FIRE-1100 Principles of Emergency Services

3 Credits

Provides an overview to fire protection including history, organization of services, local and state laws in addtion to nomenclature, chemistry and physics of fire protection systems, strategy and tactics.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval: Admission to or completion of accredited Fire Academy.

FIRE-1200 Principles of Fire and Emergency Services Safety and Survival

2 Credits

Introduces the basic principles and history related to the national firefighter life safety initiatives, focusing on the need for cultural and behavior change throughout the emergency services.

Lecture: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval: Admission to or completion of accredited Fire Academy.

FIRE-1300 Fire Tactics and Strategy

3 Credits

Pre-planning of fire fighting operation, size-up fire scene, employment of fire personnel and equipment. Overall command pattern at fire scene.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval: Successful completion of Fire Academy.

FIRE-1400 Chemistry of Hazardous Materials

2 Credits

Analysis of chemical reactions as causative agent of fire. Includes redox reactions, reaction rates, toxic compounds and hazardous combinations of chemicals. Safety procedures in handling hazardous materials, transporting and defusing them.

Lecture: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval: Successful completion of Fire Academy.

FIRE-1500 Fire Behavior and Combustion

2 Credits

Explores the theories and fundamentals of how and why fires start, spread, and how they are controlled.

Lecture: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval: Admission to or completion of Fire Academy.

FIRE-1600 Fire Prevention

3 Credits

Provides fundamental knowledge relating to the field of fire prevention. Topics include: history and philosophy of fire prevention; organization and operation of a fire prevention bureau; use and application of codes and standards; plans review; fire inspection; fire and life safety education; and fire investigation.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval: Successful completion of accredited fire academy.

FIRE-2321 Fire Protection Systems

2 Credits

Provides information relating to the features of design and operation of fire alarm systems, water-based fire suppression systems, special hazard fire suppression systems, water supply for fire protection and portable fire extinguishers.

Lecture: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval: Admission to or completion of Fire Academy.

FIRE-2351 Building Construction for Fire Protection

3 Credits

Provides the components of building cosntruction related to firegighter and life safety. The elements of construction and design of structures are shown to be key factors when inspecting buildings, preplanning fire operations, and operating at emergencies.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval: Completion of accredited Fire Academy.

FIRE-2401 Fire Protection Hydraulics and Water Supply

3 Credits

Provides a foundation of theoretical knowledge in order to understand the principles of the use of water in fire protection and to apply hydraulic principles to analyze and to solve water supply problems.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval: Successful completion of accredited Fire Academy.

FIRE-2600 Fire Investigation Methods

3 Credits

Principles of fire investigation, arson laws, interrogation of witnesses. Use of photography in fire investigation. Preparation of reports. Collection and presentation of arson evidence in court.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval: Successful completion of Fire Academy.

FIRE-2720 Fire Service Training and Public Relations

2 Credits

Methods and techniques of instruction for fire personnel. Organization of training programs and preparation of training materials. Study of public relations as related to fire service with emphasis on building good will and explanation of fire service activity in the community.

Lecture: 2 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval: Successful completion of Fire Academy.

FIRE-2730 Managing Fire Services

3 Credits

Capstone course in Fire Technology. Total management of effective fire and medical emergency services on immediate basis. Budget, personnel, labor relations, measurement and evaluation of productivity of service. Training and supervision of fire service personnel.

Lecture: 3 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval: Successful completion of Fire Academy

FIRE-2830 Cooperative Field Experience

1-3 Credits

Open to students eligible for the Cooperative Education Program. Employment in an approved training facility under College supervision. Requirement for one credit is 180 hours of approved work. Students may earn up to three credits in one semester. May be repeated for an accrued maximum of nine credits.

Other Required Hours: 180 clock hours of approved work per credit hour

Prerequisite(s): See campus COOP Advisor for the Cooperative Education Program application

FIRE-2990 Fire Technology Professional Study

1 Credit

Capstone course in Fire Technology. Provides students with opportunities to apply technical, oral, and written skills; to prepare resumes and/or portfolios and develop interview skills; to study history and trends in fire technology. Students will choose an area compatible with their interest and background, and facilitated by the instructor, prepare a report, presenation, resume, or a study.

Lecture: 1 hours

Prerequisite(s): Departmental approval: Successful completion of a minimum of 20 credits in FIRE.