FST2009 - FIRE TACTICS
3 credit hours
Fire Tactics examines fire department response to structure fires. The purpose of the course is to develop Incident Command skills in analyzing situations (size-up), developing a strategic plan suited to a specific structure fire incident, then commanding and controlling operations in implementing a strategic plan through task assignments (deployment). Risk/Benefit analysis and rate of flow are the two primary methods used to develop strategic plans. Students should have prior firefighting experience or be on a fire department to take this class.
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Discuss fire behavior as it relates to strategies and tactics.
- Explain the main components of pre-fire planning and identify steps needed for a pre-fire review.
- Identify the basics of building construction and how they interrelate to pre-fire planning and strategy and tactics.
- Describe the steps taken in size-up, and utilize information obtained through size up to perform a risk benefit analysis.
- Identify the roles of the National Incident Management System (NIMS) as it relates to strategies and tactics and apply NIMS in commanding and coordinating simulated fire responses.