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 protectin. This course meets United States Fire Administration, Fire and Emergency Services in Higher Education (FESHE) model associate degree curriculum.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

FPT213 Hydraulics and Equipment I (3-0-3)

This course focuses on incompressible fluids, principles of fluid statics and dynamics, fluid flow, pipe and hose or head losses, and pump systems operations. Sprinkler and standpipe systems and other special systems are covered. PR: MAT 128 or equivalent

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

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

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.

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.

FPT250 Fire Protection Internship (3-0-3)

This course provides the fire protection technology student with the opportunity to participate in a planned, professional experience of observation, study, and field work within selected areas of the fire protection profession. These areas include but are not limited to: municipal fire departments, state or local fire protection agencies, industrial fire safety organizations, and installers of fire protection systems. Textbook theory and classroom experience are enhanced as the student works in an appropriately supervised setting. The field study will specifically incorporate fire protection, prevention, or suppression related assignments. All field work will be supplemented by regularly scheduled seminars with the instructor. PR: FPT major with 30 completed credits, minimum overall GPA of 2.5, FPT course in area of internship, and permission of the department.

FPT999 Fire Elective (4-0-4)




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