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Course Descriptions - FIRE

Students are recommended to complete their college-level English and Math classes within their first two semesters of college.

FIRE 206 Building Construction for Fire Protection (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. This course provides the components of building construction that relate to fire and life safety. The focus of the course is on firefighter safety. The elements of construction and design of structures are shown to be key factors when inspecting buildings, pre-planning fire operations, and operating at emergencies. (3 hrs. lect. per week) FIRE 207 Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations (3) Prerequisite: CHEM 105 and FIRE 100 FIRE majors only. Students are introduced to initial response for Hazardous Material Incidents. Topics include: personal safety, NFPA standards, OSHA and EPA regulations, toxicology, Incident Command System, decontamination, chemical resources, initial response, assessment, goal systems, and tactical options for HAZ MAT incidents. Meets Basic Concepts and Awareness levels as provided by NFPA. The curriculum that will now be used is designed to Nationally certify individuals in Hazardous Materials Operations and Hazardous Materials Awareness. The students will complete a National examination issued by National Fire Protection Professional Qualifications Board (Pro Board) upon completion of this course. Students will need a grade of 70% in order to pass the Pro Board examination. Students who do not pass the exam may receive a passing grade in the course, but will need the Pro Board certification in order to enter the final semester of Pro Board certification courses FIRE 280A (12 credits) and 280B (4 credits) for Firefighter I. (3 hrs. lect. per week)

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FIRE 208 Aircraft Rescue Fire Fighting (3) Prerequisite: Placement in ENG 100; MATH 50 or Placement in MATH 150 or higher Recommended Prep: FIRE 100 and FIRE 102 Introduction to definitions, concepts, methods, and requirements of an airport firefighter’s duties and responsibilities. The course has two major areas of concentration: the Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR 139) and the National Fire Code (NFC 1003). (3 hrs. lect. per week)

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FIRE 209 Hazardous Materials Technician (3) Prerequisite: Placement in ENG 100; MATH 50 or Placement in MATH 150 or higher Recommended Prep: FIRE 203,207, and CHEM 105 This course is one of the final courses in a series of courses that were developed to increase responders awareness and capabilities to respond to hazardous materials incidents. May be taken on a CR/N basis. (3 hrs. lect. per week)

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FIRE 211 Hazardous Materials Incident Management (3) Prerequisite: Placement in ENG 100; MATH 50 or Placement in MATH 150 or higher Recommended Prep: FIRE 209 This course is designed to provide students with the information needed to identify hazardous materials products, containers, and emergencies. The information provided will allow students to understand important safety issues dealing with hazardous materials incident management, personal protective equipment selection, Incident Command System functions, site management, and hazard assessment/risk evaluation techniques. May be taken on a CR/N basis. (3 hrs. lect. per week) FIRE 214 Fire Protection Systems (3) Prerequisite: Placement in ENG 100; MATH 50 or Placement in MATH 150 or higher Recommended Prep: FIRE 100 and FIRE 102 This course provides information relating to the features of design and operation of fire alarm systems, water-based fire suppression systems, special hazard fire suppression systems, water supply for fire protection and portable fire extinguishers. (3 hrs. lect. per week) FIRE 218 Emergency Response for Hazardous Materials (4) Prerequisite: Placement in ENG 100; MATH 50 or Placement in MATH 150 or higher Recommended Prep: FIRE 203 FIRE majors only. This course provides students with hands-on instruction in safety and emergency response to chemical and physical exposures in industrial and field settings. Topics discussed include: hazard analysis, contingency planning, proper use and selection of PPE, site control and evaluation, field sampling and monitoring, and proper use of instruments. This course satisfies the requirement for generalized employee training under OSHA (1910.120). Cross-listed as OESM 218. (3 hrs. lect.; 3 hrs. lab. per week) FIRE 280A Firefighter I and II (12) Prerequisite: FIRE 100, 102, 107, 111, 119B, 119C, and 207 Co-requisite: FIRE 280B Instructor approval required. FIRE majors only. This course will provide students with the knowledge and skills to function as an integral member of a firefighting team under direct supervision in hazardous conditions. The course is completed online in a virtual classroom. The co-requisite course, FIRE 280B, involves practical skill training. Completion of both courses will result in Fire Fighter I and 2 certification. (12 hrs. lect. per week) FIRE 280B Firefighter I and II Lab (8) Prerequisite: FIRE 100, 102, 107, 111 119B, 119C, and 207 Co-requisite: FIRE 280A Instructor approval required. FIRE majors only. This course will provide students with the knowledge and skills to function as an integral member of

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