ECP230 - Fire Communications Procedures

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Subject Title
Fire Communications Procedures

Subject Description
This subject provides an overview of fire services and fire communications. Legislation and policies dealing with fire communications centres and acceptable service levels provided by those centres and those staffing them will be examined, as well as different types of fire services, fire apparatus and the "Incident Command System" (ICS). Basic fire service terminology will be explained as it applies to fire apparatus, liability issues, hazardous materials response, map reading and fire communications procedures are also studied. Using this knowledge, students will create their own fire response map and participate in practical scenario training using a computer-aided dispatch system.

Credit Status
This is a 911 & Emergency Services Communications Program prescribed credit.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

   1. Understand how the fire service is structured including chain of command, policy, procedures and legislation unique to the fire service.
2. Demonstrate an understanding of the different types of fire services, equipment, fire technology, and paging systems.
3. Describe the role and responsibilities of the fire communicator as part of the Incident command system.
4. Identify whom the fire services internal and external customers are and identify and understand methods to ensure customer safety at fire incidents.
5. Understand the various types of incidents the fire service responds to and the type of fire apparatus that responds to these incidents.
6. Identify and demonstrate key questions to ask when gathering information about an incident to generate a response.
7. Demonstrate an understanding of proper radio procedures used in the fire service.
8. Explain various fire response concepts, i.e. tiered response, staging, mutual aid, airport firefighting, cooperation with other emergency services.
9. Integrate fire communications procedures in practical role-play scenarios.     
10. Identify the various components and personnel involved in an Incident Management System
11. Implement the roles of various individuals, the objectives, the outcomes and the purpose of an Incident Management System in a scenario based environment 

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