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State Fire Marshall Classes

FT 151
Fire Apparatus Driver 1A

2½ units; 2½ hours Lecture
Prerequisite: FT 1 or employment as a paid or volunteer firefighter.
Recommended Preparation: Eligibility for ENGL 100 and READ 100.
Repeatability: May be taken 3 times.
Introduces requirements for California State Fire Service Training and
Education System Certified Fire Apparatus Driver Operator including
pump testing, emergency driving, and apparatus maintenance.


FT 152
Driver Operator 1B

2½ units; 2½ hours Lecture
Prerequisite: FT 151.
Recommended Preparation: Eligibility for ENGL 100 and READ 100.
Examines water systems, hydraulic calculations, pumping operations,
and fire stream practices for California State Fire Service Training and
Education System Certified Fire Apparatus Driver Operator.


FT 153
Essentials of Firefighter Safety

3 units; 3 hours Lecture
Recommended Preparation: Eligibility for ENGL 100 and READ 100.
Examines the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) Standard 1500
including firefighter safety practices and new types of protective clothing
and equipment.


FT 155D
Fire Technology Skills and Knowledge Modules

¼ - 12 units; ¾ hours Laboratory
Prerequisite: Successful completion of or current enrollment in an
agency approved Fire Academy.
Recommended Preparation: Eligibility for ENGL 100 and READ 100.
Repeatability: May be repeated.
Modules focusing on specific areas of fire technology skills and knowledge.
Modules may be combined for variable units; up to three of which
count toward electives in the fire technology major. Credit/no credit only.
Open entry/Open exit.


FT 160
Fire Management I

2½ units; 2½ hours Lecture
Prerequisite: FT 162.
Recommended Preparation: Eligibility for ENGL 100 and READ 100.
Meets California State Academy requirements for Fire Management I
by emphasizing the company officer's role in supervising, planning, and
reviewing fire department organizations.

FT 161
Fire Command 1A

2½ units; 2½ hours Lecture
Prerequisites: FT 1, FT 3, FT 4, FT 5, FT 181, or completion of Firefighter
1 or equivalent.
Recommended Preparation: Eligibility for ENGL 100 and READ 100.
Meets California Fire Service Training and Education Systems requirements
for Fire Command 1A by emphasizing company officers fire structure
attack methods.


FT 162
Fire Command 1B

2½ units; 2½ hours Lecture
Prerequisite: FT 161.
Recommended Preparation: Eligibility for ENGL 100 and READ 100.
Meets California State Fire Marshall requirements for Fire Command
1B by examining emergency scene management; fire behavior tactics
and strategies; initial fireground resources; and fireground simulation
scenarios.

FT 163
Fire Prevention 1A

2½ units; 2½ hours Lecture
Prerequisites: FT 2, FT 3, or completion of Firefighter 1 or equivalent.
Recommended Preparation: Eligibility for ENGL 100 and READ 100.
Meets the requirements of a California State Officer course by providing
a broad, technical overview of fire prevention activities required for
company officers to discharge their duties regarding fire prevention.

FT 164
Fire Prevention 1B

2½ units; 2½ hours Lecture
Prerequisites: FT 2, FT 3, or completion of Firefighter 1 or equivalent.
Recommended Preparation: Eligibility for ENGL 100 and READ 100.
Meets California State Fire Marshall requirements by examining regulations
pertaining to fire prevention practices including building construction
and occupancy; evacuation procedures; inspection reports; and
processing plans.


FT 165
Fire Investigation 1A

2½ units; 2½ hours Lecture
Prerequisites: FT 161 or completion of Firefighter 1 (Basic Fire Academy)
or equivalent.
Recommended Preparation: Eligibility for ENGL 100 and READ 100.
Meets California State Fire Marshall requirements for Fire Investigation
1A, including determining fire cause; recognizing and preserving evidence;
types of fires; related laws; and arson.


FT 166
Fire Investigation 1B

2½ units; 2½ hours Lecture
Prerequisite: FT 165.
Recommended Preparation: Eligibility for ENGL 100 and READ 100.
Meets California State Fire Marshall requirements for Fire Investigation
1B Certification by exploring advanced fire investigation topics including
juvenile fire setting, report writing, evidence collection, and preservation
procedures.


FT 167
Fire Instructor 1A

2½ units; 2½ hours Lecture
Prerequisite: FT 161.
Recommended Preparation: Eligibility for ENGL 100 and READ 100.
Meets California State Fire Marshall Instructor Training 1A requirements
including methods, procedures, and technology to select, develop,
and organize in-service training programs.


FT 168
Fire Instructor 1B

2½ units; 2½ hours Lecture
Prerequisite: FT 167.
Recommended Preparation: Eligibility for ENGL 100 and READ 100.
Meets California State Fire Marshall course requirements for
Instructor Training 1B by presenting methods, procedures, and techniques
to help fire service personnel select, develop, and organize materials
for in-service training programs.

FT 169
Wildland Fire Management

2½ units; 2½ hours Lecture
Prerequisite: FT 189, or Firefighter 1 or equivalent.
Recommended Preparation: Eligibility for ENGL 100 and READ 100.
Meets NWCG certified course requirements for current and prospective
officers emphasizing command and tactics of initial wildland or
urban interface fires, including safety and fire behavior, resources, and
extended operations.


FT 175
Hazardous Materials–First Responder
Operations

½ unit; ½ hour Lecture
Recommended Preparation: Eligibility for ENGL 100 and READ 100.
Repeatability: May be taken 4 times.
Prepares student to carry out the initial response to a hazardous materials
emergency.


FT 176
Confined Space I

¼ unit; ¼ hour Lecture
Recommended Preparation: Eligibility for ENGL 100 and READ 100.
Repeatability: May be taken 4 times.
Provides an overview of OSHA regulations as well as ANSI standards
relative to confined space rescue.


FT 180
Basic Incident Command System 200

1 unit; 1 hour Lecture
Recommended Preparation: Eligibility for ENGL 100 and READ 100.
Introduces organization, basic terminology, and common responsibility
information about Incident Command System (ICS) for personnel
working in a support role at an incident or event.


FT 181
Intermediate Incident Command System 300

1½ units; 1½ hours Lecture
Prerequisite: FT 180 (State Fire Marshall Course # ISC. 200.)
Recommended Preparation: Eligibility for ENGL 100 and READ 100.
Reviews and further explores information designed to meet the needs
of command officers managing complex emergency incidents.


FT 182
Advanced Incident Command System 400

1½ units; 1½ hours Lecture
Prerequisite: FT 181 (State Fire Marshall Course # ICS 200.)
Recommended Preparation: Eligibility for ENGL 100 and READ 100.
Introduces large-scale organizational development; rules and relationships
of primary staff; and the planning, operational, and fiscal considerations
related to complex incident and event management. Intended for
chief officers and designed to meet the needs of command officers managing
complex emergency incidents.

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