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FSMT210 - Fundamentals of Fire Protection

Course Details

Course Code: FSMT210 Course ID: 2889 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course is an overview of fire protection and its related fields. It also covers the philosophy and history of fire protection/service, fire loss analysis, organization and function of public and private fire protection services, fire departments as part of local government, laws and regulations affecting the fire service, fire service nomenclature, specific fire protection functions, basic fire chemistry and physics, introduction to fire protection systems, and introduction to fire strategy and tactics. Students can expect to describe and discuss components of the history and philosophy of the modern fire service; analyze the basic components of fire as a chemical reaction, examine the major fire phases, and examine the main factors that influence fire spread and behavior; list and describe major emergency response services and illustrate how they interrelate; synthesize roles of national, state, and local support organizations in fire and emergency services; describe the scope of fire and emergency services organization; describe the common fire facilities, equipment, and apparatus; analyze management concepts for emergency situations; and explain fire prevention including code enforcement, public information, and public and private fire protection systems.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
06/24/19 - 11/29/19 12/02/19 - 01/26/20 Fall 2019 Session D 8 Week session
08/26/19 - 01/31/20 02/03/20 - 03/29/20 Winter 2020 Session I 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

CO-1 Explain the process of becoming a member of, and the need for training and education at differing levels as one advances in a career in the fire service.

CO-2 Identify and describe the career various opportunities in the fire service and life safety fields.

CO-3 Identify and describe the origins and evolution of modern fire protection and fire equipment.

CO-4 Describe, define and illustrate the basic principles of fire chemistry and physics and the extinguishing agents and systems used by the fire service.

CO-5 List and identify the public and private support organizations and identify and describe the types of fire protection organizations and the chains of command used in them.

CO-6 Identify and describe the support functions required for a modern fire service to function.

CO-7 Describe and explain the importance of fire prevention to a community.

CO-8 Explain and describe the adoption and enforcement of codes and standards.

CO-9 Explain the terms associated with modern fire administration.

CO-10 Describe and explain the need for emergency incident management. Identify the role and limitations of the fire service at emergencies.

CO-11 Identify safety considerations at an incident.

NameGrade %
Forums 30.00 %
Introduction Forum 3.75 %
Week 2 Forum Discussion 3.75 %
Week 4 Forum Discussion 3.75 %
Week 5 Forum Discussion 3.75 %
Week 6 Forum Discussion 3.75 %
Week 7 Forum Discussion 3.75 %
Week 8 Forum Discussion 3.75 %
Week 3 Forum 3.75 %
Essays 10.00 %
Week 3 essay 10.00 %
Final Exam 20.00 %
Final Exam 20.00 %
Quizzes 40.00 %
Week 1 Quiz 5.71 %
Week 2 Quiz 5.71 %
Week 3 Quiz 5.71 %
Week 4 Quiz 5.71 %
Week 5 Quiz 5.71 %
Week 6 Quiz 5.71 %
Week 7 Quiz 5.71 %

Textbook: The text for FSMT210 will use an e-book as the primary delivery format.

Links to the e-book can be found in Sakai under “announcements” as well as under “resources.”

Title: Introduction to Fire Protection and Emergency Services, 5th ed.

Author: Klinoff, Robert W.

Publisher: Delmar Publishers

Supplemental Materials: All of the reports listed in this first group are available on-line from the United States Fire Administration’s Technical Report Series at:

  • America at Risk, America Burning Reconsidered, United States Fire Administration, FA-223
  • Routley, J. Gordon, Floor Collapse Claims Two Firefighters, Pittston, Pennsylvania, United States Fire Administration Technical Report Series TR-073
  • Anderson, John R., The Danvers Butchery Meat Market and Cold Storage, United States Fire Administration Technical Report Series TR-151
  • Chubb, Mark, Children Left Alone: Eleven Die in Two Fires, Detroit, Michigan, United States Fire Administration Technical Report Series TR-070
  • Duckett, Dennis C., Broward Marine Fire, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States Fire Administration Technical Report Series TR-101
  • Poole, Stanley L. and Hollis Stambaugh, $15 Million Sight and Sound Theater Fire and Building Collapse, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States Fire Administration Technical Report Series TR-097
  • Styron, Hillary C., CSX Tunnel Fire, Baltimore, Maryland, United States Fire Administration Technical Report Series TR-140
  • Oneial, Dr. Dennis, Fire, Police, and EMS Coordination at Apartment Building Explosion, Harlem, New York City, United States Fire Administration Technical Report Series TR-097
Book Title:Introduction to Fire Protection and Emergency Services, 5th ed. - the VitalSource e-book is provided inside the classroom.
Publication Info:VS-Jones & Bartlett
Author:Klinoff, Robert
Unit Cost:$84.69
Electronic ISBN:9781284084726
Electronic Unit Cost:$35.00

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.