This course provides a basic introduction to the fire protection profession, including its history and philosophy. It also explores the role of public fire protection agencies, codes and regulations, and the relationship between prevention, fire control, and extinguishing. This course also reviews the various career options available in fire protection, and includes a review of current and future fire safety legislation. While an introduction to fire protection science is a great starting point for anyone looking to pursue a career in the field, it is not the sole prerequisite for fire protection.
Firefighter I students will gain a better understanding of fires through classroom instruction, exploration, and performance-based skill development. In addition to classroom instruction, this course will include practical exercises involving fire apparatus and tools. Firefighting science is an essential component of fire safety and can be life-saving for firefighters. To learn more about fire science, contact your local College of Fire and Rescue. It’s easy to get confused between all of the different programs and certifications available.
After completing the course, students must demonstrate a basic understanding of the history of fire protection. For example, they must identify historical fires and the role they played in affecting fire safety policies and codes. Students must also define terms related to fire behavior. In addition, students will have to learn about the relationship between building materials and fire behavior. Finally, they must be familiar with the municipal water system as it relates to fire protection.