CTC Firefighting

CTC Firefighting

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Firefighter I 3/30/11


What is the Pump Discharge Pressure for 150 foot of 1.75 inch hose flowing 150 gpm with a fog nozzle pumping up a 50 foot hill?


1.  Fire Control PowerPoint

Monday, March 28, 2011

Firefighter I 3/28/11


Describe the three most common supply hose loads and list the advantages and disadvantages of each hose load.


1.  Fire Streams PowerPoint
2.  Determining Friction Loss
3.  Determining Elevation Loss and Gain
4.  Determining Pump Discharge Pressure
5.  Pump Panel Overview

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Introduction to Firefighting 3/24/11


Define "Responsibility" and explain why it is important in the workplace.


1.  Hydrant Operation
2.  Hose Streams with a 1.75 Inch Hose
3.  Advancing a Charged Line

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

New CTC Promotional Video

The TV/Video Senior Class at CTC has been hard at work at making promotional videos for all of the CTC Programs.  Firefighting received their first look at the finished product today.  The videos of all the programs will be combined together to make one video to show 8th graders what programs the CTC has to offer.  A special thanks goes out to Mrs. Lancaster's class for a job well done.

Firefighter I 3/23/11


Explain the advantages and the disadvantages of a triple layer load.


1.  Demonstrate a flat load
2.  Demonstrate an accordian load
3.  Demonstrate a horseshoe load
4.  Demonstrate conecting a pumper to a hydrant while making a forward lay
5.  Demonstrate how two firefighters advance a 1.75 fire hose.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Introduction to Firefighting 3/22/11


Describe the roll that each person takes in a fire company.


1.  Written Test
2.  Survival Skills Review
3.  Ladder Bailouts

Firefighter I 3/21/11


List the most common diameters of fire hose and describe how they are used.


1.  Fire Hose PowerPoint Part II
2.  The Triple Layer Load
3.  The Minuteman Load
4.  The Preconnect Flat Load

Sunday, March 20, 2011

CTC Fire Students Have Busy Saturday

Several CTC Fire students had a busy Saturday.  Five CTC Fire students are currently enrolled in a 1152 Basic Firefighter Class taking place in Anderson County.  Mr. Riddle is serving as an assistant instructor in the class.  On Saturday the students got their first opportunity to enter a burning building in a training scenario.  The 1152 class finished up around 2:30 pm.  At 3:30 the Belton Fire Department along with Cheddar, Friendship, Honea Path, and Williamston Fire Departments were alerted to a working structure fire on Washington St. in Belton.  Four CTC students who are members of these departments and Mr. Riddle responded to the fire.  The students got a first hand look at firefighters in action and were able to gain valuable knowledge that will help them as they pursue a career in firefighting.

Photo and Video by David Rogers

Friday, March 18, 2011

Introduction to Firefighting 3/18/11


Name three fire tools and describe how they are used.


1.  Fire Department Roles and Responsibilities PowerPoint
2.  Quiz
3.  Test Review

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Firefighter 1 3/17/11

Define Integrity.


The PM class participated in a live burn scenario in class today.  The AM class generously donated their time to construct the prop for the PM class to burn.  The students were able to put a lot of their basic firefighting skills into practice.  A special thanks goes to the Belton Fire Department and SLED Arson for assisting in the demonstration and acting as safeties.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Introduction to Firefighting 3/16/11

Explain the components listed in NFPA 1901 as requirements for fire pumpers/engines.

1.  Fire Tool Identification PowerPoint
2.  Quiz
3.  Forcible Entry Demonstration

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Firefighter I 3/15/11

List and describe the four different types of ventilation.

1.  Fire Hose PowerPoint
2.  Quiz
3.  Hose Rolls
a) Straight Roll
b) Method 1 and 2 of the Doughnut Roll
c) Twin Doughnut Roll
d) Self Locking Twin Doughnut Roll

Monday, March 14, 2011

Introduction to Firefighting 3/14/11

Describe the 3 step process to becoming a career firefighter.

1.  Fire Department Facilities and Apparatus PowerPoint
2.  Quiz
3.  Firefighter Survival Skills
A)  Firefighter SCBA Drag
B)  Through the Wall Scenarios
C)  Following a Hoseline to Safety
D)  Searching for an Exit


Friday, March 11, 2011

Firefighter I 3/11/11

Describe the different methods for bringing a conscious and unconscious victim down a ground ladder.

1.  Ventilation PowerPoint
2.  Quiz
3.  Vertical Ventilation Skills
4.  CPAT Practice