Fire Management [FIRE]

Course Descriptions

Fire Management Courses

FIRE 1090   FIRE 1902   FIRE 1904   FIRE 1906
FIRE 1908   FIRE 1911   FIRE 1916   FIRE 1961
FIRE 2905   FIRE 2907   FIRE 2901   FIRE 2903
FIRE 2911   FIRE 2913   FIRE 2915  

FIRE 1090 - SPECIAL TOPICS IN FIRE MANAGEMENT

(3 Credit Hours)

Topics or areas of professional interest within the fire management field will be explored. These offerings will vary from semester to semester, depending upon the needs of the students and the community, along with future development of the program.

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FIRE 1902 - INTRODUCTION TO FIRE PREVENTION AND SUPPRESSION

(3 Credit Hourse)

This course introduces the history of fire protection, prevention, and suppression. It includes an introduction to agencies and legal codes involved in fire protection and prevention; a survey of emergency operation organizations; the elements of fire ground tactics and strategy; and building designs and construction, hazardous materials, and extinguishing apparatus.

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FIRE 1904 - INSPECTION PRINCIPLES

(3 Credit Hourse)

This course is an exploration of basic principles involved in fire prevention and code enforcement practices. In fire prevention the emphasis is placed on each specific occupancy type to include building design and construction, plans and review, and the development of a systematic inspection program. State laws and modifications to adopted legal codes are discussed to ensure uniformity in the state minimum standards. Adoption and code enforcement are explained from a standpoint of jurisdictions having executive powers.

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FIRE 1906 - INDUSTRIAL FIRE PROTECTION

(3 Credit Hourse)

This course places emphasis on the study of detection, alarm, standpipe, sprinkler, and special extinguishing systems. It also includes interfacing and training of industrial fire brigades and public fire protection.

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FIRE 1908 - INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNIQUES

(3 Credit Hourse)

This course examines a variety of learning concepts emphasizing the psychology of learning and instructor roles and responsibilities. Special practical considerations are addressed in the areas of training, goal assessment and development, lesson plan development, course delivery techniques, evaluation procedures, and record and reporting systems utilized in producing and maintaining training programs.

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FIRE 1911 - FIRE DEPARTMENT MANAGEMENT

(3 Credit Hourse)

This course places emphasis on organizational and management techniques used in fire services today. The types, methods, and principles of fire department management, both formal and informal, line, and staff are considered. Proper communications skills for personnel interactions are also examined. Private sector management is addressed to contrast the best management practices for the size, type, and purpose of the organization.

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FIRE 1916 - EMERGENCY RESCUE OPERATIONS

(3 Credit Hourse)

This course explores the underlying basic science, recognizable conditions and symptoms, and emergency management of the sick and injured. It includes control of hemorrhage, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, fractures, burns, poisoning by drugs, chemicals, gases, snake and insect bites, childbirth, and transportation of the sick and injured.

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FIRE 1961 - FIRE SERVICE SAFETY AND LOSS CONTROL

(3 Credit Hourse)

This course introduces students to fire service injury and loss prevention. Topics include a survey of fire deaths and injuries, physical fitness, training, station activities, emergency scene activities, postincident activities, accident loss and analysis, safety officers, employee assistant programs, protective clothing and equipment, insurance, and a review of applicable laws and standards including NFPA 1500.

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FIRE 2901 - FIREFIGHTING TACTICS AND STRATEGY

(3 Credit Hourse)

This course is designed to include efficient and effective utilization of staffing, equipment, and apparatus, basic techniques of tactical priorities, life safety, fire control, and property conservation. Strategy and tactics are discussed in reference to company operations and command-level operations.

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FIRE 2903 - AIRCRAFT FIRE PROTECTION SAFETY

(3 Credit Hourse)

This course is a study of aircraft fire protection and safety including types of aircraft, engines, fuels and fuel systems, hydraulic, electrical and oxygen systems, on-board extinguishing systems, fire fighting and rescue apparatus, extinguishing agents, cargo and pre-fire planning.

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FIRE 2905 - FIRE CAUSES INVESTIGATIONS

(3 Credit Hourse)

This course reviews cause and origin, determination techniques, evidence gathering, methods, record and report requirements as well as the legal aspects of fire investigation. Technology used in cause and origin investigation is also studied.

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FIRE 2907 - INCIDENT COMMAND

(3 Credit Hourse)

This course is designed to include efficient and effective utilization of command concepts. Course discussion includes blending task functions with command functions. Emphasis is placed on effective management systems for emergency incidents at all levels of command.

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FIRE 2911 - FIREFIGHTERS' HYDRAULICS

(3 Credit Hourse)

This course is an application of the laws of mathematics and physics to properties of fluid states, force, pressure and flow velocities, study of water sources and distribution systems. Emphasis is placed on applying principles of hydraulics to solving fire ground problems.

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FIRE 2913 - CHEMISTRY OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS

(3 Credit Hourse)
Prerequisites: CHEM 1151 and CHEM 1151L.

This course is a study of chemical characteristics and reactions related to storage, transportation, and handling of such hazardous materials as flammable liquids, combustible solids, oxidizing and corrosive materials, and radioactive compounds. Emphasis is placed on fire fighting techniques and control of spills in emergency situations. The course includes specialized protective equipment and monitoring devices.

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FIRE 2915 - BUILDING CONSTRUCTION AND FIREFIGHTER SAFETY

(3 Credit Hourse)

This course examines the effects that fire, heat, and fire suppression operations have on various types of building construction. Emphasis is placed on loss of structural integrity and signs and symptoms of structural damage relating to firefighter safety.

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