• Course Descriptions

  • Fire Protection Technology (FRP)

    FRP-101 : Basic Forest Management

    [ Not Offered Every Term | 3 - credits ]

    An introduction to forestry and forest land management activities and practices related to forest stewardship. Students will gain an understanding of how social, economic and environmental values influence current forest policies and regulations.

    FRP-102 : Basic Forest Management Lab

    [ Not Offered Every Term | 1 - credits ]

    Field experience in using forest management tools and equipment discussed in FRP-101. Students will demonstrate skills used to measure tree height, tree diameter, tree age, diameter increment and basal area. Students will use fixed plot and variable plot forest sampling methods to gather data necessary to calculate timber stocking, volume and growth.

    FRP-107 : Wildland Fire Career Portfolio

    [ Not Offered Every Term | 3 - credits ]

    Create a job-marketing tool that reflects knowledge,education and skills related to the wildland fire industry. Students will create a portfolio consisting of a resume, reference letters,work samples and other content that accurately reflects the student's employment fitness. Skills and knowledge related to the field of wildland Fire and or forest management will be discussed.

    FRP-110 : Basic Wildland Fire Investigation (f1-11 0)

    [ Not Offered Every Term | 1 - credits ]

    An introduction to the roles and responsibilities of wildland firefighters in determining a wildland fire origin. Students will identify the wildland fire categories, wildland fire behavior and the initial observations made by the firefighter responding to and arriving at a wildland fire.

    FRP-130 : Introduction to Wildland Firefighting (s-130/S-190/L-180)

    [ Not Offered Every Term | 3 - credits ]

    This course provides an introduction to wildland fire behavior, wildland firefighting safety and wildland firefighting techniques. The course provides the student with the basic skills necessary to fight wildland fires under close supervision. Students will demonstrate the ability to recognize basic weather, topography and fuel characteristics that influence wildland fire behavior. Students will gain the skills to apply the standard wildland fire safety principles, the use of proper protective equipment, the use of hand tools and hose lines for fire control operations and demonstrate the acquired skills during the field exercises.

    FRP-131 : Advanced Firefighter Training

    [ Not Offered Every Term | 1 - credits ]

    This course provides instruction that meets the training requirements for the Wildland Firefighter Type 1 position. The course includes student interaction through the use of reference guides in order to make wildland fire ground assessments and to identify and address safety issues.

    FRP-180 : Wildland Fire/CWE

    [ Not Offered Every Term | 2 - 6 credits ]

    Work-based learning experience in a wildland firefighting capacity meeting requirements as set forth in the wildland firefighting task book. Current enrollment in or successful completion of FRP-107. Prerequisite: Pass FRP-130. Required: Instructor consent.

    FRP-201 : Advanced Forest Management

    [ Not Offered Every Term | 3 - credits ]

    Discuss and explore forest management concepts and principles through classroom lecture and field trips including forest policy development and the current federal and state laws. Identify and define forest ecosystem management principles and activities; wildlife, watershed and recreation values and conflicts. Compare forest management on federal, state and private lands. Prerequisites: FRP-101, FRP-102.

    FRP-205 : Forest Management Assessments & Inventor Ies

    [ Not Offered Every Term | 3 - credits ]

    Provides forest technicians,wildland firefighters and other natural resource employees the ability to conduct various forest management and recreation management assessments and inventories. The students will gain the ability to gather data for making forest management and decisions.

    FRP-211 : Portable Pumps and Water Use (s-211)

    [ Not Offered Every Term | 2 - credits ]

    Basics of portable pumps and water hydraulic systems used to extinguish wildland fires. Includes classroom and field exercises.

    FRP-212 : Wildfire Power Saws (S-212)

    [ Not Offered Every Term | 3 - credits ]

    This courses provides the introduction to the function, maintenance and use of internal combustion engine powered chain saws. Students will be instructed on and demonstrate the safe use of chain saws in wildland fire fighting operations. During field exercises the students will demonstrate and apply the proper techniques for chain saw operation, identify the use of proper personal protective equipment, demonstrate how to inspect and maintain a chain saw, demonstrate proper cutting techniques for trees and brush and discuss and apply proper hazard recognition techniques prior to and during cutting operations.

    FRP-215 : Fire Operations in the Urban Interface

    [ Not Offered Every Term | 2 - credits ]

    Instruction in the assessment of home and structures located in and around forest, grass and brush lands (urban interface)for vulnerability to a wildland fire. Assessment includes the construction features of homes and structures that can provide protection from a wildland fire, the application of basic tactical operations for fire suppression activities, the assignment appropriate resources to fire suppression activities andthe safe operational requirements for the firefighters and the public.

    FRP-216 : Driving for the Fire Service (S-216)

    [ Not Offered Every Term | 2 - credits ]

    NWCG S-216 certified. Knowledge and skills required of drivers to safely and efficiently operate fire vehicles in the fire environment.

    FRP-220 : Initial Attack Incident Commander (S-200)

    [ Not Offered Every Term | 1 - credits ]

    NWCG S-200 certified (ITC4). Provides individuals in charge of the initial attack of small, non-complex fires the training needed for readiness, mobilization, size-up the fire; and the administrative requirements that must be completed by the incident commander.

    FRP-230 : Crew Boss (Single Resource) (S-230)

    [ Not Offered Every Term | 3 - credits ]

    The course provides the student with the basic knowledge required of a crew leader (Crew Boss) of a wildland firefighting crew for a Federal, State or Contract Agency fire organization. The students will demonstrate the ability to prepare for the assignment, define the preparation and mobilization for the fire crew, travel and arrive at the assignment, address safety and risk management principle prior to engaging the crew in an operation, define key firefighting tactics, describe the the crew boss duties when the crew is in base camp and prepare the crew for demobilization/release after completing the assignment.

    FRP-231 : Engine Boss (Single Resource) (S-231)

    [ Not Offered Every Term | 1 - credits ]

    NWCG S-231 certified. Develop proficiency in the performance of all duties associated with the single resource engine boss. Prerequisites: Pass FRP-230 (S-230).

    FRP-236 : Heavy Equipment Boss (s-236)

    [ Not Offered Every Term | 2 - credits ]

    Provides the student will the basic knowledge to perform the administrative tasks, equipment inspection procedures, safety procedures, communications procedures and preparation of heavy equipment used in wildland firefighting and all hazard type non-fire incident response.

    FRP-243 : Survivor I: Maps, Compass, GPS

    [ Not Offered Every Term | 1 - 2 credits ]

    Use maps, compass, grid locations, land descriptions, topography, distance, directions, and Global Positioning Systems (GPS).

    FRP-244 : Survivor II: Wilderness

    [ Not Offered Every Term | 1 - 2 credits ]

    Be prepared to survive in the wilderness: the psychology of surviving and what to do when things go wrong. The USAF Search & Rescue Survival Manual is the text.

    FRP-245 : Survivor Iii: Weather of the NW

    [ Not Offered Every Term | 1 - 3 credits ]

    Designed for the wildland firefighter, mariner, hiker, hunter and others who need to know the basics of weather forecasting.

    FRP-246 : Survivor IV: Wilderness First Aid

    [ Not Offered Every Term | 2 - credits ]

    Covers back country first aid and evacuation techniques in a wilderness setting.

    FRP-247 : Survivor V: Dangerous Animals

    [ Not Offered Every Term | 2 - credits ]

    Focuses on Northwest animals' and insects' habits, habitats, how to prevent and avoid conflict with them and what to do if you're attacked. First-hand accounts, stories, CDC statistics and recommendations will be included.

    FRP-248 : Survivor VI: Introduction Search and Rescue

    [ Not Offered Every Term | 2 - credits ]

    Familiarize students with all aspects of Search and Rescue at the beginning level including search philosophy, tactics, operations and behavior of the lost person.

    FRP-249 : Leadership for Firefighters (L-280)

    [ Not Offered Every Term | 2 - credits ]

    NWCG L-280 certified. Develop an awareness of the human factors on the fire line, self-assess skills and abilities, and practice problem solving events in small teams. Prerequisite: Pass FRP-130 (S-130).

    FRP-259 : Task Force/Strike Team Leader (S-330)

    [ Not Offered Every Term | 2 - credits ]

    NWCG S-330 certified. Learn to recognize, plan and implement appropriate tactics in various incident situations with various resources and identify hazards and risks and mitigate them. Prerequisites: Pass FRP-230 (S-230).

    FRP-270 : Basic Air Operations (S-270)

    [ Not Offered Every Term | 1 - credits ]

    NWCG S-270 certified. A survey of the use of aircraft in fire suppression and how to conduct yourself in and around aircraft.

    FRP-271 : Helicopter Crewmember (s-271)

    [ Not Offered Every Term | 4 - credits ]

    The course provides the student with the helicopter aviation classroom and field training required for the Helicopter Crew Member (HECM) position for wildland firefighting operations and support activities.Through exercises the students will demonstrate proper radio communications with helicopters, the identification and application of helicopter performance/limitations and load calculations, the application of standard risk management and safety principles and the proper techniques for preparing equipment or passengers for a helicopter mission.

    FRP-280 : Wildland Fire/Advanced CWE

    [ Not Offered Every Term | 2 - 6 credits ]

    Work-based learning experience in a wildland firefighting capacity meeting requirements as set forth in the wildland firefighting task book. Prerequisites: Pass FRP-180 and FRP-131. Required: Instructor consent.

    FRP-290 : Intermediate Wildland Fire Behavior (S-290)

    [ Not Offered Every Term | 3 - credits ]

    NWCG S-290 certified. Study of weather and environmental factors and how these factors affect wildland fires. Prerequisite: Pass FRP-130 (S-130/S-190).

    FRP-294 : Intermediate Incident Command System (I-300)

    [ Not Offered Every Term | 2 - credits ]

    NWCG I-300 certified. This course provides description and detail of the Incident Command System (ICS) organization in supervisory roles on expanding or Type 3 incidents. NIMS compliant.

    FRP-295 : Advanced Incident Command System (s-400)

    [ Not Offered Every Term | 2 - credits ]

    This course provides the student with the advanced level instruction and application of the functional positions and organizations found within the Incident Command System(ICS). Through exercises, the students will apply the functional/titles and positions within ICS in order to identify and address incident or events needs and the define the inter-agency coordination required to effectively manage large scale incidents or events.

    FRP-296 : Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior Calculations (S-390)

    [ Not Offered Every Term | 3 - credits ]

    NWCG S-390 certified. Introduces fire behavior calculations by manual methods, using nomograms and the Fire Behavior Handbook Appendix B. Prerequisite: Pass FRP-290 (S-290).


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    Call us: 503-594-3203