FRSC107 Pre-Emergency Planning and Computer Aided Design

Department of Public Safety Training Center: Fire Science

I. Course Number and Title
FRSC107 Pre-Emergency Planning and Computer Aided Design
II. Number of Credits
3 credits
III. Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester
IV. Prerequisites
V. Other Pertinent Information
VI. Catalog Course Description
This course introduces the student to the intricacies of preparing pre-emergency plans and diagrams for fire investigation reports using CAD technology. Students will demonstrate their understanding of the importance of pre-emergency planning for the Fire Service and will prepare pre-emergency plans and diagrams.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Learning Goals:

    1. Course
    2. Students will:
      1. demonstrate an understanding of the concepts, purposes and sequence of pre-fire planning; and
      2. construct a thorough pre-fire plan for a structure in their fire district and use Computer Assisted Design technology to draw the floor plans and or site plans used in their plan.

    3. Core (if applicable)
    4. This course is not included in the Core.
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities:

    1. introduction to pre-emergency planning; Course content and requirements
    2. how pre-emergency planning works in the real world; Computer Lab: Introduction to the PC
    3. the problems encountered conducting a pre-emergency plan; Computer Lab: The quick tour of the diagram software and the Quick Start tutorial
    4. the pre-emergency planning process; Computer Lab: drawing the building
    5. coordinating the design process with business and working with fire equipment infrastructure; Computer Lab: placing symbols
    6. methods used for collecting information for the plan and diagram; Computer Lab: changing the view, copying objects, and adding text
    7. prioritizing information for the plan or diagram and preparing a hand-drawn diagram; Computer Lab: placing a dimension
    8. students present and critique their hand drawn diagram; Computer Lab: program feature charts
    9. formats used for diagrams submitted as part of a fire investigation report; Computer Lab: selecting commands and using forms and scaled border
    10. CAD application in the fire service and in related fields; Computer Lab: printing a diagram, changing views and using layers
    11. integrating existing data into the pre-emergency plan or fire-investigation diagram; Computer Lab: importing and exporting diagrams, drawing lines and symbols and editing the diagram
    12. structures that require a pre-emergency plan; Computer Lab: placing text, symbols, patterns and objects in the plan
    13. identifying deficiency areas in data for a pre-emergency plan. Review of students projects; Computer Lab: unselecting, erasing and moving objects
    14. students present their plans or diagrams to the class; Computer Lab: solving problems
  3. Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals:

    1. Course
    2. The assessment of course learning goals will be based on classroom discussions, written exams, assignments, papers, and/or performance based tasks and CAD projects.

    3. Core (if applicable)
    4. This course is not included in the Core.
  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Students:

    See course format.
VIII. Teaching Methods Employed
Section VIII is not being used in new and revised syllabi as of 12/10/08.

Review/Approval Date -10/99; Revised 4/2012