The Plano Campus (Spring Creek) is closed through Sunday, March 14th due to weather damage. All classes at the Plano Campus (Spring Creek) will be online until further notice and students should contact their professors with any questions.
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Marketable Skills

 
FIRE ACADEMY / FIRE SCIENCE MARKETABLE SKILLS
• Search burning buildings to locate fire victims. 
• Rescue victims from burning buildings, accident sites, and water hazards. 
• Utilize personal protective equipment including flame resistant clothing, and self-contained breathing apparatus. 
• Assess fire and situations using knowledge of types of fires, construction design, building materials, then report conditions to superiors and receive instructions using two-way radios.
• Create openings in buildings and vehicles to access victims using common hand tools and specialized rescue tools.
• Respond to emergencies and other calls for assistance in buildings, vehicles, and other structures.
• Use block and tackle equipment including rope, pulleys and rigging equipment for hoisting. 
• Effectively operate firefighting equipment and rescue tools.
• Inspect fire sites after flames have been extinguished to ensure that there is no further danger. 
• Communicate effectively and professionally through face-to-face discussions when under stressful situations encountered at emergency and non-emergency incidents. 
• Analyze information and evaluate results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
• Work with a group or team to accomplish assigned tasks with or without detailed instructions.
• Provide personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support or other personal care to those in need at an emergency response incident. Actively look for ways to help people.
• Protect and respect personal property and patient health information of victims displaced during an emergency incident.
 
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