Fire Protection Technician course. (Prerequisites: 503-142 Fire Fighting Principles; 503-153 HazMat Awareness and Operations)
Describes basic fire behavior, techniques used to control structural and related fire emergencies, and life safety practices. Students perform all practical evolutions necessary to control and extinguish fires and otherwise meet all requirements for Firefighter I certification with the State of Wisconsin. (Prerequisite: Associate Dean approval)
This course provides the components of building construction related to firefighter and life safety. The elements of construction and design of structures are shown to be key factors when inspecting buildings, preplanning fire operations, and operating at emergencies.
This course provides fundamental knowledge relating to the field of fire prevention. Topics include: history and philosophy of fire prevention; organization and operation of a fire prevention bureau; use and application of codes and standards; plans review; fire inspections; fire and life safety education; and fire investigation.
Examines characteristics relating to hazardous materials including problems of recognition and mitigation. Prepares students to Hazardous Materials Technician Level.
This course provides basic chemistry relating to the categories of hazardous materials including recognition, identification, reactivity, and health hazards encountered by emergency services.
This course provides the principles of fire ground control through utilization of personnel, equipment, and extinguishing agents. (Prerequisites: 503-142 Fire Fighting Principles; 503-143 Building Construction for Fire Protection; 503-154 Hazardous Materials Chemistry; 503-191 Principles of Emergency Services; 503-192 Principles of Emergency Services Safety and Survival)
This course is intended to provide the student with the fundamentals and technical knowledge needed for proper fire scene interpretations, including recognizing and conducting origin and cause, preservation of evidence and documentation, scene security, motives of the fire setter, and types of fire causes. (Prerequisites: 503-142 Firefighting Principles; 503-191 Principles of Emergency Services)
This course introduces the student to the organization and management of a fire and emergency services department and the relationship of government agencies to the fire service. Emphasis is placed on fire and emergency service, ethics, and leadership from the perspective of the company officer.
This course introduces the basic principles and history related to the national firefighter life safety initiatives, focusing on the need for cultural and behavior change throughout the emergency services.
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 provides a foundation of theoretical knowledge in order to understand the principles of the use of water in fire protection and to apply hydraulic principles to analyze and to solve water supply problems. (Prerequisites: 503-142 Firefighting Principles; 503-191 Principles of Emergency Services; 804-107 College Mathematics)
This course explores the theories and fundamentals of how and why fires start, spread, and are controlled.