- Course Number:
- FP 122
- Course Title:
- Fundamentals of Fire Prevention
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Course DescriptionProvides fundamental knowledge relating to the field of fire prevention. Includes history and philosophy of fire prevention; organization and operation of a fire prevention division; use and application of codes and standards; plans review; fire inspections; fire and life safety education; and fire investigation. Prerequisites: WR 115 and MTH 60.
Addendum to Course Description
This course is a core requirement for the AAS degree in Fire Protection and is transferable to Eastern Oregon University and Western Oregon University for the Fire Service Administration program.
Intended Outcomes for the course
Upon successful completion students should be able to:
- Communicate effectively with the public about the history and philosophy of fire prevention, the national fire problem and the role and functions of a fire prevention bureau.
- Identify laws, codes, ordinances, and regulations as they relate to fire prevention.
- Understand code enforcement as it impacts life and property loss.
- Differentiate between the professional qualifications for Fire Marshal, Plans Examiner, Fire Inspector, Fire and Life Safety Educator, and Fire Investigator.
Course Activities and Design
The content of the course will be presented in lecture, classroom discussions, role playing, demonstrations, practical skills demonstration as appropriate. Additional instruction methodology may include guest speaker, research papers, professional publication reviews, written and oral reports, and class presentations.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
Methods of assessment may include one or more of the following:
- Various individual and/or group skill building activities such as role-playing scenario based problem solving activities, case studies, or other exercises geared toward critical analysis of course concepts.
- Written assignments or oral reports designed to integrate course material into personal experience or experiences of other.
- Quizzes and exams composed of objective questions and concepts.
- Individual and /or team projects/s which require integration, application, and critical examination of course concepts, issues, and themes.
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
1. Define the national fire problem and role of fire prevention.
2. Identify and describe fire prevention organizations and associations.
3. Define laws, rules, regulations, and codes and identify those relevant to fire prevention of
the authority having jurisdiction.
4. Define the functions of a fire prevention bureau.
5. Describe inspection practices and procedures.
6. Identify and describe the standards for professional qualifications for Fire Marshal, Plans
Examiner, Fire Inspector, Fire and Life Safety Educator, and Fire Investigator.
7. List opportunities in professional development for fire prevention personnel.
8. Describe the history and philosophy of fire prevention.