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FSMT321 - Community Fire Mitigation and Protection

Course Details

Course Code: FSMT321 Course ID: 3363 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course is a study of the leading theory and practice associated with community fire mitigation, planning, protection, response, and recovery. Topics of the course include fire-community relations, community outreach, volunteerism and fire protection, strategic community planning, inter-organizational responses, and other issues. Concepts in Code enforcement, investigations, and the historical, social, and cultural influences on fire prevention are discussed. The students will look at the economic, and governmental and departmental influences on fire prevention. Fire prevention programs will be evaluated and prepared.





Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
07/29/19 - 01/03/20 01/06/20 - 03/01/20 Winter 2020 Session B 8 Week session
09/30/19 - 02/28/20 03/02/20 - 04/26/20 Winter 2020 Session D 8 Week session
11/25/19 - 05/01/20 05/04/20 - 06/28/20 Spring 2020 Session I 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

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

CO-1: Describe aspects of risk reduction education and overall community risk reduction.

CO-2: Explain the fundamental aspects of codes and standards, and the inspection and plan review process.

CO-3: Describe the fire investigation process and discuss fire prevention research.

CO-4: Discuss historical and social influences and describe the master planning process.

CO-5: Describe economic and governmental influences on fire prevention.

CO-6: Explain the effects of departmental influences on fire prevention programs and activities.

CO-7: Discuss strategies for fire prevention.

NameGrade %
Forums 25.00 %
Week 1 Introduction Forum 3.13 %
Week 2 Forum 3.13 %
Week 3 Forum 3.13 %
Week 4 Forum 3.13 %
Week 5 Forum 3.13 %
Week 6 Forum 3.13 %
Week 7 Forum 3.13 %
Week 8 Forum 3.13 %
Essays 75.00 %
Week 4 Paper 37.50 %
Week 8 Final Paper 37.50 %

Textbooks

Fire In The United States: A Reference Work on the Nation’s Fire Problem.

Author: Bouchard, C. & Fortin, M.

ISBN: 9781613246115

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Applying the Building Code During Design: Step-By-Step Guidance for Design and Building Professionals

Author: Geren, Ronald L.

ISBN: 9781118920763

http://ezproxy.apus.edu/login?url=https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/apus/detail.action?docID=4426788

Week 1

Fire In The United States: A Reference Work on the Nation’s Fire Problem.

  1. Chapters 1 and 2.

http://ezproxy.apus.edu/login?url=https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/apus/detail.action?docID=3019276

U.S. Fire Administration. Risk Management Practices in the Fire Service.

https://www.usfa.fema.gov/downloads/pdf/publications/risk_management_practices.pdf

U.S. Fire Administration. Fire in the United States 2006-2015. 19th Edition.

https://www.usfa.fema.gov/downloads/pdf/publications/fius19th.pdf

Week 2

Applying the Building Code During Design: Step-By-Step Guidance for Design and Building Professionals.

  1. Part I – Code Basics
  2. Part VI – Code Enforcement

http://ezproxy.apus.edu/login?url=https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/apus/detail.action?docID=4426788

Vision 20/20. Code Enforcement: Using Technology to Compliment the Inspection Process.

https://strategicfire.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/09-V2020-Iaeger-Tech_-to-Complement-the-Inspection-Process.pdf

National Fire Protection Association. Fourth Needs Assessment of the U.S. Fire Service.

https://www.nfpa.org/-/media/Files/News-and-Research/Fire-statistics-and-reports/Emergency-responders/Needs-Assessment/OSFourthNeedsAssessment.ashx

Week 3

U.S. Fire Administration. Risk Management Practices in the Fire Service.

https://www.usfa.fema.gov/downloads/pdf/publications/risk_management_practices.pdf

National Fire Protection Association. Technology Needs for Fire Prevention.

https://strategicfire.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/V2020-Workshop-Proceedings-Final-Draft.pdf

Vision 20/20. Sound the Alarm.

https://strategicfire.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/V2020-johnson-overview.pdf

Week 4

U.S. Fire Administration. The Critical Infrastructure Protection Process Job Aid.

https://www.usfa.fema.gov/downloads/pdf/publications/fa-313.pdf

Vision 20/20. A Guide for Developing a Community Risk Reduction Plan.

http://strategicfire.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/CRR-Planning-Guide-v4.0.pdf

Week 5

U.S. Fire Administration. Socioeconomic Factors and the Incidence of Fire.

https://www.usfa.fema.gov/downloads/pdf/statistics/socio.pdf

Vision 20/20. Fire Prevention Education Delivered by On-duty Fire Fighters: Cluster Randomized Controlled Study.

https://strategicfire.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/V2020-clare-overview.pdf

Vision 20/20. National Survey of Public Fire Education Managers – Attitudes Toward Prevention Materials and Home Safety Visits.

https://strategicfire.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/V2020-National-FP-Survey-of-FP-Managers-09.10.15.pdf

Week 6

U.S. Fire Administration. Strategies for Marketing Your Fire Department Today and Beyond.

https://www.hsdl.org/?view&did=446439

Vision 20/20. Effective Community Risk Reduction through Marketing and Leveraging Community Resources.

https://strategicfire.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/V2020-mcleieer-overview.pdf

Week 7

U.S. Fire Administration. Fire CORPS: Citizens Helping Fire & EMS.

https://www.hsdl.org/?view&did=30577

Vision 20/20. A Guide for Developing a Community Risk Reduction Plan.

http://strategicfire.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/CRR-Planning-Guide-v4.0.pdf

Week 8

Vision 20/20. Community Risk Reduction – A Fire Service Context.

https://strategicfire.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/V2020-CRR-Review-Model-8-12-14.pdf

Vision 20/20. Line Firefighter Attitudes Towards Fire Prevention.

https://strategicfire.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/V2020-National-FP-Survey-of-Fire-Fighters-09.10.15.pdf

Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Links provided inside the classroom in the Lessons section.
Author: No Author Specified

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.