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FSA 103 - Fundamentals of Fire Prevention/Fire Code Enforcement

Credits: 3
3 Lecture Hours

This course provides students with fundamental knowledge relating to the field of fire prevention. Topics include the history and philosophy of fire prevention, organization and operation of a fire prevention bureau and use and application of codes and standards. The course covers plan reviews, fire inspections, fire and life safety education and fire investigation.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Define national fire problems and the role of fire prevention.
  2. Identify and describe fire prevention organizations and associations.
  3. Define laws, rules, regulations and codes relevant to fire prevention.
  4. Define the functions of a fire prevention bureau.
  5. Describe inspection practices and procedures. 
  6. Identify and describe the standards for professional qualifications for Fire Marshal, Plans Examiner, Fire Inspector, Fire and Life Safety Educator and Fire Investigator.
  7. List opportunities in professional development for fire prevention personnel.
  8. Describe the history and philosophy of fire prevention.
  9. Discuss the major fire programs for public education.
Listed Topics
  1. National fire problems and role of fire prevention
  2. Fire prevention organizations and associations
  3. Laws, rules, regulations and codes
  4. Fire prevention bureau functions
  5. Tools and equipment
  6. Roles and responsibilities of fire prevention personnel
  7. Professional certification
  8. Professional development
  9. Public education
Reference Materials
Fire Protection: Code Enforcement 7
Fire Inspection and Code Enforcement, IFSTA
Fire and Life Safety Educator
Introduction to Fire Prevention
Life Safety Code 101 Handbook
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Handbook
Approved By: Johnson, Alex Date Approved: 03/28/2012

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