Fire prevention begins with an introduction to fire and safety related codes, fire prevention methods, mechanical systems and engineering solutions for hazards.
FPA Core Courses
The core of this program focuses on the skills you’ll need to become a respected and skilled leader in fire protection administration and emergency response.
Students in the Legal Aspects of Fire Protection and Safety course will examine the role of executive, legislative and legal decisions relating to personnel practices, employee safety, public protection and the legal responsibilities, liabilities, and authority of fire service practitioners.
Correct documentation and reporting of fire and safety matters is an essential element of the fire science industry. This course is designed to help students develop the oral and written communication skills specific to the public emergency services sector.
In the Principles of Occupational Safety and Health course students explore the history of the development of occupational safety and health, the structure and functioning of the OSHA.
Students in the Fire Prevention, Organization and Management course will examine the factors that shape fire risk and the tools for fire prevention, including risk reduction education, codes and standards, inspection and plans review, fire investigation, research, master planning, influences, and strategies.
Students in the Principles of Fire and Safety Supervision course will examine the factors that shape fire risk and the tools for fire prevention, including risk reduction education, codes and standards, inspection and plans review, fire investigation, research, master planning, influences, and strategies.
Students in this course will be able to explain the basic concepts and principles involved with the design, inspection, installation, testing and maintenance of fire protections structures and systems.
For investigators, firefighters and fire marshals, arson and explosions are an unfortunate but reoccurring part of the job.
The Water Supply for Fire Protection course addresses the role of water and how it plays a key component in fire prevention and suppression.
The Disaster and Community Fire Defense Planning course examines concepts and principles of community risk assessment, planning and response to natural and man-made disasters.