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Public Health & Safety Junior
Junior Syllabus
Junior Syllabus


Law and Public Safety Junior Course


Texts: Robert Klinoff 2003 Introduction to Fire Protection 2nd. Edition
Essentials of Emergency Care 2007
Hazardous Materials Incidents 2nd. Edition Hawley
Additional Materials;
Emergency Management
Institute On-Line Academy
Handouts, current articles, and other materials to supplement text readings.

Quarter 1 :
Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4 Klinoff
Chapter 1: Intro to Fire Protection explores College programs and the educational process of Public Safety workers in general. Work ethics and human relations are discussed as they relate to both public and private sectors. The candidate selection process and personnel development programs with regards to civil service and typical industry hiring practices.
Chapter 2: Fire protection Career Opportunities explore the public and private sectors. Fire protection, investigation, Codes and Enforcement. Topics vary from industrial, commercial and municipal career
Chapter 3: Public Fire Protection: History and evolution of Firefighting, equipment evolution, and fire symbols. Changes in construction of fire stations, and evolution of personal protective equipment.
Discussion on the United Sates Fire Problem. Purpose and scope of fire agencies, federal state and local, including fire defense planning. Risk Management and deployment of resources. The future of fire protection practices in theU.S.

Chapter 4: Chemistry and Physics of Fire. Defines Fire and its chemical properties. Fire triangle and tetrahedron. Chemistry of Fire, fire physics. Heat and temperature, and transfer of heat and energy.
Define the classifications of fire and the extinguishing agents of each class. Phases of fire.
ASHI Modules 1-3
Chapter 1: Community Emergency Response Teams, Legal considerations and Good Samaritan Laws, and Roles and Responsibilities of first aid responders. Emergency actions steps, Assess, alert and attend. Contacting 911 and information services. ABC’s of CPR and recovery positions. General Principles of triage, Head to toe exams. Taking sample history.
Chapter 2: Basic life support. Identifying absence of pulse and respirations. Performing mouth to mask and cardiopulmonary resuscitation. One person and two person CPR. Identifying life threatening cardiac rhythms and determining when and how to use an AED. Foreign body airway obstructions. Special medical circumstances as they relate to BLS.
Chapter 3: Chapter 3 deals with oxygen therapy across all age groups. OSHA standards for bloodborne pathogens explore various communicable disease processes and how they affect the health and safety of
emergency responders. Includes Hepatitis A,B,C, Aids, tuberculosis, and the common cold. Instruction includes various forms of personal protective equipment, vaccinations, health screenings and proper hand washing techniques. Disposal of sharps containers, needles and contaminated equipment and supplies
are discussed with regards to OSHA requirements.


Chapters 5- 8 Klinoff Intro to Fire Protection
Chapter 5: Introduces various National and International organizations within the Public Safety network. Challenges students to identify the types of incidents that these organizations respond to or have input into standards for. Federal organizations play an important role in the make up of Public Safety. Setting laws and standards to which emergency response personnel must adhere to. Includes organizations such as FEMA, Homeland Security, and OSHA. States are responsible for responses within their borders, and are the first to assist in large scale emergencies. Students will research and explore various state agencies. This chapter concludes with local emergency response agencies. These include both public and private agencies.
Chapter 6: Facilities and equipment are both required for local agencies to respond to emergencies. Various types and sizes of facilities will be explored and look at the funding associated with each. Equipment
including apparatus is a very expensive commodity. The procurement process with competitive bidding and state purchasing is explored. Equipment will include pumps, ladders, hand tools and hoses. Self contained breathing apparatus and personal protective equipment will be examined aqnd used in practical applications. Specialty equipment for wildland firefighting and airport operations as well as military installations.

Chapter 7: The incident management system is now a national incentive after the September 11th. Terrorist attacks on theWorldTradeCenter. Unity of Command, span of Control, and the chain of command are defined. The concept of the Management Cycle, combining Goals, Objectives, planning and organization are introduced. This chapter is concluded with the completion of two certificates from the Emergency Management Agency in NiMS, the National Incident Management System.

Chapter 8: Support Functions. Dispatch is the first link to emergency services during a crisis. This chapter developes an
understanding to the concept of emergency dispatch centers. It defines types of dispatch centers, various methods of receiving alarms for help. Personnel, and information services are explored for an expanding role of emergency services. NiMS 100 and 700 On-line training.

ASHI Chapter 4: Chapter four of the ASHI programs deals with basic first aid and care. Students will gain knowledge and be able to perform basic life saving procedures while waiting for Emergency medical
Services to arrive. Topics will include bleeding and shock, burn care, strain and sprains, and head and neck injuries. The treatment and splinting of dislocations and fractures. The mechanics of injuries and mechanism of injuries will be explored. Medical emergencies can provide a wide variety of causes. Learning to use basic diagnostic procedures and learning treatments for basic emergencies are discussed. Unit concludes with practical and written testing. This chapter will introduce students to equipment and procedures used in todays
modern Emergency Medical services.

Quarter 3
Chapter 9-11 Klinoff Introduction to Fire Prevention
Chapter 9: Deals with training aspects of entry level positions in the fire service. Under the Ohio Department of Public Safety and the Sate Fire Marshalls office. Aspects of training levels, continuing training and specialized training are developed. Determining adequate levels of training and the development of standards are introduced. Developing an understanding that training correlates to the effectiveness at incidents. Students must realize that training and education is an ongoing and never ending process.
Chapter 10: Fire Prevention. Loss of property and life still plagues the United State as one of the greatest costs to landowners. Understanding the staff functions from the newest member to chief
grade officers. Various methods of fire prevention will be discussed with students preparing their own lesson.
The role of today’s safety forces with regards to public education including public service announcements
is explored as students develop their own safety education programs.
Chapter 11: Chapter 11 deals with Codes and Ordinances. Students will be able to explain the relationship between federal, state, and local regulations. Career tracts will explore positions that  responsible for enforcing codes and ordinances at different levels. Discussion will focus on the creation and adoption of codes and ordinances at the various levels. The Public safety sector works with a variety of Model codes used throughout the country. Exploration of the model building code, electrical code and fire code will be explored. The Ohio Revised Code will be used as a basis for training and education and for morals and ethics of public safety personnel. Many of today’s fire codes are based on past tragedies. The chapter explores these historic events, and how they affect the legislature for future code

ASHI Essentials
ASHI Chapter 5: This chapter will explore various medical emergencies including sudden and unknown
types of illness. Heat and cold related emergencies. Dealing with patients with a disability will be explored. There are a variety of disabilities from emotional to learning disabilities. Exploration of various disabilities will be investigated. The chapter concludes with the emotional effects that rescuers
face in various emergency situations.
Quarter  4

Klinoff Chapters 12—14

Chapter 12: Chapter 12 discusses Fire protection systems and equipment. Having a system that detects fire early, and suppresses it is the best means of decreasing dollar loss and loss of life. This chapter covers components of a municipal water supply, and what makes a dependable water system. Auxiliary sources of water are a requirement for redundancy of fire protection. Various sources of auxiliary water are explored in local communities. After identifying key points to a water supply system, the chapter discusses water as an extinguishing agent as well as alternative extinguishing agents. This chapter concludes with a variety of specialized extinguishing agents designed for a specific hazard.
Chapter 13: Emergency Incident Management utilizes high level of critical thinking to challenge the students ability to make quick decisions. Having an action plan, and determining the mode of attack. Listing the strategic priorities and implementing the strategy and tactics while utilizing the incident command structure. Tabletop scenarios help to reinforce this concept.
Chapter 14: Emergency Operations attempts to mitigate all incident scenes. The chapter identifies the role of the fire service at various types of emergencies. Safety of responding personnel are highlighted in this chapter. Certain installations have hazards that are particular to their locations. The chapter discusses electrical installations, wild land firefighting, urban interface, and oils storage facilities as well as others. The chapter conclude with an introduction to hazardous materials response. This introduces the hazardous awareness level training.

Hazardous Material Incidents /Hawley

Chapter 1: Key concepts include the recognition and identification of hazardous materials. Using the Department of Transportation nine hazard classes students will be able to define each and know hazards associated with each class. Explore occupancies where haz-mats may be stored and the types of containers associated with common products.
Chapter 2: Identification of products using DOT placards and the NFPA704 labeling system will be defined. Various stages of product manufacturing, transportation and disposal will be introduced. A basic chemistry and physical properties will be examined using all of the states of matter.
Chapter 3: Chapter 2 deals with obtaining information of individual chemicals and products. Using a variety of resources, products will be investigated to determine the level of threat to responders and the general public. DOT guide book, Chemtrec, and the use of MSDS and shipping papers are examined. Chemists and other specialists are an excellent example of additional resources. How these professionals interact
with emergency responders is an important consideration.

Chapter 4:  Personal protective equipment for hazardous materials is highly specialized. Chapter 4 looks at various levels of protective equipment. The toxicology of hazardous materials is introduced with
definitions of permissible exposures limits in industry. The physical affects on the responders as they wear this protective equipment is examined.

Chapter 5: Chapter 5 examines protective actions one needs to take when encountering a potential hazardous materials scene. The chapter examines setting up perimeters, evacuation, identification and
mediation. The chapter examines the nine hazards and how to initially respond to them. Decontamination of personnel and equipment followed by a post incident analysis. Following this Chapter the Emergency Management Institutes NiMS 700 Introduction to Hazardous Materials course will be completed. Successful completion will result in the issuance of
a certificate of completion.

 Public Health and Safety

Grading Schedule
The standard grading schedule for Cuyahoga Valley Career Center shall be followed.
This schedule is found on page 25 of the student handbook.

Excellent: A        91 –100%
Good:      B         90 – 82%
Average:  C          81 –73%
Poor:       D         72 – 65%
Failing:     F          64– 0%

Grades are cumulative and are calculated using the following format.

Attendance and Class Participation    15%
Related Course and Quizzes              20%
Projects or Research Papers              30%
Unit Tests* (static & didactic)            35%
* Juniors
Math grade will be calculated into their PH&S grade.      
Juniors Anatomy grade will be a separate grade.
Progress reports will be issued four (4) times per school year, midway through the
grading period.
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