Response and Size-Up Basics

Response and Size-Up Basics

Format of Program: Class presented as lecture (on-line coming soon). Hands On Program as well.

Program Length:  Didactic 2 Hours 40 Minutes Prices: Contact us for pricing details

The course meets the requirements of NFPA® 1001 for Firefighter I.

Program description:

After students complete this lesson, they will:

  • Understand how to safely and efficiently respond to an emergency scene, and they will be able to define and describe size-up.
  • Students will also be able to describe how to safely ride and dismount an emergency vehicle and how to shut off utilities.
  • Explain how fire stations receive and process dispatch information. 
  • Identify the information in a typical dispatch message.   
  • Describe how to safely ride a fire apparatus to an emergency scene. 
  • List the NFPA standards that require fire fighters to wear safety belts while riding in a fire apparatus.  
  • List the prohibited practices when riding in a fire apparatus to an emergency scene.  
  • Describe how to manage traffic safely at an emergency scene.
  • Describe the actions fi re fighters must take when arriving at an emergency scene.
  • Explain how to shut off a structure’s electrical service.
  • Explain how to shut off a structure’s gas service.
  • Explain how to shut off a structure’s water service.
  • Describe the process of performing an initial size-up.
  • List the two basic categories of information used in the size-up process.
  • Explain how the size-up process determines the resources required at the emergency incident.
  • List the five objectives of an incident action plan.
  • Describe the two methods of attack used to extinguish a fire.

Hands On 1 Hour  

  • Mount apparatus safely.   
  • Dismount from an apparatus safely.