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Fire Science (FIRE) 2014-2015

These are 2014-2015 course descriptions.

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FIRE 1000 Principles Emergency Services (A, SP, SU)  

3 credits
This course provides an overview to fire protection and emergency services, career opportunities in the fire protection and related fields, culture and history of the emergency services, fire loss analysis, and the organization and function of public and private fire protection services.
Lecture: 3 hours

 

FIRE 1001 Firefighter I (A, SP, SU)                                

5 credits
This course covers all of the basic performance and knowledge objectives in the current NFPA Standard 1001 for Firefighter I, including but not limited to: fire department organization, safety, fire alarm, fire behavior, extinguishment, rope, ladders, hose streams, fire control and rescue.
Lecture: 3 hours - Lab: 6 hours        Lab fee: $300.00

 

FIRE 1002 Firefighter II (A, SP, SU)                              

5 credits
This course covers all of the basic performance and knowledge objectives in the current NFPA Standard 1001 for Firefighter II, including but not limited to: fire department organization, safety, fire alarms, fire behavior, extinguishment, rope, ladders, hose streams, fire control and rescue.
Lecture: 3 hours – Lab: 6 hours

 

FIRE 1003 Fire Behavior & Combustion (SP)                

3 credits
This course explores the theories and fundamentals of how and why fires start, spread and are controlled.
Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisites: FIRE 1000 or FIRE 1001 and FIRE 1002  
Lab fee: $5.00

 

FIRE 1004 Principles of Fire and Emergency Safety and Survival (A, SU)                                           

2 credits
This course introduces the basic principles and history related to the national firefighter life safety initiatives, focusing on the need for cultural and behavior change throughout the emergency services. Lecture: 2 hours
Prerequisites: FIRE 1000 or FIRE 1001 and FIRE 1002  

 

FIRE 1005 Basic Building Construction for the Fire Service (SP)                                                                       

3 credits
This course provides the components of building construction related to firefighter and life safety. The elements of construction and design of structures are shown to be key factors when inspecting buildings, pre-planning fire operations, and operating at emergencies.
Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisites: FIRE 1000 or FIRE 1001 and FIRE 1002  
Lab fee: $5.00

 

FIRE 1007 Fire Hydraulics/Water Supply (SP)              

2 credits
This course provides a foundation of theoretical knowledge in order to understand the principles of the use of water in fire protection and to apply hydraulic principles to analyze and to solve water supply problems.
Lecture: 2 hours
Prerequisites: FIRE 1000 or FIRE 1001 and FIRE 1002  
Lab fee: $8.00

 

FIRE 1008 Fire Prevention (A)                                       

3 credits
This course provides fundamental knowledge relating to the field of fire prevention. Topics include the following: history and philosophy of fire prevention, organization and operation of a fire prevention bureau, use and application of codes and standards, plans review, fire inspections, fire and life safety education, and fire investigation.
Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisites: FIRE 1000 or FIRE 1001 and FIRE 1002  
Lab fee: $5.00

 

FIRE 1010 Fire Protection Systems (SP)                         

2 credits
This course provides information relating to the features of design and operation of fire alarm systems, water-based fire suppression systems, special hazard fire suppression systems, water supply for fire protection and portable fire extinguishers.
Lecture: 2 hours
Prerequisites: FIRE 1000 or FIRE 1001 and FIRE 1002  

 

 

FIRE 1101 Legal Issues for the Emergency Services (A, SP)

3 credits
This course will address the federal, state, and local laws that regulate emergency services, and it includes a review of national standards, regulations, and consensus standards.
Lecture: 3 hours         Lab fee: $5.00

 

FIRE 1103 Hazardous Materials Technician Level (A) 

3 credits
This course will provide fundamental knowledge of the properties and behavior of various hazardous chemicals in our environment. It presents an overview of the physical and chemical characteristics of toxic, flammable, and reactive substances in the form of solids, liquids, and gases, combined with practical application of methods for responding to emergencies involving such materials.
Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisites: FIRE 1001, FIRE 1002, FIRE 1003        Lab fee: $8.00

 

FIRE 1105 Strategies/Tactics of Firefighting (A, SP)     

3 credits
This course presents the principles of fire ground control through utilization of personnel, equipment, and extinguishing agent.
Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisites: FIRE 1000 or FIRE 1001 and FIRE 1002  
Lab fee: $5.00

 

FIRE 2001 Fire Service Company Officer (A)                

3 credits
This course introduces supervisory techniques as applied to public service personnel. Course covers the need for job descriptions and job procedures, reports, oral and written directions, work evaluation, meetings, discipline, and conference leaders.
Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisites: FIRE 1000 or FIRE 1001 and FIRE 1002  
Lab fee: $5.00

 

FIRE 2003 Fire Arson Investigation (A, SP)                   

3 credits
This course is intended to provide the student with the fundamental skills and technical knowledge needed for proper fire scene interpretations, including recognizing and conducting origin and cause, preservation of evidence and documentation, scene security, motives, and types of fire causes.
Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisites: FIRE 1000 or FIRE 1001 and FIRE 1002  
Lab fee: $5.00

 

FIRE 2005 Principles of Fire Scene Command (A)         

3 credits
This course presents NFPA Incident Management System curriculum concepts. The course content is tailored to the person looking to begin a career in firefighting, and the person at the FF level who has no direct command responsibility, but must understand the principles of incident command.
Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisites: FIRE 1000 or FIRE 1001 and FIRE 1002  
Lab fee: $5.00

 

FIRE 2094 Special Topics in Emergencies Services (On Demand)

Variable: .5 - 7 credits
Topics or areas of professional interest within the fire science field will be explored. These offerings will introduce students to new topics and technologies supporting current trends, the needs of the students and the community, and future development of the program.
Lecture: varies

 

FIRE 2105 Advanced Building Construction/Collapse (SP)

3 credits
This course provides an introduction to the present and past practices of building construction as it relates to firefighting. It discusses the various hazards involved in a building collapse and how to recognize warning signs of impending disaster. Course also looks at building construction from the Company Officer and Incident Commander’s perspective.
Lecture: 3 hours
Instructor permission required
Prerequisites: FIRE 1001, FIRE 1002