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FIRE 132 - Fire Prevention

Credits: 3
Lecture Contact Hours: 3
Description: This course provides fundamental knowledge relating to the field of fire prevention. Topics include: history and philosophy of fire prevention, organization and operation of a fire prevention bureau, use and application of codes and standards, plans review, fire inspections, fire and life safety education and fire investigation. Students who successfully complete this course may apply to be recognized by the U.S. Fire Administration through the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) initiative.

Prerequisites: None.
Corequisites: None.
Recommended: None.

Course Category: Occupational
This Course is Typically Offered: Winter Only
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Course Competencies
  1. Define the national fire problem and role of fire prevention.
  2. Describe fire prevention organizations and associations.
  3. Define fire prevention laws, rules, regulations and codes.
  4. Identify those laws, rules, regulations and codes relevant to fire prevention of the authority having jurisdiction.
  5. Define the functions of a fire prevention bureau.
  6. Describe inspection practices and procedures.
  7. Describe the standards for professional qualifications for Fire Marshal, Plans Examiner, Fire Inspector, Fire and Life Safety Educator and Fire Investigator.
  8. Identify opportunities in professional development for fire prevention personnel.
  9. Describe the history and philosophy of fire prevention.

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