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  • TLP: Technical Lesson Plan
  • Quiz: Technical Lesson Quiz
  • SIN: Student Information
  • MLP: Manipulative Lesson Plan
  • PEX: Performance Exam
  • Check: Checklist

Introduction to Forestry

  • 4201.1Introduction to Forestry, Training Program

Wildland Fire Control

Firefighter Survival

  • 4203.1The "10 Standard Fire Orders"
  • 4203.2The 18 Fire Situations That Shout "Watch Out"
  • 4203.3Lookouts, Communications, Escape Routes, and Safety Zones
  • 4203.4Avoiding Fire Entrapment
  • 4203.5Fire Shelters
  • 4203.5.1How to Deploy a Fire Shelter (Standing)
  • 4203.5.3How to Deploy a Fire Shelter (Lying Down)
  • 4203.5.5How to Deploy a Fire Shelter (Group)

Firefighter Safety

  • 4204.1Wildland Safety Uniform
  • 4204.1.1How to Inspect the Wildland Safety Uniform
  • 4204.1.2How to Don Personal Protective Clothing - Wildland Fire
  • 4204.2Fireline Hazards
  • 4204.3Bulldozer Safety
  • 4204.4Air Drop Safety
  • 4204.5Helicopter Safety
  • 4204.6Limited Fireline First Aid

Tools & Equipment

  • 4205.1Cordless Headlamp
  • 4205.2Canteens
  • 4205.3Cutting Tools
  • 4205.3.1How to Use Cutting Tools
  • 4205.4Scraping Tools
  • 4205.4.1How to Use Scraping Tools
  • 4205.5Orientation to Water and Hose Use
  • 4205.5.2How to Make a Single Donut Hose Roll - One Person Method
  • 4205.5.4How to Make a Single Donut Hose Roll - Two Person Method
  • 4205.5.5How to Make a Double Donut Hose Roll - Two Person Method
  • 4205.5.7How to Make an Out.of.Service Hose Roll - One Person Method
  • 4205.5.9How to Couple Hose - Two Person Method
  • 4205.5.11How to Extend Charged Hoseline
  • 4205.5.13How to Pick Up and Drain Hose - Accordian Shoulder Carry Method
  • 4205.5.15How to Pick Up and Drain Hose - Butterfly (Figure 8) Method
  • 4205.5.17How to Make a Progressive Hose Lay (Fire Crew)

Fire Crew Organization

  • 4206.1Fire Crew Organization
  • 4206.2Crew Vehicle and Tool.Up Procedures
  • 4206.2.1How to Tool.Up a Fire Crew
  • 4206.2.3How to Tool.Up a Fire Crew - Academy Style
  • 4206.3Emergency Call Preparedness and Response
  • 4206.4Incident Base Orientation

4300 - Fire Protection Training

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  • IM: IFSTA Instructional Materials

Syllabi & Instructions

  • Basic Syllabus Instructions
  • Advanced Syllabus Instructions
  • Basic Firefighter Syllabus
  • Advanced Firefighter Syllabus

  • Archive

    Model #1 and Model #5

  • 4314.21Pump Configuation on CDF Model #1 & #5 Engines
  • 4314.22How to Operate Auxiliary Pump on CDF Model #1 and #5 Engines
  • 4314.27How to Pump from Tank, Engine Model #1
  • 4314.28How to Pump from Hydrant, Engine Model #1
  • 4314.29How to Pump from Draft, CDF Engine Model #1
  • 4314.30How to Pump from Tank, CDF Engine Model #5
  • 4314.31How to Pump from Hydrant, CDF Engine Model #5
  • 4314.32How to Pump from Draft, CDF Engine Model #5
  • 4306.10.0How to Use the Canister Type Fire Blanket
  • 4306.10.1Deploy a Canister Fire Resistive Blanket Performance Exam

  • Model #9 and Model #11

  • 4314.33Pump Configuration on CDF Model #9 & #11 Engines
  • 4314.34How to Pump from Tank, CDF Engine Model #9 or #11
  • 4314.35Pump from Hydrant, Engine Model #9 or #11
  • 4314.36How to Pump from Draft, CDF Engine Model #9 or #11
  • 4306.11.0One-Piece Fire Curtain
  • 4306.11.1One-Piece Fire Curtain - Side Pull Performance Exam
  • 4306.11.2One-Piece Fire Curtain - Roll Down
  • 4306.11.3One-Piece Fire Curtain - Roll Down Performance Exam
  • 4306.12Two-Piece Fire Resistive Curtain
  • 4306.12.1Two-Piece Fire Resistive Curtain Performance Exam

  • Model #10 and Model #12

  • 4314.37Pump Configuration on CDF Engine Models #10 and #12
  • 4314.38How to Pump from Tank, CDF Engine Model #10 or #12
  • 4314.39Pump from Hydrant, Engine Model #10 or #12
  • 4314.40How to Pump from Draft, CDF Engine Model #10 or #12
  • Propose an Edit
  • Technical Advisory Work Group (TAWG) Charter

Fire Department Orientation

  • IFSTAChapter 1: Orientation and Fire Service History, IFSTA 5th ed.
  • 4301.1Mission & Organization
  • 4301.2Fire Service Organization
  • 4301.3Mutual Aid Plans
  • 4301.4Labor Organizations
  • 4301.5California Joint Apprenticeship Program
  • 4301.6Working with California Inmate Fire Crews

Station Operations

Incident Command System

  • 4303.1IS-100.B: Introduction to Incident Command System, ICS-100
  • 4303.2Incident Base Orientation
  • 4303.3Incident Command Decision Making
  • 4303.4IS-700.A: National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction
  • 4303.5IS-800.B: National Response Framework, An Introduction

Fire Physics & Chemistry

Personal Protective Equipment

  • Wildland Fire
  • 4305.1Wildland Protective Equipment
  • 4305.2.0How to Don Wildland Protective Equipment
  • Structural Fire
  • 4305.3Structure Protective Equipment
  • 4305.3.1How to Don Structure Protective Equipment
  • Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA)
  • 4305.4Types & Components
  • 4305.5Clean & Sanitize
  • 4305.6Inspecting
  • Mine Safety Appliance (MSA) SCBA
  • 4305.7.0MSA - Don & Remove Over The Head
  • 4305.7.1MSA - Don & Remove Over The Head Exam
  • Firehawk Mask Mount Regulator (MMR) for MSA SCBA
  • 4305.7.4MSA, Firehawk MMR - Don & Remove (Over the Head)
  • 4305.7.5MSA, Firehawk MMR - Don & Remove (Over the Head) Exam
  • 4305.8MSA - Don & Remove (Sling Method)
  • 4305.9MSA - Don & Remove (Quick Mount/Seat Method)
  • 4305.11SCBA: Filling Cylinders
  • 4305.12SCBA: How to Enter Narrow Openings
  • 4305.13High Visibility Safety Apparel (Vests)

Firefighter Safety

  • 4306.1Safety Program
  • 4306.2The "10 Standard Fire Orders"
  • 4306.2.1Lookouts, Comms., Escape Routes, Safety Zones
  • 4306.318 Fire Situations That Shout "Watch Out"
  • 4306.4Common Denominators Of Fire Fatalities
  • 4306.5Fireline Hazards
  • 4306.6Avoiding Fire Entrapment
  • 4306.7How to Cross Through Shovel Method Fire
  • 4306.8Using a Vehicle as a Refuge
  • 4306.9Fire Blankets & Curtains
  • 4306.13Using a Bulldozer as a Refuge
  • 4306.14Using a Structure as a Refuge
  • 4306.15.2How to Deploy Fire Shelters in a Group
  • 4306.16New Gen. Fire Shelter
  • 4306.16.0Deploy New Gen Fire Shelter, Standing & Sitting
  • 4306.16.1Deploy New Gen Fire Shelter, Standing & Drop Down
  • 4306.16.2Deploy New Gen Fire Shelter, Lying Down
  • 4306.17Airtanker Retardant Drop Safety Precautions
  • 4306.18How to Assume the Safety Position for an Airtanker Retardant Drop
  • 4306.18.1Assuming the Safety Position for an Airtanker Retardant Drop
  • 4306.19Respiratory Hazards; Physical & Mental Effects
  • 4306.20What to Do If Lost
  • 4306.21Bulldozer Safety
  • 4306.22Downhill Fireline Construction
  • 4306.23Hydration


  • IFSTA5th Ed., Ch. 13 - Fire Hose Sections II, III, IV, V
  • 4307.4Hose Couplings, Inspection During Bedding Operations
  • 4307.5Maintenance of Hose Records
  • 4307.6How to Test Hose
  • 4307.7How to Make a Single Donut - One Person Method Hose Roll
  • 4307.8How to Make a Single Donut - Two Person Method Hose Roll
  • 4307.9How to Make a Double Donut - Two Person Method Hose Roll
  • 4307.10Out of Service - One Person Method Hose Roll
  • 4307.11In Service - One Person Method
  • 4307.12How to Couple Hose, Foot Tilt Method, One Person
  • 4307.13How to Couple Hose, Over the Hip, One Person
  • 4307.14How to Couple Hose, Between the Feet, One Person
  • 4307.15How to Couple Hose, Two Person Method
  • 4307.16How to Connect Hose Nozzle - Foot Tilt, One Person
  • 4307.17How to Connect Hose Nozzle - Over the Hip, One Person
  • 4307.18Uncouple a Tight Coupling, Knee Press Method, One Person
  • 4307.19Uncouple a Tight Coupling, Stiff Arm Method, Two Person
  • 4307.20How to Bed a Flat Load
  • 4307.21How to Bed an Accordion Load
  • 4307.22How to Bed a Horseshoe Load
  • 4307.23How to Bed a Triple Fold Load
  • 4307.24How to Bed a Minuteman Load
  • 4307.25How to Bed a Modified Minuteman Load, Transverse Bed
  • 4307.26Bed Large Diameter Hose on Fireground, Flat Load, Straddle Position
  • 4307.27Bed Large Diameter Hose on Fireground, Flat Load, Side Position
  • 4307.28How to Deploy the Triple Fold Load
  • 4307.29How to Deploy the Minuteman Load
  • 4307.30How to Make Simple Hoselay, Three Person
  • 4307.31.0How to Make Progressive Hoselay, Three Person
  • 4307.31.1How to Make Progressive Hoselay, Fire Crew
  • 4307.31.2Make a Progressive Hoselay, Fire Crew Performance Exam
  • 4307.31.3Perform a 300' Hose Progressive Hoselay, One Person
  • 4307.31.4How to Make a Wildland Hose Lay (500 feet), Two Person
  • 4307.32How to Use Reel Line
  • 4307.33How to Carry Hose from Hose Bed, One Shoulder Carry Method
  • 4307.34How to Siamese Two Lines into One Line
  • 4307.35Wye One Line into Two Lines
  • 4307.36Medium & Large Diameter Hoselays
  • 4307.37Safety Precautions: Laying Medium & Large Diameter Hose
  • 4307.38How to Make a Forward Lay - Supply Line
  • 4307.39How to Make a Dual Forward Lay - Supply Line
  • 4307.40How to Make a Reverse Forward Lay - Supply Line
  • 4307.41How to Make a Dual Reverse Lay - Supply Line
  • 4307.42How to Handle an Attack Line, One Person, Packing House Loop
  • 4307.43How to Handle Attack Line 2 1/2", Two Person
  • 4307.44How to Handle Attack Line 2 1/2", Three Person
  • 4307.45Advance A Line into A Structure
  • 4307.46How to Advance an Uncharged Line Up a Ladder into a Window
  • 4307.47How to Advance Hose up an Exterior Stairway - Pike Pole Method
  • 4307.48Advance an Uncharged Line Down a Stairway - Accordion Shoulder Carry
  • 4307.49How to Use an Attack Line from a Ladder into a Window
  • 4307.50Retrieving a Charged "Wild Hose Line"
  • 4307.51How to Make Hydrant Connections Using Soft Suction Hose
  • 4307.52How to Connect Hose to an Upper Floor Standpipe & Advance the Line
  • 4307.53How to Connect Hose to Support Standpipes
  • 4307.54How to Connect Hose to a Sprinkler System
  • 4307.55Selection of Hard or Soft Suction Hose
  • 4307.56How to Extend a Charge Hose
  • 4307.57Pickup & Drain Hose, Horseshoe Shoulder Carry
  • 4307.58Pickup & Drain Hose, Accordion Shoulder Carry, One Person
  • 4307.59.0Transition from Triple Fold Attack Line to One Person Hoselay
  • 4307.59.1Transition from Triple Fold Attack Line to One Person Hoselay Exam
  • 4307.60Pickup & Drain Wildland Hose, One Person Butterfly Carrying

Water Supply Systems

  • 4308.1Introduction to Water Distribution Systems
  • 4308.2Wet & Dry Hydrants
  • 4308.3Inspection & Maintenance of Fire Hydrants
  • 4308.4Methods for Determining Hydrant Discharge Capacity
  • 4308.5How to Use a Pitot Tube to Determine Hydrant Flow
  • 4308.6Causes of Pressure Loss in Water Systems
  • 4308.7Portable Water Tank

Hose Appliances & Hose Tools

  • IFSTA5th Ed., Ch. 14: Fire Streams, Sections II, III, IV, V
  • 4309.1Chafing Blocks, Ramps & Bridges
  • 4309.2Spanner Wrenches
  • 4309.3Host Jacket Tool
  • 4309.4Operating a 2 1/2" Hose Clamp
  • 4309.5How to Operate a 2 1/2" Hose Clamp
  • 4309.6Hose Hoist Tool
  • 4309.7Fire Streams
  • 4309.9Master Stream Appliances
  • 4309.10Safety Precautions When Using Master Streams
  • 4309.11How to Deploy a Portable Monitor
  • 4309.12How to Use a Ladder Pipe
  • 4309.14Inspection & Maintenance of Hose Appliances & Nozzles
  • 4309.15Features of a Siamese Appliance
  • 4309.16Features of Wyes
  • 4309.17Water Thief Appliances
  • 4309.18Four Way Hydrant Valve
  • 4309.19How to Make Four-Way Hydrant Valve Connection - Unsupported
  • 4309.20Types of Foam Proportioners; Eductors & Nozzles
  • 4309.21How to Operate an In-Line Foam Eductor

Tools & Equipment

  • 4310.1Road Flares
  • 4310.2Fusees as Firing Tools
  • 4310.3How to Ignite & Extinguish Road Flares & Fusees
  • 4310.4Traffic Control Devices & Signals
  • 4310.5Canteens
  • 4310.6Types & Uses of Water Vacuums
  • 4310.9Types of Jacks
  • 4310.10Safety Considerations Associated with Jacks
  • 4310.11Back Pump
  • 4310.12How to Use Back Pump
  • 4310.13Drip Torch
  • 4310.14How to Use a Drip Torch
  • 4310.15Fireline Flagging
  • 4310.16Introduction to Thermal Imaging Cameras (TIC)

Power Tools

  • 4311.1Component & Safety for Portable Lighting Equipment
  • 4311.2How to Use Circular Gas Powered Saw
  • 4311.3Inspection & Maintenance of Power Tools
  • 4311.4.0How to Operate Chainsaw
  • 4311.4Basic Chainsaw Safety Awareness
  • 4311.4.1Operation of Chainsaw
  • 4311.5.0How to Inspect Chainsaw
  • 4311.5.1Inspecting a Chainsaw
  • 4311.6How to Start A Chainsaw Between the Legs Method
  • 4311.10How to Start A Rotary (Circular) Saw
  • 4311.11Pole Saw Safety Awareness
  • 4311.13Ventilating a Pitched Roof Using a Roof Ladder and Power Saw


  • 4312.1Introduction to CDF Firefighting Aircraft
  • 4312.2Rotary Wing Aircraft Helicopters
  • 4312.3How to Approach & Enter a Helicopter
  • 4312.4How to Signal a Helicopter

Mobile Equipment

  • 4313.1Fire Apparatus Identification
  • 4313.2Fire Engine Driving Procedures Emergency Movement
  • 4313.3Mobile Equipment Warning Devices
  • 4313.4Chock Blocks, Seat Belts, & Roll Bars
  • 4313.5How to Use Chock Blocks, Seat Belts, & Roll Bars
  • 4313.6Backing Hand Signals
  • 4313.7How to Use Backing Hand Signals
  • 4313.8Removing Objects from Between Duals
  • 4313.9Jump Starting Vehicles
  • 4313.10Mechanical Winch Operations
  • 4313.11Hydraulic Winch Operations
  • 4313.12Snatch Block Operations
  • 4313.13.1Adjust S-Cam Air Brakes, Type 30/30 - Prop Engine & Assistant
  • 4313.13.2Adjust S-Cam Air Brakes, Type 30/30 - Engine, 1 Person
  • 4313.14Bulldozer Operations
  • 4313.15.0How to Connect the Removable Gooseneck to a Drop Frame Trailer
  • 4313.15.1Connect Removable Gooseneck from Drop Frame Trailer Exam
  • 4313.15.2Disconnect Removable Gooseneck to Drop Frame Trailer
  • 4313.15.3Disconnect Removable Gooseneck to Drop Frame Trailer Exam
  • 4313.15.4How to Load a Dozer, Tilt Bed Transport or Trailer
  • 4313.15.5Loading a Dozer, Tilt Bed Transport or Trailer
  • 4313.15.6How to Unload a Dozer, Tile Bed Transport or Trailer
  • 4313.15.7Unloading a Dozer, Tile Bed Transport or Trailer Performance Exam
  • 4313.15.8How to Winch an Object with a Dozer
  • 4313.15.9Winch an Object with a Dozer
  • 4313.16Bulldozer Swamper
  • 4313.17How to Use Bulldozer Swamper Hand Signals
  • 4313.18Placement of Fire Apparatus
  • 4313.19Requirements: Private Vehicles as Water Tenders


  • 4314.1Pump Theory - Types of Pumps
  • 4314.2Pump Cavitation
  • 4314.3Pump Gauges & Flowmeters
  • 4314.4Fire Engine Pump Plumbing Systems
  • 4314.5Transmitting Power to the Pump
  • 4314.6Basic Types of Pumping Operations
  • 4314.7Drafting - Trouble Shooting
  • 4314.8Hydraulic Calculations
  • 4314.9Fire Service Pump Ratings
  • 4314.10Factors Causing Hoseline Pressure Losses
  • 4314.11Fire Engine Auxiliary Cooling Systems
  • 4314.12Pump Pressure Control Systems
  • 4314.13Limitations Associated with Supplemental Water Sources
  • 4314.14Water Tender Need Calculations
  • 4314.15How to Spot Fire Engine Close to a Hydrant
  • 4314.16How to Make Intake Pump Connections
  • 4314.17Dual Pumping Hydrant Operations - Two Engines
  • 4314.18Relay Pumping Operations
  • 4314.19Pumping Automatic Sprinkler System
  • 4314.20Pumping Standpipe Systems
  • 4314.23Mobile Pump - Engine Models #1, #5, #14, or #15 Hydrostatic Pump
  • 4314.24How to Pump from Tank, Engine (Hydrostatic Pump)
  • 4314.25How to Pump from Hydrant Engine (Hydrostatic Pump)
  • 4314.26How to Pump from Draft Engine (Hydrostatic Pump)
  • 4314.41Pacific Marine Mark 3 Portable Pumps
  • 4314.42Portable Pumps - Waterous Floto - Pump
  • 4314.43How to Pump From A Hydrant - Model 34 or 35
  • 4314.44How to Pump From A Draft - Model 34 or 35
  • 4314.45How to Pump From a Mobile Pump - Model 34 or 35
  • 4314.46Pump from Tank, Main Pump, Engine Model 34 or 35

Hand Tools

Forcible Entry

Portable Fire Extinguishers

  • IFSTAChapter 06: Portable Fire Extinguishers, IFSTA 5th ed.
  • 4317.1Regulations & Servicing
  • 4317.2Basic Operation & Safety
  • 4317.3Inspection, Maintenance, & Testing


  • IFSTAChapter 10: Ground Ladders, IFSTA 5th ed.
  • 4318.1Types of Ground Ladders
  • 4318.2Ladder Terminology
  • 4318.3Ladder Safety Practices
  • 4318.4Ladder Inspection & Maintenance
  • 4318.5Pick Up & Carry a Ladder Low Shoulder Method, Two Person
  • 4318.6Pickup, Carry, Raise, Climb, & Lower 24' Ladder, One Person
  • 4318.7Pickup, Carry, Raise, Climb, & Lower 16' 3-Section Ladder
  • 4318.8Pickup, Carry, Raise, Climb, & Lower 20' 3-Section Ladder

Ropes & Knots

  • 4319.1Rope Construction & Use
  • 4319.2Rope Inspection & Maintenance
  • 4319.3Basic Knot Terminology
  • 4319.4How to Tie Square Knot
  • 4319.5How to Tie Half Hitch Knot
  • 4319.6How to Tie Clove Hitch Knot
  • 4319.7How to Tie Figure Eight Knot
  • 4319.8How to Tie Figure Eight Follow Through Knot
  • 4319.9How to Tie Figure Eight Knot On a Bight
  • 4319.10How to Tie Double Figure Eight Knot on a Bight
  • 4319.11How to Tie a Becket Bend Knot
  • 4319.12How to Tie Bowline Knot - Open
  • 4319.13How to Tie Bowline Knot on a Safety Line
  • 4319.14How to Tie Running Bowline Knot Around an Object
  • 4319.15How to Tie a Timber Hitch Knot
  • 4319.16How to Tie Off a Charged Hose Line for Hoisting
  • 4319.17How to Tie Off a Dry Line for Hoisting
  • 4319.18How to Tie Off a Cylinder for Hoisting
  • 4319.19How to Tie Off a Pike Pole for Hoisting
  • 4319.20How to Tie Off an Axe, Pulaski or Sledge Hammer for Hoisting
  • 4319.21How to Tie Off a Shovel or McLeod for Hoisting

Wildland Fires

  • 4320.1Wildland Firefighting Terminology
  • 4320.2Parts of Wildland Fire
  • 4320.3Wildland Fire Behavior - Fuels
  • 4320.4Wildland Fire Behavior - Weather
  • 4320.5Wildland Fire Behavior - Topography
  • 4320.6Wildland Fire Behavior - Fire Intensity & Spread
  • 4320.7Wildland Fires: Size Up & Report Conditions
  • 4320.8Wildland Fire Strategy
  • 4320.9Structure Protection During Wildland Fires
  • 4320.10Use of Water on Wildland Fires
  • 4320.11Wildland Hoselays
  • 4320.12Mobile Attack
  • 4320.13How to Mobile Attack
  • 4320.14Mop Up & Patrol
  • 4320.15Handline Construction
  • 4320.16.0How to Tool.up a Handcrew
  • 4320.16.1Tool.up a Handcrew Performance Exam
  • 4320.17Duties and Responsibilities Associated With A Firing Operation
  • 4320.18Firing Equipment
  • 4320.19Introduction to Firing Techniques as Applied to Fire Behavior
  • 4320.20Introduction to the Elements of A Firing Operation

Structure Fires

  • IFSTA5th Ed., Ch. 11: Ventilation, Sections II, III
  • IFSTA5th Ed., Ch. 15: Fire Control, Section II
  • IFSTA5th Ed., Ch. 17: Loss Control, Sections II, III, IV
  • I4321IFSTA Adapted Quiz
  • 4321.1Structure Fire Initial Attack Incident Organization
  • 4321.2Structure Fire Strategies
  • 4321.3Structure Fire Tactics
  • 4321.4Structure Fire Safety
  • 4321.4.1Two In - Two Out Rule
  • 4321.5Structure Fire Size.Up
  • 4321.6Structure Fire Search & Rescue Tactics
  • 4321.7Structure Fire Search & Rescue Safety Precautions
  • 4321.8Structure Fire Exposure Protection Tactics
  • 4321.9Structure Fire Confinement
  • 4321.10Structure Fire Extinguishment
  • 4321.14Ventilation - Vertical
  • 4321.15Ventilation - Horizontal
  • 4321.16Ventilation - Positive Pressure
  • 4321.17Ventilation - Fog Stream
  • 4321.18How to Ventilate Using a Fog Stream
  • 4321.19Fixed Smoke Venting Devices

Salvage & Overhaul

  • 4322.1Salvage & Overhaul Safety Considerations
  • 4322.2Making Buildings & Areas Safe After an Emergency Overhaul
  • 4322.3Searching for Hidden Fires
  • 4322.4Procedures for Extinguishing Hidden Fires
  • 4322.5Common Types of Salvage Equipment
  • 4322.6Salvage Covers - Types & Maintenance
  • 4322.7Grouping Building Contents for Salvage
  • 4322.8Protecting Floors & Walls
  • 4322.9Covering Roof Openings
  • 4322.10Improvising with Salvage Covers
  • 4322.11How to Make a Catchall
  • 4322.12How to Make a Stairway Drain
  • 4322.13Chutes & Dikes
  • 4322.14How to Make a Chute Using a Salvage Cover
  • 4322.15How to Make a Dike Using Salvage Covers
  • 4322.16How to Remove Salvage Covers
  • 4322.17How to Roll a Salvage Cover for a One Person Spread
  • 4322.18How to Spread the Roll - One Person
  • 4322.19How to Fold for a One Person Spread
  • 4322.20How to Spread a Fold - One Person
  • 4322.21How to Fold for a Two Person Spread "Underwriter" Method
  • 4322.22How to Spread the Salvage Cover - Two Person Balloon Throw

Building Construction

  • IFSTA5th Ed., Ch. 04: Building Construction, Section III
  • 4323.1Structural Design, Constrution Chars., & Terminology
  • 4323.2Structural Components
  • 4323.3Indications of Potential Building Collapse

Fire Protection System

  • 4324.1Fire Suppression Systems
  • 4324.2Support of Fire Suppression Systems
  • 4324.3Inspection Procedures for Standpipe Systems
  • 4324.4Types of Automatic Fire Detectors
  • 4324.5Features of Annunciator Panels
  • 4324.6Inspection Procedures for Smoke, Flame, and Heat Detectors
  • 4324.7Operating Principles of Standpipe Systems
  • 4324.8Introduction to Residential Fire Sprinkler Systems

Pre Fire Planning

Fire Prevention Program

  • 4326.1Fire Department Codes, Ordinances, & Regulations
  • 4326.2Introduction to the CDF Fire Prevention Program
  • 4326.3Basic Instructional Techniques for Public Education

Special Fires

Emergency Medical Services

  • 4328.1Limited First Aid
  • 4328.2First Aid Kit & Supplies
  • 4328.3Burn Treatment for CDF Employee
  • 4328.4CDF Burn Pack
  • 4328.5Resuscitation Equipment: Inspection, Testing, & Maintenance
  • 4328.6How to Change a Resuscitator Cylinder


  • Accessing Trapped Victims
  • 4329.1Collapsed Building Debris Removal

Vehicle Extrication

  • 4330.1Vehicle Stabilization
  • Vehicle Extraction
  • 4330.2Gaining Access
  • 4330.3Disentanglement
  • 4330.5Light Rescue Tools: Pulling, Spreading, Prying

Special Incident

  • 4331.1Vehicle Accident - Scene Management
  • 4331.1.0Traffic Control Patterns
  • 4331.2Energized Electrical Equipment Safety Precautions
  • 4331.3Earthquake Preparedness & Survival

Wildland Urban Interface Fires

  • 4334.1Introduction to Wildland Urban Interface
  • 4334.2Structure Defense Guide

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