Courage to Be Safe
This module provides an introduction to all sixteen Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives and assists the user in taking the first steps toward addressing these initiatives in their job and department. The module begins with a discussion of the immediate and root causes of firefighter Line Of Duty Deaths and the profound effects of these deaths on loved ones, colleagues, and the community. The module then advocates for cultural change as an important way to reduce LODD’s and injuries. To support this change, the module introduces all 16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives and helps the learner understand how s/he might implement these initiatives in their personal/professional lifestyle and at the departmental level.
Statewide Emergency Response Plan (SERP) (6 Hour Class)
The Florida Fire Chiefs' Association FFCA created the SERP to provide for the systematic mobilization, deployment, organization, and management of emergency resources throughout Florida, and the Nation, in assisting local agencies in mitigating the effects of any large scale disaster. The local fire rescue agency is the first tier of response in the event of a natural or man-made disaster
PD4022 - I-300, Intermediate Incident Management System (24 Hour Class)
Persons serving as command staff, section chiefs, strike team leaders, task force leaders, unit leaders, division/group supervisors, branch directors, and multi-agency coordination system/emergency operations center staff. The ICS-300 course covers the following topical areas: ICS Staffing and organization to include: reporting and working relationships and information flow; Transfer of Command; Unified Command functions in a multi-jurisdictional or multi-agency incident; ICS forms; Resource Management; and interagency mission planning and procurement.
FEMA. (2013). ICS-300: Intermediate ICS for expanding incidents. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security, Directorate for Preparedness.
FFP 2741 Fire Service Course Design (45 Hour Class)
This is a course of study of how to develop courses based on nationally applicable performance standards for uniformed fire service personnel and to provide the knowledge, skill, and ability to develop a training curriculum
Lindsey, J. (2006). Fire service instructor. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall.
FFP 2811 Firefighting Tactics and Strategy II(45 Hour Class)
This course is a study of the principles utilized on the fire ground for maximum manpower and equipment utilization and fire ground administration at all levels from a small fire through major conflagrations. Emphasis will be on developing critical thinking in relation to crises.
Smith, J. P. (2011). Strategic and Tactical Considerations on the Fireground and Resource Central Fire Student Access Code Card. Pearson.
FFP 1505 Fire Prevention Practices (45 Hour Class)
This course is a survey of the principles of fire prevention and investigation. It includes a study of fire hazards in various occupancies; a review of fire prevention codes; a study of procedures and techniques of fire prevention inspection, public relations, methods of determining the area of fire origin, fire cause, fire spread and location and preservation of evidence.
Murnane, L., Stowell, F. M., Adams, B., & Clausing, C. (2009). Fire inspection and code enforcement (7th ed.). Stillwater, OK: Fire Protection Publications, Oklahoma State University.
ATPC 1540 Private Fire Protection Systems I (45 Hour)
This course is a survey of fire protection systems and domestic water supply. The operational features and functional characteristics of fire detection and suppression systems and devices will be studied.
Jones, A. M. (2015). Fire protection systems (2nd ed.). Jones and Bartlett.