Students & Instructors
Y103 - Fire Instructor 1A, Instructional Techniques, Part 1 (40 Hours)
This is the first of a two-part series. Topics include: The Occupational Analysis, course outline, concepts of learning, levels of instruction, behavioral objectives, lesson plan development, psychology of learning, and instructor evaluation. Student teaching demonstrations are required of all. Prerequisite: None.
Y104 - Fire Instructor 1B, Instructional Techniques, Part 2 (40 Hours)
This is the second in a two-course series. Topics include: Preparing course outlines, establishing levels of instruction, constructing behavioral objectives and lesson plans, developing instructional aids, fundamentals of testing and measurements, test planning, evaluation techniques and tools. Student teaching demonstrations are required of all. Prerequisite: Fire Instructor 1A.
Y203 - Fire Management 1, Management/Supervision for Company Officers (40 Hours)
This course prepares or enhances the first line supervisor's ability to supervise subordinates. It introduces key management concepts and practices utilized and include discussions about decision making, time management, leadership styles, personnel evaluations and counseling guidelines. Prerequisite: None.
Y216 - California Public Safety Leadership & Ethics (160 hours)
Completion of all four courses is required to be issued a certificate
Y301 - Fire Command 1A, Command Principles for Company Officers (40 Hours)
This course provides instruction and simulation time pertaining to the initial decision and action processes at a working fire. The course includes areas of discussion on the fire officer, fire behavior, fire ground resources, operations, and management. Prerequisite: I-220 (Basic ICS).
Y302 - Fire Command 1B, Hazardous Materials Command Principles for Company Officers (40 Hours)
This course provides instruction in tactics and strategies and scene management principles for incidents involving hazardous materials. The course includes areas of discussion on identification and hazard mitigation, decontamination, protective clothing, environmental concerns, and legal issues. Prerequisite: Fire Command 1A, I-220 (Basic ICS).
Y501 - Fire Prevention 1A, Fire Inspection Practices (40 Hours)
This course provides fundamental information regarding the history and philosophy of fire prevention, organization, and operation of a fire prevention bureau, use of fire codes, identification and correction of fire hazards, and the relationship of fire prevention with fire safety education and detection and suppression system. Prerequisite: None.
Y502 - Fire Prevention 1B, Code Enforcement (40 Hours)
This course provides fundamental information regarding the history and philosophy of fire prevention, organization and operation of a fire prevention bureau, use of fire codes, identification and correction of fire hazards, and the relationship of fire prevention with fire safety education and detection and suppression system. Prerequisite: Fire Prevention1A.
Y503 - Fire Prevention 1C, Flammable Liquids and Gases (40 Hours)
This course focuses on the special hazards associated with flammable and combustible liquids and gases. Some topics of discussion include: Bulk storage and handling, transportation of flammable gases and liquids and more. Prerequisite: Fire Prevention 1A, Fire Prevention 1B.
Y551 - Public Education 1, Systematic Planning/Communications Skills (40 Hours)
Key topics include: Systematic planning process for public education, use of CFIRS to analyze local fire problems, communication skills, program evaluation, working with the media, integrating programs into schools, gaining community support, fire safety for children, interviewing and counseling juvenile fire setters, creating and using audio/visual resources, and idea and resource sharing. Prerequisite: None.
Y615 - Rapid Intervention Crew Tactics (16 hours)
This course will provide the student with the history of firefighter injuries and fatalities at structure fires while providing them with the knowledge and techniques of rapid intervention crews. It will also provide the student with the knowledge and techniques of self survival, while providing the firefighter an opportunity to demonstrate and apply these rescue techniques.
Y616 - Rescue Systems I (40 hours)
This course is designed to provide training in the subject elements required for the California Urban Search and Rescue Basic and Light Operations levels. It will provide recognition of the unique hazards associated with the collapse or failure of light frame construction and a working knowledge of the resources and procedures for performing search operation inside or beneath light frame construction.
Y651 - Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator 1A, Emergency Vehicle Operations (40 Hours)
This course is designed to provide the student with information on driver techniques for emergency vehicles and techniques of basic inspection and maintenance of emergency vehicles, including actual driving exercises under simulated emergency conditions. Prerequisite: None.
Y652 - Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator 1B, Pump Operations (40 Hours)
This course provides the student with information, theory, methods, and techniques for operating fire service pumps. Subjects include: Types of pumps, engine and pump gauges, maintenance, unsafe pumping conditions, pressure relief devices, cooling systems, water supplies, drafting, field hydraulics, and pumping operations. Prerequisite: Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator 1.
Y701 - Fire Investigation 1A, Fire Origin and Cause Determination (40 Hours)
This course provides the participants with an introduction and basic overview of fire scene investigation. The focus of this course is to provide information on fire scene indicators and to determine the fire's origin. Prerequisite: None.
Y761 - Fire Control 4A (6 hours)
This course will provide the student with information on the characteristics and hazards of flammable gases. It will also provide the student with the methods and procedures necessary to handle flammable gases whether involved in a fire on not.
Y762 - Fire Control 4B (6 hours)
This course will provide the student with information on the characteristics and hazards of flammable liquids. It will also provide the student with the methods and procedures necessary to handle flammable liquid whether involved in a fire on not.
Y0763 - Driver Operator 1A (40 hours)
This course has been updated to reflect current California Vehicle Code requirements and the 2009 NFPA 1002 Standard for Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator Professional Qualifications. This course provides the emergency response personnel with information on drive responsibilities, recognized standards, and related laws for fire apparatus. Topics include basic inspections, documentation, maintenance, and troubleshooting fire apparatus, and techniques on driving and positioning fire apparatus. Each student also has the opportunity to increase his or her driving skills during simulated driving conditions.
Y0764 - Driver Operator 1B (40 hours)
This course was updated to reflect the 2009 NFPA 1002 Standard for Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator Professional Qualifications and requires a textbook and student supplement. This course provides the emergency response personnel with information on pump construction and theory of pump operations. Topics include methods for performing basic hydraulics and techniques on basic inspections, documentation, maintenance, and troubleshooting fire pumps. Each student also has the opportunity to increase his or her pumping skills during simulated pumping conditions.
Y0765 - Emergency Response to Alternative Fuel Vehicles (16 hours)
This training program will provide emergency response personnel with information regarding each of the alternative fuel technologies currently available: ethanol, biodiesel, natural gas, propane, and hydrogen along with electric, hybrid electric, and fuel cell vehicles. The program will cover the properties and hazards of each fuel/energy type as well as outline emergency response protocols that proved a safe working environment for emergency response personnel. This program can be taught in conjunction with auto extrication classes.
Y0766 - Fire Control 3A (16 hours)
This course is designed to develop fundamental skills in combating structure fires by providing the fire service personnel with a thorough understanding of the fire behavior, ventilation procedures and techniques, interior fire attach, and exterior fire attack. In many cases, this will be the firefighter’s first exposure to live structural firefighting. The structures used in class are generally donated buildings with a written agreement between the owner and the authority having jurisdiction (AHJ) specifying the live fire training that will be conducted and acknowledges the expected condition of the structure upon completion of the training.
Y0767 - Fundamentals of Photovoltaics for the Fire Service (8 hours)
Solar generated electricity, developed from photovoltaic systems, is a new technology that the fire service needs to become familiar with, both from a codes and regulations perspective, and from a fire department operations perspective. When responding to a building fire how do you work around large expanses of very expensive photovoltaic panels on the roof? What are some of the associated hazards and how do you effectively mitigate them? How do you address these systems in plan review and what should you be asking for? This 8-hour course provides emergency response personnel and code enforcement officers with the background information that they need to make informed decisions.
Y0768 - Rescue Systems 1 (40 hours)
This course is designed for all emergency response personnel who have already completed Low Angle Rescue (operational training. Key topics in Rescue Systems 1 include: team organization, rescue, and environmental considerations; use of ropes; knots rigging and pulley systems; descending, rappelling, and belaying tools and techniques; subsurface rescue techniques; use of cribbing, wedges, cutting/prying and hydraulic tools; use of fire service ladders in specialized rescue situations; and day and night simulated rescue exercises.