EMGS104 Essentials of Firefighting & Emergency Response

This course will introduce basic firefighting concepts within the context of emergency response. Topics will include an overview of the fire service, fire service organization, firefighter safety, personal protective equipment, self-contained breathing apparatus, terrorism awareness, fire behavior, fire extinguishers, water supply, fire hose, ropes, and hazardous materials. Exterior fire group operation discussion includes ladders, communications, protective systems/sprinklers, forcible entry, and fire prevention. Students will be required to complete or obtain certificates in Hazardous Materials Awareness, Hazardous Materials Operations, Intro to Incident Command Sys. (IS100) and National Incident Management Sys. (IS700).


4 credits

Lecture/Lab Ratio