Fire Protection Technology (2230)

Fire Protection Technology (2230)

100 INTRODUCTN TO FIRE PROTECTION 4 credits
History and philosophy of fire protection; introduction to agencies involved; current legislative developments; discussion of current related problems, expanding future of fire protection and career orientation.
102 FIRE SAFETY BLDG DESGN & CONST 3 credits
Exploration of building construction and design with emphasis on fire protection concerns; review of related statutory and suggested guidelines local, state and national scope.
104 FIRE INVESTIGATION METHODS 4 credits
History of fire investigation; gathering of evidence and development of technical reports; fundamentals of arson investigation; processing of criminal evidence and procedures related to local and state statutes.
202 INCIDENT MGMT FOR EMER RESPOND 4 credits
Efficient and effective use of human resources, equipment and systems. Emphasis on preplanning , incident management, problem solving related to emergency preparation and response.
204 FIRE AND LIFE SAFETY EDUCATION 3 credits
Application and analysis necessary for the implementation of the Life Safety Code Handbook.
205 FIRE DETECTN & SUPPRSN SYS 3 credits
Design, installation, maintenance and utilization of portable fire extinguishing appliances and pre-engineered automatic systems; fire detection and alarm signaling systems operational capabilities, requirements.
206 FIRE SPRINKLER SYSTEM DESIGN 3 credits
Prerequisite: 205. Design, installation and operation of automatic fire suppression systems. Includes sprinkler, foam, carbon dioxide, dry chemical, halogenated agent systems.
250 HAZARDOUS MATERIALS 4 credits
Prerequisite: 100. Study of chemical characteristics and reactions related to storage, transportation and handling of hazardous materials. Emphasis on emergency situations, firefighting and control.
254 FIRE PREVENTION 3 credits
Prerequisite: 104. Fire codes and standards relative to fire prevention, inspection, and code enforcement.
257 FIRE & SAFETY ISS FOR BUS/IND 3 credits
Industrial fire and safety issues related to specialized hazards, federal and state regulations. Emphasis on emergency response team preparedness, confined space entry, and rescue.
280 FIRE SERVICE ADMINISTRATION 4 credits
Prerequisite: 100. Fire officer professional qualifications; federal, state regulations governing department operations-OSHA, EPA; emergency and non-emergency operations procedures-ICS, IMS, Emergency Operations Center are presented.
290 ST: FIRE SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY 1-4 credits
(May be repeated for a total of four credits) Prerequisite: permission. Selected topics or subject areas of interest in fire protection technology.
294 ADVANCED FIRE INVESTIG METHODS 3 credits
Prerequisites: 100, 104, 205, 206. Designed to meet student and in service fire investigators need to understand new/updated technology and methodology in managing fire investigations.
295 TECHNICAL FIRE TRAIN/FIELD EXP 4 credits
Prerequisites: 30 credit hours of successfully completed course work in the Fire Protection Technology program which includes 100, 102, 104, 204, 205, and 280. Technical training/field experience analysis by student and instruction of technical training; potentially leading to state 240-hour fire fighter certification.
297 INDP STUDY: FIRE PROTECTION 1-3 credits
Prerequisite: 2230:100 and permission. Selected topics and special areas of study in fire protection technology under the supervision and evaluation of a selected faculty who assigns specific arrangements.

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