2020-2021 Catalog 
    Oct 22, 2021  
2020-2021 Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

FSC 135 - Fire Prevention

Description: Topics of fire prevention including: history and philosophy; 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.

Credits: 3
Lecture: 3
Course Content:
  1. Goals, importance and organizations of fire prevention
  2. History of major fires and fire prevention in America
  3. Responsibilities and professional development
  4. Standards for fire prevention personnel
  5. Private organizations
  6. Roles of government
  7. Inspection and enforcement
  8. Fire prevention laws, regulations and standards
  9. Plans review programs
  10. Fire protection engineering
  11. Fire investigation
  12. Public education

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Define the national fire problem and role of fire prevention. (1, 2)
  2. Identify and describe fire prevention organizations and associations. (1, 5)
  3. Define laws, rules, regulations, and codes, and identify those relevant to fire prevention of the authority having jurisdiction. (5, 6, 8)
  4. Define the functions of a fire prevention bureau. (3, 4, 7-12)
  5. Describe inspection practices and procedures. (7, 8)
  6. Identify and describe the standards for professional qualifications for Fire Marshal, Plans Examiner, Fire Inspector, Fire and Life Safety Educator, and Fire Investigator. (3, 4, 8)
  7. List opportunities in professional development for fire prevention personnel. (3)
  8. Describe the history and philosophy of fire prevention. (2)