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|Discipline and Nbr:
FIRE PROTECT ORGN||
Fire Protection Organization
|Units||Course Hours per Week|| ||Nbr of Weeks||Course Hours Total
|Maximum||3.00||Lecture Scheduled||3.00||17.5 max.||Lecture Scheduled||52.50
|Minimum||3.00||Lab Scheduled||0||1 min.||Lab Scheduled||0
| ||Contact DHR||0|| ||Contact DHR||0
| ||Contact Total||3.00|| ||Contact Total||52.50
| ||Non-contact DHR||0|| ||Non-contact DHR Total||0
Title 5 Category:
AA Degree Applicable
00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As:
| ||Total Out of Class Hours: 105.00||Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50||
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.
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100.
Limits on Enrollment:
Schedule of Classes Information
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.
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100.
Limits on Enrollment:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION
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
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.
e. Non-emergency operations.
8. Emergency Operations
b. Alarm system.
c. Standard operating procedures.
9. Fire Prevention
b. Responsibilities of the Fire Prevention Bureau.
c. Company Inspection programs.
d. Fire information reporting systems.
a. Personnel and positions.
b. Skill development/maintenance.
c. Performance standards.
11. Fire Administration
a. Personnel and positions.
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.
A MORE DETAILED OUTLINE AVAILABLE IN THE A.J. DEPT.
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.
Representative Textbooks and Materials:
|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%
|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%
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.