FRSC107 Pre-Emergency Planning and Computer Aided Design

Department of Professional Studies: Fire Science

I. Course Number and Title
FRSC107 Pre-Emergency Planning and Computer Aided Design
II. Number of Credits
3 credits
III. Number of Instructional Minutes
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. Course Learning Goals

    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.
  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 Course Learning Goals

    The assessment of course learning goals will be based on classroom discussions, written exams, assignments, papers, and/or performance based tasks and CAD projects.
  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Student:

    See course syllabus.

Review/Approval Date -10/99; Revised 4/2012; New Core 8/2015