Oklahoma State University Fire Service

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Y417 - Hazardous Materials First Responder - Awareness (8 hours)
This course references NFPA 472 standard, Professional Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials incidents, 2002 edition. The goal of the competencies at the awareness level is to identify the possible release of a hazardous material, deny access and protect the public and other responders by controlling a scene, and make proper notifications that a hazardous materials release has occurred.

Y418 -Hazardous Materials First Responder - Operations (40 hours)
This course references NFPA 472 standards, Professional Competency of Responders to Hazardous Materials incident, 2002 edition. The Hazardous Materials First Responder - Operations Level course provides personnel, who have the responsibility to operating as a member of a team, the basic skills needed to evaluate and work defensively at an incident involving the release of hazardous materials. The objectives of the course are to teach participants: Knowledge of basic hazard and risk assessment techniques, knowledge of selecting and using proper personal protective equipment provided to the first responder operational level; knowledge of performing basic control, containment and/or confinement operations within the capabilities of the resources and personal protective equipment available; understanding of the relevant standard operating guidelines and termination procedures. Prerequisite: Hazardous Materials Awareness.

Fire Officer I - (40 hours)
Fire Officer I provides the student with the basic skills and knowledge to effectively perform the duties of an acting officer or company officer in most municipal fire departments. The course uses discussions, review of situational videos, and group activities to build the desired skills and values that are needed by a company officer. The company meets the requirements for NFPA 1021 - Fire Officer I. Topics addressed include supervision methods and techniques for company level work groups, state and federal laws and standards which impact the company officer, application of department policies and procedures during non-emergency and emergency situations, coordinating multiple administrative tasks and functions, conducting an initial accident investigation, and ensuring the safety of assigned personnel.

Y116 - Fire Instructor I - (40 hours)
The course prepares fire service instructors to delivery a training class from a prepared lesson plan. The course meets the requirements for NFPA 1041, Fire Instructor I. It is appropriate for company officers, training officers, and other instructors in the fire service. Topics addressed during the course include the role and responsibilities of the fire and emergency services instructor, adult learning theory and how it applies to emergency service training, the use of instructional methods to engage the student in the learning process, selection and use of instructional materials and audiovisuals, selection and use of lesson plans that are commonly available in the fire service, evaluating learning, and safety principles and methods used to ensure the safety of the student and instructor.

The target audiences for this course are fire officers, fire fighters, EMTs, and others who are required to delivery fire and EMS training from prepared materials.

Y117 - Emergency Services Instructor - (40 hours)
This course prepares emergency services personnel to delivery a training class from a prepared lesson plan. The course meets the requirements for NFPA 1041, Fire Instructor I. It is appropriate for company officers, training officers, instructors in the fire service, EMS, emergency management or industrial fire protection. Topics addressed during the course include the role and responsibilities of the fire and emergency services instructor, adult learning theory and how it applies to emergency service training, the use of instructional methods to engage the student in the learning process, selection and use of instructional materials and audiovisuals, selection and use of lesson plans that are commonly available in the fire service, evaluating learning, and safety principles and methods used to ensure the safety of the student and instructor.