ACADEMIC PROGRAMS
COURSE DETAILS

 

Fire Science I

Valees# 15152A001

Credits: 2-1/2

Grades: 11,12

Fee: $45.00

 

Fire Science II

Valees# 15152A002

Credits: 2-1/2

Grades: 12

Fee: $45.00

 

Instructor Info

Gary Baum

gary.baum@kaneland.org

630.365.5113 Ext. 72328

 

Fire Science

 

Program Description

This program is designed to prepare students for entry-level fire fighter positions. Students will be engaged in classroom, online and guided practice activities for the essentials of fire, rescue, EMS and hazardous materials scene operations. Operational activities will include: hazardous materials, vehicle extrication, fire behavior, building construction, fire code enforcement, public education activities, use of personal protective equipment, coordinated fire suppression activities, aerial/ground ladder use, search, rescue, and fire service vehicle operator. This is a physically involved program that involves the development of leadership and communication skills through scenario based evolutions to prepare students for employment opportunities with local fire departments.

Industry and Professional Certifications students are able to earn are Hazardous Material First Responder Certification-State Fire Marshal as well as Firefighter I/Firefighter II Certification-State Fire Marshal.

 

This program is for you if you:

  • Enjoy a physical challenge

  • Get satisfaction in helping people in need

  • You can remain calm under pressure

 

Fire Science I

Grades: 11,12 Prerequisite: None 2-1/2 Credits

VALEES #: 15152A001

All first year students (whether junior or senior) follow the complete OSFM Basic Operations Firefighter curriculum which will include the cognitive and psychomotor components to Basic Operations Firefighter, Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations, Fire Service Vehicle Operator, Technical Rescue Awareness, Basic First Aid, AHA CPR and AED, and NIMS 100 and 700. The only exception is that students will not engage in live interior structural firefighting activities due to age and liability aspects as recommended by OSFM. As students progress through graduated skill evolution, drills are added with increasing complexity to challenge and evaluate firefighter capabilities. Drills combine students from Fire Science I, Fire Science II and the EMT program to simulate real life emergency scene situations. Fire Science is a dual credit program with Waubonsee Community College. There is a processing fee per credit hour for college credit.

Fee: $45.00

 

Fire Science II

Grade: 12 Prerequisite: Fire Science I and teacher recommendation.

2-1/2 Credits

VALEES #: 15152A002

Second year students follow OSFM Advanced Technician Firefighter Curriculum including the cognitive and psychomotor components relevant to a journeyman firefighter as outlined by NFPA 1001. In addition, students will receive complete training toward OSFM certification in Vehicle Machinery Operations (vehicular extrication), Fire Apparatus Engineer (Pump Operator), and NIMS 200. The only exception is that students will not engage in live interior structural firefighting activities due to age and liability aspects as recommended by OSFM. As students progress through graduated skill evolution, drills are added with increasing complexity to challenge and evaluate firefighter capabilities. Drills combine students from Fire Science I, Fire Science II and the EMT program to simulate real life emergency scene situations. Fire Science is a dual credit program with Waubonsee Community College. There is a processing fee per credit hour for college credit.

Fee: $45.00

 

IF YOU HAVE COMPLETED:

 

FVCC FIRE SCIENCE PROGRAM

You could qualify for a position such as:

Volunteer Fire Fighter First Responder

Probationary Fire Fighter

 

ASSOCIATE OF APPLIED SCIENCE

You could qualify for a position such as:

Contract Fire Fighter

Industrial Fire Fighter

 

BACCALAUREATE DEGREE

You could qualify for a position such as:

Career Fire Fighter Chief

Fire Service Officer

Senior Fire Service Officer

Fire Investigator

Fire Fighting Instructor

Specialty Certifications

 

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