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Advanced Suppression Specialist (FIRES)
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Graduates of the fire degree and certificate programs will have the knowledge, attitudes, skills, habits, and hands-on experience needed to perform a variety of firefighting functions, including fire scene operations, fire prevention, fire instruction, and hazardous materials operations. Graduates can apply their skills fighting fire, performing fire prevention inspections, and operating fire equipment. Graduates will be able to evaluate a fire scene, develop strategies for handling different types of fire incidents, develop pre-fire plans, evaluate a business/industry for fire hazards, and evaluate/manage a hazardous materials incident. Topics of study include: techniques of firefighting, hazardous materials, fire apparatus, fire service instruction, fire prevention, and first responder.

Graduates will have the potential for employment as a firefighter, fire investigator, arson investigator, fire prevention officer, fire service executive support specialist, fire service vehicle operator, fire apparatus engineer, fire instructor, training program manager, fire officer, safety educator, or fire prevention inspector.

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Semester 1
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FA2014
EPF 1203
Fire Ground Operations
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This course was designed as an introductory course to provide students with knowledge and skills in regards to utilization of search and rescue, fire control, loss control, evidence protection, fire detection, alarm and suppression systems, prevention, public education, wildland and ground cover firefighting, and survival safety best-practices. This course was designed in combination with EPF 1208 and EPF 1209 to prepare individuals for the Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal (OSFM) Level: Basic Operations Firefighter certification. Students planning to submit an examination request for the Basic Operations Firefighter Module C exam will be required to meet Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal (OSFM) eligibility requirements.

EPF 1205
Vehicle Operator Fundamentals
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This course was designed to prepare individuals for the Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal (OSFM) Level: Fire Service Vehicle Operator. Students planning to submit an examination request for the Fire Service Vehicle Operator exam will be required to meet Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal (OSFM) eligibility requirements. Course topics include law, emergency vehicle-related accidents, personnel selection and effective driver training programs, vehicle dynamics, vehicle inspections and maintenance, and related administrative procedures. Minimum valid Illinois class B non-CDL driver license required for road-operation practical skills portion of course.

EPF 1208
Firefighting Fundamentals
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This course was designed as an introductory course to provide students with knowledge and skills in regards to fire behavior, tools, equipment, and self-contained breathing apparatus. Safety best-practices and risk management discussion will include the Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives as considered in the Courage to Be Safe Program. This course was designed in combination with EPF 1209 and EPF 1203 to prepare individuals for the Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal (OSFM) Level: Basic Operations Firefighter certification. Students planning to submit an examination request for the Basic Operations Firefighter Module A exam will be required to meet the OSFM requirements.

EPF 1209
Fire Suppression Fundamentals
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This course was designed as an introductory course to provide students with knowledge and skills in regards to utilization of ground ladders, fire hose and appliances, water application and and supply, forcible entry, ventilation, and safety best-practices. This course was designed in combination with EPF 1208 and EPF 1203 to prepare individuals for the Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal (OSFM) Level: Basic Operations Firefighter certification. Students planning to submit an examination request for the Basic Operations Firefighter Module B exam will be required to meet the OSFM requirements.

EPH 1200
Hazardous Mat Fundamentals
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This course was designed to provide hazardous awareness training in regards to notification procedures, local emergency response plans, hazardous material identification classes and their hazards. Additional topics covered include identifying facility and transportation hazardous material markings, MSDS data sheets, use of the North American Emergency Response Guidebook as well as scene safety and the use of personal protective equipment. This course was designed to prepare individuals for the Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal’s (OSFM) Hazardous Materials First Responder-Awareness Certification Exam. Students planning to submit an examination request will be required to meet Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal’s (OSFM) eligibility requirements.

Term Total
12.5
Semester 2
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SU2014
FA2014
EMA 1200
NIMS Certification
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This course was designed to provide students with knowledge and skills in regards to emergency planning as developed by the Emergency Management Institute and incident management outlined by the National Incident Management System (NIMS). Topics will include incident command system history, communications, multi-agency and volunteer coordination, problem solving, and emergency planning design. This course was designed in combination with EPF 1208 and EPF 1209 to prepare individuals for the Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal (OSFM) Level: Basic Operations Firefighter certification. Students planning to submit a request for Basic Operations Firefighter certification will be required to meet Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal (OSFM) eligibility requirements.

EPF 1204
Firefighting Applications
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This course was designed to prepare individuals for the Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal (OSFM) Level: Advanced Firefighter Technician. Students planning to submit an examination request for the Advanced Firefighter Technician exam will be required to meet Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal (OSFM) eligibility requirements. Course topics include fire department organization, fire behavior, accountability, written communication, building construction, fire hose, water supply, tools and equipment, forcible entry, fire control, evidence protection, fire prevention and public education, detection and alarm systems, survival safety best-practices, and technical rescue. PREREQUISITE: Completion of EPF 1208 Firefighting Fundamentals, EPF 1209 Fire Suppression Fundamentals, EPF 1203 Fire Ground Operations, and completion or concurrent enrollment in EPF 1219 Technical Rescue Awareness.

EPF 1219
Technical Rescue Awareness
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This course was designed to prepare individuals for the Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal (OSFM) Level: Basic Operations Firefighter certification. Students planning to submit an examination request for the Technical Rescue Awareness exam will be required to meet Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal (OSFM) eligibility requirements. Topics include incident command, methods of extrication, excavation and rescue, including structural collapse, rope rescue, confined space, vehicle and machinery, water, wilderness search and rescue, and trench and excavation, as well as safety best-practices. PREREQUISITES: Completion of EPF 1208 Firefighting Fundamentals, EPF 1209 Fire Suppression Fundamentals, EPF 1203 Fire Ground Operations.

EPH 1600
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EPH 1201
Hazardous Materials Operations
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This course was designed to provide hazardous awareness training in regards to the evaluation of hazardous materials incidents and the safety and defense decisions relevant to achieving response objectives. Topics discussed will include related legislative requirements and industry standards, specific chemical and physical properties related to hazardous materials contents and containers, relevant physical and health hazards, as well as incident command and safety best-practices. This course was designed to prepare individuals for the Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal (OSFM) Hazardous Materials First Responder-Operations Certification Exam. Students planning to submit an examination request will be required to meet Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal (OSFM) eligibility requirements. PREREQUISITE: EPH 1200 Hazardous Mat Fundamentals.

EPM 1200
CPR Fundamentals
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This course prepares the student to recognize and respond to cardiac arrest, respiratory arrest and foreign-body airway obstruction. The course will enable the student to recognize and respond to heart attack and stroke in adults and breathing difficulties in children utilizing cardiopulmonary resuscitation where appropriate. Training regarding the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) and two-rescuer CPR will also be introduced.

EPM 1620
CPR/First Aid
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This course prepares the general public as well as the Illinois Department of Corrections employees to respond to cardiac, respiratory and medical emergencies. This course contains the 2006 American Heart Association updated standards. This course also contains information and techniques needed for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), basic first aid information, and special rescue situations.

Term Total
9
Semester 3
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SU2014
FA2014
EPF 1206
Extrication Practices
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This course was designed to prepare individuals for the Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal (OSFM) Level: Advanced Firefighter Technician. Students planning to submit an examination request for the Vehicle/Machinery Operations exam will be required to meet Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal (OSFM) eligibility requirements. Course safety, incident command, size-up, equipment, vehicle extrication and patient care, machinery extrication and patient care, as well as practical skills demonstration. PREREQUISITE: Completion of EPF 1208 Firefighting Fundamentals, EPF 1209 Fire Suppression Fundamentals, EPF 1203 Fire Ground Operations, and completion or concurrent enrollment in EPF 1219 Technical Rescue Awareness.

EPF 2207
Fire Administration Applications
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This course was designed in combination with EPF 2203, EPF 2204, EPF 2206, and EPF 2209 to prepare individuals for the Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal (OSFM) Level: Fire Officer I. Students planning to submit an examination request for the Management II exam will be required to meet Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal (OSFM) eligibility requirements. This course specifically addresses the principles of management, including problem solving, budgeting, and roles and responsibilities of a leadership role. Topics also include public relations, written and verbal communication, record keeping and safety best-practices. PREREQUISITE: EPF 1204 Firefighting Applications and EPF 2206 Fire Admin Fundamentals.

EPM 1201
Emergency Medical Responder
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This course provides the knowledge and skills required to provide pre-hospital care and function as an entry-level Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) in accordance with the standards established by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Illinois Department of Public Health. This course incorporates lecture, lab, and clinical components. Topics include National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) foundation standards, anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, Pathophysiology, life span development, public health, pharmacology, airway management, respiration, artificial ventilation, patient assessment, medicine, shock and resuscitation, trauma, special patient populations, and EMS operations. Completion of this course should prepare the student for both the cognitive and psychomotor requirements of the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician (NREMT) First Responder exam and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH). Students planning to submit an examination request and subsequent licensures will be required to meet eligibility requirements of NREMT, IDPH and relative agencies.

Term Total
10
Program Total
31.5


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