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align boxDriver/Operator 1A: Emergency Vehicle Operations

Driver/Operator 1A: Emergency Vehicle Operations
This course provides the student with information on driver 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.

Prerequisites: Fire apparatus driving experience on a public way. Option 1: Signed verification from the Fire Chief (form is on the SFT website); Option 2: California Class B driver’s license, fire fighter restricted; or Option 3: California Class A, B, or C driver’s license, fire fighter endorsed.

align boxDriver/Operator 1B: Pump Operations

Driver/Operator 1B: Pump Operations
This course provides the student 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.

Prerequisites: California driver’s license, Class A, B or C, with a fire fighter endorsement

align boxTraining Instructor 1A: Cognitive Lesson Delivery

Training Instructor 1A: Cognitive Lesson Delivery
This is the first of a three-course series. Topics include methods and techniques for training in accordance with the latest concepts in career education; selecting, adapting, organizing, and using instructional materials appropriate for teaching cognitive lessons; criteria and methods to evaluate teaching and learning efficiency; and an opportunity to apply major principles of learning through teaching demonstrations.

Prerequisites: None

align boxTraining Instructor 1B: Psychomotor Lesson Delivery

Training Instructor 1B: Psychomotor Lesson Delivery
This is the second of a three-course series. Topics include methods/techniques for training with the latest concepts in career education; selecting, adapting, organizing, and using instructional materials appropriate for teaching psychomotor lessons; criteria and methods to evaluate teaching and learning efficiency; and an opportunity to apply major principles of learning through teaching demonstrations.

Prerequisites: Training Instructor 1A

align boxTraining Instructor 1C: Instructional Development Techniques

Training Instructor 1C: Instructional Development Techniques
This is the third of a three-course series. Topics include methods and techniques for developing lesson plans, ancillary components, and tests in accordance with the latest concepts in career education. The course offers the opportunity to develop, receive feedback, and finalize instructional materials and deliver a teaching demonstration

Prerequisites: Training Instructor 1A and Training Instructor 1B

align boxFire Investigation 1A: Fire Origin and Cause Determination

Fire Investigation 1A: Fire Origin and Cause Determination
This course provides the participants with an introduction and basic overview of fire scene investigation. The focus of the course is to provide information on fire scene indicators and to determine the fire’s origin.

Prerequisites: None

align boxFire Prevention 1A: Introduction to the California Fire Code Bridge

Fire Prevention 1A: Introduction to the California Fire Code Bridge
This course provides a broad, technical overview of fire prevention codes and ordinances, inspection practices, and key hazards.

Prerequisites: None

align boxFire Prevention 1B: Inspection of Fire Protection Systems

Fire Prevention 1B: Inspection of Fire Protection Systems
This course will provide fire prevention professionals with the base level of knowledge necessary to inspect fire protection systems and special hazards.

Prerequisites: Fire Prevention 1A

align boxFire Instructor 2A: Techniques of Evaluation

Fire Instructor 2A: Techniques of Evaluation
This course provides the instructor/supervisor with the techniques of evaluation.

Prerequisites: Fire Instructor 1A, Fire Instructor 1B or Training Instructor 1A, Training Instructor 1B, Training Instructor 1C

align boxFire Instructor 2B: Group Dynamics and Problem Solving

Fire Instructor 2B: Group Dynamics and Problem Solving
This course is designed to develop leadership skills. Group dynamics, problem-solving techniques, and interpersonal relations are utilized in staff meetings, brainstorming sessions, and conference meetings. Skills are developed for conducting formal public meetings, panel discussions, and forums.

Prerequisites: Fire Instructor 1A, Fire Instructor 1B or Training Instructor 1A, Training Instructor 1B, Training Instructor 1C

align boxFire Instructor 2C: Employing Audiovisual Aids

Fire Instructor 2C: Employing Audiovisual Aids
This course covers the principles and selection of media in the instructional process, employment of basic and advanced forms of instructional media, use of computers in the instructional process, and individualized instruction programs. Teaching demonstrations are required of all participants.

Prerequisites: Fire Instructor 1A, Fire Instructor 1B or Training Instructor 1A, Training Instructor 1B, Training Instructor 1C

align boxS-230: Crew Boss

S-230: Crew Boss
Training for the single resource boss position from initial dispatch through demobilization to the home unit. Topics include operational leadership, preparation and mobilization, assignment preparation, risk management, entrapment avoidance, safety and tactics, offline duties, demobilization, and post incident responsibilities.

Prerequisites: None

align boxS-231: Engine Boss

S-231: Engine Boss
Designed to produce student proficiency in the performance of the duties associated with ENGB. Topics include engine and crew capabilities and limitations, information sources, fire size-up considerations, tactics, and wildland/urban interface.

Prerequisites: None

align boxS-234: Ignition Operations

S-231: Engine Boss
This course introduces the roles and responsibilities of a Firing Boss (FIRB), common firing devices, and general firing operations and techniques. Although comprehensive in nature, the coursework is not a substitute for the dynamic fire environment. The course provides students with important information concerning general tasks required to be successful. Any opportunity to show students a small-prescribed burn or demonstrate how devices operate in the field will promote transferring these new skills to the job. Due to the wide variety and capabilities of sponsors presenting this course, the field exercise portion of the class is not defined. Therefore, the cadre and sponsoring unit are responsible for planning field exercises and demonstrations in accordance with their capabilities.

Prerequisites: None

align boxS-290: Intermediate Wildland Fire Behavior

S-290: Intermediate Wildland Fire Behavior
This is a classroom-based skills course designed to prepare the prospective fireline supervisor to undertake safe and effective fire management operations. It is the second course in a series that collectively serves to develop fire behavior prediction knowledge and skills. Fire environment differences are discussed as necessary; instructor should stress local conditions.

Prerequisites: None

align boxS-336: Tactical Decision Making in Wildland Fire

S-336: Tactical Decision Making in Wildland Fire
This course prepares experienced Single Resource Bosses and Initial Attack Incident Commanders in the tactics necessary at the Strike Team/Task Force Leader level. It is also valuable for Operations Supervisors qualified at higher management levels who have not received training in wildfire suppression tactics.

Prerequisites: None

align boxFire Command 1A: Command Principles for Company Officers

Fire Command 1A: Command Principles for Company Officers
This course provides instruction and simulation time pertaining to the initial decision and action processes at a working fire. Topics include the fire officer, fire behavior, fireground resources, operations and management.

Prerequisites: None

align boxFire Command 1B: Incident Management for Company Officers

Fire Command 1B: Incident Management for Company Officers
This course provides the student with information on tactics, strategies, and scene management for multi-casualty incidents, hazardous materials incidents, and wildland fires. Each student also has the opportunity to increase his or her knowledge and skills by handling initial operations at these types of incidents through simulation and class activities.

Prerequisites: Fire Command 1A

align boxFire Management 1: Management/Supervision for Company Officers

Fire Management 1: Management/Supervision for Company Officers
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.

Prerequisites: None

align boxS-190: Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior

S-190: Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior
This course provides instruction in the primary factors affecting the start and spread of wildfire and recognition of potentially hazardous situations. S-190 is typically taught in conjunction with or prior to Basic Fire Fighter Training, S-130. It is designed to meet the fire behavior training needs of a Fire Fighter Type 2 (FFT2) on an incident as outlined in the PMS 310-1, Wildland Fire Qualification System Guide and the position task book developed for the position.

Prerequisites: None

align boxS-130: Firefighter Training

S-130: Firefighter Training
This course is designed to provide entry-level fire fighters skills. Many of the units are set up so they can be taught in either the classroom or the field; field time is encouraged. A version of L-180, Human Factors on the Fireline, has been included as part of this course.

Prerequisites: None

align boxI-300: Intermediate ICS

I-300: Intermediate ICS
This course provides description and detail of the Incident Command System (ICS) organization and operations in supervisory roles on expanding or Type 3 incidents.

Prerequisites: I-200

align boxI-400: Advanced ICS

I-400: Advanced ICS
This course directs the student towards an operational understanding of large single-agency and complex multi-agency/multi-jurisdictional incident responses.

Prerequisites: I-300

align box Company Officer 2A: Human Resource Management

Company Officer 2A: Human Resource Management
This course provides information on the use of human resources to accomplish assignments, evaluating member performance, supervising personnel, and integrating health and safety plans, policies, and procedures into daily activities as well as the emergency scene.

Prerequisites: None

align box Company Officer 2B: General Administrative Function

Company Officer 2B: General Administrative Functions
This course provides information on general administrative functions and the implementation of department policies and procedures and addresses conveying the fire department’s role, image, and mission to the public.
Prerequisites: None

align box Company Officer 2C: Fire Inspections and Investigation

Company Officer 2C: Fire Inspections and Investigation
This course provides information on conducting inspections, identifying hazards and addressing violations, performing a fire investigation to determine preliminary cause and securing the incident scene and preserving evidence.Prerequisites: None

align box HazMat Awareness

HazMat Awareness
Hazardous Materials notification and reporting requirements for Fire Department personnel who may witness or discover a Hazardous Materials Leak, spill, or discharge

Prerequisites: None

align box Instructor 1: Instructional Methodology

Instructor 1: Instructional Methodology
This course provides the skills and knowledge needed for the entry level professional instructor to perform his or her duties safely, effectively, and competently. At the end of this course, candidates for Instructor I certification will be able to teach and deliver instruction from a prepared lesson plan utilizing instructional aids and evaluation instruments. The Instructor I will also be able to adapt a lesson plan and complete the reporting requirements to the local jurisdiction.
Prerequisites: None

align box Instructor 2: Instructional Development

Instructor 2: Instructional Development
This course provides the skills and knowledge needed for the intermediate level professional instructor to perform his or her duties safely, effectively,and competently. At the end of this course, candidates for Instructor II certification will be able to develop lesson plans and evaluation instruments, teach and deliver instruction, and evaluate and coach other instructors. The Instructor II will also be able to analyze resources and formulate a program budget.

Prerequisites: None

align box Instructor 3: Instructional Program Management

Instructor 3: Instructional Program Management
This course provides information on planning, developing, and implementing comprehensive programs and curricula. Topics include instructional development, program management, program and instructor evaluation, and test reliability and validity

Prerequisites: None

align box Ethical Leadership in the Classroom

Ethical Leadership in the Classroom
This one-day course is designed to provide you with concepts and theories of the ethical decision- making process, help you recognize the signs of an ethical dilemma, identify advantages and disadvantages of ethical behavior, and an opportunity to review examples of classroom situations in which instructors used their leadership role to either encourage or discourage ethical behavior. Participants in this class will examine ethics, values, principles, and morality

Prerequisites: None

align box Confined Space Awareness

Confined Space Awareness
This course provides instruction in identifying a permit and non-permit required confined space, the hazards associated with confined spaces, target industries and hazards, state regulations, communications, and equipment requirements

Prerequisites: None


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