1. Firefighter I

    • Grade Range: 9, 10, 11, 12, Postsecondary

    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.

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  2. Lesson Plan: The Importance of Communications in Fire Management

    • Resource ID: 13468
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    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...
  3. Lesson Plan: Fire Technology Education and the Firefighter Selection Process

    • Resource ID: 13470
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    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.
  4. Lesson Plan: Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) Types and Uses

    • Resource ID: 13476
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    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.
  5. Lesson Plan: Donning and Doffing Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA)

    • Resource ID: 13480
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    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.
  6. Lesson Plan: Emergency Operations with SCBA

    • Resource ID: 13482
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    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.
  7. Lesson Plan: Physical States of Matter and the Combustion Process

    • Resource ID: 13506
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    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.
  8. Lesson Plan: Fire Behavior

    • Resource ID: 13508
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    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.
  9. Lesson Plan: Extinguishing Properties of Water

    • Resource ID: 13512
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    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...
  10. Lesson Plan: Fire Protection Career Opportunities

    • Resource ID: 13735
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    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.
  11. Lesson Plan: SCBA Air Management and Safety

    • Resource ID: 13473
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    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.
  12. Lesson Plan: Fire Service Mission and Regulation

    • Resource ID: 13484
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    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.
  13. Lesson Plan: Firefighter Accidents, Injuries, and Deaths

    • Resource ID: 13486
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    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...
  14. Lesson Plan: Firefighter I - Member Assistance Program

    • Resource ID: 13488
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    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.
  15. Lesson Plan: Utility Services Safety

    • Resource ID: 13490
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will learn about utility service safety and demonstrate how to properly discontinue utility services.
  16. Lesson Plan: Firefighter Certification

    • Resource ID: 13498
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    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.
  17. Lesson Plan: Firefighter Certification for Instructor

    • Resource ID: 13500
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    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.
  18. Lesson Plan: NFPA 1500 and Firefighter Responsibilty

    • Resource ID: 13502
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    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...
  19. Lesson Plan: Chemistry and Physics of Fire

    • Resource ID: 13504
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson, students will discuss the fire triangle and the fire tetrahedron, and the physics and chemistry behind fires and its behavior.
  20. Lesson Plan: Firefighter I - Rescue

    • Resource ID: 13514
    • Grade Range: 10, 11, 12
    In this lesson , students will discuss the operation and testing of fire safety devices, accountability systems, potential hazards, and safe operation at emergency scenes.