Course Summary
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6 Days (41 Hours)
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Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 Fire Science


The course objective is to provide Incident Commanders (IC) with the tools they need to conduct proper pre-incident planning for the target hazards in their communities.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Explain the benefits of pre-incident planning and the relationship between these activities and the effective use of fire protection systems
  • Identify the value and performance capabilities of many of the passive fire protection features installed in buildings and facilities
  • Explain the role of fire alarm systems in life safety, fire protection and fire control
  • Explain the importance of pre-incident planning in making appropriate decisions in specific emergency situations
  • Identify the types of smoke management systems, their locations in buildings, how they operate, and their roles in strategic and tactical efforts
  • Distinguish the role and function of specialty systems in fire protection
  • Explain the need to identify special hazards and how they affect the Pre-Incident Plan (PIP)
  • Present a Pre-Incident Plan (PIP) to a multicompany drill environment
  • Recognize the importance of having prior knowledge of the fire protection systems in a building
  • Explain the strategic and tactical roles of water-based systems in fire control and suppression

General Topics:

  • Purposes of fire protection systems
  • Decision-making
  • Pre-incident planning benefits
  • Passive fire protection systems
  • Fire alarm systems
  • Water-based protection systems
  • Smoke control systems
  • Specialty systems
  • Special hazards and trends
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Discussion
  • Lectures

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations

Minimum Passing Score:

Supplemental Materials