Course Descriptions - Fire Prevention
FPT112 Principles of Emergency Services (3-0-3)
This is an introductory course that surveys the historical development of fire protection, organizational structure of fire agencies, and the range of issues and topics related to fire protection. This course meets United States Fire Administration, Fire and Emergency Services in Higher Education (FESHE) model associate degree curriculum. Fall only
FPT115 Hazardous Materials I (3-0-3)
This course focuses on the nature of hazardous materials (HazMat) and the role of First Responders in prevention, mitigation, and remediation of incidents. Hazardous materials risk is presented within the context of First Responder operations. This course fully integrates National Incident Management (NIMS) and Incident Command System (ICS) protocols. Fall only
FPT116 Hazardous Materials II (3-0-3)
A continuation of Hazardous Materials I, course content stresses recognition of potentially hazardous situations, protocols of organized response, and regulatory guidelines. Hazardous materials response is presented within the context of First Responder operations. Specific attention is placed on the different response protocols needed for remediation of weapons of mass destruction events and other sources of HazMat situations resulting from natural disasters, accidents, negligence and criminal activities. This course fully integrates National Incident Management System (NIMS) and Incident Command System (ICS) protocols.
PR: FPT 115 Spring only
FPT120 Building Construction for Fire Protection (3-0-3)
This course provides the components of building construction that relate to fire and life safety. The focus of this course is on firefighter safety. The elements of construction and design of structures are shown to be key factors when inspecting buildings, pre-planning fire operations, and operating at emergencies. Spring only
FPT131 Fire Prevention (3-0-3)
This course provides fundamental information regarding the history of fire prevention, organizations and operation of a fire prevention bureau, use of fire codes, identification and correction of fire hazards, and the relationships of fire prevention with built-in fire protection systems, fire investigation, and fire and life safety education. This course meets the United States Fire Administration, Fire and Emergency Services in Higher Education (FESHE) model associate degree curriculum requirements.
FPT135 Fire Administration (3-0-3)
This course focuses on organization, personnel management distribution of equipment, records and fire safety as they pertain to the fire service. Techniques for successful and efficient fire service operations are covered in this course. These topics include communications and fire alarm systems, legal aspects of fire prevention, fire investigation and the recording and evaluation of fire data for statistical purposes. Spring only
FPT137 Fire Protection Systems (3-0-3)
This course provides information relating to the features of design and operation of fire alarm systems, water-based fire suppression systems, special hazard fire suppression systems, water supply for fire protection and portable fire extinguishers. This course meets the United States Fire Administration, Fire and Emergency Services in Higher Education (FESHE) model associate degree curriculum requirements. Spring only
FPT205 Incident Command Systems (3-0-3)
This course introduces the concepts of the Incident Command System utilized by the emergency management community. This course includes features, principles, and organizational structure of the Incident Command System. Students will also apply concepts learned in the classroom. PR, FPT 112
FPT215 Fire Investigation (3-0-3)
This course emphasizes the following subjects as they individually relate to fire investigations: elements of fire, combustion properties of fuel, pyrolysis, burn patterns, ignition sources and explosions. A review of methods of interviewing, report writing, rules of evidence, forensic lab procedures, model arson law and NYS arson law is included.
PR: May require New York State Police identification and/or registration Spring only
FPT216 Fire Protection Hydraulics and Water Supply (3-0-3)
This course provides a foundation of theoretical knowledge in order to understand the principles of the use of water in fire protection and apply hydraulic principles to analyze and to solve water supply problems. This course meets the United States Fire Administration, Fire and Emergency Services in Higher Education (FESHE) model associate degree curriculum requirements.
PR: MAT 128 Fall only
FPT219 Fire Behavior and Combustion (3-0-3)
This course explores the theories and fundamentals of how and why fires start, spread, and how they are controlled. This course meets the United States Fire Administration, Fire and Emergency Services in Higher Education (FESHE) model associate degree curriculum requirements. Fall only
FPT237 Industrial Fire Protection (3-0-3)
Provides an introduction to the field of industrial fire protection and focuses on the topics of hazard control, special hazards and protection, fire protection equipment, and systems and handling of emergencies. Fall only
FPT250 Fire Protection Internship (0-0-3)
This course provides the opportunity to explore and gain experience in a career area related to fire prevention and tactics. Textbook theory and classroom experience is enhanced while working ion a supervised professional setting. The field study will incorporate fire prevention and tactical or fire prevention and tactical related assignments. All field work will be supplemented by scheduled meetings with the instructor. The course requires completion of 120 hours of field work. Grading is on a pass/fail basis.
PR: Fire Protection Technology major, completion of 30 credit hours, completion of at least one FPT course, minimum overall GPA of 2.5, and permission of the Division.
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