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Fire Protection Organization Session 1 at Chabot College

Fire Protection Organization Session 1 at Chabot College

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