This course gives a broad understanding of the characteristics of systems analysis and of its uses and limitations in fire protection and other problem areas. It includes case studies and models using the systems approach to fire suppression and prevention. This course is the initial and entry-level course to the entire Fire Science Technology program and covers a broad scope of the fundamentals of fire suppression and protection including suppression techniques, equipment, personal protection, tools, and mechanical suppression devices.
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This course is an introduction to the chemical nature and properties of inorganic compounds as related to the fire service. Topics include fundamental laws of chemistry, states of matter, gas laws, chemical bonding, and thermodynamics with applications to various industrial processes.
Students apply the theory, concepts, and basic understanding of insurance practices and procedures. Topics include fire, accident, theft, property damage and liability insurance, and the legal environment of insurance products. The course also introduces the basic concepts of product design, underwriting, pricing, marketing, and claim administration skills involving suppression materials, tools, equipment, procedures, general laws, and regulations. Students learn interpersonal and teamwork skills along with appropriate written and verbal communication skills using the terminology of the occupation and the organization and industry.
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This course provides a basic understanding of how the construction type, alternative design, and materials influence a building's reaction to fire. This course provides recognition of relevant information about a building before a fire, as well as fire ground reading of the building that provides the ability to assess building stability and resistance to fire and determine likely paths of fire extension. Students become familiar with the materials and types of construction used for the various parts of buildings in this class. This course covers building code requirements; steel, timber, and masonry construction; structures of the common form; lift-slab and tilt-up construction; and developments in the building construction field.
This course covers firefighter health and welfare. Factors studied in depth include stress management, diet and exercise specific to the needs of firefighters, critical incident debriefing, and other health and welfare subjects related to reducing firefighter burnout and increasing firefighter life expectancies.
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This course is a study of structural protection systems, personnel protection, and detection systems. It covers commercial and private fire alarm systems and direct, local, and auxiliary annunciator systems. This course follows the history and evolution of these systems by visiting historic events that demanded their necessity.
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 solve water supply problems.
This course includes the information and skills to perform basic firefighting functions on the fire ground. Upon completion, students can take the Nebraska State Firefighter I Certification Test. This course prepares students to meet the requirements of Firefighter I per NFPA 1001 Standard for Firefighter Professional Qualifications and Hazardous Materials Awareness per NFPA 472 Standard for Responders to Hazardous Materials Incidents.
This course covers the emergency management practices used during an emergency situation by responders. It includes the structure and responsibilities of the incident command system, the management of facilities, and typing of resources.
This course examines the procedures and techniques for the collection, comparison, and analysis of the physical evidence relative to the area of fire origin. It also studies principles of evidence of ignition phenomenon and propagation variables; legislative, economic, psychological, and sociological variables of the incendiary fire; the role of insurance and government programs; and data analysis and prediction techniques, including pattern analysis.
This course is an examination and evaluation of the techniques, procedures, programs, and agencies involved with fire prevention. It gives consideration to related governmental inspection and education procedures.
This course reviews the fire division organization, fire company organization, the company officer, personnel administration, communications, fire equipment maintenance, training, fire prevention, records, and reports.
This course provides an in-depth analysis of the principles of fire control through utilization of personnel, equipment, and extinguishing agents on the fire ground. This course is designed for the entire fire service or students who would like to enter the career field. This course focuses heavily on the decision-making process used in incident mitigation and a systems approach to safely and effectively manage an emergency scene. This class includes the roles and responsibilities of the entry-level firefighter through the incident commander and follows the U.S. Fire Administration's curriculum.
This course provides basic fire chemistry relating to the categories of hazardous materials including problems of recognition, reactivity, and health encountered by firefighters.
This course provides students with entry-level training in tasks involving hazardous or toxic materials. It includes hazardous material identification, personal protective equipment use, and limitations and compliance with laws governing this activity. NOTE: Foundation courses may be required prior to acceptance in FIST 2071. Contact the project coordinator for Health and Public Services to verify these courses have been completed prior to registration.
Upon successful completion of the course, students shall function on emergency scenes with general supervision. Firefighter II begins the entry-level education requirements for leading a team in emergency mitigation or hazardous materials response. Firefighter II is a national curriculum and certified by the state of Nebraska. It expands the students' knowledge of ventilation, search and rescue, hazardous materials response, extrication and firefighting strategy, tactics, and tasks. It also covers advanced fire suppression operations and pre-fire planning and occupancy inspections.