It is expected that students will spend 2 to 3 hours, minimally, outside of the classroom/laboratory performing course related work such as readings, research, homework assignments, practica, studio work, and other academic work for every hour of instruction spent in the classroom/laboratory.
This course provides students with an overview of the fire service. It introduces students to the various types of fire organizations, issues concerning fireground management and firefighter safety, the major types of apparatus and equipment employed, and the most current techniques and extinguishing agents used in fighting fires. Students will also examine the numerous public and private sector employment opportunities. (3 contact hours) (TAG) [Catalog Entry]
This course provides students with an understanding of contemporary management principles and practices as they apply to the fire service, and discusses administrative methods for managing the public organization. Students will gain an understanding of the decisions and challenges facing today's fire service administrators. Topics include planning, organizing, staffing, directing, and budgeting for a typical fire department. This course provides instruction commensurate with many sections of NFPA 1021, also known as the standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications.
(2 contact hours) [Catalog Entry]
This course provides, through the use of slides and construction plans, advanced training in building construction; plan review to ensure code compliance; and relative resistance of construction elements to fire, flame spread, and structural failure. Topics include construction principles for each major type of building, structural elements, and current issues facing the construction industry. This course addresses selected recommendations of NFPA Standard 1031, Professional Qualifications for Fire Inspector, Levels I and II.
(3 contact hours) (TAG) [Catalog Entry]
This course provides students with instruction in the identification of hazardous materials, chemical reactions, and the proper handling of hazardous materials incidents. It includes instruction in the implementation of the appropriate multilevel and interagency Incident Command process required to effectively handle such incidents. The course culminates with case studies and simulated incidents. The course content meets most recommendations of NFPA Standard 472, OSHA 20CFR1920.120 and U.S. EPA 40CFR311, Awareness and Operations levels and selected portions of NFPA Standard 472, Technician and Incident Commander levels. This course is cross-listed as FIRE 2340 Hazardous Materials Operations and Command and EMGT 2340 Hazardous Materials Operations and Command. Students who have taken the course under the alternative course ID should not take this course. (3 contact hours) [Catalog Entry]