Course Descriptions & Student Learning Outcomes

FIRE 107 - Fire Fighting Tactics And Strategies (3)

  • Prerequisite: CHEM 105, PHYS 51V and FIRE 102

FIRE majors only. Introduction to Fireground planning and coordination, extinguishment tactics and strategies, functions of diff erent fi re companies, various tactical operations, types of extinguishment agents and uses. Pre-planning and command systems, size and types of incidents. Discussion of modern fire problems and suppression tactics and strategies involved. May be taken on a CR/N basis.

3 hrs. lect. per week

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of FIRE 107, the student will be able to:

  • Prepare inspection reports, given observations from a field inspection, so that the report is clear and concise and accurately reflects the findings of the inspection in accordance with applicable codes and standards.
  • Recognize the need for a permit, given a situation or condition, so that requirements for permits are communicated in accordance with the policies of the jurisdiction.
  • Recognize the need for plan review, given a situation or condition, so that requirements for plan reviews are communicated in accordance with the policies of the jurisdiction.
  • Investigate common complaints, given a reported situation or condition, so that complaint information is recorded, the AHJ-approved process is initiated, and the complaint is resolved.
  • Identify the applicable code or standard, given a fire protection, fire prevention, or life safety issue, so that the applicable document, edition, and section are referenced.
  • Participate in legal proceedings, given the findings of a field inspection or a complaint and consultation with legal counsel, so that all information is presented accurately and the inspector's demeanor is I professional.
  • Identify the occupancy classification of a single-use occupancy, given a description of the occupancy I and its use, so that an accurate classification is made according to the applicable codes and standards.
  • Compute the allowable occupant load of a single-use occupancy or portion thereof, given a detailed description of the occupancy, so that the calculated allowable occupant load is established in accordance with applicable codes and standards.
  • Inspect means of egress elements, given observations made during a field inspection of an existing. building, so that means of egress elements are maintained in compliance with applicable codes and standards and all deficiencies are identified, documented, and reported in accordance with the policies of the jurisdiction.
  • Verify the type of construction for an addition or remodeling project, given field observations or a description of the project and the materials being used, so that the construction type is classified and recorded In accordance with the applicable codes and standards and the policies of the jurisdiction.
  • Determine the operational readiness of existing fixed fire suppression systems, given test documentation and field observations, so that the systems are in an operational state, maintenance is documented, and all deficiencies are identified, documented, and reported in accordance with the policies of the jurisdiction.
  • Determine the operational readiness of existing fire detection and alarm systems, given test documentation and field observations, so that the systems are in an operational state, maintenance is documented, and all deficiencies are identified, documented, and reported in accordance with the policies f the jurisdiction.
  • Determine the operational readiness of existing portable fire extinguishers, given field observations and test documentation, so that the equipment is in an operational state, maintenance is documented, and all deficiencies are identified, documented, and reported in accordance with the policies of the jurisdiction.
  • Recognize hazardous conditions involving equipment, processes, and operations, given field observations, so that the equipment, processes, or operations are conducted and maintained in accordance with applicable codes and standards and all deficiencies are identified, documented, and reported in accordance with the policies of the jurisdiction.
  • Compare an approved plan to an existing fire protection system, given approved plans and field observations, so that any modifications to the system are identified, documented, and reported in accordance with the policies of the jurisdiction.
  • Verify that emergency planning and preparedness measures are in place and have been practiced, liven field observations, copies of emergency plans, and records of exercises, so that plans are prepared and exercises have been performed in accordance with applicable codes and standards and all deficiencies are identified, documented, and reported in accordance with the policies of the jurisdiction.
  • Inspect emergency access for an existing site, given field observations, so that the required access for emergency responders is maintained or so that deficiencies are identified, documented, and corrected in accordance with the applicable codes, standards, and policies of the jurisdiction,
  • Verify code compliance for incidental storage, handling, and use of flammable and combustible liquids and gases, given field observations and inspection guidelines from the authority having jurisdiction, so hat applicable codes and standards are addressed and all deficiencies are identified, documented, and reported in accordance with the policies of the jurisdiction.
  • Verify code compliance for incidental storage, handling, and use of hazardous materials, given field observations, so that applicable codes and standards for each hazardous material encountered are addressed and all deficiencies are identified, documented, and reported in accordance with the policies of the jurisdiction.
  • Recognize a hazardous fire growth potential in a building or space, given field observations, so that the hazardous conditions are identified, documented, and reported in accordance with the policies of the jurisdiction.
  • Determine code compliance, given the codes, standards, and policies of the jurisdiction and a fire protection issue, so that the applicable codes, standards, and policies are identified and compliance determined.
  • Verify fire flows for a site, given fire flow test results and water supply data, so that required fire flows are in accordance with applicable codes and standards and all deficiencies are identified, documented, and reported in accordance with the policies of the jurisdiction.

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