SRJC Course Outlines

11/30/2022 6:24:34 AMFIRE 71 Course Outline as of Spring 1991

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  FIRE 71Title:  FIRE PROTECT ORGN  
Full Title:  Fire Protection Organization
Last Reviewed:10/14/2019

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled01 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 51

Catalog Description:
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Fire service and fire protection; career opportunities in fire protection and related fields; history of fire protection; fire loss analysis; public, quasi-public, and private fire protection services; specific fire protection services; fire chemistry and physics.


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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State Core Course. Fire service and fire protection; career opportunities in fire protection and related fields; history of fire protection; fire loss analysis; public, quasi-public, and private fire protection services; specific fire protection sevices; fire chemistry and physics.
(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:Fall 1981Inactive:
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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 1.  Develop an understanding of fire technology through an overview
     of fire technology, the fire service, and the fire protection
 2.  Develop an awareness of the working environment of a firefighter.
 3.  Become familiar with the basic information needed for entry
     into the fire service and for preparing for entry level
 1.  Analyze and describe the differences between the certificate,
     two-year, four-year degree programs, and state certification.
 2.  Describe the educational requirements, duties, and information
     sources for various occupations in fire protection.
 3.  Identify the basic components of fire as a chemical reaction,
     the major phases of fire, and the main factors that influence
     fire spread and fire behavior.
 4.  Identify the effects of fire on the environmene and the historical
     efforts made to protect society.
 5.  Identify the major organizations that contribute to fire
 6.  Define and describe the purpose and scope of fire departments.
 7.  Identify the types of common fire department apparatus, equipment,
     and personal safety equipment used for fire fighting.
 8.  Identify the various codes, standards, ordinances, and regulations
     that affect fire protection.
 9.  Identify the various types of public and private fire protection
     equipment and systems.
10.  Define the common elements of a fire prevention bureau.
11.  Identify the various applications of computers in the fire
12.  Define fire fighting strategy and tactics.
13.  Describe the basic elements of fire fighter safety and survival.

Topics and Scope
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  1.  Introduction to Fire Technology
        a. Scope and content of Fire technology curriculum.
        b. Career potential assessment.
        c. Affirmative action & Equal Opportunity Commission
        d. Available training programs.
        e. Personnel development programs.
 2.  Fire Protection Career Opportunities
        a. Public fire protection careers.
        b. Private fire protection careers.
 3.  Public Fire Protection
        a. History of fire protection.
        b. Fire losses.
        c. Purpose and scope of fire agencies.
        d. Fire defense planning.
 4.  Fire Chemistry
        a. Introduction to the characteristics and behavior of fire.
 5.  Public and Private Support Organizations
        a. Types of organizations.
        b. Advisory and regulatory agencies.
        c. Private fire suppression organizations.
        d. Proprietary services.
 6.  Fire Department Resources
        a. Fire department facilities.
        b. Types of apparatus and their functions.
        c. Equipment and tools carried on apparatus.
        d. Personal safety equipment.
 7.  Operational Functions of a Fire Department
        a. Emergency operations.
        b. Fire prevention.
        c. Training.
        d. Administration.
        e. Non-emergency operations.
 8.  Emergency Operations
        a. Personnel
        b. Alarm system.
        c. Standard operating procedures.
 9.  Fire Prevention
        a. Personnel/positions.
        b. Responsibilities of the Fire Prevention Bureau.
        c. Company Inspection programs.
        d. Fire information reporting systems.
10.  Training
        a. Personnel and positions.
        b. Skill development/maintenance.
        c. Performance standards.
11.  Fire Administration
        a. Personnel and positions.
        b. Functions.
        c. Relationship of Fire Department with other Agencies.
        d. Rules and regulations.
        e. Internal and external influences.
        f. Computer applications.
12.  Codes and ordinances
        a. Federal, state, and local.
        b. Responsibility for enforcement.
        c. Relationship of codes and standards.
        d. Relationship of federal, state, and local regulations.
13.  Fire Protection Systems and Equipment
        a. Public land private systems.
        b. Extinguishing agents.
14.  Emergency Incident Management
        a. Introduction to strategy development.
        b. Relationship of strategy to tactics.
        c. Incident command system.

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  The students will do the following:
 1.  Prepare, with a group, a written and oral analysis of a fire
     technology related subject chosen and researched by the group.
     The student will demonstrate an ability to operate within a team
     environemnt to research and present information.
 2.  Explain, both in writing and verbally, the various career
     options available in fire protection for two or more hypothetical
     individuals, given specific descriptions of those individuals.
 3.  Given the positions and functions within a fire department,
     develop an organization chart of a medium-sized fire department.
 4.  Describe in writing current activities or changes in operations
     in fire service agencies from research of trade-technical
     magazines and analyze their effects on the fire service.

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, Reading reports, 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
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
40 - 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 texts:
(1) IFSTA, Fire Service orientation and Terminology, 3rd edition, 1993.
(2) Klinof, Introduction to Fire Protection, Delmar Thomson, 2nd edition,
(3) Klinof, Introduction to Fire Protection Student Manual, Delmar
   Thomson, 2nd edition, 2003.

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