F SC 61A Introduction to Fire Prevention (3)
Lec-52.5, field trips
Credit, Degree Applicable
This course provides fundamental information regarding the history and philosophy of fire prevention, organization and operation of a fire prevention bureau, use of fire codes, identification and correction of fire hazards, and the relationships of fire prevention with built-in fire protection systems, fire investigation, and fire and life-safety education.
Offered Fall semesters
After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Outcome 1: Define the national fire problem analyzing fire prevention efforts as they relate to fire loss data.
- Outcome 2: Recognize the need, responsibilities, and importance of fire prevention as part of an overall mix of fire protection.
- Outcome 3: Recognize the need, responsibilities, and importance of fire prevention organizations.
- Outcome 4: Review minimum professional qualifications at the state and national level for Fire Inspector, Fire Investigator, and Public Educator.
- Outcome 5: Define the elements of a new project construction plan review program.
- Outcome 6: Identify the laws, rules, codes, and other regulations relevant to fire protection of the authority having jurisdiction.
- Outcome 7: Discuss training programs for fire prevention such as currency of codes and building construction structural component identification
- Outcome 8: Design media programs and discuss the major programs for public education