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Course Details

Course Code: FSMT210 Course ID: 2889 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course is an overview of fire protection and its related fields. It also covers the philosophy and history of fire protection/service, fire loss analysis, organization and function of public and private fire protection services, fire departments as part of local government, laws and regulations affecting the fire service, fire service nomenclature, specific fire protection functions, basic fire chemistry and physics, introduction to fire protection systems, and introduction to fire strategy and tactics. Students can expect to describe and discuss components of the history and philosophy of the modern fire service; analyze the basic components of fire as a chemical reaction, examine the major fire phases, and examine the main factors that influence fire spread and behavior; list and describe major emergency response services and illustrate how they interrelate; synthesize roles of national, state, and local support organizations in fire and emergency services; describe the scope of fire and emergency services organization; describe the common fire facilities, equipment, and apparatus; analyze management concepts for emergency situations; and explain fire prevention including code enforcement, public information, and public and private fire protection systems.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
12/28/20 - 06/04/21 06/07/21 - 08/01/21 Spring 2021 Session D 8 Week session
02/22/21 - 07/30/21 08/02/21 - 09/26/21 Summer 2021 Session I 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

CO-1 Explain the process of becoming a member of, and the need for training and education at differing levels as one advances in a career in the fire service.

CO-2 Identify and describe the career various opportunities in the fire service and life safety fields.

CO-3 Identify and describe the origins and evolution of modern fire protection and fire equipment.

CO-4 Describe, define and illustrate the basic principles of fire chemistry and physics and the extinguishing agents and systems used by the fire service.

CO-5 List and identify the public and private support organizations and identify and describe the types of fire protection organizations and the chains of command used in them.

CO-6 Identify and describe the support functions required for a modern fire service to function.

CO-7 Describe and explain the importance of fire prevention to a community.

CO-8 Explain and describe the adoption and enforcement of codes and standards.

CO-9 Explain the terms associated with modern fire administration.

CO-10 Describe and explain the need for emergency incident management. Identify the role and limitations of the fire service at emergencies.

CO-11 Identify safety considerations at an incident.

NameGrade %
Forums 30.00 %
Introduction Forum 4.29 %
Week 2 Forum Discussion 4.29 %
Week 4 Forum Discussion 4.29 %
Week 5 Forum Discussion 4.29 %
Week 6 Forum Discussion 4.29 %
Week 7 Forum Discussion 4.29 %
Week 8 Forum Discussion 4.29 %
Essays 10.00 %
Week 3 essay 10.00 %
Final Exam 20.00 %
Final Examination 20.00 %
Quizzes 40.00 %
Week #1 Quiz 5.71 %
Week #2 Quiz 5.71 %
Week #3 Quiz 5.71 %
Week #4 Quiz 5.71 %
Week #5 Quiz 5.71 %
Week #6 Quiz 5.71 %
Week #7 Quiz 5.71 %

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Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.