CTC Firefighting

CTC Firefighting

Friday, February 25, 2011

Firefighter I 2/25/11

Explain the difference between rescue and extrication.

1.  Search and Rescue PPt Part 2
2.  Large Area Search

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Introduction to Firefighting 2/24/11

Explain Span of Control.

1.  History of Firefighting PPt
2.  SCBA Skills Review

Just For Fun in Firefighter I

The Firefighter I  AM students displayed no immunity by playing a practical joke on the instructor.  The "Soul Patrol" made their first official appearance during lecture.  Apparently a "soul patch" isn't cool any more.  Who knew!  The other pictures show how hard the students work during class, sometimes to the point of exhaustion.

Firefighter I 2/23/11

Why is it important to use the correct fire extinguisher for the type of fire that the extinguisher is rated for?

1.  Search and Rescue PowerPoint
2.  Primary Search Skills
3.  Tag Line Skills

To simulate a smoke filled enviroment, students donned masks covered with Glad Press'n Seal.  Covering the masks with Press'n Seal makes the mask translucent and distorts the student's vision.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Introduction to Firefighting 2/22/11

What are the four times when a firefighter should call a "Mayday"?

Chapter 1 Review Sheet

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Firefighter I Class, 2/17/11

Name four different types of fire extinguishers and describe the class of fire that they are used on.

1.  Fire Extinguisher Review
2.  Suppressing a Class B fire with a Dry Chemical Extinguisher

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Firefighter I Class 2/15/11

Describe the 5 classifications of building construction.

1.  Fire Extiguisher PowerPoint
2.  Fire Extinguisher Worksheet
3.  Extinguishing a Class A Fire

Monday, February 14, 2011

Introduction to Firefighting 2/14/11

Describe the four IDLH enviroments.

1.  Finish SCBA PPT
2.  SCBA Quiz
3.  SCBA Skills

Friday, February 11, 2011

Firefighter I 2/11/11


Describe how ventilation and fuel load determine fire spread.


1.  Building Construction
2.  Quiz
3.  Presentations

The AM Firefighter I class presented lessons on fire streams and tying a clove hitch.  Everyone did a great job.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Fire Behavior Pictures

The Firefighter 1 Classes learned about fire behavior and stages of fire.  After lecture, the students saw the stages of fire first hand.

Firefighter 1 2/9/2011


Describe the steps for performing forcible entry one an inward swinging door.


1.  Fire Behavior PowerPoint
2.  Fire Behavior Quiz
3.  Fire Behavior Experiments
4.  Presentations

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Introduction to Firefighting 2/8/11


What was your favorite Super Bowl commercial?


Personal Protective Equipment PowerPoint
PPE Quiz
Turnout Gear Time Trials
Team Maze

Monday, February 7, 2011

FIrefighter I Presentations

The Firefighter I classes presented their projects today in class.  The students presented forcible entry, hose rolls, SCBA donning, and ladder skills.

Firefighter I 2/7/2011


What was your favorite Super Bowl commercial?



Friday, February 4, 2011

Introduction to Firefighting 2/4/11

Due Tuesday:
Journal (composition notebook)
Permission to Participate Form
Program Fee: $3
Student Locator Card (Blue Card)

Safety PowerPoint Part 1
Safety PowerPoint Part 2
Turnout Gear Distribution
Turnout Gear Time Trials

Presentations from Firefighter I PM Class

The Firefighter I PM Class is in the process of presenting their research projects.  On  Thursday, Wyatt Fulbright and Haley Blackstone presented.  Wyatt did an excellent job of demonstating fire behavior while Haley taught the class the straight hose roll, method 1 of the doughnut roll, and method 2 of the doughnut roll.
Below are some pictures from Wyatt's fire behavior model.