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Forest Fire Protection and Management   (FOR-371)   3.00 s.h.  
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Characteristics and role of fire in forest ecosystems. Major topics covered include fuels, fire weather, fire behavior, fire danger rating systems, fire control, and prescribed burning. 
Management of Fire Prevention Programs   (FIS-322)   3.00 s.h.  
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The course examines contemporary issues in the management of fire prevention functions. Top-level fire managers address present day and potential challenges in fire prevention. Topics include effective management principles, leadership styles, structure of the fire prevention manager, promoting fire prevention, and the law in fire prevention. Modern management literature is integrated with fire prevention concepts. 
Fundamentals of Fire Protection   (FIS-102)   3.00 s.h.  
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Studies the history and philosophy of fire protection; reviews statistics of loss of life and property by fire; introduces the agencies involved in fire protection, current legislative development and career orientation, recruitment and training for fire departments, position classification and pay plans; employee organizations; and discusses current related problems and a review of expanding future fire protection problems. 
Industrial Fire Pump Installation   (FIS-243)   3.00 s.h.  
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Applications, design, and analysis of industrial fire pump installations. Graphical analysis of fire pump contributions to existing fire protection water supply systems emphasized. 
Community Fire Protection Planning   (FIS-371)   3.00 s.h.  
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Planning. Student will be able to evaluate the community needs associated with risk of fire; select and evaluate the most efficient system in developing community fire protection programs; and define and design a fire and life safety system for a community. 
Introduction to Fire Science   (FIS-101)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
An introductory course designed to examine the fire protection field. The student will be provided with an understanding of the behavior of fire and the strategy and tactics used in its prevention, extinguishment, and investigation. The value of public and private fire protection services will be emphasized.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Explain the history, organization and function of public and private fire protection services and their relationship to local, state, federal government and private fire protection agencies.
  • Describe the chemistry and behavior of fire.
  • Display knowledge of building classification, types of construction, and design features that limit smoke and fire spread and provide safe evacuation.
  • Explain fire prevention and the programs used to educate, enforce and maintain a fire safe environment.
  • Discuss fire protection systems, the types of systems in use today, the extinguishment method, and the design and inspection requirements for effective protection.
  • Examine the concept of leadership and management in the fire service. The types of leadership, management issues, and the role of the fire officer in managing a fire company or department.
  • Discuss the concept of incident management and its role at every event in order to manage the incident to its conclusion.
  • Describe laws, rules, and regulations affecting the fire service. Discuss fire protection terminology and jargon.
  • Analyze recent events, incidents, design and material development, and challenges to providing adequate fire safety and protection in a changing environment.
  • Describe fire Investigation and the role of the fire official in determination of cause and origin.
  • Discuss any of the following topics as they relate to the fire service: positions in the fire service, water supply, hazardous materials, strategy and tactics, fire department resources, new technology.

 
Introduction to Industrial Fire Prevention   (FIS-201)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
This course gives non-fighter students an understanding of the function & goals of a fire safety professional in private industry. Industrial fire hazards, the cause of these hazards and methods of correcting these hazards are discussed & illustrated in depth. OSHA regulations pertaining to the establishment, functions and duties & the training of employees other than the fire brigade are also covered.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Explain the various options available to a private industry regarding fires and other emergency situations within the plant or building.
  • Identify the purpose, establishment, and responsibilities of the industrial fire brigade.
  • Discuss the setup, operation, and training of a fire brigade, citing the governing standards for fire brigades.
  • Explain the three elements of industrial fire protection.
  • Describe the requirements for a company emergency action plan.
  • Citing examples, discuss industrial fire hazards, their causes, prevention, and methods of correction.
  • Identify and discuss OSHA industrial fire safety requirements and employee training programs to meet those requirements.

 
Fire Prevention and Inspection   (FIS-221)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
The student will analyze, evaluate and apply methodology utilized in the field of fire prevention and inspection. Topics included are inspection procedures, common and special fire hazards, occupancy problems and life safety requirements. Students completing this course, which is recognized by the NJ Bureau of Fire Safety, may obtain licensure as a Fire Official/Inspector. (FIS-221) 3.00 s.h.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Conduct field inspections in accordance with appropriate fire or building codes and standards, and prepare inspection reports of those field inspections.
  • Investigate common complaints concerning compliance with appropriate fire or building codes and standards, and determine the proper resolution.
  • Maintain fire inspection reports, complaint investigation files, and related documents in accordance with applicable record-keeping policies of the jurisdiction.
  • Cite the proper fire or building code or standard, given an identified fire protection, fire prevention, or life safety issue.
  • Properly identify the occupancy classification of a single-use occupancy, in accordance with appropriate fire or building codes and standards, and compute its allowable occupancy load.
  • Using a combination of field inspections and plan reviews, correctly identify the proper type of construction for an addition or remodeling project to ensure that it meets appropriate fire or building codes and standards.
  • Recognize and properly report hazardous conditions involving equipment, processes, and operations in accordance with appropriate fire or building codes and standards.

 
Strategic Analysis of Fire Prevention   (FIS-372)   3.00 s.h.  
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Course Description
This course examines community fire protection and fire service issues using a case study approach to enhance the officer's ability to perform at the executive level. Emphasis is on transfer of skills to local organizations. An independent research project is included as a major component of the course. (FIS-372) 3.00 s.h.

Learning Outcomes
Through the Portfolio Assessment process, students will demonstrate that they can appropriately address the following outcomes:

  • Explain the principles of life safety in buildings and how these principles provide the foundation for fire prevention.
  • Discuss the historical perspective of the influence of tragic fires on the development of current fire prevention and fire safety education programs.
  • Compare the relationships among: fire prevention efforts within the community, fire investigation, fire inspections, and fire and building code administration/enforcement.
  • Categorize how fire-incidence risks are identified, and explain how specific programs are developed to mitigate occupant risks for special groups, i.e. children, older adults, and for various high risk occupancies.
  • From a fire service command perspective, explain how to establish a shared vision for the community, one which provides adequate long term fire and emergency service protection to the residents and businesses in the community.
  • Analyze internal and external issues which could affect the community's fire and EMS programs for the near and distant future.
  • Assess the community's master plan and develop a plan of action to meet the fire and EMS needs throughout the master planning period.
  • Compare and contrast the use of databases, histograms, inferential statistics and probabilities, and GIS results to determine future facility sites.

 
Meteorology and Fire Behavior   (FOR-471)   3.00 s.h.  
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Atmospheric physics and the physics and chemistry of combustion lead to discussions of fire behavior and the strategy and tactics of fire suppression. 
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