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Chronological Listing
of Catalog Changes

   Through 08/02
   09/02 to 11/03
   12/03 to 01/04
   02/04 to 04/04

 

Fire Science Course Descriptions

Explanation of Course Description Items

FSC 101
Fire Department Operations I
6 credits
Offered upon request
This course is the introductory Fire Science course, primarily designed for new fire department recruits. The course covers all aspects of fire department operations, including equipment and personnel policies.  Preparation for State Fire Marshall’s Fire Fighter certification.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

FSC 102
Fire Department Operations II
5 credits
Offered upon request

Prerequisite: Prior or concurrent enrollment in FSC 101 required
This is the advanced firefighting course, primarily designed for new fire department recruits.  Emphasis is on the chemistry of fire, building construction, administrative policies, and techniques of firefighting. Preparation for State Fire Marshall’s Fire Fighter certification.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

FSC 105
Firefighter Safety and Survival
2 credits
Offered upon request

To improve firefighter safety on the fireground and emergency medical scenes.

FSC 106
Hazardous Materials First Responder
2 credits
Offered upon request

The purpose of this course is to address the behavior and dangers of hazardous materials.  Emphasis will be commonly encountered chemicals and factors which impact a responder’s decisions at the scene.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

FSC 110
Fire Hydraulics
2 credits
Offered upon request

Fireground operations covering basic formulas for determining fire pump discharge pressures, the laws of pressure and hydraulics associated with fire systems.

FSC 120
Fire Apparatus and Equipment
3 credits
Offered upon request

This course will familiarize the student with automotive apparatus (pumpers, aerial ladders, lift platforms, hose wagons, transports and utility vehicles), water towers, heavy auxiliary mechanical equipment and appliances, generators, compressors, rescue and forcible entry tools and cutting torches.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

FSC 125
Driver Operator for Fire Equipment
3 credits
Offered upon request

This course will teach the techniques for driving and handling fire vehicles.  Includes safe operating procedures, defensive driving, apparatus inspection, training in emergency maneuvers, and the key components of the driving system.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

FSC 130
Fundamentals of Fire Prevention
3 credits
Offered upon request

Introduction to the principles of fire prevention.  Includes authority, responsibility and organization of fire prevention, inspection procedures and reports, fire hazard recognition, building construction, and occupancy classifications.  Also includes site access and means of egress, water-based fire protection and water supply systems, portable extinguishers, special agent, extinguishing systems, and fire detection and alarm systems, plans review, hazardous materials and flammable and combustible liquids, and storage, handling, and use of other hazardous materials.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

FSC 140
Fire Protection Systems
3 credits
Offered upon request

In this course the student will learn the principles of fire protection systems.  Includes portable and fixed fire extinguishing equipment, automatic sprinkler and deluge systems, rate of temperature rise and smoke detecting devices and alarm systems.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

FSC 145
Arson Detection and Investigation
3 credits
Offered upon request

Basic principles of arson investigation.  Includes an introduction to fire investigation, laws, fire causes, determining point of origin, evidence, fire setters, case investigation and preparation, and courtroom demeanor and testimony.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

FSC 150
Basic Wildland Firefighting
3 credits
Offered upon request

This course teaches basic wildland firefighting.  Includes locating and reporting the fire, incident operations and management, suppression equipment, fire behavior, size-up, methods of suppression, and safety.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

FSC 155
Advanced Wildland Firefighting
3 credits
Offered upon request
Prerequisite:  FSC 150
This course is designed to instruct prospective fireline supervisors in wildland fire behavior for effective and safe fire management operations.  After completion of the course, students will be able to determine basic input data of terrain, fuels, and weather required for understanding fire behavior for various times of the day or night.  They will also be able to describe the causes of extreme fire behavior conditions (spotting, crowning, fire whirl) due to weather, fuels, and/or topography.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

FSC 170
Firefighting Tactics and Strategy
3 credits
Offered upon request

Methods of coordinating personnel, equipment, and apparatus on the fireground.  Practical methods of controlling and extinguishing structural, and other types of fires.  Includes simulation exercises.  Recommend completion of FSC 101 and FSC 102 or be a current member of a Fire Department.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

FSC 175
Building Construction for Firefighters
3 credits
Offered upon request

This course is designed to improve firefighter safety on the fire ground.  This course will demonstrate the effects that fire and heat may have on various types of building construction and the resulting loss of structural integrity.  It also includes information on the signs and symptoms of structural damage.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

FSC 201
Patient Stabilization
2 credits
Offered upon request

Training the EMT, First Responder and firefighter in the specialized skills and procedures necessary when stabilizing a patient during and after a vehicular extrication emergency.

FSC 210
Instructor I
2 credits
Offered upon request

This course provides theoretical and practical training in developing and instructing fire and emergency services training programs.  Includes an exploration of safety and legal issues, adult learning psychology, developing, planning and presenting effective instruction, evaluating student learning, teaching diverse learners, and use of instructional media.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

FSC 220
Leadership for the Fire Service
3 credits
Offered upon request

This course provides practical training for fire service leadership and supervision.  Includes decision-making, problem solving, running a meeting, managing multiple roles, creativity, power, and ethics.  Also includes situational leadership, delegation, coaching, and discipline.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

FSC 223
Incident Command System
1 credit
Offered upon request

This course is designed to provide the participant with knowledge about emergency/disaster field operations that will enable the Incident Safety Officer to direct the work efforts of others in a more coordinated and efficient manner.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

FSC 225
Incident Safety Officer
1 credit
Offered upon request

This course is designed to enable the student to identify and analyze health and safety aspects relating to their role as Incident Safety Officer in both emergency and non-emergency situations.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

FSC 250
Wildland Urban Interface
3 credits
Offered upon request

This course is designed to meet the training needs for firefighters and company officers confronting wildland fire that threatens life, property and improvements.
Course Outline in Adobe Acrobat Format

FSC 297
Workshop
1 to 6 credits
Offered upon request
Activity/Personal Enrichment

A course designed to meet a variety of needs for students in Fire Science.

FSC 298
Workshop
1 to 3 credits

Offered upon request
Activity/Personal Enrichment

A course designed to meet a variety of needs for students in Fire Science.

FSC 299
Independent Study
1 to 3 credits

Offered upon request
Activity/Personal Enrichment

Design and execution of original projects under faculty supervision.