Engine Company Fireground Operations
Old Course Code: ECFO
Instructional Hours: 24.00
ACE Code: ECFO
The objective of this course is to provide the student with the fundamental principles of engine company operations and how they can be integrated during fireground operations.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to describe the functions and responsibilities of the engine company and demonstrate the use of nozzles, a hose, hydrants, foam, and testing equipment during practical evolutions.
Major topics covered in the course are functions and responsibilities of the engine company, construction and operation of nozzles, positioning and utilizing the engine, utilizing hydrants, pitot gauge and foam, size-up, emergency response considerations, initial fireground operation, and selecting and placing attack and supply lines. Methods of instruction include lecture, discussion, audio/visual material, practical skills exercise, final written examination, and required assignments.
ACE Credit Recommendations:
The ACE/CREDIT recommendation for this course is in the vocational certificate category, 1 semester hour in Fire Science Technology (11/94) (12/99).
Prerequisites for this course are Basic Fire, Essentials IV, MFRI Firefighter I or equivalent.