Hans Silberschlag

Residential Faculty - Fire Science

Program Director :

Fire Science/EMT

480-461-6300

Classes Taught

Fall 2021

FSC102 Fire Department Operations 11 Credits
Introductory fire science course primarily designed for the fire department recruit. Includes firefighting skills, equipment, and administrative policies, fire department operations, personnel policies, and International Fire Service Accreditation Congress Practical Skills Testing. Satisfies minimum standards for certification testing set forth by the current Arizona State Training and Certifying Authority.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in FSC105, FSC130, and permission of Instructor. Corequisites: (FSC134 or FSC234) and FSC174.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
22148
MC OFFSITE
MFTC
Hybrid
Lecture/Lab
08/23/2021 - 12/17/2021
MoTuWeTh
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Class Started

Notes: Hybrid classes include face-to-face format on campus at the time listed in the class schedule. The other part will be held online either without a set time to attend or a Live Online session. Students enrolling in a hybrid class acknowledge they already possess the skills described in the Minimum Computer and Technology Requirements at https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 22148 is located at the Mesa Public Safety Training Facility: 3260 North 40th Street, Mesa, AZ 85215. Course fees are $200 payable at time of registration. Student will be required to purchase other learning supplies such as books and uniform items. Students registered for FSC102 (11 credits) must concurrently enroll in a designated section of FSC134 (3 credits). This course utilizes a blended learning component for enhanced learning. Students will be expected to complete on-line assignments and exams. Special registration is required through the Fire Science Department; please visit http://www.mesacc.edu/departments/fire-science-emt to download an application, view prerequisite courses, or contact the department.

FSC105 Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations 3 Credits
Basic methods of recognition and identification based upon the chemical and physical properties of hazardous materials; basic safety procedures when utilizing specific types of protective clothing and equipment; basic tactical information relating to scene management. Satisfies minimum standards for certification testing set forth by the current ProBoard and/or Arizona State Training and Certifying Authority. Prerequisites: None.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
22149
Downtown Center
DTC 422
In Person
Lecture/Lab
08/23/2021 - 12/17/2021
MoWe
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Class Started

22150
Downtown Center
DTC 422
In Person
Lecture/Lab
08/24/2021 - 12/17/2021
TuTh
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Class Started

Fall Flex Start 2021

FSC101 Introduction to Fire Service Selection and Entry 4 Credits
Overview of the application and selection processes used by various fire departments and fire service organizations. Focus on the skills and abilities required for entry-level positions in the fire department, including oral and written communication skills, mathematical and mechanical skills, problem-solving skills, and physical agility and stamina. Elements of fire service culture and their effects on personal growth and interpersonal relationships. Major components of written application processes, requirements, preparation of resumes and their effect on employment prospects. Preparation for the interview to include communications skills, mental preparation techniques, behaviors, and the importance of the interview in the pre-employment process. Prerequisites: None.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
22164
Downtown Center
DTC 422
Hybrid
Lecture/Lab
08/31/2021 - 11/16/2021
Tu
5:00 PM - 7:40 PM

Class Started

Notes: Hybrid classes include face-to-face format on campus at the time listed in the class schedule. The other part will be held online either without a set time to attend or a Live Online session. Students enrolling in a hybrid class acknowledge they already possess the skills described in the Minimum Computer and Technology Requirements at https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 22164 Students may contact instructor at: hans.silberschlag@mesacc.edu

FSC102 Fire Department Operations 11 Credits
Introductory fire science course primarily designed for the fire department recruit. Includes firefighting skills, equipment, and administrative policies, fire department operations, personnel policies, and International Fire Service Accreditation Congress Practical Skills Testing. Satisfies minimum standards for certification testing set forth by the current Arizona State Training and Certifying Authority.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in FSC105, FSC130, and permission of Instructor. Corequisites: (FSC134 or FSC234) and FSC174.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
40176
MC OFFSITE
MFTC
In Person
Lecture/Lab
09/07/2021 - 12/17/2021

Class Started

Notes: Class 40176 This section is for the Mesa Fire Department Regional Academy only.

38457
MC OFFSITE
GPST VALOR
In Person
Lecture/Lab
09/07/2021 - 12/17/2021

Class Started

Notes: Class 38457 Gilbert Fire & Rescue only.

FSC105 Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations 3 Credits
Basic methods of recognition and identification based upon the chemical and physical properties of hazardous materials; basic safety procedures when utilizing specific types of protective clothing and equipment; basic tactical information relating to scene management. Satisfies minimum standards for certification testing set forth by the current ProBoard and/or Arizona State Training and Certifying Authority. Prerequisites: None.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
40174
MC OFFSITE
MFTC
In Person
Lecture/Lab
09/07/2021 - 12/17/2021

Class Started

Notes: Class 40174 This section is for the Mesa Fire Department Regional Academy only.

38459
MC OFFSITE
GPST VALOR
In Person
Lecture/Lab
09/07/2021 - 12/17/2021

Class Started

Notes: Class 38459 Gilbert Fire & Rescue only.

FSC108 Fundamentals of Fire Prevention 3 Credits
Fundamentals of fire prevention. Includes techniques, procedures, regulations, and enforcement. Also includes discussion of hazards in ordinary and special occupancies. Field trips and lectures from industry also included. Prerequisites: None.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
40173
MC OFFSITE
MFTC
GFTC
DTC
In Person
Lecture
09/08/2021 - 09/22/2021

Class Ended

Notes: Class 40173 This section is for the State Fire School Attendees only.

FSC111 Emergency Vehicle Driver Operator 2 Credits
Emergency vehicle operators training including the problems facing operators; the personal qualities of emergency vehicle operator candidates; legal responsibilities of operators; and physical forces involved in driving an emergency vehicle. Includes hands-on training in an emergency response vehicle. Prerequisites: None.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
40172
MC OFFSITE
MFTC
GFTC
DTC
In Person
Lecture
09/08/2021 - 09/22/2021

Class Ended

Notes: Class 40172 This section is for the State Fire School Attendees only.

FSC113 Introduction to Fire Suppression 3 Credits
Introduction to the characteristics and behavior of fire, fire hazard properties of ordinary materials, extinguishing agents, firefighter safety, fire suppression organization and equipment, and basic fire fighting tactics. Prerequisites: None.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
40171
MC OFFSITE
MFTC
GFTC
DTC
In Person
Lecture
09/08/2021 - 09/22/2021

Class Ended

Notes: Class 40171 This section is for the State Fire School Attendees only.

Lab Notes: Students registering for class 40171 must also register for .
40458
MC OFFSITE
MFTC
In Person
Lab
09/08/2021 - 09/22/2021

Class Ended

Notes: Class 40458 This section is for the State Fire School Attendees only.

Lecture Notes: Students registering for class 40458 must also register for .
FSC118 Fire Hydraulics 3 Credits
Review of basic mathematics. Hydraulic laws and formulas as applied to the fire service. Application of formulas and mental calculations to hydraulic problems, water supply variables, and discharge requirements for pumpers. Prerequisites: None.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
40170
MC OFFSITE
MFTC
GFTC
DTC
In Person
Lecture
09/08/2021 - 09/22/2021

Class Ended

Notes: Class 40170 This section is for the State Fire School Attendees only.

FSC130 Fitness for Firefighters/CPAT 1 Credits
Skills and abilities required for entry level position in the fire service including physical ability, and stamina. Opportunity to take the accredited International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) at the end of the course at a IAFF licensed agency. Prerequisites: None.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
40177
MC OFFSITE
MFTC
In Person
Lecture/Lab
09/07/2021 - 12/17/2021

Class Started

Notes: Class 40177 This section is for the Mesa Fire Department Regional Academy only.

38460
MC OFFSITE
GPST VALOR
In Person
Lecture/Lab
09/07/2021 - 12/17/2021

Class Started

Notes: Class 38460 Gilbert Fire & Rescue only.

FSC134 Fitness and Conditioning for Firefighters 3 Credits
Overview of all aspects of fitness for current and prospective firefighters. Includes physical and mental aspects of performance for optimal achievement on fire department agility tests and fire fighting tasks; individual conditioning strategies, nutritional guidelines, protective clothing concepts, and basic exercise principles. Pre-employment, evaluation, and lifelong fitness and conditioning. Prerequisites: None.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
40175
MC OFFSITE
MFTC
In Person
Lecture/Lab
09/07/2021 - 12/17/2021

Class Started

Notes: Class 40175 This section is for the Mesa Fire Department Regional Academy only.

38458
MC OFFSITE
GPST VALOR
In Person
Lecture/Lab
09/07/2021 - 12/17/2021

Class Started

Notes: Class 38458 Gilbert Fire & Rescue only.

FSC159 Ladder Operations 1 Credits
Comprehensive training for members of fire department ladder companies. Emphasis on safety, progressive skills, and equipment review.
Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
40169
MC OFFSITE
MFTC
GFTC
DTC
In Person
Lecture/Lab
09/08/2021 - 09/22/2021

Class Ended

Notes: Class 40169 This section is for the State Fire School Attendees only.

FSC174 Functions of Command 2 Credits
Basic functions of command in the fire service. Includes brief history and future trends of incident command. Analysis of recent local, national, and international tactical and strategic concerns. Utilizes a Command Training Center to provide real-time, computer- and prop-enhanced simulations.
Prerequisites: Permission of Instructor. Corequisites: FSC102.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
24633
Downtown Center
DTC 451
Hybrid
Lecture/Lab
09/03/2021 - 12/17/2021
Fr
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Class Started

Notes: Hybrid classes include face-to-face format on campus at the time listed in the class schedule. The other part will be held online either without a set time to attend or a Live Online session. Students enrolling in a hybrid class acknowledge they already possess the skills described in the Minimum Computer and Technology Requirements at https://www.mesacc.edu/online/get-started for additional information.

Class 24633 Students may contact instructor at: hans.silberschlag@mesacc.edu

FSC201 Fire Service Instructor- Level II 3 Credits
Designed to prepare students for Level II Training Officer as defined by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1041 standards. Continued knowledge and skills in methods of delivering instructional materials, preparation of lesson plans, instructional aids and evaluation instruments; techniques and strategies for organizing the learning environment and management of recordkeeping are also included.
Prerequisites: A grade of "C" or better in FSC200, or permission of Program Director or Instructor.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
40168
MC OFFSITE
MFTC
GFTC
DTC
In Person
Lecture
09/08/2021 - 09/22/2021

Class Ended

Notes: Class 40168 This section is for the State Fire School Attendees only.

FSC202 Supervisory Training For Firefighters 3 Credits
Administrative methods applied to the fire service, departmental organization, and personnel management. Includes fire alarm signaling systems, fire service planning, and relationships with other city departments. Prerequisites: None.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
40167
MC OFFSITE
MFTC
GFTC
DTC
In Person
Lecture
09/08/2021 - 09/22/2021

Class Ended

Notes: Class 40167 This section is for the State Fire School Attendees only.

FSC204 Firefighting Tactics and Strategy 3 Credits
Methods of coordinating personnel, equipment, and apparatus on the fireground. Practical methods of controlling and extinguishing structural and other types of fires. Includes simulation exercises.
Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in FSC113 or permission of Instructor or current employment as a firefighter and/or Firefighter I and II Certification and/or related experience as determined by the Program Director.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
40166
MC OFFSITE
MFTC
GFTC
DTC
In Person
Lecture
09/08/2021 - 09/22/2021

Class Ended

Notes: Class 40166 This section is for the State Fire School Attendees only.

FSC226 Incident Safety Officer 3 Credits

Prerequisites: Rank of Fire Captain or Chief Officer.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
40158
MC OFFSITE
MFTC
GFTC
DTC
In Person
Lecture
09/08/2021 - 09/22/2021

Class Ended

Notes: Class 40158 This section is for the State Fire School Attendees only.

FSC238 Vehicular Extrication And Patient Stabilization 2 Credits
Participative course designed for the Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT). Incorporates new knowledge and skills necessary to access, extricate, and care for victims of crash incidents. Provides exposure to scene management, including size-up, disentanglement, victim stabilization for single and multi-victim situations, hazardous materials incidents, integration of local emergency medical services (EMS) for patient assessment and management, and standard operating procedures to selected victim scenarios.
Prerequisites: Basic EMT certification, current enrollment in an EMT-Basic program, nurse with emergency department experience, or law enforcement personnel, or permission of Instructor.
Section Location Delivery Dates Days Times Availability
40153
MC OFFSITE
MFTC
GFTC
DTC
In Person
Lecture
09/08/2021 - 09/22/2021

Class Ended

Notes: Class 40153 This section is for the State Fire School Attendees only.

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