Fire Department Strategy and Tactics (3)
Fire Officers Handbook (Norman)
This course will provide the student with an analysis suitable for any fire and emergency situation. Problem analysis is stressed to insure delimitation of conditions presented, bot existent and potential. The reasons for the various tactical operations at the company level for strategy determination and implantation are examined. Safety of both the public and the operating forces are stressed. Case histories are reviewed. Current problems, such as hi-rise fires and fire problems from other areas of the country are studied.
Fire Department Organization and Administration (3)
Managing Fire and Rescue Services, 3rd Edition (ICMA)
Students review the basic concepts of the management and organization of fire departments in this course. The structure and types of fire department organization, the functions of a manager, as well as the leadership that is necessary to maintain the high degree of professionalism associated with good business practice are examined.
Management of Public Safety Agencies (3)
Fundamentals of Management, 4th Edition
The structure, technology, and human aspects of complex organizations are examined in this course. Industrial, governmental and nonprofit organizations are considered with a special focus on unique purpose systems such as public and services security.Prerequisite: Seniors only
Building Construction (3)
Building Construction for the Fire Service(Brannigan)
Building construction from the viewpoints of fire safety and stability are studied in this course. Historic and current building construction types are reviewed as are the strengths and weaknesses of building materials. Case studies of catastrophic fire losses due to faculty construction are presented. Economic consideration, as well as current and emerging problems in this area are examined.
Hazardous Materials (3)
Hazardous Materials, Managing the Incident (Knoll, Yvorra, Hildebrand)
This course will examine the hazardous properties of flammable liquids, gases and combustible solids, methods to control the hazards, and extinguishmet of fires involving these materials. It will relate these principals to the common hazardous materials found in industry, and how they can be controlled and how to control the incident using a systematic 8 step process.
Problems in Fire Engineering (3)
This seminar examines the various dimensions of the fire problem; economic, environmental, social, fire protection factors and prevention factors; and engineering aspects. Emphasis is placed on fire research and development. Student development of research projects in selected areas in encouraged.
Introduction to Fire Science (3)
Firefighters Handbook (Jones & Bartlett)
This course provides an introduction to the fire protection field. The behavior of fire and the strategy and tactics used in its prevention, extinguishment and investigation are examined. The value of public and private fire protection services is emphasized.
Fire Prevention and Related Codes (3)
IFSTA Fire Inspection & Code Enforcement
A study of applicable fire prevention codes and related codes with emphasis on life safety, fire resistance and fire protection is the focus of this course. The various existing fire codes are surveyed. Reference is made to National Fire Protection Association Standards.
Emergency Personnel Fitness (3)
Get Firefighter Fit
This course prepares students for both physical and cognitive demands of academy training by targeting specific training modalities that are required by various government agencies. In addition to preparing students for the demands of public service jobs, this course will instill in them an appreciation for physical activity and an understanding of its importance for both their mental and physical well being as well as their quality of life. An overview of general fitness concepts including principles of exercise, coronary heart disease, physical readiness, nutrition for health and performance and the tools to design their own exercise program will be included.
Fire Investigation and Arson (3)
Fire Investigation (Kirk)
Arson and incendiaries, arson laws and types of incendiary fires are topics that are introduced in this course. Methods of determining fire causes and recognizing and preserving evidence are considered.
Transportation and Industrial Fire Hazards (3)
Hazardous Materials: Managing the Incident
This course is designed to provide an awareness of the hazards presented by the various types of industries and the various modes of transportation. Fire prevention will be stressed. Automatic suppression will be reviewed. Safety precautions, emergency procedures and public protection will be studied.
Fire Detection and Suppression Systems (3)
IFSTA Private Fire Protection & Detection
This course reviews portable fire extinguishers, foam systems, explosion suppression, fire detection systems, standpipe and sprinkler systems. Legal considerations, maintenance and testing and recent developments in fire suppression are surveyed.
Hydraulic Technology (3)
Fire Service Hydraulics (Casey)
In this course, students develop and understanding of the properties, principles and concepts of the hydraulic use of water. Pressures, flow and pumps are examined for their practical application by fire services.
General Fire Insurance (3)
Principles of Insurance, 6th Edition
Presents all aspects of fire insurance, with emphasis on function, types of carriers, provisions, and establishments of rating systems. Additionally, it examines the handling of risk and settlement of claims.
Work/ Study Cooperative