F SC 69 Fire Prevention for the Company Officer, Fire Prevention I (2)
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Credit, Degree Applicable
PREREQ.: Completion of a CA State-certified Fire Academy
Fire prevention fundamentals for developing fire prevention techniques at the company officer level; the student will learn: basic fire code, construction, occupancy types, fire and life safety; conducting inspections, recording inspection reports, and communicating deficiencies and violations to obtain proper correction or mitigation. This course is intended for working firefighters.
Offered Spring semesters
After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Outcome 1: Analyze different elements of historic and current fires and evaluate the significance of historic challenges in relation to current challenges in fire prevention.
- Outcome 2: Describe and discuss local, state, and national fire problems.
- Outcome 3: Explain the Community Risk Analysis process, describe the National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS), and identify the need for accurate NFIRS reporting.
- Outcome 4: Describe and discuss fire safety education programs, identify and select various program presentation methods, and identify the five-step process for developing a fire safety education program.
- Outcome 5: Discuss where the fire service receives the authority to conduct fire prevention inspections within their jurisdiction, why it is their responsibility, and the steps necessary to conduct a fire prevention inspection.
- Outcome 6: Identify codes adopted in the State of California, what standards are applicable, and how ordinances and other regulations affect the company officer in managing a company fire prevention inspection program.
- Outcome 7: Describe and identify different required permits and licenses.
- Outcome 8: Evaluate occupancy classifications and potential hazards associated with each occupancy classification.
- Outcome 9: Analyze the types of building construction; describe the fire behavior of each construction classification, as well as the affects of fire protection systems on building constructions and fire behavior.
- Outcome 10: Identify and describe the operating principles of detection and notification systems.
- Outcome 11: Identify and describe the operating principles of different fire extinguishing systems.
- Outcome 12: Identify and describe operating principles of different smoke control systems.
- Outcome 13: Describe the operational readiness and certification requirements of portable fire extinguishers.
- Outcome 14: Summarize the goals of a company fire prevention inspection, how these goals relate to suppression operations, and identify issues that may arise from inconsistent inspections.
- Outcome 15: Describe the role of company officer and explain the code enforcement appeals process.
- Outcome 16: Conduct a Company Fire Prevention Inspection, describe methods of communication for inspection compliance, and identify all equipment and documentation necessary to conduct an inspection.
- Outcome 17: Identify general fire and life safety factors when conducting company fire prevention inspections
- Outcome 18: Analyze the importance of fire data, trends, and legal requirements.
- Outcome 19: Describe the process of fire hazard and code violation correction, complete follow-up documentation, and describe procedures for Failure to Comply.
- Outcome 20: Evaluate situations that require fire watch, describe fire watch duties, and complete documentation associated with stand-by life safety duties.
- Outcome 21: Identify complex hazards and fire safety requirements associated with various facilities, structures, equipment, processes, and fuel dispensing situations.
- Outcome 22: Describe the required documentation for storing hazardous materials, and describe hazardous materials labeling, storage, handling, and use considerations.
- Outcome 23: Use the California Inspector's Guide to identify and cite occupancy violations.
- Outcome 24: Describe methods for dealing with fire hazards associated with a wildland urban interface environment.