Fire Science Courses

FIRE 1120 Prin of Fire & Emer SafetyCredit Hrs: 3
Pre-Req: None   Co-Req: None
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   Co-Req: None
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 2120 Building Const for Fire ProtCredit Hrs: 3
Pre-Req: None   Co-Req: None
This class builds onto Introduction to Fire Prevention by providing further insight into fire problems related to building construction; code violations; legal requirements; 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   Co-Req: None
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.