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In Summer of 2008 EvCC adopted "Common Course Numbers". Check out the Common Course Numbers (CCN) for more information.



Fire Science

Fire Science courses provide preparation for fire service careers and career advancement. This is accomplished through knowledge, experience and training which will allow for proficiency in the performance of your career. For more information about these programs send e-mail to


R. Colmore

Fire Science

Fire Science courses provide preparation for fire service careers and career advancement. This is accomplished through knowledge, experience and training which will allow for proficiency in the performance of your career. For more information about these programs send e-mail to

FIRE 100 - Firefighter Academy

Basic fire fighting skills includes orientation and safety, fundamentals of fire behavior, building construction, personal protective equipment, department communication, extinguishers, water supply, fire hose, ropes and knots, ground ladders, fire control, ventilation, rescue and extrication, loss control, fire detection, alarms and suppression systems, hazardous materials, first aid, and fire prevention/public education. Three class sessions will be held at the North Bend Fire Academy. Live fire experience will be included. Meets NFPA 1001. Successful students will be qualified to sit for the state Fire Fighter I, Firefighter II, and Hazardous Materials Operations written and practical exams. For entry into the Fire Academy complete the National Testing Network Ergometrics exam with a passing score of 75, pass the Candidate Physical Ability Test. Complete the course application and attend a mandatory orientation. Prerequisites:  Instructor permission.
FIRE 102 - Introduction to the Fire Service

Acquaints new fire fighters with the history, traditions, terminology, and organization of the fire service; describes the fire service as a career; explains fire service organizations; and covers fire department organization, equipment and facilities; physical fitness and health considerations. Also provides an introduction to accountability and the Incident Management System. Meets NFPA 1001, NFPA 1500, and NFPA 1521. Prerequisites:  High school completion or equivalent and instructor permission.
FIRE 103 - Engine Company Basic Operations

Covers fire flow testing, relay and shuttle operations, and water supply management, size and carrying capacity of mains, hydrant specifications, maintenance procedures, relevant maps and recordkeeping procedures. Explains the characteristics of fire and water, describes the types of water streams and nozzles, and covers the procedures for developing streams. Overview of pumper, tankers, brush apparatus and aerial apparatus. Details the basic methods of handling hose, including large diameter hose; hose and coupling construction and maintenance; fire behavior procedures. NFPA 1001, NFPA 1002. Prerequisites:  FIRE 102 or instructor permission.
FIRE 104 - Fire Department Community Relations

Provides development of communication skills in assigning instruction, orders, and information. Promotes customer service and shows how it is intertwined with fire prevention and public education. Meets the requirements for NFPA 1035. Prerequisites:  FIRE 102 or instructor permission.
FIRE 106 - Ladder Company Basic Operations

Fundamentals of a ladder company operation, including handling and maintaining various types of ground ladders and factors affecting ladder placement; introduction to different methods and systematic ways of ventilating buildings with heated air, smoke, and gases; rope applications, including hauling tools, accomplishing rescues from areas of different elevations, stabilizing vehicles, and cordoning off areas; forcible entry; special rescues; salvage and overhaul; and vehicle operation. NFPA 1001, NFPA 1002. Prerequisites:  FIRE 102 or instructor permission.
FIRE 110 - Fire Suppression Systems

Concepts and standards of fire protection systems including fire detection devices, alarms, and sprinkler systems. Fire codes and how they are enforced. NFPA 1001, NFPA 1002, and NFPA 1031. Prerequisites:  FIRE 102 or instructor permission.
FIRE 120 - Pump Operations/Hydraulics

Hydraulic laws and formulas, pump design, practical operation of pumps, pump operation theory, methods for testing, inspecting and maintaining fire pump installations. Addresses the driver/operator’s manual on operating fire pumps and pumping apparatus. Prerequisites:  FIRE 102 or instructor permission.
FIRE 122 - Fire Company Operations I

In-depth course in the Incident Management System and how it is used on the fire ground including first-in company tactics. Prerequisites:  FIRE 102 or instructor permission.
FIRE 124 - Hazardous Materials to Operations Level

Awareness and operations level study of explosive, toxic, and hazardous materials with emphasis on intelligently handling fire situations. Students will learn to recognize and identify hazardous materials through introduction to systematic classification of relationships between groups of materials with similar characteristics, showing how and where they are used. Students will learn to evaluate shipping documentation for dangerous materials identification, and learn where assistance can be found for hazardous materials emergencies. NFPA 472. Prerequisites:  FIRE 102 or instructor permission.
FIRE 200 - Fire Company Operations II

Officer level training in multi-level planning, implementing, and evaluating basic and advanced fire tactics. Prerequisites:  FIRE 102 or instructor permission.
FIRE 202 - Fire Investigation and Evidence Preservation

Overview of the methods used to determine areas of origin, fire causes, fire spread, and other aspects of fire behavior. Recognition of accidental and incendiary fires, securing and preserving evidence of suspected arson, witness interrogation methods. Prerequisites:  FIRE 102 or instructor permission.
FIRE 203 - Building Construction Fundamentals

Course covers the basic building construction and design necessary for providing proper fire protection features; emphasizing types of construction used in regard to materials, flame spread, fire resistiveness, and fire retardant qualities in certain types of occupancy and building use. Prerequisites:  FIRE 102 or instructor permission.
FIRE 205 - Fire Department Company Officer

Introduction to government and fire department structure, roles, responsibilities and legal liability of the first line supervisor. Also covers concepts of leaders and supervision, public education, labor relations, budgeting, communications, fire prevention, fire suppression and fire fighter safety. NFPA 1021. Prerequisites:  FIRE 102 or instructor permission.
FIRE 240 - Instructor I Certification

Prepares candidates to demonstrate the knowledge and ability to conduct instruction from prepared materials. Covers characteristics of good instruction, role of the instructor in the fire service, summary of psychology of learning, procedures for planning and presenting instruction, evaluation, and testing techniques. Includes instructional planning, development, methods, techniques, materials, aids, and evaluation/testing. Meets NFPA Standard 1041. Prerequisites:  Instructor permission.
FIRE 246 - Fire Codes

A comprehensive intensive study of the International Fire Codes residential and commercial. Preparation to complete the International Code Council "Fire Inspector I and II, and Certificed Fire Inspector" examinations. Prerequisites:  Instructor permission
FIRE 249 - Wildland Fire Fighting

Training in basic wildland fire fighting through DNR standards. Includes the effects of fuel, weather and topography on wildland fire behavior; wildland water supply; initial fire ground command; fire suppression methods; wildland/urban interface; and fire protection planning. Successful completion makes participants eligible for Red Card upon employment with a qualifying agency. NFPA 1051. Prerequisites:  Instructor permission.
FIRE 250 - Cooperative Education

Provides participants with supervised training in a firefighting work environment. Participants will work at a fire station and practice the skills taught in program. Prerequisites:  Completion of required Emergency Services classes and instructor permission.

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  • AAS - Option II code (if applicable)
  • C - Communication Skills
  • NS - Natural Science
  • H - Humanities
  • SS - Social Sciences
  • NS-L - Natural Science Lab
  • Q - Quantitative Skills
  • TE - Transfer Elective (A list)
  • D - Diversity course

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Disclaimer: The printed catalog is published every year for information purposes and is designed to assist prospective students in program planning. The information in the current catalog reflects current programs, requirements, and costs as of August 1, 2009. All information is subject to change without prior notice. Every effort is made to ensure accuracy at the time of publication; however, the catalog is not an irrevocable contract between the student and Everett Community College. Everett Comunity College reserves the right to make any change in the contents and provisions of the catalog without notice.