FRSC110 Fire Prevention and Fire Safety Education

Department of Social & Behavioral Science: Fire Science

I. Course Number and Title
FRSC110 Fire Prevention and Fire Safety Education
II. Number of Credits
3 credits
III. Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester
2250
IV. Prerequisites
None
Corequisites
None
V. Other Pertinent Information
None
VI. Catalog Course Description
This course provides the student with an understanding of fire prevention and fire safety education programs. Students review the effectiveness of existing programs and identify future trends in both fire prevention and fire safety education.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Learning Goals:

    1. Course
    2. Students will:
      1. apply the principles of life safety in buildings and how these principles provide the foundation for fire prevention;
      2. examine the historical perspective of how tragic fires have influenced the development of current fire prevention and fire safety education programs;
      3. examine the relationship between fire prevention efforts within the community, fire investigation, the inspection process, and fire and building code administration and enforcement; and
      4. categorize how fire-incidence risks are identified and how specific programs have been developed to mitigate the risk for all occupants including children, older adults and high risk occupancies.

    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 fire and life safety education
    2. fire and life safety fundamentals: fire dynamics, human behavior during a fire, life safety principles in building, active and passive fire protection
    3. managing fire and life safety resources: time, money, people and technology
    4. working within the legislative process to obtain support for fire prevention and life safety programs
    5. planning fire and life safety programs. The five step planning process and case studies of successful programs
    6. utilizing fire incidence data collection and analysis for fire prevention and safety programs: National Fire Protection Association Reports
    7. identifying high-risk groups within the community
    8. learning and applying fire and life safety educational theory
    9. fire prevention and life safety program development, delivery and evaluation
    10. managing the media and the role of the Public Information Officer (P.I.O)
    11. children and fires: legal, psychological, developmental issues and the fire stopper program
    12. fire prevention and fire safety in the home and in the kitchen
    13. fire prevention and fire safety in health care facilities and for older adults
    14. fire prevention and fire safety in schools
    15. fire prevention and fire safety in high-rise office buildings and in other business occupancies
    16. selecting and funding educational materials and programs for target hazards
    17. how fire investigation and code enforcement relates to fire prevention
  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 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 by new and revised syllabi as of 12/10/08.

Review/Approval Date -11/00; Revised 4/2012