Fire & Occupational Safety

FIR 100: FIRE SCIENCE INTRO SEMINAR

A seminar designed to provide students with the opportunity to learn and practice strategies that will enhance their ability to successfully complete their educational program in the field of Fire Science. Emphasis will be on identification and clarification of personal goals, career planning, curriculum planning and study techniques. It will also explore effective program management and maximum utilization of college resources as well as career opportunities in fire and safety.

Credits: 1
Type: Lecture
Department: Allied Health & Biological Sci

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


FIR 102: FUNDAMENTALS-FIRE PROTECTION

This course provides an overview of the philosophy and history of fire protection; fire loss analysis; organization and function of public and private fire protection services; laws and regulations affecting the fire service, nomenclature; specific fire protection functions; basic fire chemistry and physics; introduction to fire protection systems and introduction to fire strategy and tactics.

Credits: 3
Type: Lecture
Department: Allied Health & Biological Sci

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


FIR 104: FUNDAMENTALS-FIRE PREVENTION

A study of the history and philosophy of fire prevention, organization and operation of a fire prevention bureau, use of fire codes, identification and abatement of fire hazards, fire prevention with built-in fire protection systems, fire investigation and life-safety education.

Credits: 3
Type: Online, Lecture
Department: Allied Health & Biological Sci

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


FIR 110: FIRE BEHAVIOR AND COMBUSTION

This course is a study of the behavior and dynamics of fire. Additional topics to include theories and fundamentals of pyrolysis, heat transfer, energy absorption and fire suppression.

Credits: 3
Type: Lecture
Department: Allied Health & Biological Sci

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


FIR 112: PRIN. EMER.SERV. SAF. & SRVIVL

Students will gain an understanding of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). Topics to include OSHA regulations, citations, inspections and record keeping, safety programs, accident prevention and investigation, loss source analysis, hazard identification and control, worker’s compensation and risk management. The basic principles and history related to the national firefighter life safety initiatives, focusing on the need for cultural and behavioral change throughout the emergency services will be introduced.

Credits: 3
Type: Lecture, Hybrid
Department: Allied Health & Biological Sci

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


FIR 114: BLDG CONSTRUCT-FIRE PROTECTION

This course studies the components of building construction, design, the function and testing of building materials and building code compliance in designing and maintaining life safety. Prerequisites: FIR 102 and FIR 104.

Credits: 3
Type: Online, Lecture, Hybrid
Department: Allied Health & Biological Sci

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


FIR 204: FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEMS

An introduction to the features of design and operation of fire detection and alarm systems, heat and smoke control systems, special protection and sprinkler systems, water supply for fire protection and portable fire extinguishers. Prerequisites: FIR 102 and FIR 110.

Credits: 3
Type: Online, Lecture
Department: Allied Health & Biological Sci

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


FIR 212: HYDRAULICS AND WATER SUPPLY

This course provides the student with a foundation of theoretical knowledge of water at rest and in motion. Principles of the use of water in fire protection and hydraulic principles to analyze to solve water supply problems. Prerequisites: PHY 121 and FIR 102.

Credits: 3
Type: Lecture
Department: Allied Health & Biological Sci

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


FIR 214: LEGAL ASPECTS IN FIRE & SAFETY

The course examines the legislative and legal decisions relating to personnel practices, employee safety and public protection. Emphasizes the legal responsibilities, liabilities and authority of the fire service practitioner. Pre- or Co-requisite: FIR 102.

Credits: 3
Type: Online, Lecture
Department: Allied Health & Biological Sci

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


FIR 222: FIRE & SAFETY ADMINISTRATION

An overview of organizational and management practices in the fire and safety fields. Emphasis is on supervision and leadership styles, motivation, morale and organizational behavior. Prerequisite: FIR 102.

Credits: 3
Type: Online, Lecture
Department: Allied Health & Biological Sci

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


FIR 224: STRATEGY AND TACTICS

This course provides an in-depth analysis of the principles of fire control through utilization of personnel, equipment, and extinguishing agents on the fire ground. Prerequisites: FIR 112 and FIR 114.

Credits: 3
Type: Lecture
Department: Allied Health & Biological Sci

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


FIR 226: FIRE INVESTIGATION

An in depth study of fire, arson and explosion scenes. Emphasis will be placed on the principles and techniques of scene preservation and analysis, management of investigative functions, documentation of the scene and determination of the cause and origin of fire. Prerequisite: FIR 112.

Credits: 3
Type: Lecture
Department: Allied Health & Biological Sci

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


FIR 271: SPECIAL STUDY PROJECT I

A special learning experience designed by one or more students with the cooperation and approval of a faculty member. Proposed study plans require departmental approval. Projects may be based on reading, research, community service, work experience or other activities that advance the student's knowledge and competence in the field of biology or related areas. The student's time commitment to the project will be approximately 35-50 hours.

Credits: 1
Type: Lecture, Independent Study
Department: Allied Health & Biological Sci

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


FIR 272: SPECIAL STUDY PROJECT II

Similar to FIR 271, except that the student's time commitment to the project will be approximately 70-90 hours.

Credits: 2
Type: Lecture, Independent Study
Department: Allied Health & Biological Sci

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015


FIR 273: SPECIAL STUDY PROJECT III

Similar to FIR 271, except that the student's time commitment to the project will be approximately 105-135 hours.

Credits: 3
Type: Lecture, Independent Study
Department: Allied Health & Biological Sci

All sections for this course:  Fall 2014  Spring 2015