F SC 50 Introduction to Fire Science (3)
Lec-52.5, field trips
Credit, Degree Applicable
Introductory course to fire science that examines fire technology, department organizational structures, Incident Command System, fire protection systems and equipment, and provides an overview of careers in fire investigation, fire prevention, and fire suppression. The class meets the Fire Fighter I and II certification of the National Fire Protection Association's (NFPA') Standard 1001.
After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Outcome 1: Describe fire service organizational structures, Incident Command Systems (ICS), and communication systems that support the fire service organization.
- Outcome 2: Identify and explain the fire triangle, fire tetrahedron, fire combustion, fire behavior, fire development and their effects in fire incidents as related to firefighting operations.
- Outcome 3: Identify and explain the use of fire service equipment and apparatus and how they are used in fire suppression operations.
- Outcome 4: Describe operational and training safety practices that focus on firefighter health and safety.
- Outcome 5: Describe fire prevention, fire investigation, medical services and other specialty fire service programs designed to protect the public.