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 Course Title:   Introduction To Fire Protection

 Title Abbreviation:   INTRO TO FIRE PROTECTION

 Department:    FIRE

 Course #:    100

 Credits:    3

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    3

 CIP:    n/a

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2014

 Course Description  

Introduction to the philosophy and history of fire protection as it relates to loss of life and property by fire. Surveys responsibilities of fire departments in a community, organization and function of fire protection agencies and allied organizations, and sources of professional literature. Studies professional career opportunities and requirements and professional development plans.



Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 33

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for ATA degree  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Understand and appreciate the traditions of the fire service and the value of these traditions to providing outstanding community service.
  2. Make effective career choices suited to his/her needs and in support of the fire service organization.
  3. Understand the interconnectedness of the fire department with other emergency service and civilian organizations and agencies.
  4. Understand his/her role in the fire service and be able to work effectively with teams of diverse people.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

4. Community & Cultural Diversity

Definition: Recognizing the value of human communities and cultures from multiple perspectives through a critical understanding of their similarities and differences.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
4.2 Understand, value and respect human differences and commonalities as they relate to issues of race, social class, gender, sexual orientation, disabilities and culture.

6. Individual Awareness & Responsibility

Definition: Understanding, managing, and taking responsibility for one’s learning and behavior in varied and changing environments.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
6.2 Demonstrate standards of professionalism in manner, appearance, and setting appropriate to the context, including the classroom, workplace, and community.

Course Contents

  1. Early traditions and history.
  2. The fire service as a career.
  3. Organizations related to the fire service.
  4. Fire service facilities & apparatus.
  5. Fire service organization.
  6. Roles of fire service personnel.
  7. The workplace environment.