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FSMT321 - Community Fire Mitigation and Protection

Course Details

Course Code: FSMT321 Course ID: 3363 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course is a study of the leading theory and practice associated with community fire mitigation, planning, protection, response, and recovery. Topics of the course include fire-community relations, community outreach, volunteerism and fire protection, strategic community planning, inter-organizational responses, and other issues. Concepts in Code enforcement, investigations, and the historical, social, and cultural influences on fire prevention are discussed. The students will look at the economic, and governmental and departmental influences on fire prevention. Fire prevention programs will be evaluated and prepared.





Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
11/26/18 - 05/03/19 05/06/19 - 06/30/19 Spring 2019 Session I 8 Week session
01/28/19 - 06/28/19 07/01/19 - 08/25/19 Summer 2019 Session B 8 Week session
03/25/19 - 08/30/19 09/02/19 - 10/27/19 Summer 2019 Session D 8 Week session
05/27/19 - 11/01/19 11/04/19 - 12/29/19 Fall 2019 Session I 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

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

CO-1: Describe aspects of risk reduction education and overall community risk reduction.

CO-2: Explain the fundamental aspects of codes and standards, and the inspection and plan review process.

CO-3: Describe the fire investigation process and discuss fire prevention research.

CO-4: Discuss historical and social influences and describe the master planning process.

CO-5: Describe economic and governmental influences on fire prevention.

CO-6: Explain the effects of departmental influences on fire prevention programs and activities.

CO-7: Discuss strategies for fire prevention.

NameGrade %
Forums 25.00 %
Week 1 Introduction Forum 3.13 %
Week 2 Forum 3.13 %
Week 3 Forum 3.13 %
Week 4 Forum 3.13 %
Week 5 Forum 3.13 %
Week 6 Forum 3.13 %
Week 7 Forum 3.13 %
Week 8 Forum 3.13 %
Essays 75.00 %
Week 4 Paper 37.50 %
Week 8 Final Paper 37.50 %

Textbook: The e-book for this course will be provided via the APUS Bookstore. Information on ordering your books can be found at http://apus.campusguides.com/bookstore/undergraduate

Title: Fire Prevention Organization and Management

Author: Crawford, James

Publisher: Pearson/Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780135087848

Supplemental Materials: All of the reports listed in this first group are available on-line from the United States Fire Administration’s Technical Report Series at: https://www.usfa.dhs.gov/applications/publications/

  • Department of Homeland Security. Federal Emergency Management Agency. U. S. Fire Administration. Fire Department Run Profile. Topical Fire Report Series. Volume 7, Issue 3/December 2007 available on line at http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/downloads/pdf/tfrs/v7i3.pdf

  • Department of Homeland Security. Federal Emergency Management Agency. U. S. Fire Administration. Fire Department Overall Run Profile. Topical Fire Report Series. Volume 7, Issue 4/December 2007 available on line at

http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/downloads/pdf/tfrs/v7i4.pdf

  • Department of Homeland Security. Federal Emergency Management Agency. U. S. Fire Administration and the National Fire Protection Association. A Needs Assessment of the U. S. Fire Service. FA-240/December 2002 available on line at

http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/downloads/pdf/publications/fa-240.pdf

  • Department of Homeland Security. Federal Emergency Management Agency. U. S. Fire Administration and the National Fire Protection Association. Four Years Later - A Second Needs Assessment of the U. S. Fire Service. FA-303/October 2006 available on line at

http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/downloads/pdf/publications/fa-303-508.pdf

  • Department of Homeland Security. Federal Emergency Management Agency. U. S. Fire Administration/National Fire Data Center. Structure Fire Response Times. Fourteenth Edition. Topical Fire Report Series. Volume 5, Issue 7/January 2006/Revised August 2006 available on line at http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/downloads/pdf/tfrs/v5i7.pdf

  • Department of Homeland Security. Federal Emergency Management Agency. U. S. Fire Administration. Emergency Management and Response-Information Sharing and Analysis Center. The Critical Infrastructure Protection Process Job Aid FA-313 2nd Edition: August 2007 available on line at http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/downloads/pdf/publications/fa-313.pdf

Book Title:Fire Prevention Organization and Management - the VitalSource e-book is provided inside the classroom
ISBN:9781269459327
Publication Info:VS-Pearson
Author:Crawford, James
Unit Cost:$74.32
Electronic ISBN:9781269517256
Electronic Unit Cost:$37.80

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.