SRJC Course Outlines

11/30/2022 6:37:55 AMFIRE 73 Course Outline as of Spring 1991

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  FIRE 73Title:  FIRE PREV TECH  
Full Title:  Fire Prevention Technology
Last Reviewed:1/22/2018

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled017.5 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  FIRE 52

Catalog Description:
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Provides fundamental information regarding the history and philosophy of fire prevention, organization and operation of a fire prevention bureau, use of fire codes, identification and correction of fire hazards, and the relationship of fire prevention with fire safety education and detection and suppression systems.


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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State Core Course. Organization & function of fire prevention.
(Grade Only)

Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100.
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Spring 1989Inactive:
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course


Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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  COURSE GOALS:  To encourage and enable the students to:
 1.  appreciate the purpose of fire prevention and the codes and
     laws that authorize its existence.
 2.  develop an understanding of how a fire prevention bureau
 3.  develop an increased awareness of fire hazards and methods of
     correcting these hazards.
 4.  understand built-in fire protection features as they relate to
     fire prevention.
 COURSE OBJECTIVES:  At the end of the course the student will
 demonstrate the ability to:
 1.  describe the origin and history of fire prevention efforts in
     the United States.
 2.  list and identify the basic fire prevention functions of a fire
 3.  identify the responsibility and authority for fire prevention
     inspections and related activities.
 4.  explain and identify principles and procedures used to correct
     fire hazards.
 5.  identify occupancies and building construction types.
 6.  identify hazards of use, storage, and transfer of flammable
     liquids, gases, and other hazardous materials.
 7.  explain basic exiting requirements.
 8.  identify basic electrical fire hazards.
 9.  list operational deficiencies in sprinkler systems and special
     fixed fire protection systems.
10.  list operational deficiencies of standpipe systems.
11.  list operational deficiencies of detection and alarm systems.
12.  identify principles of placement, operation, and inspection of
     portable fire extinguishers.
13.  describe basic principles of fire cause determination as they
     relate to fire prevention and fire investigation.
14.  identify the plan review function of a fire prevention bureau.
15.  identify the relationship between fire safety education and
     fire prevention.
16.  identify the importance of report preparation and records
     management in fire prevention efforts.

Topics and Scope
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  1.  History and development of fire prevention.
 2.  Fire prevention organizations.
 3.  Organization of a fire prevention bureau.
 4.  Building codes and fire prevention.
 5.  Fire codes and fire prevention.
 6.  Structural elements.
 7.  Inspections procedures.
 8.  Identification of hazards.
 9.  Abatement and mitigation of hazards.
10.  Fire investigation.
11.  Public fire safety education.
12.  Plan review.
13.  Report preparation and record keeping.

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  The student will:
 1.  define the principal functions of a fire prevention bureau.
 2.  analyze the relationship between fire prevention efforts and
     the resulting reduction of life and property loss.
 3.  describe, in writing, the major types of fire hazards that
     could be found on a thorough commercial fire inspection.
 4.  describe, in writing, the basic hazard correction process used
     by the modern fire prevention bureau; given a simulated exercise
     the student will analyze and determine which codes would be
     used and how they would be applied.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
10 - 20%
Written homework, Term papers
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
5 - 10%
Homework problems, Quizzes, Exams
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
5 - 10%
Class performances
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
25 - 80%
Multiple choice, Completion
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Recommended required text:
Diamantes, Fire Prevention, Delmar Thomson, 2nd edition, 2003.

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