Course Content and Outcome Guide for FP 9110
- Course Number:
- FP 9110
- Course Title:
- Fire Inspection Practices
- Credit Hours:
- Lecture Hours:
- Lecture/Lab Hours:
- Lab Hours:
- Special Fee:
Course DescriptionStudies the various steps to be followed prior to and during an actual fire inspection. The legal aspects of fire inspections on both new and existing structures are covered. Audit available.
Intended Outcomes for the course
To provide the student with an understanding of the concept of fire prevention inspection.
1.1.1 Explain the need for fire prevention inspection
1.2.1 Explain the need for an inspection schedule based upon occupancy type.
1.2.2 Explain the inspection limitation placed upon fire company personnel.
1.3.0 Right of entry
1.3.1 Explain the court cases which have established right of entry.
1.4.0 Legal Aspects
1.4.1 Discuss the liability for failure to pursue an identified hazard.
1.4.2 Discuss the liability for failure to notice an obvious hazard.
1.4.3 Discuss the concept of "meeting the test of a reasonable and prudent inspector."
1.5.0 Other agencies conducting inspection
1.5.1 Discuss which agencies currently conduct inspection and the type of inspection being conducted.
2.0 Preparation for the Inspection
To develop an understanding of the need to properly prepare, in advance, for an inspection.
2.1.0 Inspector equipment
2.1.1 Identify and explain the "tools" an inspector needs to conduct an inspection.
2.2.0 Manner of Dress
2.2.1 Explain the need for the proper appearance.
2.3.0 Review of building history
2.3.1 Explain the need to be familiar with the building prior to the inspection.
3.0 Gaining Admission
To develop an understanding of the importance of the proper initial contact.
3.1.0 Identifying the person of authority.
3.1.1 Explain the need for contacting the person in charge.
3.2.0 Securing permission
3.2.1 Explain the need for securing permission.
3.2.2 Explain the procedure to follow if permission is denied.
4.0 The Inspection Tour
To develop the skills and knowledge necessary to conduct an inspection.
4.1.0 Obtain Guide
4.1.1 Explain the need for a guide
4.2.0 Starting Point
4.2.1 Explain the need for an established starting point.
4.3.0 Secure areas
4.3.1 Explain how to deal with building areas which are "secured".
4.4.0 Note taking
4.4.1 Explain the need for note taking.
4.4.2 Demonstrate the proper methods of note taking.
4.5.0 Corrective action during the tour.
4.5.1 Explain the procedure when a violation is corrected during the tour.
4.6.0 Discuss the findings with the person in charge.
4.6.1 Discuss the need for explaining the results of the inspection with the proper authority.
4.7.0 The exit interview
4.7.1 Explain the importance of an exit interview from a compliance standpoint as well as a public relations standpoint.
To develop an understanding of the importance of adequate records.
5.1.0 Explain the need for maintaining this file.
5.2.0 Department files.
5.2.1 Explain how a fire department would establish and maintain an inspection file.
5.3.1 Discuss the requirements of the state as relating to inspection records.
5.4.1 Discuss the requirements of the Federal Agencies as relating to inspection records.
To develop an understanding of the need for reinspection to assure compliance.
6.1.0 Time frame
6.1.1 Discuss the concept of "adequate time" to assure compliance.
6.2.0 Inspection of the violation.
6.2.1 Explain the method to be used to inspect the violation
6.3.0 Exit interview
6.3.1 Discuss the importance of an exit interview.
6.4.1 Explain the need for proper record keeping
6.5.0 Legal action
6.5.1 Discuss the legal avenues open to the inspector to ensure compliance.
7.0 Hazard Identification
To familiarize the student with types of hazards and their potential
7.1.0 Potential fire hazards.
7.1.1 Discuss how contents present hazards.
7.2.0 Potential fire causes
7.2.1 Discuss various types of ignition sources.
7.3.0 Potential fire spread factors
7.3.1 Discuss various aspects which may influence fire spread.
8.0 Private Fire Protection Systems
To develop an understanding of the need for functioning private fire protection systems.
8.1.0 Automatic Sprinkler Systems
8.1.1 Explain the testing procedures that should be covered during the inspection.
8.2.0 Portable fire extinguishers
8.2.1 Explain the need for adequate testing and placement of portable fire extinguishers.
8.3.0 Smoke detectors
8.3.1 Discuss the need proper testing and knowledge of the system by the occupancy's personnel.
9.0 Specialized Complexes
To develop an understanding of the uniqueness of occupancies and their needs. The type of occupancy (s) covered would very with the needs of the class.
To provide practical experience in conducting fire prevention inspections. This practical experience would occur throughout the course.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
Evaluation procedures will be discussed during the first class meeting.