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Course Description

This is a required course for Level 1 Fire Prevention Officer 1 Certification. Curriculum includes organization and function of fire prevention; fire and life safety inspections; codes and ordinances relating to the use and storage and use of flammable, combustible, toxic, reactive and radioactive materials; engineering and enforcing a solution of a fire hazard; fire extinguisher and fixed systems requirements. PREREQUISITE: Firefighter 1A and 1B Certification or equivalent. ADVISORY: Eligible for English 250 and English 420.

Learning Outcomes

  • Describe general fire inspection practices.
  • Describe the responsibilities of fire prevention personnel.
  • Identify the procedures for correcting fire hazards.
  • Describe the characteristics and common examples of explosives, fireworks, combustible dusts and metals.

Last modified: November 25, 2014
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