire attack.

Other subjects include: building construction, ropes and knots, forcible entry, ventilation, water supply, communications, fire prevention and public fire education, special rescue, hose tools and appliances, hydrant flow and operability, fire detection and alarm systems, fire cause, pre-incident planning, reports and communications and coordinating fire attack.

The primary text used in this course is the IFSTA ESSENTIALS OF FIRE FIGHTING, which is the same text used in fire academies throughout the USA and Canada.
Also this class familiarizes the student with the introductory aspects of emergency medical care. Topics include the Emergency Medical Services system, roles and responsibilities of the First Responder, quality improvement, and medical oversight.

What does Fire Science offer?

  • Fire Department history and organization.
  • Fire Behavior I
  • Firefighter Safety
  • Personal Protective Equipment for Firefighter / EMT
  • Firefighting Search and Rescue Procedures
  • Forcible Entry
  • Fire Suppression Tactics and Strategies
  • Firefighting and EMS Scenarios
  • American Heart Association First Aid / CPR certification
  • Body systems
  • Medical Terminology
  • Physical Training
  • Hands-on Drills
  • Field Trips
  • Many other exciting experiences

Benefits of the Fire Science class at C E C:

  • Inside information on the workings of the Fire and Emergency Medical Services.
  • Exposure to real sample firefighter exams.
  • Hints on how to improve physical fitness to pass fire service agility tests.
  • Mock interviews to prepare for fire service oral board interviews.
  • First Aid and CPR.
  • Use of the same text books that are used in most fire academies in the nation.
  • Information on applying and scoring well on the Denver Public Safety Cadet Program tests.
  • Information on applying and scoring well on any fire service entrance exam.

Possible career choices in the Fire Service include:

  • Firefighter
  • Paid-on-call Firefighter
  • Volunteer Firefighter
  • Wildland Firefighter
  • Apparatus Operator
  • Fire Officer
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Paramedic
  • HazMat Specialist
  • Fire Inspector
  • Arson Investigator
  • Fire education Specialist
  • Fire Protection Engineer

Tim RappIf you’re a person that finds a special satisfaction in helping people in need and enjoy an element of excitement and danger, then maybe you should look into becoming a firefighter.

“Firefighters are the closest you can get to a real Super Heroes.”
—Mr. Rapp

Course Credits:
Credits Per Semester: 15 Elective

Concurrent Enrollment:
Pending

Course Certifications Available:
American Heart Association Heart Saver First Aid and CPR Certification

For additional Information:
Contact Mr. Rapp at: 720.423-6670 or Tim_Rapp@dpsk12.org

To Register:
Talk to your Counselor or call Dan DePinto, CEC counselor at 720-423-6681 to enroll.