Introduction to Fire Protection Fire Service As A Career
Session 1 <ul><li>Fire Technology Education </li></ul><ul><li>and the Firefighter </li></ul><ul><li>Selection Process </li...
Objectives <ul><li>Explain the differences between a community college certificate, an associate degree, and a four-year d...
Objectives (con’t.) <ul><li>Give examples of work ethics. </li></ul><ul><li>Explain the need for sensitivity to diversity ...
<ul><li>Objectives  (con’t.) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>List the steps in the selection process and important aspects of each. ...
Fire Service As A Career Fire Technology curriculum <ul><li>Involves technical training and manipulative training </li></u...
Fire Service As A Career College programs <ul><li>Certificate programs </li></ul><ul><li>Associate’s degree </li></ul><ul>...
Fire Service As A Career Purpose of Education <ul><li>Increasing chances for employment </li></ul><ul><li>Completion of pr...
Fire Service As A Career Related College Programs <ul><li>Public administration </li></ul><ul><li>Risk management </li></u...
Fire Fighter 1 Certification <ul><li>Completion of Fire Fighter 1 Prerequisites and  Fire Academy Courses </li></ul><ul><l...
Introduction to Fire Academy Prerequisites <ul><li>FT 50  - Fire Protection Organization </li></ul><ul><li>FT 51  - Fire S...
Fire Academy Prerequisites <ul><li>FT 89 - Introduction to Fire Academy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>After completion of, or duri...
Fire Academy Course <ul><li>FT 90A  - FFI Certification Preparation (Individual Skills) </li></ul><ul><li>FT 90B  - FFI Ce...
Post Fire Academy  Requirements <ul><li>FT 91A  - Wildland Fire Fighter Basic Training  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CAL FIRE Bas...
Associate Degree Additional FT Requirements <ul><li>FT 53  - Fire Behavior and Combustion </li></ul><ul><li>FT 54  - Fire ...
Field Experience Opportunities <ul><li>FT 95/96  - Work Experience & Seminar </li></ul><ul><li>College supervised on-the-j...
Hiring Process <ul><li>Step One: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Get Educated </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Step Two: </li></ul><ul><ul><li...
Fire Service As A Career Career Potential Assessment <ul><li>Character </li></ul><ul><li>Team player </li></ul><ul><li>Pre...
Fire Service As A Career Work Ethics & Human Relations <ul><li>Work environment </li></ul><ul><li>Loyalty </li></ul><ul><l...
Fire Service As A Career Training Programs <ul><li>Pre-service </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Explorers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>...
Fire Service As A Career Training Programs (con’t.) <ul><li>Find training at: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Local fire department ...
Fire Service As A Career Training programs (con’t.)  <ul><li>In-service </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Academy </li></ul></ul><ul><...
Fire Service As A Career Personnel development programs <ul><li>Preparing for promotion </li></ul><ul><li>Mentoring </li><...
Fire Service As A Career Selection process <ul><li>Varies with jurisdiction </li></ul><ul><li>Begins with recruitment </li...
Fire Service As A Career Selection process (con’t.) <ul><li>Application process </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Advertisement of ope...
NFPA 1001 <ul><li>National Fire Protection Association Standard 1001 </li></ul><ul><li>Identifies the professional levels ...
NFPA 1001 <ul><li>There are  no minimum age nor education requirements  per NFPA 1001; they’re left up to the “authority h...
Civil Service Testing <ul><li>Competitive Exam </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Written Exam </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Physical Agil...
Fire Service As A Career Written examination <ul><li>Reading comprehension </li></ul><ul><li>Mathematics </li></ul><ul><li...
Fire Service As A Career Skills test <ul><li>Tests for job-related mental ability </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Listening </li></u...
Fire Service As A Career Physical ability/agility <ul><li>CPAT </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Event 1: stair climb </li></ul></ul><...
Fire Service As A Career Physical ability/agility (con’t.) <ul><li>Work capacity test for wildland firefighters </li></ul>...
Fire Service As A Career Oral examination/interview <ul><li>Evaluates: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul></ul><ul>...
Fire Service As A Career Structured Oral Interview Performance Dimensions Oral Communications Skills Interpersonal Skills ...
Fire Service As A Career Chief’s Interview <ul><li>More personally tailored than structured interview </li></ul><ul><li>- ...
Fire Service As A Career Medical Examination <ul><li>Good general physical condition free from defects </li></ul><ul><ul><...
Fire Service As A Career Background Investigation <ul><li>Personal information </li></ul><ul><li>Questionnaires to friends...
Probationary Period <ul><li>Last step in selection process </li></ul><ul><li>Lasts 6 months to a year (some last as long a...
Probationary Period <ul><li>New firefighters may not have full civil service protection </li></ul><ul><li>Department may r...
Fire Protection Career Opportunities Fire Service As A Career
Public Fire Protection Careers <ul><li>Firefighting jobs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Firefighter Trainee </li></ul></ul><ul><ul>...
Public Fire Protection Careers <ul><li>Non-firefighting jobs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fire Prevention Specialist </li></ul></...
Private Fire Protection Careers <ul><li>Firefighter </li></ul><ul><li>Insurance Companies Representative </li></ul><ul><li...
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  1. 1. Introduction to Fire Protection Fire Service As A Career
  2. 2. Session 1 <ul><li>Fire Technology Education </li></ul><ul><li>and the Firefighter </li></ul><ul><li>Selection Process </li></ul>Fire Service As A Career
  3. 3. Objectives <ul><li>Explain the differences between a community college certificate, an associate degree, and a four-year degree in fire technology. </li></ul><ul><li>List the advantages of obtaining a certificate or degree. </li></ul><ul><li>Assess your career potential in the fire service. </li></ul>Fire Service As A Career
  4. 4. Objectives (con’t.) <ul><li>Give examples of work ethics. </li></ul><ul><li>Explain the need for sensitivity to diversity inside and outside the workplace. </li></ul><ul><li>Describe the different levels and availability of training programs. </li></ul><ul><li>Give examples of different types of personnel development programs. </li></ul>Fire Service As A Career
  5. 5. <ul><li>Objectives (con’t.) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>List the steps in the selection process and important aspects of each. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>List ways you can prepare for the selection process. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Explain the purpose and importance of the probationary period. </li></ul></ul>Fire Service As A Career
  6. 6. Fire Service As A Career Fire Technology curriculum <ul><li>Involves technical training and manipulative training </li></ul><ul><ul><li>For firefighter jobs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>For non-firefighter jobs </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Fire Service As A Career College programs <ul><li>Certificate programs </li></ul><ul><li>Associate’s degree </li></ul><ul><li>Bachelor’s degree </li></ul><ul><li>On-site programs </li></ul><ul><li>Distance learning programs </li></ul>
  8. 8. Fire Service As A Career Purpose of Education <ul><li>Increasing chances for employment </li></ul><ul><li>Completion of probationary period </li></ul><ul><li>Professional development </li></ul><ul><li>Preparation for promotion </li></ul><ul><li>Pay incentives </li></ul>
  9. 9. Fire Service As A Career Related College Programs <ul><li>Public administration </li></ul><ul><li>Risk management </li></ul><ul><li>Industrial hygiene </li></ul><ul><li>Law </li></ul><ul><li>Medicine </li></ul><ul><li>Chemistry </li></ul>
  10. 10. Fire Fighter 1 Certification <ul><li>Completion of Fire Fighter 1 Prerequisites and Fire Academy Courses </li></ul><ul><li>Completion of 6 months paid experience - or - 1 year volunteer experience in California Fire Department </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Chabot College Work Experience may assist students with completing experience requirement. </li></ul></ul>Fire Service As A Career
  11. 11. Introduction to Fire Academy Prerequisites <ul><li>FT 50 - Fire Protection Organization </li></ul><ul><li>FT 51 - Fire Service Operations </li></ul><ul><li>FT 52 - Fire Fighter Safety and Survival </li></ul><ul><li>EMT Certification </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Health 81 + Health 83 (Chabot College); prerequisite = Health 61: Emergency Response </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not required to be completed at a college </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>License required to receive Fire Academy Certificate </li></ul></ul><ul><li>PHED 2FSC - Fire Science Conditioning (Fall 2011) </li></ul>Fire Service As A Career
  12. 12. Fire Academy Prerequisites <ul><li>FT 89 - Introduction to Fire Academy </li></ul><ul><ul><li>After completion of, or during concurrent enrollment in FT 50, 51 & 52, EMT certified training and Fire Science Conditioning </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Medical Fitness Clearance (beginning Fall 2011) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Similar to clearance required for athletes participating in intercollegiate sports </li></ul></ul>Fire Service As A Career
  13. 13. Fire Academy Course <ul><li>FT 90A - FFI Certification Preparation (Individual Skills) </li></ul><ul><li>FT 90B - FFI Certification Preparation (Team Skills) </li></ul><ul><li>FT 90C - FFI Certification Preparation (Multi-Company Skills) </li></ul><ul><li>Course Hours: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Each course is 4 weeks long, 16 hours/week </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Total of 12 weeks to complete 90A, B and C </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Four additional courses required to complete the FFI Training </li></ul></ul>Fire Service As A Career
  14. 14. Post Fire Academy Requirements <ul><li>FT 91A - Wildland Fire Fighter Basic Training </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CAL FIRE Basic Forest Firefighter Certified Training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FST 86 at Las Positas College </li></ul></ul><ul><li>FT 91B - Hazardous Materials First Responder - Operational Level </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2/3 of FST 65 at Las Positas College </li></ul></ul><ul><li>FT 91C - Incident Command System I-200 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1/3 of FST 65 at Las Positas College </li></ul></ul><ul><li>FT 91D - Firefighter Survival 16-Hour Certificate (Fall 2011) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To be included in Las Positas College FST 86 </li></ul></ul>Fire Service As A Career
  15. 15. Associate Degree Additional FT Requirements <ul><li>FT 53 - Fire Behavior and Combustion </li></ul><ul><li>FT 54 - Fire Prevention Technology </li></ul><ul><li>FT 55 - Fire Protection Equipment and Systems </li></ul><ul><li>FT 56 - Building Construction for Fire Protection </li></ul>Fire Service As A Career
  16. 16. Field Experience Opportunities <ul><li>FT 95/96 - Work Experience & Seminar </li></ul><ul><li>College supervised on-the-job training while working in a fire service related occupation. </li></ul><ul><li>Can be repeated 4 semesters. </li></ul>Fire Service As A Career
  17. 17. Hiring Process <ul><li>Step One: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Get Educated </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Step Two: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Volunteer Your Time </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Step Three: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Take Fire Fighter Entrance Exams </li></ul></ul>Fire Service As A Career
  18. 18. Fire Service As A Career Career Potential Assessment <ul><li>Character </li></ul><ul><li>Team player </li></ul><ul><li>Preparation </li></ul><ul><li>Job stress </li></ul><ul><li>Physical fitness </li></ul><ul><li>Changing role of fire service </li></ul><ul><li>Are you ready? </li></ul>
  19. 19. Fire Service As A Career Work Ethics & Human Relations <ul><li>Work environment </li></ul><ul><li>Loyalty </li></ul><ul><li>Dedication to duty </li></ul><ul><li>Accept hardships </li></ul><ul><li>Able to follow orders </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No freelancing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Positive safety attitude </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Fire Service As A Career Training Programs <ul><li>Pre-service </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Explorers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Volunteer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reserve/Cadet </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic </li></ul>
  21. 21. Fire Service As A Career Training Programs (con’t.) <ul><li>Find training at: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Local fire department </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Training associations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Professional organizations </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. Fire Service As A Career Training programs (con’t.) <ul><li>In-service </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Academy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Station/Battalion/ Department </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>State </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>National </li></ul></ul>
  23. 23. Fire Service As A Career Personnel development programs <ul><li>Preparing for promotion </li></ul><ul><li>Mentoring </li></ul><ul><li>Firefighters as “generalists” </li></ul><ul><li>Firefighters as “specialists” </li></ul>
  24. 24. Fire Service As A Career Selection process <ul><li>Varies with jurisdiction </li></ul><ul><li>Begins with recruitment </li></ul><ul><li>May involve prerequisites </li></ul><ul><ul><li>High school diploma or GED </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Firefighter 1 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Paramedic (EMTP) </li></ul></ul>
  25. 25. Fire Service As A Career Selection process (con’t.) <ul><li>Application process </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Advertisement of opening </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Notification services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Completion of application </li></ul></ul>
  26. 26. NFPA 1001 <ul><li>National Fire Protection Association Standard 1001 </li></ul><ul><li>Identifies the professional levels of competence required of fire department members </li></ul>Fire Service As A Career
  27. 27. NFPA 1001 <ul><li>There are no minimum age nor education requirements per NFPA 1001; they’re left up to the “authority having jurisdiction” to determine. </li></ul><ul><li>Of the seven basic steps of the Civil Service Testing Process, NFPA 1001 only requires that the candidate successfully complete a Physical Fitness Test . </li></ul>Fire Service As A Career
  28. 28. Civil Service Testing <ul><li>Competitive Exam </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Written Exam </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Physical Agility / Ability Exam </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Structured Oral Interview Examination </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Selection Process </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Chief’s Interview </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Background Investigation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Medical Examination </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Probation </li></ul>Fire Service As A Career
  29. 29. Fire Service As A Career Written examination <ul><li>Reading comprehension </li></ul><ul><li>Mathematics </li></ul><ul><li>Mechanical aptitude </li></ul><ul><li>Weighing written vs. oral examination </li></ul><ul><li>Note : Preparation texts are available. </li></ul>
  30. 30. Fire Service As A Career Skills test <ul><li>Tests for job-related mental ability </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Listening </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recalling facts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Taking directions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interpreting written and oral materials/instructions </li></ul></ul>
  31. 31. Fire Service As A Career Physical ability/agility <ul><li>CPAT </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Event 1: stair climb </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Event 2: hose drag </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Event 3: equipment carry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Event 4: ladder raise and extension </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Event 5: forcible entry </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Event 6: search </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Event 7: rescue </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Event 8: ceiling breach and pull </li></ul></ul>
  32. 32. Fire Service As A Career Physical ability/agility (con’t.) <ul><li>Work capacity test for wildland firefighters </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Federal wildland firefighters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Arduous fitness level </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The applicant must carry a 45-pound pack three miles in 45 minutes or less (this is equivalent to a pace of four miles per hour). </li></ul>
  33. 33. Fire Service As A Career Oral examination/interview <ul><li>Evaluates: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Work experience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Communication skills </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Preparation is very important </li></ul>
  34. 34. Fire Service As A Career Structured Oral Interview Performance Dimensions Oral Communications Skills Interpersonal Skills Decision-Making Skills Background / Motivation / Preparation
  35. 35. Fire Service As A Career Chief’s Interview <ul><li>More personally tailored than structured interview </li></ul><ul><li>- Can ask questions on background and from information on your application and resume’ </li></ul>
  36. 36. Fire Service As A Career Medical Examination <ul><li>Good general physical condition free from defects </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Heart </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Back </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hearing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vision </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>May include a psychological examination </li></ul></ul>
  37. 37. Fire Service As A Career Background Investigation <ul><li>Personal information </li></ul><ul><li>Questionnaires to friends, relatives, coworkers, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Polygraph (lie detector test) </li></ul>
  38. 38. Probationary Period <ul><li>Last step in selection process </li></ul><ul><li>Lasts 6 months to a year (some last as long as 3 years) </li></ul><ul><li>May contain goals and testing for on-the-job training </li></ul><ul><li>Consists of final manipulative exam and final written exam </li></ul>Fire Service As A Career
  39. 39. Probationary Period <ul><li>New firefighters may not have full civil service protection </li></ul><ul><li>Department may remove a probationary firefighter if the firefighter: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cannot adjust to the job </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Is unable to perform his/her duties </li></ul></ul>Fire Service As A Career
  40. 40. Fire Protection Career Opportunities Fire Service As A Career
  41. 41. Public Fire Protection Careers <ul><li>Firefighting jobs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Firefighter Trainee </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Firefighter Fire Department </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Firefighter Fire Department Federal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Firefighter Paramedic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fire Heavy Equipment Operator </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Firefighter Forestry Aid </li></ul></ul>Fire Service As A Career
  42. 42. Public Fire Protection Careers <ul><li>Non-firefighting jobs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Fire Prevention Specialist </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fire Hazardous Materials Program Specialist </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fire Department Training Specialist </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Public Fire Safety/ Education Specialist </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Telecommunicator </li></ul></ul>Fire Service As A Career
  43. 43. Private Fire Protection Careers <ul><li>Firefighter </li></ul><ul><li>Insurance Companies Representative </li></ul><ul><li>Industry </li></ul><ul><li>Fire Protection Systems Engineer </li></ul><ul><li>Inventor </li></ul>Fire Service As A Career

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