FS* - Fire Science

FS5244 National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Firefighter I, Part A

3 credits (3 lec hrs/wk) Designed to provide the beginning Fire Science student with the basic knowledge and hands-on skills necessary to be involved in fire suppression activities under the direct supervision of a skilled firefighter. This course meets the performance-based objectives established for Entry Level Firefighter.

FS5245 National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Firefighter I, Part B

3 credits (2.5 lec, 1 lec/lab hrs/wk) This course, along with NFPA Firefighter, Part A is designed to provide the beginning Fire Science student with the basic knowledge and hands-on skills necessary to be involved in fire suppression activities under the direct supervision of a skilled firefighter.

FS5254 Introduction to Fire Protection

3 credits (3 lec hrs/wk) This course introduces the student to different aspects of the fire protection career field. It is primarily intended for the person who wishes to become a firefighter. This class is considered the foundation course for all of the Fire Science technology students.

FS5259 Fire Organization and Command

3 credits (3 lec hrs/wk) This course is designed to provide students with basic concepts of organizational structure and command sequences associated with emergency scene management.

FS5263 National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Pumper Operator

2.5 credits (22 lec, 18 lec/lab hrs total) This course meets the national standard for Vehicle Driver/Operator. The course is designed to educate firefighters who are responsible for operating fire apparatus with fire pumps.

FS5276 S-130/190 Wildland Firefighter Type II

3 credits (33 lec, 7 lab hrs total) Firefighters successfully completing this course will be qualified to suppress wildland fires under close supervision. This training is required for all personnel prior to certification as a Firefighter (Type 2) under the national wildland qualification system.

FS5280 Cooperative Work Experience

1-3 credits (3-9 hrs/wk) Maximum of 6 credits applicable toward degree. This course gives fire science degree students actual field experience and the opportunity to apply fire science concepts, theory, and training in field situations. Prerequisite: Instructor consent.

FS5289 Legal Aspects of the Fire Service

3 credits (3 lec hrs/wk) Provides students with firefighters’ legal responsibilities regarding operating emergency vehicles and other fire protection activities. Course also examines firefighters’ rights, duties, liabilities, and participation in legal activities, including state fire marshal and OSHA laws related to fire protection.

FS5672 Principles of Fire and Emergency Services Safety and Survival

4 credits (4 lec hrs/wk) This course introduces the basic principles and history related to the National Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives, focusing on the need for cultural and behavior change throughout the emergency services. This course meets the 2002 Fire and Emergency Service Higher Education (FESHE) Model Curriculum recommendations.

FS5675 Fire Protection Systems and Extinguishers

3 credits (3 lec hrs/wk) 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. This course meets the 2002 Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) model curriculum recommendations. Prerequisite: FS5244 with a grade of 'C'.

FS5676 Fire and Emergency Services Administration

3 credits (3 lec hrs/wk) This course introduces the student to the organization and management of a fire and emergency services department and the relationship of government agencies to the fire service.  Emphasis is placed on fire and emergency service, ethics, and leadership from the perspective of the company officer. Prerequisite: FS5254 with a grade of 'C' or 'S'.

FS5677 Building Construction Related to the Fire Service

3 credits (3 lec hrs/wk)  This course provides the components of building construction related to firefighter and life 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.

FS5678 Collapse of Burning Buildings

1 credits (1 lec hrs/wk)  Structural collapse is one of the leading causes of firefighter deaths.  This course is disigned to warn firefighters how buildings collapse when destroyed by fire.  Prerequisite: FS5244 with a grade of 'C' or better.

FS996B Fire Prevention and Inspection

3 credits (30 lec, 12 lec/lab hrs/total) This course is designed to provide students with basic knowledge of fire prevention principles and fire inspection techniques.

FS9060 Emergency Response to Terrorism: Operations

1 credit (16 lec hrs total) This course will provide the Public Safety Initial Responder with the information needed to make informed, controlled, and safe responses to incidents involving weapons of mass destruction (WMD).

FS9175 Firefighter Safety

3 credits (30 lec, 12 lec/lab hrs/total) This course is designed to explore numerous aspects of firefighter safety. Students will explore those safety hazards and possible mitigation techniques for ensuring their safety.

FS9320 Hazardous Materials Awareness

.5 credit (9 lec hrs total)This course prepares students that could be the first on the scene of an  emergency involving hazardous materials (HAZMAT). This course meets the training standard for competencies for the First Responder at the awareness level as outlined in national standards.

FS9321 Hazardous Materials Operations

1 credit (16 lec hrs total)  At a HAZMAT incident  firefighters at the operations level respond in a defensive fashion to control the release from a safe distance and keep it from spreading.  This course meets the national training competencies for the HAZMAT First Responder at the Operations Level. Prerequisite: FS9320 with a grade of 'C' or better.

FS9380 S-215 Fire Ops/Urban Interface

2.5 credits (24 lec, 3 lab hrs/total) This course is designed to meet the training needs for initial attack incident commanders (wildland suppression) and company officers (suppression) confronting wildland fires that threaten life, property, and improvements.



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