Fire Science (FSC)
- Last Updated: 20 July 2015
FSC 135 (3)
Fundamentals of Fire Prevention
Role and functions of fire prevention. Practical rather than theoretical aspects of fire prevention. Three lecture.
FSC 136 (4)
Fire Apparatus & Hydraulics
Principles of care, maintenance, and operation of fire apparatus and pumps. Pump construction, pumping and pump accessories, power development and transmission, driving, trouble shooting, and producing effective fire streams. Three lecture; two lab.
FSC 137 (.5)
Hazardous Materials Awareness
Provides the basic concepts and techniques related to hazardous materials first response. It is for those individuals who in the course of their normal duties may be first on the scene of an emergency involving hazardous material. First Responders at the awareness level are expected to recognize and identify a hazardous materials incident, protect themselves, call for trained personnel, and secure the area. (Required for EMT 131. Fire Science students must take FSC 138). One half or .5.
FSC 138 (4)
Hazardous Materials First Responder
Definition, detection, identification, scene management, basic training, equipment planning, strategy, and tactics in the management of hazardous materials incidents. Preparation for Department of Emergency Services certificate. For Fire Science majors, the co-requisite is EMS 131. Four lecture.
FSC 180 (8)
Firefighter I & II
For the new firefighter or student interested in firefighting. Fire behavior and basic firefighting skills, with hands-on use of firefighting equipment. Prerequisite: FSC 138 and *EMS 131 or consent of Fire Science Coordinator and Fire Science Admission paperwork (available at the Registration and Enrollment Services desk). Six lecture. Four lab.
FSC 233 (4)
Introduction to Wildland Fire Suppression
Provides a fundamental knowledge of the factors affecting wildland fire prevention, fire behavior, and control techniques along with an introduction to the Incident Command System. Covers material from, I-100, I-200, S-130, S-190, CPS, and S-211. After completion, students may qualify for "Red Card" certification. Four lecture.
FSC 234 (3)
Methods of determining point of fire origin and fire cause, and detection of incendiary fires. Includes simplified physics and chemistry necessary to analyze fire behavior. Three lecture.
FSC 235 (3)
Fire Protection Systems
Required standard for water supply, protection systems, automatic sprinklers, and special extinguishing systems, including analysis of various automatic signaling and detection systems. Prerequisite: *FSC 180 or consent of instructor. Three lecture.
FSC 236 (3)
Firefighter Occupational Safety
Informational base to reduce injuries to fire fighting personnel. Awareness, training, and research of equipment to develop a safety program to meet the needs of the fire service. Three lecture.
FSC 238 (3)
Emergency Scene Management
Effective methods of managing emergency incidents including multiple alarm fires, high-rise fires, brush fires, hazardous materials incidents, and multi-casualty medical incidents. Includes effective interaction among numerous agencies to achieve control. Prerequisite: *FSC 180 or consent of instructor. Three lecture.
FSC 239 (4)
Emergency Services Leadership and Management
Basic principles for administrative management of emergency service organizations. Includes fundamental elements in supervision, leadership, group dynamics, decision making, organizational structure and legal obligations. Also includes health and fitness, customer service and recovery efforts. Four lecture.
FSC 241 (3)
Firefighter Safety and Building Construction
Safety for firefighters on the fire ground. Effects of fire and heat on various types of building construction resulting in the loss of structure will be explored. Includes signs and symptoms of structural damage. Three lecture.
FSC 243 (4)
Intermediate Wildland Fire Suppression
Instructions for Firefighter Type I training, wildland fire chain saw safety practices, and fire behavior prediction skills and knowledge. Course covers material from S-131, S-212, and S-290. After completion students may qualify for Red Card Certification. Prerequisite: FSC 233 or consent of insntructor. Four lecture.
FSC 253 (4)
Advanced Wildland Fire Suppression
Designed to train qualified squad bosses in firing techniques and firing devices along with advanced training in the incident command system. Covers materials from P-110, S-215, S-234 Prerequisites: FSC 233 and FSC 243, or consent of instructor. Four lecture.
FSC 289 (1–6)
Designed for students who are looking for paid or voluntary, practical learning experiences that apply academic and occupational education to real-life, on-the-job situations. Credit hours will be negotiated based on fulfillment of a contract. Each credit hour requires the completion of a minimum 45 hours of on-the-job participation. Prior experience or course work in the field of interest is required One to six variable credit hours. May be taken for S/U credit.
FSC 298 (1-6)
Designed to meet the needs of an individual(s) who has an interest in pursuing an original topic in an instructional area under faculty supervision. One to six variable credit hours.
*Courses may have additional pre or co requisite(s)