Firefighting Occupations-Course 2: Fire Control and Safety
Open to grades 9-12
Prerequisite: Fire 1
This intermediate level course prepares students to function as fire control, prevention, and safety specialists. It includes instruction in structural design and materials; meteorological factors impinging on fire situations; the chemistry of combustion; techniques for coping with fires; and procedures for handling hazardous materials (such as petroleum products and other volatile, explosive or corrosive materials) either routinely or in an accident situation. Students will gain practical hands-on experience with fire apparatuses, tools, and equipment, e.g.., hoses and nozzles, ladders, pumps, and personal protective equipment. Students participate in training first aid, CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) and rescue practices. Students will compete in fire competition opportunities during the year. ( Skills USA)
10 Credits UC "g" College-Prep/Interdisciplinary
Somerset High School
This course is a 10 unit semester course. Students are required to complete additional Google Classroom Assignments during the semester.