This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to safely and effectively perform basic firefighting operations as part of a firefighting team. Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to: apply the principles of fire behavior; understand the fundamentals of building construction; demonstrate knowledge of water distribution systems; understand ventilation and air currents as it applies to fire behavior; understand and apply knowledge of water pressure and hose streams; explain fire prevention practices; and demonstrate knowledge of Fire Fighter Professionals Qualifications. Topics in this course include: fire service organization/communications, fire behavior, life safety/fire prevention, portable fire extinguishers, introduction to respiratory protection, self-contained breathing apparatus, hose and streams, rope and knots, forcible entry, ventilation ladders, search and rescue, property conservation, wildland firefighting, structural firefighting, and fire ground fire rescue operations. Students must earn a 70% or higher on the FFI Midterm to remain in the program. Students must also pass the final exam with a 60% or better for High School credit and/or with a 70% or higher to receive both the High School credit and MFRI credit.