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  • Introduction to Fire Protection 3rd Edition
  • Chapter 1 Fire Technology Education and the Firefighter Selection Process
  • 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
    • Give examples of work ethics
  • Objectives (con’t.)
    • 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
    • List the steps in the selection process and important aspects of each
  • Objectives (con’t.)
    • List ways you can prepare for the selection process
    • Explain the purpose and importance of the probationary period
    • Identify the steps in setting SMART goals
  • Introduction
    • Firefighting technology curriculum involves technical training and manipulative training
      • For firefighter jobs and for non-firefighter jobs
    • Technical training
      • Specifications of equipment
      • Necessary calculations to operate equipment
    • Manipulative training
      • Operation of tools and equipment
  • College Fire Technology Programs
    • Certificate programs
    • Associate’s degree
    • Bachelor’s degree
    • On-site programs
    • Distance learning programs
  • Purpose of Education
    • Increasing chances for employment
    • Completion of probationary period
    • Professional development
    • Preparation for promotion
    • Pay incentives
  • FESHE
    • Began with conference in 2000
    • Attended by fire service leaders from across the country
    • Created experience-based model in 2002
    • Integration of training and education
  • Core Curriculum for Associate Degrees
    • Building Construction for Fire Protection
    • Fire Behavior and Combustion
    • Fire Prevention
  • Core Curriculum for Associate Degrees (con’t.)
    • Fire Protection Hydraulics and Water Supply
    • Fire Protections Systems
    • Principles of Emergency Services
  • Noncore Courses
    • Fire Administration I
    • Occupational Safety and Health
    • Legal Aspects of the Emergency Services
    • Hazardous Materials Chemistry
  • Noncore Courses (con’t.)
    • Strategy and Tactics
    • Fire Investigation I
    • Fire Investigation II
  • Figure 1-1 National professional development model. (Courtesy of FEMA)
  • NFA DDP
    • Advanced Fire Administration
    • Analytical Approaches to Public Fire Protection
    • Applications of Fire Research
    • Community and the Fire Threat
    • Disaster and Fire Defense Planning
  • NFA DDP (con’t.)
    • Fire Dynamics
    • Fire Prevention Organization and Management
    • Fire Protection Structures and Systems Design
    • Fire-Related Human Behavior
    • Incendiary Fire Analysis and Investigation
  • NFA DDP (con’t.)
    • Managerial Issues in Hazardous Materials
    • Personnel Management in the Fire Service
    • Political and Legal Foundations of Fire Protection
  • Other College Programs
    • Public administration
    • Risk management
    • Industrial hygiene
  • Other College Programs (con’t.)
    • Law
    • Emergency medicine
    • Chemistry
  • Career Potential Assessment
    • Character
    • Team player
    • Preparation and adaptability
    • Job stress
    • Physical fitness
    • Are you ready?
  • Work Ethics and Human Relations
    • Work environment
    • Loyalty
    • Dedication to duty
    • Accept hardships
    • Able to follow orders
      • No freelancing
      • Positive safety attitude
  • Training Programs
    • Pre-service training
      • Explorers
      • Volunteer firefighter
      • Reserve/cadet
    • Emergency medical technician
    • Paramedic
  • Training Programs (con’t.)
    • Find training at:
      • Local fire department
      • Training associations
      • Professional organizations
  • Training Programs (con’t.)
    • In-service
      • Academy
      • Station/Battalion/Department
      • State
      • National
  • Personnel Development Programs
    • Preparing for promotion
    • Mentoring
    • Firefighters as “generalists”
    • Firefighters as “specialists”
  • Selection Process
    • Varies with jurisdiction
    • Begins with recruitment
    • May involve prerequisites
      • High school diploma or GED
      • Firefighter I
      • Emergency medical technician (EMT)
      • Paramedic (EMTP)
  • Selection Process (con’t.)
    • Application process
      • Advertisement of opening
      • Notification services
      • Completion of application
  • Written Examination
    • Reading comprehension
    • Mathematics
    • Mechanical aptitude
    • Weighing written vs. oral examination
      • Note : Preparation texts are available
  • Skills Test
    • Tests for job-related mental ability
      • Listening
      • Recalling facts
      • Taking directions
      • Interpreting written and oral materials/instructions
  • Oral Examination/Interview
    • Evaluates:
      • Education
      • Work experience
      • Communication skills
    • Preparation is very important
  • Physical Ability/Agility
    • CPAT
      • Event 1: stair climb
      • Event 2: hose drag
      • Event 3: equipment carry
      • Event 4: ladder raise and extension
  • Physical Ability/Agility (con’t.)
    • CPAT
      • Event 5: forcible entry
      • Event 6: search
      • Event 7: rescue
      • Event 8: ceiling breach and pull
  • Physical Ability/Agility (con’t.)
    • Firefighter Combat Challenge
    • Work capacity test for wildland firefighters
      • Federal wildland firefighters
      • Arduous fitness level
    • Applicant must carry a 45-pound pack three miles in 45 minutes or less
      • Equivalent to a pace of four miles per hour
  • Background Investigation
    • Personal information
    • Questionnaires to friends, relatives, coworkers, etc.
    • Polygraph (lie detector test)
    • Final interview after successful completion
  • Medical Examination
    • Good general physical condition free from defects
      • Heart
      • Back
      • Hearing
      • Vision
    • Last step in selection process, lasting six months to a year
    • May contain goals and testing
    • Consists of final manipulative exam and final written exam
    Probationary Period
    • Must start with clearly defined goals
    • Requires both planning and hard work
    • Begin planning now
    • Hiring processes are competitive
    Goal Setting
    • SMART: Simple, Measurable, Accountable, Realistic, Timely
      • Write goals down as a personal contract
      • Current actions have future implications
      • Prepare for CPAT or other physical ability test
    Goal Setting Process
    • Base goals on job requirements
    • Seek mentors
    • Don’t let failure stop you
    • Adapt and overcome
    • Celebrate success
    Goal Setting Process (con’t.)
    • Steps to achieving goals
      • Visualize
      • Write them down
      • Take action
    Goal Setting Process (con’t.)
    • Process of becoming a firefighter
      • Seek fire service-related education
      • Practice for written/oral examinations
      • Prepare for physical ability/agility tests
      • Meet medical requirements
    Summary