CTC Firefighting

CTC Firefighting

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Firefighter II 9/29/11

Journal:  Describe the steps in forcing a Lexan window.


1.  Forcible Entry PPT Part II
2.  Forcing an Outward Swinging Door
3.  Breaching a Wooden Floor
4.  Breaking Windows

Today the Firefighter II class gladly accepted an invitation from Mrs. Todd's Nail Technology class to receive "Man-icures."  The seniors enjoyed being pampered before they were put back to work.  After the "Man-icures", the seniors went to work practicing forcible entry and performing a modified CPAT for PT.

Firefighter I 9/29/11

Journal:  What is LUNAR and when is it used?


1.  Search and Rescue PPT Part 1
2.  Read Chapter 8
3.  Answer the End of Chapter Questions
4.  Primary Search Skill

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

First Responder 9/28/11

Journal:  Describe the difference between a primary and a secondary patient assessment.


1.  Assessment
2.  Obtaining Vitals
3.  Documentation

Introduction to Firefighting 9/28/11

Journal:  Describe one of the historical fires that was presented last week.


Today the Introduction to Firefighting Class learned about the Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) that is given to firefighter applicants by fire departments around the country.  The CPAT is an 8 station physical test that simulates tasks that a firefighter must perform at any given fire.  The stations include walking up stairs wearing 75 pounds of equipment for 3 minutes, dragging 200 feet of fire hose, raising an extension ladder, carrying equipment, performing forcible entry, pulling and breaching a ceiling, searching for a victim, and dragging a 175 pound "Rescue Randy."  An applicant firefighter must be able to perform all 8 tasks in under 10 minutes and 20 seconds.  The students learned how physical firefighting really is and how important it is for a firefighter to live a healthy lifestyle and stay in good physical condition. 

Firefighter II 9/27/11

Journal:  List the steps in performing forcible entry on an inward swinging door using a marriage set.


1.  Organize Donated PPE
2.  Forcible Entry Skills

The CTC Firefighting Program gladly accepted a donation of gear and firefighting equipment from the Belton Fire Department.  The Belton Fire Department has been extremely generous with their donations over the past two years.  CTC is very thankful for the Belton Fire Department and all of their help.

The "New" Skullsaver from the BFD

The BFD Donation

Forcing Entry

Firefighter I 9/27/11

Journal:  List the steps in performing a one person cylinder change.


1.  PPE Donning
2.  Cylinder Change Evaluation
3.  Exiting a Constricted Opening Skill

Monday, September 26, 2011

First Responder 9/23/11

Journal:  When should an emergency move be performed?


1.  Putting it all together activity
2.  Read Patient Assessment Chapter
3.  Answer chapter questions
4.  Scene Safety PPT

Introduction to Firefighting 9/23/11

Journal:  Summarize your assigned historical fire.


1.  Historical Fire Presentations

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Firefighter II 9/22/11

Journal:  What are the different types of forcible entry tools and how are they used?


1.  Hoisting ladders, fans, and hose evaulations
2.  Forcible Entry PPT Part 1
3.  PT

Firefighter I 9/22/11

Journal:  Describe the steps in inspecting PPE and SCBA.


1.  PT
2.  PPE/SCBA Donning
3.  Inspecting PPE
4.  One and Two Firefighter Cylinder Change

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

First Responder 9/21/11

Journal:  What are the three vital organs?


1.  Test
2.  Drags and Carries Review
3.  Drags and Carries Evaluation

Introduction to Firefighting 9/21/11

Journal:  Describe the steps in the firefighter application process.


1.  Historical Fire Presentation Research

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Firefighter II 9/20/11

Journal:  Diagram how to properly hoist an axe, pike pole, charged hoseline, and uncharged hoseline.


1.  Read Chapter 9
2.  Answer Chapter 9 Questions
3.  Tool hoisting skill evaluation 1
4.  Hoisting ground ladders, fans, and hoselines

Firefighter I 9/20/11

Journal:  What is NFPA 1971?


1.  Test 1
2.  PPE Skills
3.  SCBA Skills
4.  PT

Monday, September 19, 2011

First Responder 9/19/11

Journal:  What are the two different types of consent and how are they obtained?


1.  Read the lifting and moving chapter
2.  Answer chapter questions
3.  Human body systems video
4.  Human body systems PPT
5.  Lifting and moving PPT
6.  Lifting and moving quiz

Introduction to Firefighitng 9/19/11

Journal:  What was used for fire protection in colonial America?


1.  Career Firefighting PPT
2.  Quiz
3.  SCBA and Cascade Skills

Friday, September 16, 2011

Firefighter II 9/16/11

Journal:  What are the basic knots used in the fire service and how are they used?


1.  Hoisting an axe
2.  Hoisting a pike pole
3.  Hoisting an uncharged line
4.  Hoisting a charged line
5.  PT

Firefighter I 9/16/11

Journal:  What turnout gear is required through NFPA 1500


1.  PT
2.  SCBA Donning
3.  Cascade System

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Introduction to Firefighting 9/15/11

Journal:  Describe the progression in the fire engine from the bucket brigade through the modern day fire apparatus.


1.  PT
2.  Refilling a SCBA using the cascade system
3.  SCBA and Gear Practicals

Firefighter II 9/14/11

Journal:  Define:  Rescue Rope, Utility Rope, Escape Rope, Static, and Dynamic


1.  Rope PPT
2.  Quiz
3.  Firefighter I Knots

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Firefighter I 9/14/11

Journal:  List four prominent building materials and name the type of building construction that they are most commonly associated with.


1.  Read chapter 5
2.  Answer the chapter 5 questions
4.  PPE Quiz

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

First Responder 9/13/11

Journal:  What are the 4 modes of disease transmission?


1.  Read medical and legal chapter
2.  Answer chapter questions
3.  Bloodborne Pathogen ppt
4.  Removing gloves skill
5.  Well being of the first responder ppt

Introduction to Firefighting 9/13/11

Journal:  Why is air management important when wearing a SCBA?


1.  History of Firefighting PPT
2.  Quiz
3.  SCBA Skills

Firefighter II 9/12/11

Journal:  What do you remember about 9/11/01?


1.  Read Chapter 7
2.  Answer the end of chapter questions
3.  Ropes and Knots PPt
4.  Quiz
5.  PT

Firefighter I 9/12/11

Journal:  Why is understanding building construction important in the fire service?


1.  Building Construction PPt
2.  Building Construction Activity
3.  Quiz
4.  PT

Friday, September 9, 2011

Introduction to Firefighting and First Responder 9/9/11

Journal:  What do you remember about September 11, 2001?


Today both CTC Firefighting classes took time to remember and honor the 343 New York City Firefighters who gave their lives trying to save others on 9/11/01.  Both classes watched the 9/11 documentary during class.  The majority of the CTC Firefighting students were either in 1st or 2nd grade when the attacks occurred.  Many of them had never seen the documentary or the real story of the heroes of that day.  May we all always remember the sacrifices that our brothers made that day and may our training be a reflection of the legacy that they left for us.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Firefighter II 9/8/11

Journal:  Describe the difference between a primary and secondary search.


1.  Hydrant Skill Review
2.  Fire Stream Review
3.  PT

The Mack Attack is Back.  And according to some seniors it may inherit the name "Hank".

Wyatt working on the hydrant connection

Brandon working on hose streams

Burpees are fun for all!!!!

Firefighter I 9/8/11

Journal:  List and describe the 5 different types of building construction.

Objectives:  Today the Firefighter I class had the opportunity to experience fire behavior first hand.  The students first saw an example of electrical energy by using a 9 volt battery and steel wool.  Then the students got the opportunity to see the stages of fire within a compartment. 

9 Volt Battery and Steel Wool

Students Preparing the Structure

Ignition Phase

Incipient Phase

Growth Phase


Fully Developed Phase
Beginning Process of Decay Phase

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

First Responder 9/7/11

Journal:  What are the primary responsibilites of a 1st Responder?


1.  Well being of the first responder work sheet
2.  Hand washing activity
3.  Chapter 1 Quiz
4.  Bloodborne Pathogen PowerPoint

Introduction to Firefighting 9/7/11

Journal:  List and describe the 4 hazardous atmospheres in which a person would need to wear a SCBA.


1.  SCBA demonstration
2.  Wearing a SCBA in a confined space
3.  SCBA air management practical

Can't you just hear "Here I Go Again" by Whitesnake cranking up in this picture?

Students learn a valuable lesson in air management

Wayne discovers that firefighters wear cylinders and babies have bottles.

Blake learns the definition of a "turtle" after two offenses of calling a cylinder a "tank".

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Firefighter II 9/6/11

Journal:  Describe the steps in filling a SCBA cylinder with the cascade


1.  PPE
2.  SCBA
3.  PT
4.  Search and Rescue

Firefighter I 9/6/11

Journal:  Draw and describe the fire tetrahedron.


1.  Module 3 PowerPoint
2.  Fire Behavior Quiz
3.  PT
4.  Read Chapter 4 and answer the end of chapter questions

Friday, September 2, 2011

First Responder 9/2/11

Journal:  What was the most valuable lesson learned in the previous class?


1.  Read the bloodborne pathogen chapter
2.  Bloodborne pathogen worksheet
3.  Chapter 1 (EMS Systems) PowerPoint
4.  Bloodborne pathogen video

Introduction to Firefighting 9/2/11

Journal:  Why is teamwork important in the fire service?


1.  SCBA PPt
2.  SCBA Quiz
3.  Gear Donning
4.  Maze

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Firefighter II 9/1/11

Journal:  Describe the steps in demonstrating a two firefighter flat raise from a low shoulder carry.


1.  Cascade Demonstration
2.  Fill cylinders and get air packs ready for use
3.  PT
4.  Method 1 and 2 of the doughnut roll