Fire Science Courses

FIRE 1110 Prin of Emergency ServicesCredit Hrs: 3
Pre-req.: None    Description: This course provides a general synopsis to the three public safety professions in the United States; the fire service, emergency medical services (EMS), and law enforcement. Students will be given an overview of career opportunities, culture and history of emergency services, basic analysis of fire loss, crime, and epidemiology, the organization and function of public and private emergency service provision, state and local government relationships with public safety agencies, as well as laws and regulations affecting public safety. A specific module will be presented towards the end of the course specific to the United States Fire Administration - National Fire Academy - Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education course requirement in the areas of fire service nomenclature, specific fire protection functions, basic fire chemistry and physics, introduction to fire protection systems, basic introduction to fire strategy and tactics, and life safety initiatives.

FIRE 1120 Prin of Fire & Emer SafetyCredit Hrs: 3
Pre-req.: None    Description: This course introduces the basic principles and history related to the national firefighter life safety initiatives, focusing on the need for cultural and behavior change throughout the emergency services.

FIRE 1130 Fire PreventionCredit Hrs: 3
Pre-req.: None    Description: Course provides fundamental knowledge relating to the field of fire prevention. Topics include: history and philosophy of fire prevention; organization and operation of a fire prevention bureau; use and application of codes and standards; plans review; fire inspections; fire and safety education; and fire investigation.

FIRE 2110 Fire Protection SystemsCredit Hrs: 3
Pre-req.: None    Description: A focus on the design and operation of fire detection and alarm construction, heat and smoke control systems, special protections and sprinkler systems, water supply for fire protections and portable fire extinguishers.

FIRE 2120 Building Const for Fire ProtCredit Hrs: 3
Pre-req.: None    Description: Intro to fire problems relating to building construction; analysis of building construction, materials, and constructional design methods; focus on needs and requirements of institutional, mercantile, and industrial structures before, during, and after construction periods.

FIRE 2130 Fire Behavior & CombustionCredit Hrs: 3
Pre-req.: None    Description: A focus on the theories and fundamentals of how and why fires start, spread and how they are controlled. Fire and the physical world, properties of fuels, chemical chain reactions, extinguishment agents and their effects.