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Fire Science Starts the Year with Multiple Projects

Over the past few weeks, IVVC Fire Science students have been working on several smaller projects. The first project both Fire Science 1 and 2 students worked on was a brief essay on the movie Ladder 49. Ladder 49 follows firefighter Jack Morrison as he flashes back to various events in his life, while his friend and mentor Deputy Chief Mike Kennedy tries to negotiate his rescue from a burning warehouse where he is trapped with a broken leg. Each student had to write a brief essay on how Jack’s career and home life affected his views on his mortality.

Next, both classes started to become familiar with their Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). In order for students to do their job safely as a firefighter, they must know and understand the purposes for which their gear was made and what it can and can’t do. After learning about PPE, they have started to work with their Self-contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA). So far, they have only learned a few techniques for donning (putting on) and doffing (taking off). They have also learned how to fill their SCBA bottles.

On 9-11, both classes watched a documentary that followed the firefighters of FDNY into the heart of ground zero, as the events of September 11, 2001 unfolded.

Staff Sergeant Clayton, from the National Guard, visited with the class to discuss future goals and planning for college, as well as options for military recruitment and options with the National Guard.

Currently, 1st year students are completing CPR with the EMT class while second year students are completing a project for class accommodation awards.

Battalion Chiefs, Lieutenants, and company assignments will be assigned this week as we really dig into the IVVC Fire Academy.   

 

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