Fire Science

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  • 1st Year:

     

    Fire Fighter 1: HT2L2AY2 or HT2L2DY2-13029900 - 2 Credits-Year-long Course

    • Firefighter 1 introduces students to firefighter safety and development. Students will analyze Texas Commission on Fire Protection rules and regulations, proper incident reporting and records, proper use of personal protective equipment, and the principles of fire safety.

     

    2nd Year:

     

    Fire Fighter 2: HT3L2AY3 or HT3L2DY3-13008410 - 3 Credits-Year-Long Course

    • Firefighter 2 is the second course in a series for students studying firefighter safety and development. Students will understand Texas Commission on Fire Protection rules and regulations, proper incident reporting and records, proper use of personal protective equipment, and the principles of fire safety. Students will demonstrate proper use of fire extinguishers, ground ladders, fire hoses, and water supply apparatus systems.

    Criminal Investigation: HT3L1AY1 / HT3L1DY1-13029550 - 1 Credit-Year-Long Course

    • Criminal Investigation is a course that introduces students to the profession of criminal investigations. Students will understand basic functions of criminal investigations and procedures and will learn how to investigate or follow up during investigations. Students will learn terminology and investigative procedures related to criminal investigation, crime scene processing, evidence collection, fingerprinting, and courtroom presentation. This course will focus on Arsenal Investigation as seen in the fire department. Through case studies and simulated crime scenes, students will collect and analyze evidence such as fingerprint analysis, bodily fluids, hairs, fibers, shoe and tire impressions, bite marks, drugs, tool marks, firearms and ammunition, blood spatter, digital evidence, and other types of evidence.

     

    Dual Credit

    This course offers an opportunity for Dual Credit or Articulated Credit in-conjunction with El Paso Community College (EPCC).

    The Dual credit courses are:

    Junior Year:

    • Firefighter Agility and Fitness Preparation [FIRS 1103] 
    • Fundamentals of Fire Protection [FIRT 1301]

    Senior Year:

    • Firefighter Health and Safety [FIRT 1319] 
    • Public Education Programs [FIRT 1305]
    • Prevention Codes/Inspection [FIRT 1307]
    • Fire and Arson Investigation 1 [FIRT 1303]

    Articulated courses allow a non Dual Credit student who earns an '85' or better to claim credit once they enroll at EPCC and file their degree plan in that specific field.

     

    Certification

    A student in this Program of Study may earn an industry-recognized certification.

    Program Specific Certifications

    • 911 Emergency Telecommunicator Certification (ETC) through the International Academies of Emergency Dispatch (IAED).

    For more information please see your CTE Counselor.

     

    Instructor

    TBA