Fire Science Technology (FT)

FT 100 - Introduction to Emergency Services Units: 3

This course is designed to give a broad overview of each of the disciplines of emergency services including; Fire, Rescue, EMS, Law Enforcement, Hazardous Materials, and Emergency Management/Emergency Operations Center functions.

Transferability: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree

Term Typically Offered: SPR/FALL

FT 101 - Introduction to Fire Protection Units: 3

This course covers the philosophy and history of fire protection; history of loss of life and property by fire; review of municipal fire defenses; study of the organization and function of federal, state, county and private fire protection agencies. The student will understand the hiring requirements of different agencies and the current job market in suppression, wildland firefighting, prevention and public education. In addition the student will learn the basic terms related to the fire service.

Transferability: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree

FT 102 - Entry Level Firefighter Units: 3

This course will give the student the basic skills and knowledge necessary to combat structure fires under direct supervision.

Transferability: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree

FT 106 - Firefighter I Academy Units: 12

The academy covers all of the National Fire Protection Association and Nevada State Firefighter I requirements. The curriculum covers fire behavior, firefighter safety, personal protective equipment, self-contained breathing apparatus, portable fire extinguishers, water supply, fire hose and appliances, nozzles, fire streams, basic building construction, ladders, ropes and knots, rescue procedures, forcible entry, ventilation, salvage and overhaul, hazardous material mitigation to the operational level, basic terrorism, and wildland firefighting (S-110, 130, 190).

Transferability: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree

Enrollment requirements: Prerequisite: EMS 108, MATH 95 or higher, ENG 101 and FT 101 or FT 102.

FT 109 - Internship in Firefighting Units: 5

A course designed wherein the students will apply knowledge to real on-the-job situations in a program designed by a company official and a faculty advisor to maximize learning experiences. Available to students who have completed all core and major requirements and have a 2.5 GPA. Contact the appropriate chairperson for the application, screening and required skills evaluation. Up to 8 semester hour credits may be earned on the basis of 100 hours of internship for 1 credit. May be repeated for up to 8 credits.

Transferability: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree

Enrollment requirements: Prerequisite: FT 106 (or Firefighter II) and EMS 108 (or EMT-B)

FT 110 - Basic Wildland Firefighting Units: 3

This course introduces most aspects of wild land fire control including fire prevention, fire preparedness and fire suppression. Students will become familiar with the Incident Command System, fire behavior, maps, map reading and fire suppression with special emphasis on fire line safety.

Transferability: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree

FT 121 - Fire Prevention I Units: 3

Familiarization with national, state and local laws and ordinances influencing fire prevention and fire underwriting; principles and problems relating to fire prevention.

Transferability: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree

FT 122 - Codes/Ordinances I Units: 3

Familiarization with national, state and local laws and ordinances which influence the field of fire protection.

Transferability: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree

FT 125 - Build Construction I Units: 3

Fundamentals of building construction and design with emphasis on fire resistance of building materials, assemblies, exposures and related data focused on fire protection. The course will also deal with related codes and statutes and introduce basic blueprint reading.

Transferability: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree

FT 131 - Hazardous Materials Units: 3

A review of basic properties of solids, liquids and gases and the storage, handling, law, standards and firefighting practices pertaining to hazardous materials.

Transferability: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree

FT 151 - Fire Protection Hydraulics and Water Supply Units: 3

Review of basic mathematics; hydraulic laws and formulae as applied to fire science; application of formula and mental calculations on hydraulic problems; water distribution systems; water supply problems; underwriter's requirements for pumps. *

Transferability: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree

Enrollment requirements: Prerequisite: MATH 96 or equivalent or Accuplacer, ACT/SAT test results.

FT 200 - ICS/NIMS/EOC Units: 3

This course will develop students comprehension of the systems utilized to prepare for, respond to, mitigate and recover from emergencies of all types and complexities. The course will cover the Incident Command System (ICS), National Incident Management System(NIMS) and Emergency Operations Center (EOC) functions in the modern emergency services.

Transferability: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree

Term Typically Offered: SPR/FALL

FT 206 - Firefighter II Academy Units: 10

This academy builds on the Firefighter I Academy and reinforces those basic skills. In addition this academy covers: fire department communications, foams, fireground operations (tactics and strategies), advanced rescue operations, firefighter survival, fire prevention, public education, advanced building construction, pre-planning, equipment operation, equipment maintenance, equipment and hose testing, basic hydraulics, intermediate wildland fire behavior (S-290), basic air operations (S-270), hydrant testing, and basic vehicle extrication.

Transferability: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree

Enrollment requirements: Prerequisite: FT 106 or Firefighter I Certification.

FT 212 - Fire and Ecology Units: 3

Fire Ecology and Ecosystem Management studies the science of ecosystem management and the effects of fire on ecosystem. In addition the course studies the past and future of fire as a tool in ecosystem management as well as the social, economic, legal and political considerations.

Transferability: May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree