Fire Technology (503)

Information provided includes course descriptions by subject only.
For complete 2021-2022 programs/academic plans, please refer to Academic Programs.

503-108 Bldg Constr & Fire Ordinances

The basic principles of structural design, masonry, frame, veneer, structural steel and reinforced construction are studied, with fire ordinances that apply during construction.

Aid Code: 10 - undefined.
Credits: 1-4

503-109 Intro to Hazardous Materials

This course provides an introduction to the Hazardous materials problem by presenting the foundation needed to go further in the study of hazardous materials, such as "hands on" courses and incident-command courses. The chemistry presented in this course is designed to be the minimum a firefighter will need to understand and recognize in each hazard class. In general, each hazard class shows what a firefighter can expect in fire and non-fire situations.

Aid Code: 10 - undefined.
Credits: 1-3

503-113 Supervisory Techniques-FS

This course is designed to give the student an over view of such super visory skills as leadership and interpersonal skills, planning, staffing, organizing, and control at the first-time supervision level. The duties and responsibilities of supervisors, the role of supervision in an organization and making the transition to supervisor are also included.

Aid Code: 10 - undefined.
Credits: 1-3

503-115 Handling Hazardous Materials

This is a study of the properties, derivations, and uses of explosives and other dangerous chemicals such as flammable liquids, flammable solids, oxidizing materials, corrosive liquids and solids, compressed gasses, radioactive materials, poisons and their modes of transportation and storage. The procedures as to dealing with these chemicals on the foreground are also studied.

Aid Code: 10 - undefined.
Credits: 1-3

503-117 Fire Prevention/Systems

This course discusses the organization and function of fire prevention and fire protection systems. Topics include inspection, surveying and mapping procedures, recommendations for correction of fire hazards, engineering as a solution to fire hazards, code enforcement at the federal, state, and local levels, public relations as affected by fire prevention, portable fire extinguisher equipment, sprinkler systems, standpipe systems, protection systems for special hazards, and fire alarm and protection systems. Students will visit local facilities to make mock inspections and to see how fire protection equipment and systems work in order that critical appraisals can be made.

Aid Code: 10 - undefined.
Credits: 1-4

503-118 Fire Suppresion

Fire fighting problems are presented that are commonly encountered by the firefighter at the company level. Fundamental strategy and methods of attack employed for each fire problem presented are thoroughly reviewed.

Aid Code: 10 - undefined.
Credits: 1-3

503-122 Fire Service Hydraulics

This course is designed to give the student a basic knowledge of hydraulics relative to the fire service field. The theoretical aspects as well as the practical fire ground approach is studied.

Aid Code: 10 - undefined.
Credits: 1-3

503-125 Emergency Medical Technician Fundamentals

This 2 credit, 8 week course covers the basics of the Emergency Medical Technician-Basic certification course to include CPR, airways, anatomy, hazmat response requirements, lifting and moving patients, incident command, and other technical information. It is the first part of a two course system to prepare students for national certification testing for EMT-Basic.

Aid Code: 10 - undefined.
Credits: 1-2
Pre-requisites: (COMPASS Pre-Algebra Skills, 044 or ACT Math, 17 or ASSET Numerical Skills, 40 or Test Waived-College Degree or 834-109 or 834-109 or 804-107 or (AccuPlacer Arithmetic, 089 or AccuPlacer Arithmetic, 065 and AccuPlacer Elem Algebra, 030)) and (COMPASS Writing Skills, 070 or ACT English, 18 or ASSET Writing Skills, 44 or AccuPlacer Sentence Skills, 083 or Test Waived-College Degree or 851-782 or 851-782 or 851-783 or 851-783 or 831-103 or 831-103 or 801-195) and (COMPASS Reading Skills, 073 or ACT Reading, 16 or ASSET Reading Skills, 39 or AccuPlacer Reading Comp, 076 or Test Waived-College Degree or 838-104 or 838-104 or 801-196 or 801-198 or 804-133 or 806-110 or 806-112 or 806-118 or 806-134 or 806-139 or 806-154 or 806-177 or 806-186 or 806-194 or 806-199 or 809-103 or 809-166 or 809-172 or 809-188 or 809-195 or 809-143 or 809-196 or 809-198 or 809-199)

503-126 Fire Department Administration

The scope and functions of administrative management personnel in the fire department are studied. Discussions include fire service role in the community, selection, training and advancement, line and staff functions, and developing and conducting short courses on fire protection subjects.

Aid Code: 10 - undefined.
Credits: 1-3

503-128 Emergency Medical Technician Applications

This course is an extension of, and completion of, the EMT Fundamental course. This course covers the bulk of the Emergency Medical Technician-Basic certification course to include the handling of cervical and spine injuries, burn injuries, heart and breathing related problems, shock, and other trauma injuries. This course includes several lab days to practice and perfect skills, clinical time, and extensive hands-on activites. This course prepares students for national certification testing for EMT-Basic. Admittance into this course must be within 2 years of completing Course # 503-125, EMT Fundamentals.

Aid Code: 10 - undefined.
Credits: 1-3
Pre-requisites: (503-125)

503-135 Fire-Arson Investigation

Problems and techniques of fire and arson investigation are studied with emphasis on the application and assistance of various aids to the investigation.

Aid Code: 10 - undefined.
Credits: 1-3

503-139 Principles of Emergency Svcs

Provides an overview to fire protection; career opportunities in fire protection and related fields; philosophy and history of fire protection/service; fire loss analysis; organization and function of public and private fire protection services; fire departments as part of local government; laws and regulations affecting the fire service; and fire service nomenclature.

Aid Code: 10 - undefined.
Credits: 1-3

503-142 Fire Fighting Principles

Describes basic fire behavior, techniques used to control structural and related fire emergencies, and life safety practices. Students perform all practical evolutions necessary to control and extinguish fires and otherwise meet all requirements for Firefighter I certification with the State of Wisconsin.

Aid Code: 10 - undefined.
Credits: 1-4
Co-requisites: (503-153)

503-143 Building Construction for Fire Protection

Provides the components of building construction that relate to fire and life safety.

Aid Code: 10 - undefined.
Credits: 1-3

503-144 Direct Independ Research I

This course is designed to allow a student to research and dissect a problem area in Fire Science.

Aid Code: 10 - undefined.
Credits: 1-3

503-146 Direct Independ Research II

This course is designed to allow a student to research and dissect a second problem area in Fire Science.

Aid Code: 10 - undefined.
Credits: 1-2

503-147 Fire Protection Systems

Provides information relating to the features of design and operation of fire detection and suppression systems.

Aid Code: 10 - undefined.
Credits: 1-4

503-148 Tactical Prob & Disaster Plan

This course allows the student to make knowledgeable decisions regarding fire ground tactics both from a battalion and company level, and provides insight into unusual circumstances often encountered in the fire service. The student will also learn the procedures used in the development of disaster planning and the relationship between various local, state, and federal agencies from an administrative viewpoint.

Aid Code: 10 - undefined.
Credits: 1-3

503-150 Personnel Mgt For Fire Service

Students need to understand how officers and personnel units work together to manage firefighters. This course presents basic ideas that all officers need to effectively manage personnel activities.

Aid Code: 10 - undefined.
Credits: 1-3

503-151 Fire Prevention

Provides fundamental information regarding the history and philosophy of fire prevention, organization and operation of a fire prevention bureau, use of fire codes, and identification and correction of fire hazards. Meets all requirements for Fire Inspector I certification with the State of Wisconsin.

Aid Code: 10 - undefined.
Credits: 1-4

503-153 Hazardous Materials Awareness & Operations

In this course, students will learn characteristics relating to hazardous materials including problems of recognition and defensive operations. The course in designed to prepare students for the Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations level of NFPA 472.

Aid Code: 10 - undefined.
Credits: 0.05-1
Co-requisites: (503-142)

503-154 Hazardous Materials Chemistry

This course provides basic chemistry relating to the categories of hazardous materials including recognition, identification, reactivity, and health hazards encountered by emergency services.

Aid Code: 10 - undefined.
Credits: 1-2

503-156 Strategies, Tactics & Inc Mgmt

Provides an in-depth analysis of the principles of emergency response through utilization of an incident management system. Prepares students to pursue current national ICS training requirements.

Aid Code: 10 - undefined.
Credits: 1-4

503-157 Fire Investigation

Provides learners with the fundamentals and technical knowledge needed for proper fire scene investigations.

Aid Code: 10 - undefined.
Credits: 1-3

503-159 Fire Fighting Principles II

Builds on the basic skills learned in Fire Fighting Principles with an emphasis on scene management, communication, and fire operations processes.

Aid Code: 10 - undefined.
Credits: 1-2
Pre-requisites: (503-142) and (503-153)

503-160 Fire Protection Technician Internship

The Fire Protection Technician Internship is designed for students who meet the required prerequisites in order to serve at district fire departments as a responder. This opportunity affords each intern with the learning and understanding of the day-to-day worklife and culture of fire service. Included in the student intern’s responsibilities will be station duties of cleaning, maintenance of fire equipment and apparatus, response to EMS and fire emergencies and fire inspections under the supervision of a designated Fire Department supervisor. FPT interns may also be involved in public relations and fire prevention, responsibilities of a subordinate, chain of command, organizational requirements, and the formal and informal relationships, work climate, and complexities of fire service culture. The total time on the job as an intern is 216 hours and is designed to be served in the assigned fire station, under supervision. The shift schedule will be determined by the Fire Coordinator, student, and hosting fire department based on program outcomes and student needs but must be completed in one semester. Completion requires satisfactory reporting from assigned agency fire chief, Fire Coordinator, and a passing grade on the final portfolio submitted by the student for the internship.

Aid Code: 10 - undefined.
Credits: 1-3
Pre-requisites: (503-142) and (503-153) and (503-128 or 531-110)

503-191 Principles of Emergency Services

This course introduces the student to the organization and management of a fire and emergency services department and the relationship of government agencies to the fire service. Emphasis is placed on fire and emergency service, ethics, and leadership from the perspective of the company officer.

Aid Code: 10 - undefined.
Credits: 1-2

503-192 Principles of Emergency Services Safety & Survival

This course introduces the basic principles and history related to the national firefighter life safety initiatives, focusing on the need for cultural and behavior change throughout the emergency services.

Aid Code: 10 - undefined.
Credits: 1-3

503-193 Fire Protection Systems

This course provides information relating to the features of design and operation of fire alarm systems, water-based fire suppression systems, special hazard fire suppression systems, water supply for fire protection and portable fire extinguishers.

Aid Code: 10 - undefined.
Credits: 1-3

503-194 Fire Protection Hydraulics

This course provides a foundation of theoretical knowledge in order to understand the principles of the use of water in fire protection and to apply hydraulic principles to analyze and to solve water supply problems.

Aid Code: 10 - undefined.
Credits: 1-3

503-195 Fire Behavior and Combustion

This 3 credit course provides an in-depth look at the combustion process and chemical reaction along with an analysis of fire behavior, principles, and theories. This course will also examine the physics of the combustion process, the products of combustion, and the effects of fire and combustion inside a structure, and the impact on the firefighter and victims who are involved in the fire environment. A key component to this course will be observations of fire and the products of combustion within scale models.

Aid Code: 10 - undefined.
Credits: 1-3

503-401 LP-Gas School

Aid Code: 47 - undefined.
Credits: 0.05-0.4

503-402 Hazard Communication Standards

Aid Code: 47 - undefined.
Credits: 0.1-0.6

503-404 Rural Water Supply

Aid Code: 47 - undefined.
Credits: 0.05-0.8

503-405 Fire Prevention Procedures-2

This course will teach 2 hours of basic fire prevention procedures.

Aid Code: 47 - undefined.
Credits: .2

503-406 Fire Prevention Procedures

The Fire Prevention and Safety Training Course as mandated in section 50.031(1), Wisconsin Statutes. This course is open to CBRF staff and employees, day care workers and nursing home employees.

Aid Code: 47 - undefined.
Credits: 0.1-2.7

503-407 Basic Pump Operation

Aid Code: 47 - undefined.
Credits: 0.1-1.6

503-408 Fire Incident Command

Aid Code: 47 - undefined.
Credits: 0.1-1.6

503-409 Fire Instructor I

Aid Code: 47 - undefined.
Credits: 0.1-4

503-410 MCTO- Decision Making

Aid Code: 47 - undefined.
Credits: 0.1-1.2

503-411 Fire Extinguisher Safety

Aid Code: 47 - undefined.
Credits: 0.1-0.2

503-412 Incident Command

Aid Code: 47 - undefined.
Credits: 0.1-1.6

503-414 MCTO- Simulations

Aid Code: 47 - undefined.
Credits: 0.1-1.2

503-415 Emergency Rescue/Fire/Crash

Aid Code: 47 - undefined.
Credits: 0.2-6

503-416 Entry DR/OP Non-Cert-Part 1

Aid Code: 47 - undefined.
Credits: 0.1-1.5

503-417 Entry DR/OP Non-Cert Part 2

Aid Code: 47 - undefined.
Credits: 0.1-1.5

503-418 DR/OP Aerial Non-Cert Part 3

Aid Code: 47 - undefined.
Credits: 0.1-0.6

503-419 Firefighter Development-Entry

Aid Code: 47 - undefined.
Credits: 0.1-2.4

503-420 MCTO-Prepartion

Aid Code: 47 - undefined.
Credits: 0.1-1.2

503-421 Natl Fire Incident Report Sys

Aid Code: 47 - undefined.
Credits: 0.05-0.8

503-422 Agriculture-Hazards & Rescue

Aid Code: 47 - undefined.
Credits: 0.1-0.8

503-423 River Rescue

Aid Code: 47 - undefined.
Credits: 0.2-2

503-424 Instrnl Technique-Fire Officer

Aid Code: 47 - undefined.
Credits: 0.1-1.2

503-425 Arson Investigation

Aid Code: 47 - undefined.
Credits: 0.1-2

503-426 MCTO- Tactics

Aid Code: 47 - undefined.
Credits: 0.1-1.2

503-429 Firefighter III-Part 5

Aid Code: 47 - undefined.
Credits: 0.05-0.75

503-430 Emergency Veh Operations Crse

Aid Code: 47 - undefined.
Credits: 0.05-1

503-431 Firefighter III-Part 6

Aid Code: 47 - undefined.
Credits: 0.05-0.75

503-434 Driver/Pump Oper-Part III

Aid Code: 47 - undefined.
Credits: 0.05-2.1

503-436 Recognize & ID Haz Mtrls

Aid Code: 47 - undefined.
Credits: 0.1-0.3

503-437 Haz Mtrls Incident Analysis

Aid Code: 47 - undefined.
Credits: 0.05-0.4

503-442 Technical Rescue

Aid Code: 47 - undefined.
Credits: 0.1-1.6

503-443 Basic SCBA

Aid Code: 47 - undefined.
Credits: 0.1-0.8

503-444 Adv Fire Fighting Techniques

Aid Code: 47 - undefined.
Credits: 0.1-1.6

503-445 Incident Safety Officer

This 2-day course examines the Safety Officer's role at emergency responses. A specific focus on operations within an Incident Command System (ICS) as a Safety Officer is a main theme. Response to all-hazards types of situations will be emphasized.

Aid Code: 47 - undefined.
Credits: 0.1-1.3

503-446 Emergency Response-Terrorism

Aid Code: 47 - undefined.
Credits: 0.1-1.6

503-447 Leadership Developmnt-Fire Sci

Aid Code: 47 - undefined.
Credits: 0.1-1.6

503-448 Advanced SCBA Search & Rescue

Aid Code: 47 - undefined.
Credits: 0.1-1.6

503-450 Trench Operations & Technician

Aid Code: 47 - undefined.
Credits: 0.1-4

503-451 Confined Space Rescue Operatio

Aid Code: 47 - undefined.
Credits: 0.05-2.4

503-452 Confined Space Rescue-5

This course will teach 5 hours of Confined Space Rescue.

Aid Code: 47 - undefined.
Credits: .5

503-453 Fire Academy Skills Lab

Course is designed to allow students an opportunity to discuss, perform hands-on practice, and master the practical skills taught in the curriculm sequence of the Fire Academy. Directed group activities enhance the retention of key concepts and skills needed to successfully pass the certification testing for both Fire Fighter I and Fire Fighter II.

Aid Code: 47 - undefined.
Credits: 1-10.8

503-454 Health and Safety Officer

This two-day course examines the Health and Safety Officer's role in identifying, evaluating and implementing policy and procedures that affect health and safety aspects for emergency responders. Risk analysis, wellness, and other occupational safety issues will be the main emphasis of this course.

Aid Code: 47 - undefined.
Credits: 0.5-1.8

503-455 House Burning Techniques

Aid Code: 47 - undefined.
Credits: 0.1-1.6

503-456 Industrial Fire Brigade Trng

Provides an in-depth analysis of the principles of emergency response through utilization of an incident management system. Prepares students to pursue current national ICS training requirements.

Aid Code: 47 - undefined.
Credits: 0.1-1

503-457 Airport Emergency Mgt

Aid Code: 47 - undefined.
Credits: 0.2-6.6

503-458 FEMA Teleconferences

Aid Code: 47 - undefined.
Credits: 0.4

503-459 Rope Rescue Operations

Aid Code: 47 - undefined.
Credits: 0.1-4

503-460 Driver Operator Aerial

Aid Code: 47 - undefined.
Credits: 1-3.6

503-461 Rope Rescue Technician

Aid Code: 47 - undefined.
Credits: 0.1-4

503-462 Haz Mat Technicial Level

This 40 hour class is intended for those who are seeking NFPA 472 Hazardous Material Technician level training as part of an emergency response team. Students must have documented training at the Hazardous Materials Operations level to enroll in this class. Concurrent enrollment in an Operations level class may be allowed with instructor permission.

Aid Code: 47 - undefined.
Credits: 0.1-4

503-463 Int. Tech to AEMT Transition

Aid Code: 47 - undefined.
Credits: 0.1-4.2

503-465 Fire Fighter Skills Review

This course will review basic and advanced fire fighters in a lab setting. Review of basic and advanced skills are integral part of a fire fighters ongoing training, and this course will give the student the ability to maintain and improve proficiency of their skills.

Aid Code: 47 - undefined.
Credits: 0.05-0.8

503-466 Fire Fighter Skills Review

This course will review basic and advanced fire fighters in a lab setting. Review of basic and advanced skills are integral part of a fire fighters ongoing training, and this course will give the student the ability to maintain and improve proficiency of their skills.

Aid Code: 47 - undefined.
Credits: 0.05-0.4

503-711 El FF I Part A

Aid Code: 47 - undefined.
Credits: 0.05-3

503-712 El FF I Part B

Aid Code: 47 - undefined.
Credits: 0.05-3
Pre-requisites: (503-400 or 503-711)

503-721 Cert FFI Part C

Aid Code: 47 - undefined.
Credits: 0.05-3.6
Pre-requisites: (503-405 or 503-712)

503-730 Cert FF II

Aid Code: 47 - undefined.
Credits: 0.05-4.2
Pre-requisites: (503-428 or 503-721)

503-744 Cert D/O Pump Part I

Aid Code: 47 - undefined.
Credits: 0.05-3.3
Pre-requisites: 503-721

503-745 Cert D/O Pum Part II

Aid Code: 47 - undefined.
Credits: 0.05-3.3
Pre-requisites: 503-744

503-747 Cert D/O Aerial

Aid Code: 47 - undefined.
Credits: 0.05-3.6
Pre-requisites: 503-745

503-751 Cert Fire Inspect Pt I

Aid Code: 47 - undefined.
Credits: 0.05-3

503-752 Cert Fire Inspect Pt II

Aid Code: 47 - undefined.
Credits: 0.05-3
Pre-requisites: 503-751

503-763 Fire Officer 1

Aid Code: 47 - undefined.
Credits: 0.05-4
Pre-requisites: 503-730

503-764 Fire Officer 2

Aid Code: 47 - undefined.
Credits: 0.05-4
Pre-requisites: 503-763

503-780 Hazardous Materials Operations

Aid Code: 47 - undefined.
Credits: 0.05-2

503-999F Fire Fighter Testing

Credits: 0