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FSC 108 Fundamentals of Fire Prevention
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2015
SUN#: None
AGEC: None  
Credit Breakdown: 3 Lectures
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A/F Only
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Description: Organization and function of a fire prevention bureau including familiarization with state and local laws and ordinances, codes and principles of fire prevention, the inspector's job and public relations. Fundamentals of fire prevention, including techniques, procedures, regulations and enforcement. Course includes discussion of hazards in ordinary and special occupancies, and field trips and lectures from industry.

Prerequisites: None

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Knowledge Level) Define the national fire problem and role of fire prevention. (CSLO 1)
2. (Comprehension Level) Describe the need, responsibilities, and importance of fire prevention organizations and associations.
3. (Comprehension Level) Explain the components of an inspection and the enforcement steps that are utilized.
4. (Comprehension Level) Describe governmental division of authority having jurisdiction relating to fire prevention laws, rules, regulations, and codes and identify those relevant to fire prevention.
5. (Comprehension Level) Explain the difference between laws, regulations, and standards, and cite examples of each.
6. (Comprehension Level) Describe the main structural components of building construction and their relationship to fire safety.
7. (Comprehension Level) Describe the components and utilization of the various types of fire extinguishment, protection, and alarm systems.
8. (Comprehension Level) Summarize the basic steps necessary for the investigation of fires.
9. (Comprehension Level) Explain the major public education activities and their objectives.
10. (Comprehension Level) Describe the components of a fire prevention record and reporting system.
11. (Comprehension Level) Identify, define and describe the terminology and chemistry of fire as pertaining to fire hazards.
12. (Comprehension Level) Explain the requirements, need and purpose for fire cause determination and investigation.
13. (Comprehension Level) Define and describe the equipment and systems for private fire protection.
14. (Application Level) Identify, describe and demonstrate knowledge of and procedures for processing all necessary inspection records and reports.
15. (Application Level) Describe and demonstrate correct procedures for the conduct of inspections and surveys by fire companies.
16. (Comprehension Level) Define and describe the regulations and acceptable installation, maintenance and transportation of storage tanks for flammable and combustible liquids.
17. (Application level) Conduct a field test of interior finishes.
18. (Knowledge level) Define the functions of a fire prevention bureau.
19. (Comprehension Level) Describe inspection practices and procedures.
20. (Comprehension Level) Identify and describe the standards for professional qualifications for Fire Marshal, Plans Examiner, Fire Inspector, Fire and Life Safety Educator, and Fire Investigator.
21. (Knowledge Level) List opportunities in professional development for fire prevention personnel.
22. (Comprehension Level) Describe the history and philosophy of fire prevention.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
1. Outcomes to be measured by National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1031, chapters 1, 2 and 3 standards.
2. Outcomes to be measured by International Fire Service Training Association (IFSTA) Fire Inspection and Code Enforcement.
3. Outcomes to be measured by AZ State Fire Marshal Office Inspector Standards.