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2023-2024 Course Catalog 
2023-2024 Course Catalog
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FRTA 1092 - Firefighter II

Credits: 2
Hours/Week: Lecture 1 Lab 2
Course Description: Firefighter II emphasizes the skills and knowledge necessary to take the Minnesota Firefighter II certification test and to function above an entry-level position on a fire service or fire department. Topics include Incident Report writing, fire suppression-flammable liquids, fire suppression-flammable gases, fire ground command, evidence preservation, vehicle extrication, assisting the rescue team, pre-incident survey, equipment maintenance, fire hose testing, and fire hydrant testing.


NOTE: This course requires medical clearance by a physician verifying that student is fit to perform the sometimes physically demanding tasks of firefighter training and is approved for respirator use through successful completion of a FIT test (with appropriate SCBA mask). This course is limited to students who have obtained OSHA-approved fire gear to use in training. This includes complete turnout gear, helmet, and self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) with a mask. Students must be able to perform physical tasks to complete course requirements.
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): FRTA 1091  and FRTA 1095  
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content

  1. Construction Materials and Building Collapse
  2. Fire Cause and Origin
  3. Fire Detection, Alarms, and Suppression Systems
  4. Foam Fire Streams
  5. Hose Tools and Appliances
  6. Hydrant Flow and Operability
  7. Ignitable Liquid and Flammable Gas Fire Control
  8. Implementation of the Incident Command System (ICS)
  9. Pre-incident survey
  10. Radio Communications and Incident Reports
  11. Rescue and Extrication Tools
  12. Vehicle Extrication and Special Rescue

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. write an incident report.
  2. maintain fire equipment including hoses, hydrants and tools.
  3. extricate a car accident victim using extrication tools and techniques.
  4. conduct a pre-incident survey.
  5. extinguish flammable gas and liquid fires.
  6. preserve evidence on a fire ground.
  7. communicate with other public safety personnel.
  8. explain how building fire systems function.
  9. determine fire cause and origin.
  10. apply foam to fire.
  11. explain the dangers of building collapse and how building construction impacts this.
  12. operate a fire hydrant.

Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC): Goals and Competencies
Competency Goals (MnTC Goals 1-6)
Theme Goals (MnTC Goals 7-10)

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