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ITI in Firemen

ITI in Firemen

ITI in Firemen




Firemen brave extremely hazardous conditions and long, irregular shifts on a near-daily basis. They are on call at all hours and must respond immediately to extinguish or control fires and to other emergency situations. In addition to a high school diploma, some firemen are required to obtain an EMT certification. All firemen undergo rigorous, on-going training. Certification requirements vary by state and employer.

Skills Required

Basics of Physics & Chemistry related to Fire: Physical properties of matter, Definition of Density, Relative density, Effects of density on behaviour of gases, Vapour density, Melting & Boiling point, introduction to Heat and Combustion, Measurement of temp and conversion of their scales, Definition of Flammable liquids, Gases & vapors, sp heat, latent heat.

Nature of Job

A fireman is charged with duties ranging from saving lives to keeping firefighting equipment clean. At a moment’s notice, a fireman must be ready to perform job functions such as rescuing people or animals from burning or collapsed buildings, fighting fires and providing emergency medical assistance.

Firemen also work with police, providing general assistance at accident and crime scenes. Firemen who aid in controlling and extinguishing forest fires sometimes parachute into areas vehicles can’t reach and assist in creating and maintaining fire lines. Other common duties include:

  • Carrying hoses
  • Climbing ladders.
  • Hooking hoses up to hydrants.
  • Breaking through walls.
  • Protecting those in danger due to a fire.
  • Ensuring integrity of the property ablaze.

Syllabus

Course Content

  • Physical training.
  • Unarmed drill (Parade).
  • Fire safety.
    • Fire Science.
    • Fire prevention.
    • Fire protection.
    • Fire service operation.
    • Fire brigade equipment.
    • Fire service administration.
  • Rescue.
  • First aid.
  • Maintenance.

Eligibility & Admissions

(a) Passed 10th class examination.

(b) The minimum physical requirements are :

1. Height – 165 cm.

2. Weight – 52 kg.

3. Chest – Normal 81 cm – Expanded 85 cm.

4. A registered MBBS doctor must certify that the candidate is medically fit to undertake the course.

Higher Studies

  • B.Sc (Fire & Safety).
  • Certificate In Fireman (ITI).
  • Safety & Protection (ITI).
  • B.Sc (Hons) Fire and Leadership Studies.
  • B.Sc (Hons) Fire and Rescue.

Job Prospects

The demand for fire fighters is expected to grow by an incredible 19% from 2010 through 2014, which is substantially faster than the average for all occupations nationwide. Most new firefighter recruits will come from volunteer firefighters who are converted to paid positions. Over the last few years, it has become increasing difficult for volunteer fire departments to recruit and retain volunteer firefighters. Furthermore, a trend toward families and individuals living in and around major metropolitan areas has increased the demand for fire fighters. Notwithstanding growing demand, firefighters are expected to face a lot of competition of paid job openings. The number of qualified applicants in most areas where firefighters are needed far exceeds the number of full and part-time job openings. This situation is expected to persist in the foreseeable future. Applicants who are physically fit, score high on mechanical aptitude exams and possess an advanced degree in fire science or fire management have the best chances of filling open job positions.

Employers

Can work as Fireman in Government or Private agencies providing rescue work in case of fire.

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