Course Descriptions & Student Learning Outcomes

FIRE 100 - Introduction To Fire Protection

  • Prerequisite: "C" or higher in ENG 22/60 or ESL 23, OR Placement in ENG 100; Placement in MATH 24/50

FIRE majors only. History and philosophy of fire protection. Introduction to fire agencies; current fire legislation, career orientation, recruitment and training programs, classification and pay systems, employee organization. This course is designed as a general background for vocational students. May be taken on a CR/N basis.

3 hrs. lect. per week

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of FIRE 100, the student will be able to:

  • Describe the History and Philosophy of fire protection
  • Analyze statistics of loss of life and property by fire
  • Define and study current legislation related to fire protection
  • Recognize the development and career orientation
  • Describe fire department classification and pay plans
  • Explain the four components of combustion
  • Explain what the greatest life safety hazard is
  • Define the three basic types of materials that provide fuel for all fires
  • Discuss how the increased amount of combustibles in our daily lives has contributed to national and international fire problems

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