SRJC Course Outlines

7/12/2024 2:00:42 PMFIRE 201A Course Outline as of Fall 1981

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Discipline and Nbr:  FIRE 201ATitle:  FIRE PREVENTION 1A  
Full Title:  Fire Prevention 1A
Last Reviewed:8/1/1981

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum2.00Lecture Scheduled40.0012 max.Lecture Scheduled480.00
Minimum2.00Lab Scheduled01 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total40.00 Contact Total480.00
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  960.00Total Student Learning Hours: 1440.00 

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

Catalog Description:
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Review of the duties and responsibilities of fire prevention personnel; the storage, handling, and fire control requirements of flammable and combustible liquids, compressed gases, explosives and fireworks, various other hazardous materials and requirements for portable fire extinguishers.


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100 and completion of Fire 73 (formerly Fire 52) or equivalent.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Review of duties & responsibilities of fire prevention personnel.
(P/NP Only)

Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100 and completion of Fire 73 (formerly Fire 52) or equivalent.
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
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:Effective:Inactive:
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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The students will:
 1.  Identify responsibility and authority for fire prevention
     inspections and related activities.
 2.  Identify the physical properties of flammable and combustible
     solids, liquids, and gases relative to basic fire prevention
     inspection practices.
 3.  Provide basic information on specific fire hazards of flammable
     and combustible solids, liquids, and gases.
 4.  Provide information relative to fire prevention concerning
     radioactive, explosive, and unstable materials.
 5.  Provide and opportunity to identify hazardous materials
     typically found during basic fire inspections, by using the
     Department of Transportation labels and placarding systems.
 6.  Identify principles of operation and inspection practices for
     fixed fire protection systems (other than sprinkler systems).
 7.  Identify principles of placement, operation, and inspection of
     portable fire extinguishers.
 8.  Review the basic principles determining fire cause and origin
     and their relationship to fire prevention, control, and
     inspection practices.

Topics and Scope
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  1.  Responsibilities of Fire Prevention Personnel
        a. Inspectors and reports
        b. Public education
 2.  Fire Cause Determination
        a. Heat sources
        b. Reactive materials
 3.  Basic Classes of Hazardous Materials
        a. United Nations systems
        b. DOT system
 4.  Identification and Control of Fire Hazards in Hazardous
     Materials Areas
        a. Code enforcement
        b. Inspections
 5.  Regulatory Labeling and Placarding System
        a. DOT manual
 6.  Code Enforcement for Portable Fire Extinguishers and Fixed
        a. Types
        b. Applicable codes

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  The student will:
     1. Identify the responsibilities of fire prevention personnel
        in hazardous materials areas.
     2. Analyze fire causes in hazardous materials and list ways to
        eliminate them.
     3. Identify and list the code requirements for portable and
        fixed fire extinguishers and systems.

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
0 - 0%
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 10%
Quizzes, Exams
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 10%
Performance exams
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
0 - 70%
Multiple choice
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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