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COURSE NUMBER: FIRE110
COURSE TITLE:Fire Prevention Principles I/Fire Service Laws & Regulations
DIVISION:Liberal Arts
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS:3
CONTACT HOURS:135
STUDENT ENGAGEMENT HOURS:
DELIVERY MODE:

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course provides the student with an overview and understanding of the field of fire prevention including history of fire prevention, code development and enforcement, inspection principles, public fire safety education, and arson suppression. This course follows objectives outlined in the National Fire Protection Association Standards 1031, Fire Inspector I.  This course also provides the basic knowledge and skills through which to locate and comprehend the various statutes, regulations, codes, and cases, federal, state, and local that form the framework governing the fire service.

PREREQUISITES:

NOTES:
This course is not available for web registration.

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Students will develop the following knowledge, skills, and understanding:
  • Demonstrate and describe knowledge of facts relating to fire prevention efforts, including need and development of the field of fire prevention, model codes, organization, and administration of various fire prevention organizations, as well as inspection, enforcement, and public educational fire prevention techniques.
  • Using knowledge and skills gained, conduct a basic building fire inspection, develop a pre-incident plan, and give a public educational presentation.
  • After completion of this course, the student should realize the need for fire prevention, the various facets of fire prevention, and assist in organizing fire prevention efforts within their respective employment organization.
  • After completion of this course, the student will have basic knowledge of and be able to understand and interpret, and apply fire regulations and laws.

TOPICAL OUTLINE:
Fire Prevention Principles:
Basic Fire Prevention
The fire Problem from Early History to Modern Times
Need for Fire Prevention
Development of Fire Prevention
Organization and Administration of Fire Prevention Efforts
Major Areas of Fire Prevention
Proof that Fire Prevention Works

Fire Service Laws and Regulations:
NFPA standards
ILCS Chap. 25: Fire Safety
General Prevention
Installation of Space Heating and Commercial Processing Equipment
Investigations
Fire Department Repository Units
Standard Operating Procedures and Guidelines

TEXTBOOK / SPECIAL MATERIALS:


EVALUATION:
Scheduled quizzes over assigned materials will be given as well as a comprehensive final exam.  The final exam will count as one-third of final grade.  Students will be graded on class participation as well.

Final Exam 30%
Midterm Exam 25%
Quizzes 20%
Presentation 20%
Participation 5%

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STUDENT CONDUCT CODE:
Membership in the DACC community brings both rights and responsibility. As a student at DACC, you are expected to exhibit conduct compatible with the educational mission of the College. Academic dishonesty, including but not limited to, cheating and plagiarism, is not tolerated. A DACC student is also required to abide by the acceptable use policies of copyright and peer-to-peer file sharing. It is the student’s responsibility to become familiar with and adhere to the Student Code of Conduct as contained in the DACC Student Handbook. The Student Handbook is available in the Information Office in Vermilion Hall and online at: https://dacc.edu/student-handbook

DISABILITY SERVICES:
Any student who feels s/he may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact the Testing & Academic Services Center at 217-443-8708 (TTY 217-443-8701) or stop by Cannon Hall Room 113. Please speak with your instructor privately to discuss your specific accommodation needs in this course.

REVISION:
Fall 2010