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 Course Title:   Fundamentals of Fire Prevention

 Title Abbreviation:   FUND OF FIRE PREVENTION

 Department:    FIRE

 Course #:    210

 Credits:    3

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    3

 CIP:    430203

 EPC:    828

 REV:    2014


 Course Description  

History and philosophy of fire prevention. Covers fire protection & prevention challenges, public education, laws and codes, and a review of current fire prevention programs.

 Prerequisite  

None

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

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
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Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Describe early traditional fire prevention efforts.
  2. Describe how historical events affected code development and/or enforcement.
  3. Identify fire prevention agencies/organizations and describe the type of services each provides.
  4. Explain the jurisdictional responsibility of federal, state and local governments and other organizations involving life safety or fire protection.
  5. Identify sources of statistical information regarding the fire problem and describe how that information is gathered and can be used to promote fire prevention.
  6. Describe state fire reporting procedures, including loss estimates and the importance of life and property loss statistical data.
  7. Describe the responsibilities of a fire prevention bureau.
  8. Explain how various public education programs impact fire prevention.
  9. Identify target groups for public education programs and describe a type of program appropriate for each.
  10. Explain the scope/intent of various codes, rules and standards that impact fire protection.
  11. Explain the requirements of and purpose for fire cause determination and fire investigation.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

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

3. Communication

Definition: Understanding and producing effective written, spoken, visual, and non-verbal communication.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
3.1 Recognize, read, and comprehend academic and/or professional writing.
3.2 Recognize, produce and demonstrate appropriate interpersonal, group, and public speaking skills.

Course Contents

  1. History of fire prevention and codes.
  2. Fire prevention resources & responsibilities.
  3. Data, statistics & reporting.
  4. National Fire Incident Reporting System.
  5. Fire prevention functions.
  6. Fire prevention education.
  7. Codes, laws, rules & standards.
  8. Investigating fires.