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FFP

FFP 1000   FUNDAMENTALS OF FIRE PROTECTION

credits: 3  
This course is a study of the phenomena and incidents of fire; the principles of fire prevention, suppression, and protection, and review of municipal fire protection ratings and components; survey of professional fire protection career opportunities; survey fire detection and suppression systems. 47 contact hours.

FFP 1109   FIRE DEPARTMENT OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH

credits: 3  

A study of the guidelines for establishing an occupational safety and health program for a fire department, plus safety procedures for members involved in rescue, fire suppression, and related activities. Emphasis is placed on performance objectives instead of a single correct way to achieve compliance. The guidelines discussed in the course are flexible so students can customize an occupational safety and health program that will meet their specific needs. 47 contact hours.

FFP 1111   FIRE CHEMISTRY

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: Permission of Dean. This course is a study of basic physical and chemical properties of materials applicable to the chemistry of fire. Emphasis is on emergency situations and the most favorable methods of handling incidents involving hazardous material. 47 contact hours.

FFP 1302   APPARATUS PUMP OPERATOR DRIVER/ENGINEER

credits: 3  
The curriculum covers the laws, rules and driving techniques for emergency vehicles, as well as an introduction to fire service hydraulics. Fire ground evolutions and pumping operations make up the practical part of the course. The evolution portion of the course includes the calculation of friction loss in hose and appliances, calculation of gallons per minute needed in fire streams, use of pre-connected lines, tandem pumping, drafting, relays and master streams. With the completion of this course, the student will have a good working knowledge of fire ground pumping operations and the ability to apply his or her skills to his or her respective fire department. The student is required to hold a class “D” driver's license with an “E” endorsement from the state of Florida. 47 contact hours.

FFP 1505   FIRE PREVENTION

credits: 3  
This course is a survey of the principles of fire prevention and investigation. It includes a study of fire hazards in various occupancies; a review of fire prevention codes; a study of procedures and techniques of fire prevention inspection, public relations, methods of determining the area of fire origin, fire cause, fire spread and location and preservation of evidence. 47 contact hours.

FFP 1531   DEVELOPING FIRE AND LIFE SAFETY STRATEGIES

credits: 3  
The course examines the latest strategies for developing and promoting fire and life safety education programs in local communities. The course themes include fire prevention as an injury control issue; prevention education as a way to form strong community-based conditions which will stabilize prevention programs; and the requirements for dynamic fire department leadership to integrate these themes successfully. 47 contact hours.

FFP 1540   PRIVATE FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEMS I

credits: 3  
This course is a survey of fire protection systems and domestic water supply. The operational features and functional characteristics of fire detection and suppression systems and devices will be studied. 47 contact hours.

FFP 1823   TECHNICAL APPLICATIONS IN EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

credits: 3  
Prerequisite: The student must have met the computer competency requirement. This course provides optional methods of managing both internal and external information. It explores information gathering, organization, and data systems. Topics include warning and communications systems, and crisis communications. It also provides a study of advanced applications of personal computers in emergency management including detailed analysis and application of current emergency management software. 47 contact hours.

FFP 1824   BASIC INCIDENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

credits: 1  
This is a course of study of the principles and features of an Incident Command System (ICS), how an Incident Command System is organized, incident facilities and their purposes (including, but not limited to, command post, staging area, bases, camps, and heliports/helispots), incident resources such as strike teams, task forces and single resources; and common responsibilities such as communications and forms in incident management. 16 contact hours.

FFP 1825   INTERMEDIATE INCIDENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

credits: 1  
Prerequisite: FFP 1824. This is a continuation of the study of the Incident Command System (ICS) in constructing an incident management organization for a given incident or event - including demonstrating appropriate procedures for establishing command, transferring command, and terminating an incident; demonstrating efficient incident resource management including logistics, finance, administration, and record-keeping; demonstrating a familiarity with air operations; and describing the incident planning processes. 16 contact hours.

FFP 1830   INTRODUCTION TO HAZARDS

credits: 3  
This course provides an in-depth study of the details and dynamics of natural and man-made hazards. This course includes methods and means to measure, monitor and predict the physical impact of hazards on society. 47 contact hours.

FFP 1832   EMERGENCY RESPONSE TO TERRORISM: BASIC CONCEPTS

credits: 1  
This course of study is designed primarily for fire-rescue and EMS personnel, although other emergency responders can benefit from the course. A background in hazardous materials is helpful but not required. The course covers the history and categories of terrorism and terrorist organizations in the United States and abroad, self-protection measures to be taken at explosive and nuclear-biological-chemical (NBC) incidents, crime scene and perimeter control procedures, defensive tactical operations, and building an Incident Command organization for terrorism responses. 16 contact hours.

FFP 2120   BUILDING CONSTRUCTION FOR THE FIRE SERVICE

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: Permission of Dean. This course examines the various types and methods of building construction and their influence on fire travel and life safety. Fire resistance of building materials and problems inherent in new construction as well as existing buildings are examined closely. 47 contact hours.

FFP 2510   FIRE CODES AND STANDARDS

credits: 3  
A study of building and life safety codes in relation to types of occupancies, building design, fire resistance of building materials, fire problems inherent in structures and life safety considerations. A problem-solving emphasis is used to provide opportunities for application of building and life safety code enforcement methods to prevent and correct building design problems. 47 contact hours.

FFP 2521   BLUEPRINT READING AND PLANS REVIEW

credits: 3  
This course is a comprehensive study of building construction blueprints and plans. The course will teach the student how to assimilate information contained in construction working drawings, specifications, interpreting conventional graphic communications, and accepted standards and conventions related to fire protection and prevention inspections. 47 contact hours.

FFP 2541   PRIVATE FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEMS II

credits: 3  
Prerequisite: FFP 1540. This is a survey of pre-engineered and portable systems, extinguishing agents, inspection procedures for code compliance and enforcement, and alarm systems. 47 contact hours.

FFP 2604   ARSON INVESTIGATION

credits: 3  
This is a course of study in effective fire crime scene investigations including evidence preservation and collection of scene documentation. 47 contact hours.

FFP 2610   FIRE CAUSE AND ORIGIN DETERMINATION

credits: 3  
A study of an arson investigator's responsibility in determining the point of origin, cause and development of a fire; motives of fire setters; methods used to determine the accidental or intentional nature of a fire; correct procedures of investigation, evaluation of evidence and prosecution. 47 contact hours.

FFP 2630   LATENT INVESTIGATIONS

credits: 3  
This is a course of study in fire death and injury investigations, review of chemistry of hazardous materials, sources of information, motive for arson, and various arson sets and devices. 47 contact hours.

FFP 2706   FIRE SERVICE PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER

credits: 3  
This course prepares the student to serve effectively as an organizational spokesperson, according to the current practices in the profession of public relations in relationship to the Fire Service. Particular emphasis will be placed on case studies in crisis communications and the role of the Public Information Officer (PIO) in the Incident Management System (IMS). 47 contact hours.

FFP 2720   COMPANY OFFICER

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: Permission of Dean. This course is a study of the basic concepts of fire company leadership, including the human skills, leadership tools, problem-solving, and goal achievement of a company officer. Emphasis will be placed on the role of the officer in the setting of the fire company. 47 contact hours.

FFP 2740   FIRE SERVICE COURSE DELIVERY

credits: 3  
This course is a study of the instructor's responsibility in idea communication, learning and teaching concepts, job analysis, teaching objectives and instructional aids use. This course is required to become eligible to sit for the Florida State Fire Officer certification exam. 47 contact hours.

FFP 2741   FIRE SERVICE COURSE DESIGN

credits: 3  
This is a course of study of how to develop courses based on nationally applicable performance standards for uniformed fire service personnel and to provide the knowledge, skill, and ability to develop a training curriculum. 47 contact hours.

FFP 2770   ETHICAL AND LEGAL ISSUES FOR THE FIRE SERVICE

credits: 3  
This course introduces the federal, state, and local laws that regulate emergency services, national standards influencing emergency services, standard of care, tort, liability, and a review of relevant court cases. 47 contact hours.

FFP 2780   FIRE ADMINISTRATION

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: Permission of Dean. This course covers the principles of organization and administration in fire protection service; the structure and function of the department, battalion and company as components of municipal organization; duties and responsibilities of the fire officer; a study of fire personnel management, training, budgeting, records, reports and other relations. 47 contact hours.

FFP 2800   EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PUBLIC EDUCATION PROGRAMS

credits: 3  
This course provides a study of the design, development and delivery of public disaster safety education and programs including: methods of identification of disaster safety education and programs including: methods of identification of disaster safety programs; the selection of target programs and strategies to affect reduction; methods of designing and implementing information and education programs; methods of evaluating a program's impact. Studies include theoretical and practical skills training in individual, group and mass media communications, instructional skills, planning priorities, and evaluation techniques. 47 contact hours.

FFP 2801   FUNDAMENTALS OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

credits: 3  
This course provides a study of emergency management systems including the following: career opportunities; tasks and responsibilities of the emergency management program manager; emergency management function; role of the emergency manager in mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery (short and long term). It also provides a study of past civil defense and current emergency management systems since its evolution from World War II. 47 contact hours.

FFP 2810   FIRE FIGHTING TACTICS AND STRATEGY I

credits: 3  
This course is a study of the basic concepts involved in fire fighting, including the behavior, fire fighting fundamentals, principles of extinguishment; the proper role for a utilization of various fire companies; preplanning fire problems. This course is required to become eligible to sit for the Florida State Fire Officer certification exam 47 contact hours.

FFP 2811   FIRE FIGHTING TACTICS AND STRATEGY II

credits: 3  

This course is a study of the principles utilized on the fire ground for maximum manpower and equipment utilization and fire ground administration at all levels from a small fire through major conflagrations. Emphasis will be on developing critical thinking in relation to crises. 47 contact hours.

FFP 2820   EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

credits: 3  
This course provides a comprehensive study of all aspects of emergency preparedness related to natural and manmade disasters. Planning concepts and the planning process will be discussed; awareness and education programs and strategies will be reviewed; other essential preparedness action will be emphasized, e.g. training and exercises. 47 contact hours.

FFP 2821   INTEGRATED EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PLANNING SYSTEMS II (IEMS II)

credits: 3  
This course covers a broad range of planning topics, problems, and activities involved in developing a comprehensive yet flexible plan of response to major life, property, and environmental threatening emergencies and disasters at the state and local level. It also provides an overview of the managerial responsibilities and multi-dimensional skills necessary to properly coordinate and control a disaster situation. 47 contact hours.

FFP 2822   INTEGRATED EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PLANNING SYSTEMS I (IEMS I)

credits: 3  
This course provides an overview of the history and philosophy of current emergency management systems; defines terms and employment concepts for the development of an emergency management program; it provides an introduction of emergency planning concepts necessary to develop an integrated, generic, and comprehensive emergency operation plan. 47 contact hours.

FFP 2831   HAZARD MITIGATION

credits: 3  
This course provides the student specialized knowledge and skills necessary to develop programs that will reduce losses from future disasters, emergencies, and other extreme events caused by natural and man-made hazards. 47 contact hours.

FFP 2840   DISASTER RECOVERY OPERATIONS

credits: 3  
This course provides the student specialized knowledge and skills necessary to develop programs and activities associated with providing disaster recovery assistance and mitigation actions that will reduce losses from future disasters. 47 contact hours.

FFP 2841   CONTINGENCY PLANNING FOR BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY

credits: 3  
This course focuses on the contingency planning process for disaster preparedness in the corporate world. The student will develop a step-by-step approach to emergency planning, response and recovery for companies of all sizes. 47 contact hours.

FFP 2880   PUBLIC POLICY IN EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

credits: 3  
This course provides the student specialized knowledge and skills necessary to develop public policy related to emergency management, providing public policy leadership in the area of emergency management as part of the larger responsibility to protect the general welfare of the people. 47 contact hours.

FFP 2881   EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT LEADERSHIP AND ADMINISTRATION

credits: 3  
This course provides the student knowledge and skills necessary for effective interpersonal relationships, including conflict management and the use of power and influence as they apply to emergency administration and leadership. It also addresses the budget process and other related administrative duties of an emergency management program manager. 47 contact hours.

FFP 2940   INTERNSHIP

credits: 1-3  

Prerequisites: Approval of the College-wide Internship Office and Admission to Fire Science Technology AS program or Emergency Administration Management AS program and permission of Lead Instructor. This course provides the student with a supervised, practical learning experience in a work setting that is relevant to the Fire Science or Emergency Administration and Management program of study. Through course assignments and workplace projects the student will apply, connect, and extend academic theory and competencies for the purpose of building professional skills and affiliations. (60-180 contact hours). 

 


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