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FPT 111 Firefighting Standards I (3 credits)

This course will introduce the student to basic firefighting techniques and equipment. The course will follow the National Fire Protection Association 1001 Level I Standard. The student will be required to successfully complete both written and practical national accreditation exams.

FPT 112 Firefighting Standards II (3 credits)

This course will introduce the student to advanced firefighting techniques and equipment. The course will follow the National Fire Protection Association 1001 Level II Standards. The student will be required to successfully complete both the written and practical national accreditation exams. Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor.

FPT 121 Fire Service Supervisor (3 credits)

This course will follow the guidelines of the National Fire Protection Association 1021 Levels I and II Fire Officer Training and Professional Qualifications. Supervision, motivation, leadership, discipline, communication and problem solving will be studied individually and in group activity. Prerequisite: Permission of Instructor.

FPT 141 Fire Service Instructor (3 credits)

This course will focus on the information and skills necessary for fire service instructors to meet the requirements of NFPA 1041 Levels I and II. Beginning with analysis of the challenges, safety issues and legal considerations fire instructors will face, students will consider dimensions of the learning process as well as strategies and approaches for planning, delivering, managing and evaluating fire service training.

FPT 150 Introduction to Fire Protection (3 credits)

A survey course dealing with the broad field of fire suppression. Included are statistics of fire loss, agencies involved in fire protection, basic organization and functions of a fire department, private fire protection, fire prevention methods, and a review of current and future fire protection problems.

FPT 151 Building Construction (3 credits)

A study of types of building construction by systems and methods with particular emphasis on fire problems peculiar to each type. Causes and indications of building collapse. The New York State Building Code viewed from construction requirements with emphasis on fire and public safety provisions. Effect of fire on construction materials. Standard methods of testing and rating materials for flame spread characteristics.

FPT 152 Fire Fighting Tactics and Strategy (3 credits)

Deals with the effective utilization of manpower, equipment, and apparatus. Emphasis will be placed on fire-planning, fire ground organization, large fire tactical problems, command functions, utilization of staff personnel, communications procedures, water supply problems, and strategic considerations of community protection during large fires or major emergencies. Prerequisite: FPT 150.

FPT 153 Legal Aspects of Fire Protection (3 credits)

A study of the police power; considerations of liability, negligence, rights and responsibilities of fire department members while performing their duties. The law of arson and its specific application, an examination of the various court systems. A study of the See v. Seattle decision and its effect on fire prevention activities.

FPT 155 Hazardous Materials (3 credits)

A study of the chemical and physical characteristics of hazardous materials such as explosives, flammable and combustible liquids, oxidizing and corrosive materials, compressed gases and radioactive materials. Emphasis will be placed on storage, handling, and fire control procedures.

FPT 156 Fire Hazards and Their Control (3 credits)

A study of common and special fire hazards of both the causative and contributive types. Identification and evaluation of degree of severity are stressed, together with appropriate means of control of hazards. Relevant local and national codes and standards are emphasized.

FPT 157 Fire Hydraulics (3 credits)

A course in incompressible fluids covering principles of fluid statics and dynamics, pipe friction, flow measurements, orifice calculations, pumps and other hydraulic devices. Applications are related to fire protection systems and equipment. Public water system design with reference to American Insurance Association standards will be covered.

FPT 158 General Chemistry for Fire Science (3 credits)

A study of general chemistry from the viewpoint of hazardous material. Aspects of combustion are studied in detail. A prerequisite for advanced Fire Science course dealing with hazardous materials. No laboratory. Evenings only.

FPT 159 General Chemistry for Fire Science (3 credits)

A study of general chemistry from the viewpoint of hazardous materials. Aspects of combustion are studied in detail. A prerequisite for advanced Fire Science course dealing with hazardous materials. No laboratory. Evenings Only.

FPT 160 General Physics for Fire Science (3 credits)

A one-semester study of selected topics in general physics for students enrolled in the Fire Science curriculum. Includes topics in mechanics, fluid mechanics, electricity, heat. No laboratory. Three class hours.

FPT 162 Introduction to Incident Safety (3 credits)

A survey course covering a wide range of safety topics applicable to business, industry, construction and institutions. Included are the history and objectives of the safety profession; specific activities such as hazard evaluation, accident analysis and record-keeping; and specialized topics such as material handling, workers compensation, fire protection and industrial hygiene. The course will enhance the knowledge of those with limited experience in safety while providing a basic understanding of the role of the safety profession for those with no experience.

FPT 163 Introduction to Occupational Safety and Health (3 credits)

Introductory course on the Management of Safety in business for students who have had CRJ/FPT 162 (or direct experience) in safety. It is designed to provide an overview of the basic concepts of Modern Safety Management Systems that are used to develop and maintain an effective safety program. It will aid present and future safety managers in developing a formal safety program. In particular, the following sections are covered: Introduction, Basic Safety Concepts and Methods, Principles of Safety Management, and Special Techniques, Problems and Auxiliary Functions. The students will prepare class assignments to reinforce their understanding of the concepts presented and gain actual experience in developing a formal Safety and Health program.

FPT 164 Introduction to Industrial Hygiene (3 credits)

Covers the fundamentals of industrial hygiene and occupational safety. Provides basic information on the recognition, evaluation and control of hazardous chemicals and agents in the work place. Topics cover the measurement of hazardous materials in the work environment, toxicology, responses to toxic agents, ventilation, noise, government regulations, medical surveillance, and protection equipment.

FPT 250 Fire Department Administration (3 credits)

A study of the administrative aspects of Fire Department operation. Included for study are basic administrative and management procedures, personnel administration, budget keeping, record systems, operational study techniques, public relations, line and staff functions, supervisory responsibilities, and related subjects. Emphasis will be placed on current administrative problems, and methods of developing solutions to these problems. Prerequisite: FPT 150.

FPT 251 Fire Protection Systems (3 credits)

A study of fire detection and extinguishing devices and systems of both automatic and manual types. Included for study are fire extinguishing agents, portable extinguishing equipment, fixed systems of various types, and detection and signaling systems. Stress will be placed on the operating characteristics, advantages and limitations, and methods of inspection and testing.

FPT 252 Fire Investigation (3 credits)

This course deals with the proper methods of investigating fires, of both the accidental and incendiary types. The fundamentals of arson investigation are covered including handling of evidence, liaison with the police services in criminal fires, and interrogation of witnesses. Also included are use of photography and scientific aids to investigation. Prerequisite: FPT 150 or Permission of Instructor.

FPT 253 Fire Prevention and Inspection (3 credits)

This course deals with the establishment of an effective community fire prevention program. Included for study are the organization of a fire prevention bureau, necessary codes and ordinances, establishment of an effective inspection program, record keeping procedures, handling of orders and complaints, and development of an adequate public education and information program.

FPT 254 New York State Code Compliance (4 credits)

This course introduces the practices necessary for students to know to become New York State Code Compliance Technicians. Course content includes all material offered through the NYS Code courses 9A, 9B, and 9C. Major topics include administration and enforcement, principles of fire-safe design, and inspection of existing buildings and facilities. Students who successfully complete the course, including 100% participation, will be eligible to take the NYS Certification examination for Code Compliance Technician.