Firefighter I

Firefighter I

  • Clusters: Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security
  • Pathways: Emergency & Fire Management Services
  • Courses: Firefighter I
  • Grade range: 9, 10, 11, 12, Postsecondary
  • Release date: 12-14-2017
  • Tags: Emergency Management, Firefighter, Communication, Technology, Career in Firefighting, Self Contained Breathing Apparatus, Personal Alert Safety System, Donning, Doffing, Emergency, , Firefighter I, States of Matter, Combustion, Fire, Behavior, Water, Extinguish, Rescue, Accountability System, Fire Rescue, Emergency Scene, Power Supply, Lighting, Careers, Responsibilities, Local and Federal Government, Fire Protection Careers, Cylinder, Air Management, Firefighters, Mission, Regulations, Accidents, Injuries, Death, Member Assistance Programs, Map, Employee Performance, Utilities, Safety, Certification, Instructor, NFPA 1500, Occupational Safety, Fire Triangle, Fire Tetrahedron, Chemistry, Physics, Ventilation, Tools, Hazards, Firefighting, SCBA Tag, Control Zones, Hazardous Materials, Weapons of Mass Destruction, Response Plan, Forcible Entry Tools, Safe Use, Entry Techniques, Undefined

Description

Firefighter I introduces students to firefighter safety and development. Students will analyze Texas Commission on Fire Protection rules and regulations, proper incident reporting and records, proper use of personal protective equipment, and the principles of fire safety.
This binder does not contain all lesson plans for this course. This content can be used with any textbook or instructional materials. If locally adapted, make sure all TEKS are covered.

Resources

Scope and Sequence

Resource ID: 19452 Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
CTE TEKS - Implemented 2017-2018, adopted in 2015 Firefighter I course scope and sequence within the Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security Career Cluster® summarizes the content to be taught, and one possible order for teaching the units of instruction. A brief description of each unit and the corresponding TEKS are included. This scope and sequence may be adapted or adopted by the local education agency.

Unit 1: Professional Standards and Safety Procedures

Resource ID: 13494 Grade Range: 10, 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
This lesson identifies the safety procedures, for ensuring a safe environment, structure fire and roadway emergency scene potential hazards. It also describes solutions to mitigate potential hazards and procedures for safe operation at emergency scenes.
Resource ID: 13510 Grade Range: 10, 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
In this lesson, students will discuss hazmat operations and placards, and respond appropriately to hazmat incidents in a scenario based activity. Students will identify the presence of hazardous materials (hazmat) or weapons of mass destruction (WMD), and know what their role is within the response plan.
Resource ID: 13514 Grade Range: 10, 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
In this lesson , students will discuss the operation and testing of fire safety devices, accountability systems, potential hazards, and safe operation at emergency scenes. 
Resource ID: 13518 Grade Range: 10, 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
In this lesson, students will become familiar with ventilation tools. Students will have the opportunity to complete independent research projects and presentations.
Resource ID: 13520 Grade Range: 10, 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
In this lesson, students will understand how to effectively perform forcible entry techniques used by fire personnel to gain entry into buildings, vehicles, aircraft, and other areas of confinement when normal means of entry are locked or blocked.
Resource ID: 13516 Grade Range: 10, 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
In this lesson, students will discuss and demonstrate skills associated with emergency power supplies and lighting for overall scene safety.

Unit 2: Communication Skills

Resource ID: 13468 Grade Range: 10, 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
Fire department communications and their effectiveness are vital factors in the success or failure of fire service operations. Employees of a communications center need to have proper speech and radio etiquette, understand the importance of concise written communication, be well-versed in the Incident Command System (ICS) to manage emergencies, and be able to apply protocols in emergency management responses for all incidents. In this lesson, students will have the opportunity to discuss the importance of 911 communication centers and dispatch systems. Students will also discuss the roles and functions of various personnel, and apply emergency communications protocol in a mock incident activity.
Resource ID: 13470 Grade Range: 10, 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
In this lesson, students will have the opportunity to explore the process of preparing for a fire service career by going through a mock hiring process and researching requirements.

Unit 3: Safety Procedures and Protocols

Resource ID: 13480 Grade Range: 10, 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
In this lesson, students will have the opportunity to learn methods for donning and doffing the Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) and to demonstrate how to don the SCBA.
Resource ID: 13484 Grade Range: 10, 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
In this lesson, students will explore the regulations and mission of the fire service. Students will develop their own mission statement for a fire department, and they will interview firefighters to gain perspectives from individuals in the service.
Resource ID: 13510 Grade Range: 10, 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
In this lesson, students will discuss hazmat operations and placards, and respond appropriately to hazmat incidents in a scenario based activity. Students will identify the presence of hazardous materials (hazmat) or weapons of mass destruction (WMD), and know what their role is within the response plan.

Unit 4: Accidents, Injuries, and Causes

Resource ID: 13486 Grade Range: 10, 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
In this lesson, students will recognize when, how, and why accidents and injuries occur. Through scenario-based activities and individual and group exercises, students will have the opportunity to identify potential accidents and determine appropriate methods to respond to the issues that arise during the firefighting.
Resource ID: 13514 Grade Range: 10, 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
In this lesson , students will discuss the operation and testing of fire safety devices, accountability systems, potential hazards, and safe operation at emergency scenes. 

Unit 5: Safe Handling of Accidents and Hazards

Resource ID: 13490 Grade Range: 10, 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
In this lesson, students will learn about utility service safety and demonstrate how to properly discontinue utility services.
Resource ID: 13514 Grade Range: 10, 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
In this lesson , students will discuss the operation and testing of fire safety devices, accountability systems, potential hazards, and safe operation at emergency scenes. 
Resource ID: 13520 Grade Range: 10, 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
In this lesson, students will understand how to effectively perform forcible entry techniques used by fire personnel to gain entry into buildings, vehicles, aircraft, and other areas of confinement when normal means of entry are locked or blocked.

Unit 6: Understanding the Science of Fire

Resource ID: 13504 Grade Range: 10, 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
In this lesson, students will discuss the fire triangle and the fire tetrahedron, and the physics and chemistry behind fires and its behavior.
Resource ID: 13506 Grade Range: 10, 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
In this lesson, students will analyze the physical states of matter of fuels, and complete a situational awareness exercise in which they will demonstrate and discuss the methods of fire control/attack.
Resource ID: 13508 Grade Range: 10, 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
In this lesson, students will have the opportunity to properly demonstrate how to check a door for heat and how to check the heat level in a room. Additionally, students will have the opportunity to assess characteristics of fires and determine potential safety issues in videos.
Resource ID: CSLP01
One or more lesson plans are currently not available. Review the scope and sequence document, TEKS, and available lesson plans, to determine which additional lesson plans to locally develop. You can download the optional blank lesson plan template provided here, to locally develop a new lesson plan, consistent with the others provided in the Texas CTE Resource Center. If after developing a new lesson plan, you would like the TEA to consider adding it to the resource library for colleague teachers to also use in the future, attach the lesson plan and any supplemental instructional materials through the form here, for consideration. If published, we will attribute the materials to you.

Unit 7: Fuels and the Combustion Process

Resource ID: 13504 Grade Range: 10, 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
In this lesson, students will discuss the fire triangle and the fire tetrahedron, and the physics and chemistry behind fires and its behavior.
Resource ID: 13506 Grade Range: 10, 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
In this lesson, students will analyze the physical states of matter of fuels, and complete a situational awareness exercise in which they will demonstrate and discuss the methods of fire control/attack.
Resource ID: CSLP01
One or more lesson plans are currently not available. Review the scope and sequence document, TEKS, and available lesson plans, to determine which additional lesson plans to locally develop. You can download the optional blank lesson plan template provided here, to locally develop a new lesson plan, consistent with the others provided in the Texas CTE Resource Center. If after developing a new lesson plan, you would like the TEA to consider adding it to the resource library for colleague teachers to also use in the future, attach the lesson plan and any supplemental instructional materials through the form here, for consideration. If published, we will attribute the materials to you.

Unit 8: Fire Extinguishment

Resource ID: 13470 Grade Range: 10, 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
In this lesson, students will have the opportunity to explore the process of preparing for a fire service career by going through a mock hiring process and researching requirements.
Resource ID: 13512 Grade Range: 10, 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
Understanding the extinguishing characteristics of water, and the efficiency in which it extinguishers fire, is important for understanding strategies in which it will be applied.  The primary way in which water extinguishes fire is by cooling (absorbing heat from the fire), but water can also be used to smother a fire by diluting or excluding oxygen. This happens as water vaporizes and is converted to steam. In this lesson, students will discuss the extinguishing properties of water and demonstrate proper extinguishing methods.

Unit 9: Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus and the Human Body

Resource ID: 13473 Grade Range: 10, 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
In this lesson, students will learn about the Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA), that allows firefighters to perform their duties in toxic environments. Students will also learn limitations of the SCBA, conduct an SCBA inspection, and replace a SCBA cylinder.
Resource ID: 13476 Grade Range: 10, 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
In this lesson, students will learn the about the Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) used by firefighters. Students will also demonstrate and describe the "operational check" of a SCBA and a PASS device.
Resource ID: 13480 Grade Range: 10, 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
In this lesson, students will have the opportunity to learn methods for donning and doffing the Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) and to demonstrate how to don the SCBA.
Resource ID: 13482 Grade Range: 10, 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
In this lesson, students will have the opportunity to demonstrate skills while wearing the Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) and procedures to follow in the event that the SCBA fails.
Resource ID: 13514 Grade Range: 10, 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
In this lesson , students will discuss the operation and testing of fire safety devices, accountability systems, potential hazards, and safe operation at emergency scenes. 
Resource ID: CSLP01
One or more lesson plans are currently not available. Review the scope and sequence document, TEKS, and available lesson plans, to determine which additional lesson plans to locally develop. You can download the optional blank lesson plan template provided here, to locally develop a new lesson plan, consistent with the others provided in the Texas CTE Resource Center. If after developing a new lesson plan, you would like the TEA to consider adding it to the resource library for colleague teachers to also use in the future, attach the lesson plan and any supplemental instructional materials through the form here, for consideration. If published, we will attribute the materials to you.

Unit 10: Protective Clothing and Equipment

Resource ID: 13476 Grade Range: 10, 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
In this lesson, students will learn the about the Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) used by firefighters. Students will also demonstrate and describe the "operational check" of a SCBA and a PASS device.
Resource ID: CSLP01
One or more lesson plans are currently not available. Review the scope and sequence document, TEKS, and available lesson plans, to determine which additional lesson plans to locally develop. You can download the optional blank lesson plan template provided here, to locally develop a new lesson plan, consistent with the others provided in the Texas CTE Resource Center. If after developing a new lesson plan, you would like the TEA to consider adding it to the resource library for colleague teachers to also use in the future, attach the lesson plan and any supplemental instructional materials through the form here, for consideration. If published, we will attribute the materials to you.

Unit 11: Personal Alert Safety Systems

Resource ID: 13480 Grade Range: 10, 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
In this lesson, students will have the opportunity to learn methods for donning and doffing the Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) and to demonstrate how to don the SCBA.
Resource ID: 13514 Grade Range: 10, 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
In this lesson , students will discuss the operation and testing of fire safety devices, accountability systems, potential hazards, and safe operation at emergency scenes. 

Unit 12: Certification and Responsibilities

Resource ID: 13498 Grade Range: 10, 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
In this lesson, students will discuss firefighter training programs, expectations, and requirements. Additionally, students will research local fire department hiring requirements and Texas Firefighter Specialty Certifications that are of personal interest.
Resource ID: 13500 Grade Range: 10, 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
In this lesson, students will review the requirements to become a certified firefighter instructor, and they will prepare and deliver a 20-minute lesson from the Firefighter I curriculum.
Resource ID: 13502 Grade Range: 10, 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1500: Standard on Fire Department Occupational Safety and Health Program specifies the minimum safety requirements for the fire departments that provide rescue, fire suppression, emergency medical services, hazardous materials mitigation, special operations, and other emergency services. This lesson will allow students to explore the NFPA 1500: Standard on Fire Department Occupational Safety and Health Program through lecture and discussion, followed by a role-playing group project.
Resource ID: 13735 Grade Range: 10, 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
In this lesson, students will explore the career opportunities associated with Fire Protection, and research the job responsibilities in the public and private sectors, such as the military, state, and federal governments.

Unit 13: Understanding Fire Departments

Resource ID: 13484 Grade Range: 10, 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
In this lesson, students will explore the regulations and mission of the fire service. Students will develop their own mission statement for a fire department, and they will interview firefighters to gain perspectives from individuals in the service.
Resource ID: 13488 Grade Range: 10, 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
In this lesson, students will explore the components of a Members Assistance Program (MAP), and have the opportunity to discover how these programs resolve some of the issues faced by firefighters.
Resource ID: CSLP01
One or more lesson plans are currently not available. Review the scope and sequence document, TEKS, and available lesson plans, to determine which additional lesson plans to locally develop. You can download the optional blank lesson plan template provided here, to locally develop a new lesson plan, consistent with the others provided in the Texas CTE Resource Center. If after developing a new lesson plan, you would like the TEA to consider adding it to the resource library for colleague teachers to also use in the future, attach the lesson plan and any supplemental instructional materials through the form here, for consideration. If published, we will attribute the materials to you.

Unit 14: Developing an Institutional Professional Growth Plan

Resource ID: 13470 Grade Range: 10, 11, 12 Institutional Organization: UNT
In this lesson, students will have the opportunity to explore the process of preparing for a fire service career by going through a mock hiring process and researching requirements.
Resource ID: CSLP01
One or more lesson plans are currently not available. Review the scope and sequence document, TEKS, and available lesson plans, to determine which additional lesson plans to locally develop. You can download the optional blank lesson plan template provided here, to locally develop a new lesson plan, consistent with the others provided in the Texas CTE Resource Center. If after developing a new lesson plan, you would like the TEA to consider adding it to the resource library for colleague teachers to also use in the future, attach the lesson plan and any supplemental instructional materials through the form here, for consideration. If published, we will attribute the materials to you.