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College Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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FIRE 1010 - Fundamentals of Fire Prevention

Credit Hours: 3.00


Prerequisites: None

Organization and function of the fire prevention organization; inspections, surveying and mapping procedures; recognition of fire hazards; engineering a solution to the hazard; enforcement of the solution; public relations as affected by fire prevention.

Billable Contact Hours: 3

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OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES

Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to identify and define the legal aspects of administering and enforcement of the fire prevention code.

Objectives: The student will:

  1. Identify the forms of local government and laws.
  2. Identify state and federal laws.
  3. Define administration, law and enforcement.
  4. Define search and seizure, due process and equal protection.
  5. Define intentional and negligent wrongdoing and liability attached.
  6. Define civil rights action.
  7. Identify the role of the witness.

Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to identify the various aspects of conducting fire inspections.

Objectives: The student will:

  1. Identify steps necessary for preparation of an inspection.
  2. Demonstrate how to conduct an inspection.
  3. Define the use of photography and inspection drawings.
  4. Demonstrate a closing interview.
  5. Given a list of violations of an occupancy, submit a written report
    1. Containing pertinent information; e.g., name, address, date, occupancy.
    2. Citing the code chapter and section applicable to the violation.
    3. Listing the corrective measures to be taken.
    4. Describing follow‐up inspections.
  6. Define appeals procedures, enforcement procedures and judicial review.
  7. Identify complaint handling.
  8. Identify effective record management.

Outcome 3: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: given a building, identify its use, occupancy, and compliance for fire safety.

Objectives: The student will:

  1. Identify the occupancy and use groups.
  2. Define the types of construction.
  3. Define open burning.
  4. Identify precautions against fire.
  5. Identify means of egress components.
  6. Identify fire protection systems.
  7. Define emergency preparedness.

Outcome 4: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to determine which requirements are applicable based on the review of construction plans.

Objectives: The student will:

  1. Define Fire Resistance Rating.
  2. Define fire protection requirements.
  3. Identify special fire protection features.

Outcome 5: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to determine which requirements are applicable based on the hazardous material(s) and system(s) involved.

Objectives: The student will:

  1. Define a hazardous material.
  2. Define hazards associated with hazardous materials.
  3. Identify the fire requirements for hazardous material storage.

COMMON DEGREE OUTCOMES (CDO)
• Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
• Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
• Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
• Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
• Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
• Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.

CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Communication: YES
Critical Thinking: YES
Global Literacy: YES
Information Literacy: YES
Quantitative Reasoning: YES
COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE
Session and Topic:

  1. Introductions/Course Overview/Fire in America
  2. Wingspread/Interviewing/Introduction to Codes
  3. Codes/Standards/Ordinances
  4. Use Groups/Fire Separation
  5. Construction Types/Written Assignments
  6. Means of Egress
  7. Means of Egress Continued/Review for Mid‐term Exam
  8. Mid‐term Exam
  9. Site Plans
  10. Construction Plans
  11. Fire Suppression System/Plans
  12. Fire Alarm System/Plans
  13. Interior Finish/Occupant Loads/Written Assignment Due
  14. Role Play “Council Meeting”
  15. Final Exam
  16. To Be Announced - Possible Field Trip or On‐campus Group Activity

Primary Faculty
Staelgraeve, Kenneth
Secondary Faculty

Associate Dean
Lopez, Michael
Dean
Mirijanian, Narine



Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088



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