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4/16/2024 6:10:32 AMFIRE 73 Course Outline as of Fall 2008

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  FIRE 73Title:  FIRE PREVENTION 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 to fire safety education and detection and suppression systems.  

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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State Core Course.  This course 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 to fire safety education and detection and suppression systems. This course requires two field trips.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:
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

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

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

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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  Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:
1.  Describe the model code process and list the model code organizations.
2.  Identify the limits of the right of entry provisions contained in the model fire prevention codes.
3.  Explain why warrants must be secured in order to inspect certain buildings.
4.  Describe the classification system used by model building codes to group buildings by use and characteristics.
5.  Describe fire resistive construction elements.
6.  Explain why labeling of certain rated assemblies is mandated by the codes.
7.  Identify and describe the components of means of egress.
8.  Identify the need to regulate interior finish based on previous fire experiences in the United States.
9.  List two strategies for fire safety used by the model fire prevention codes.
10. List the appropriate standards for the maintenance and inspection of sprinklers, standpipes, wet and dry chemical extinguishing systems, and fire alarm systems.
11. Describe ways that the means of egress from a building or space can be compromised.
12. Describe the control area concept of hazardous materials management.
13. Explain the importance of hazardous materials inspections.
14. Describe the system used to classify flammable and combustible liquids.
15. List and describe the three basic categories of explosive materials in commercial use.
16. Identify three assembly occupancies that require special fire protection features.
17. Describe how the provisions of the model fire prevention codes attempt to reduce fire risk at storage facilities, waste materials facilities and lumberyards.
18. List general requirements for storage of all gases.
19. Differentiate between a toxic material and a health hazard material.  

Topics and Scope
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I.   Fire Prevention Through Regulation
    A.  Code administration
    B.  Fire Inspections
          1.  Legal aspects
         2.  Inspection priorities
         3.  Warrants
         4.   Conducting the inspection
II.  The Building Code
     A.  Use and occupancy
     B.  Building limitations and types of construction
     C.  Fire-resistive construction elements
          1.  Fire tests
          2.  Rated assemblies
     D.  Fire protection systems
     E.  Means of egress
     F.  Interior finish requirements
III.  The Fire Prevention Code
     A.  Fire safety provisions
     B.  Maintenance of fire protection systems
     C.  Means of egress maintenance and fire safety and evacuation planning
     D.  Hazardous materials
           1.  Code provisions
           2.  High hazard buildings
           3.  Control areas
           4.  Inspections in buildings with hazardous materials
           5.  Hazardous production material facilities
      E.  Flammable liquids and aerosols
            1.  Physical properties
            2.  Code provisions
            3.  General fire safety requirements
            4.  Storage requirements
            5.  Service station and garages
            6.   Dry cleaning
      F.   Detonation and deflagration hazards
            1.  Explosive materials
            2.  Blasting theory
            3.  Fireworks
      G.   Hazardous assembly occupancies
            1.  Air transportation facilities
            2.  Bowling alleys
            3.  Tents and air-supported structures
       H.  Storage and processing occupancies
            1.  Storage facilities
            2.  Waste material handling facilities
            3.  Lumberyards and woodworking plants
        I.  Compressed and cryogenic gases
            1.  Physical properties of gases
            2.  Code requirements
        J.  Pesticides and other health hazards
            1.  Pesticides defined
            2.  Toxic materials, irritants, sensitizers, and health hazard materials
            3.  Notification, warning, and employee training  

Assignments:
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1.  Reading 20-30 pages from textbook and State-supplied Student Supplement
2.  Completion of 17 weekly assignment sheets
3.  Quizzes, midterm, and final exam
4.  Scenarios and role playing
5.  Classroom oral presentation
6.  Two field trips
7.  Term project and/or internet research project  

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%
Scenarios
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
60 - 80%
Quizzes, midterm, final exam
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 10%
Internet research project, field trips, oral presentation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Fire Prevention-Inspection and Code Enforcement, D. Diamantes, Thomson/Delmar
Learning, current edition
Fire Prevention 1A Student Supplement, State Fire Training, current edition  

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