SFS 112 : Public Education and Fire Prevention

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Public Ed. Fire Prevention



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Studies fundamentals of public relations pertaining to fire service including emergency operations, general public appearances, writing news releases, articles and speeches and general media contact. Students work in developing an effective public education campaign for delivery. Audience type and message content is carefully analyzed. Recommended to be taken with WR 121, SFS 101 and SFS 102.

Learning outcomes

1. Define the national fire problem and role of fire prevention.
2. Identify and describe fire prevention organizations and associations.
3. Define laws, rules, regulations, and codes; and identify those relevant to fire prevention of the authority having jurisdiction.
4. Devine the functions of a fire prevention bureau and explain the importance of developing coalitions into the fire service.
5. Describe inspection practices and procedures.
6. Identify and describe the standards for professional qualifications for Fire Marshal, Plans Examiner, Fire Inspector, Fire and Life Safety Educator, and Fire Investigator.
7. List opportunities in professional development for fire prevention personnel.
8. Describe the history and philosophy of fire prevention.
9. Describe the cost of fire prevention activities versus operational activities.
10. Identify the types of hazards and how a proactive approach plays an important role in hazard protection and mitigation for occupant safety.
11. Develop a community tailored fire prevention program. List and explain the 5-Step Planning Process for Fire Life Safety.
12. List and explain various types of engineering methods to control a fire.
13. Explain the importance of the fire department’s participation in the construction document review process.

Content outline

I. National Fire Problem and Role of Fire Prevention
a. Definition
b. Historical Overview
c. Data Analysis/GIS
d. Current Trends of Fire Prevention
II. Fire Prevention Organizations and Associations
a. Public—Federal, State and Local
b. Private—International, National and Regional
III. Laws, Rules, Regulations and Codes
a. Definitions
b. Applicability
c. Interrelationship
d. Limitations
IV. Fire Prevention Bureau Functions
a. Data Collection and Analysis
b. Plans review
c. Fire Inspections
d. Fire and life Safety Education
e. Fire Investigations
V. Tools and Equipment
a. Data Collection and Analysis
b. Plans Review
c. Fire Inspections
d. Fire and Life Safety Education
e. Fire Investigations
VI. Roles and Responsibilities of Fire Prevention Personnel
a. Data Collection and Analysis
b. Code Development and Interpretation
c. Training and Education
d. Enforcement
e. Management
VII. Professional Certification
a. Categories and Levels
b. Local
c. State
d. National
VIII. Professional Development
a. National Fire Prevention Development Model
b. Training and Education
c. Certification System

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