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JFT26B:  FIRE PREVENTION 1B


Course Description

This is a course in relationship of Life Safety Codes and requirements to building construction principles and building occupancy classifications. Curriculum includes fire rated construction; fire doors, windows, and shutters; stairwells and smokeproof enclosures; flame spread, smoke production and interior finish considerations for various occupancies; existing and egress requirements; basic electrical theory, electrical hazards and inspection considerations; basic heat, smoke and flame detection systems; sprinkler and fixed protection systems; municipal/residential alarm systems; fire drills and emergency evacuation procedures; inspection reports and filing techniques; processing of plans and specifications; handling fire prevention complaints. ADVISORY: Eligible for English 250 and English 420.


Learning Outcomes

  • Describe the classification, properties, labeling, incidental storage, handling, and use of flammable and combustible liquids and gases.
  • Describe the classification, properties, labeling, incidental storage, handling, and use of hazardous materials, other than flammable and combustible liquids and gases.
  • Analyze the operational readiness of portable fire extinguishers, fixed fire suppression systems, detection and alarm systems, standpipe systems, sprinkler systems and fire pumps in current locations during inspection.


Last modified: November 25, 2014
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