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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 introduces students to the principles and practices involved in the proper installation of private fire protection and detection systems, and the selection of the appropriate extinguishing agents and detectors based upon the hazards encountered. The course includes the study of sprinkler systems, total flood and local application types of special suppression systems, several styles of fire detection and annunciation, and several other systems. This course provides instruction commensurate with selected recommendations of various National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards for Professional Qualifications.
(2 contact hours) (TAG) [Catalog Entry]
This course introduces students to the principles, practices, and calculations involved in the safe and efficient delivery of an uninterrupted supply of water, foam, and other extinguishing agents to the fireground. Topics include drafting water, velocity and discharge, friction loss, engine and nozzle pressures as they relate to fire streams, and fire pump testing. This course provides instruction commensurate with selected portions of NFPA Standard 1001, the standard on Firefighter Professional Qualifications.
(2 contact hours) [Catalog Entry]
This course provides students with the knowledge needed to effectively plan fireground strategy and determine effective tactics that can be utilized to carry out strategy. Special emphasis is placed on the Incident Command System and the use of various operational levels within the Incident Command structure available to effect proper span of control and safe fireground operations. The culmination of this course is practical application of the materials by simulating a major fireground operation. This course provides instruction commensurate with selected topics of NFPA 1021, Fire Officer Professional Qualifications.
(3 contact hours) [Catalog Entry]