Course Descriptions - FIRE
Students are recommended to complete their college-level English and Math classes within their first two semesters of college.
FIRE 102 Fundamentals of Fire Prevention (3) Prerequisite: Placement in ENG 100; MATH 50 or Placement in MATH 150 or higher FIRE majors only. Introduction to modern fire prevention, public relations involved, introduction to national and local codes used in prevention. An overview of public prevention programs, new technologies used in prevention, inspection procedures and guidelines, current problems, legislation, and enforcement of fire prevention. May be taken on a CR/N basis. (3 hrs. lect. per week) FIRE 104 Fire Inspector I (3) Prerequisite: FIRE 100, 102, and 107 FIRE majors only. This course is designed for the fire inspector ready to advance his/her educational training to the next level. This course delves deeper into the interpretation of applicable codes and standards, covers the procedure for various types of inspections and prepares the inspector for the plans review process. Certification is optional at the end of the course. Students may still pass the course by completing all work and yet may still not pass the Pro Board Examination. This does not mean the student has failed the course. However, the Pro Board Examination will be the Final Examination Test instrument in this course. (3 hrs. lect. per week)
FIRE 107 Fire Fighting Tactics and Strategies (3) Prerequisite: CHEM 105 and FIRE 102 FIRE majors only. Introduction to Fireground planning and coordination, extinguishment tactics and strategies, functions of different fire companies, various tactical operations, types of extinguishment agents and uses. Preplanning and command systems, size and types of incidents. Discussion of modern fire problems and suppression tactics and strategies involved. May be taken on a CR/N basis. (3 hrs. lect. per week)
FIRE 108 Wellness/Fitness for Emergency Response Professionals (3) Recommended Prep: Medical clearance required Comment: This is a lecture/lab course requiring physical activity. Students must obtain medical clearance from their physician in order to participate. FIRE, OESM and AJ majors only. This course explores the concept of wellness, lifestyle management and fitness and is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills to improve their own quality of life. This course is designed for individuals who are pursuing a career in Fire and Emergency Response, and it provides clear and objective research-based information pertinent to behavior change, exercise, nutrition, weight management, disease prevention, stress management, and risk reduction. Students will develop personal wellness and fitness including physical, mental, emotional and spiritual domains. Successful completion of this course will help students prepare for the Fire Department Fitness Examinations, and Wellness Fitness Certification Programs. (2 hrs. lect.; 3 hrs. lab. per week)
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FIRE 111 Management in the Fire Service (3) Prerequisite: FIRE 280A, FIRE 280B FIRE majors only. An overview of fire service management theories and application principles in the fire service. Management by objective. Current fire safety education, problem identification and program development strategies are introduced. Fireground management functions; management of financial resources, physical resources, and facilities. May be taken on a CR/N basis. (3 hrs. lect. per week) FIRE 115 Fire Apparatus and Equipment (3) Prerequisite: Placement in ENG 100; MATH 50 or Placement in MATH 150 or higher Recommended Prep: FIRE 100 FIRE majors only. Comprehensive overview of fundamental principles, test, inspection and servicing of equipment, maintenance, description of operation of various pump types, pump driving test, water supply (types of hydrants and values). The course will enhance student knowledge and skills required by National Fire Code 1002 Driver/Operator. (3 hrs. lect. per week) FIRE 117 Basic Rescue in the Fire Service (3) Prerequisite: Placement in ENG 100; MATH 50 or Placement in MATH 150 or higher Recommended Prep: FIRE 100 and FIRE 102 FIRE majors only. To introduce definitions, terminology, and provide students with a basic knowledge of rescue. To understand the four phases of rescue: locate and access victims, stabilize the situation, and transport the victims to safety while managing injuries and avoiding risk or injury to the victims or rescuers. May be taken on a CR/N basis. (3 hrs. lect. per week) FIRE 119B Emergency Medical Technician (3.5) Prerequisite: Minimum of 12 FIRE credits Co-requisite: FIRE 119C FIRE majors only. Instructor approval. This course is the first in a series of two EMT Basic courses. This course is designed to develop specific medical skills used in emergency response. Students should be prepared to do practical labs both in class and in a hospital setting. Students are required to pay a lab fee and purchase a limited liability coverage policy while participating in this course. May be taken on a CR/N basis. (3 hrs. lect.; 1.5 hrs. lab. per week) FIRE 119C Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (3.5) Prerequisite: Minimum of 12 FIRE credits Co-rerequisite: FIRE 119B FIRE majors only. Instructor approval. This course is the second in series of the EMT Basic curriculum. This course is designed to develop specific medical skills in responding to medical emergencies. Students are required to continue practical lab experiences that were started in FIRE 119B. May be taken on a CR/N basis. (3 hrs. lect.; 1.5 hrs. lab. per week)