Course Descriptions & Student Learning Outcomes

FIRE 102 - Fundamentals Of Fire Prevention (3)

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

FIRE majors only. Introduction to modern fi re prevention, public relations involved, introduction to national and local codes used in prevention. An overview of public prevention programs, new technologies used in prevention, inspection procedures and guidelines, current problems, legislation, and enforcement of fi re prevention. May be taken on a CR/N basis.

3 hrs. lect. per week

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of FIRE 102, the student will be able to:

  • Discuss Modern Fire Suppression Organizations
  • Describe the Expanded Role of the Fire Service; Fire Prevention; and Fire Investigation
  • Explain the Fire Department Structure; Principles of Organization; Line Functions; Rules and Regulations
  • Discuss the Honolulu Fire Department Structure; Federal Fire Department Structure; and State Fire Operations
  • Summarize the Introduction to Fire Behavior
  • Describe Basic Physics and Chemistry of Fire
  • Define the basic definitions and properties of: Atoms, Molecules, Chemical Formula, Atomic Number of an Element, Atomic Weight of an Element, Molecular Weight of a Compound, Specific Gravity, and Buoyancy
  • Identify different Heat Units
  • Know the Principles of Fire
  • Define Heat Measurements such as: Celsius and Fahrenheit
  • Identify different Heat Units
  • Describe Chemical Heat Energy, Electrical Heat Energy, and Mechanical Heat Energy
  • Summarize how fire affects material, various products, and the environment
  • Discuss an overview of the Fire Hazards of Materials
  • Identify Fibrous Textile Products
  • Give examples of Flammable and Combustible liquids, the Hazards, and Prevention of Explosion
  • Identify different types of wood and wood based products
  • Summarize a General overview of Medical Gases and Safe Practices
  • Identify Gases and their classifications
  • Know the basic hazards of gases
  • Identify different chemicals and their toxicity
  • Explain Suppression Efforts of Explosives, Blasting agents, and Evacuation
  • Give examples and know what the difference between natural and synthetic rubber
  • Know how to fight plastic and rubber fires
  • Summarize an overview of upholstered furniture and mattresses in a fire
  • Summarize an overview of metals and their storage and handling
  • Describe a Metal Fire
  • Identify the equipment and Apparatus' used in Fire Fighting such as: Engines, pumps, hoses, and ladders
  • Know the maintenance of Apparatus' and Equipment
  • Know and identify the types of Fire Hoses and explain their care and maintenance
  • Discuss Suppression Agents used in Fire Extinguishments
  • Know about water and what water additives are
  • Explain what Dry Chemical Agents are; their Physical Properties; Extinguishing Properties; and know and apply their methods of application
  • Explain what Carbon Dioxide is along with distinguishing their properties, methods of application, and limitations
  • Describe Combustible Metal Agents, types of Powders, Hazards, and Toxic Irritant Effects
  • Know the different types of foams used, and know their special uses
  • Indicate what Standpipe and Hose systems are
  • Describe in detail about Automatic Sprinkler Systems
  • Know about water supply for sprinklers: hydrant types and regulations
  • Summarize an overview of Wildland Fire Suppression; causes of fire; agencies involved; detection; hazards; heat transfer; and breaking the fire triangle
  • Describe fuels; Aerial fuels; fuel conditions; and fire behavior due to fuel
  • Know about Aviation: fire safety; power plants; fuel systems; hazardous cargoes; detection and extinguishing systems; Aircraft Rescue and Fire Control; Heliport design for safety
  • Correctly describe Motor Vehicles; Nature of Vehicle Fires; standards; design and construction for safety; Fuel Tanks and Systems
  • Know about Rail Transportation Systems and their Equipment
  • Know about the types or Marine Transportation; Fuel systems; Appliances; Boating standards; and Fire Extinguishment Equipment
  • Describe Structure Fires; Methods of attack; and basic hazards
  • Correctly explain smoke movement in buildings
  • Know the Incident Command System; Components; and Terminology
  • Know about the Incident Facilities; Command Staff; Resources; Branches; and Divisions
  • Describe basic through complex Incident Management and Structure

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