MSU Billings Course Descriptions

FIRE - Fire Science - City College

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FIRE 105 Fire Apparatus, Equipment and Hydraulics

3 cr. (3 lec/wk) Prerequisite M 114.

Acquire the basic knowledge of various types of fire apparatus used in the fire service and their unique requirements needed to provide emergency services.  Assess the equipment and its applications used for suppressing fires and applications to other emergency responses.  Learn to apply the principles used in hydraulics for the delivery of water in fire protection and supply systems.  Demonstrate proficiency of this knowledge by using applied field operational hydraulics.

 

FIRE 115 Firefighter I Foundations

3 cr.  (3 lec/2 lab/wk) (F)

Introduces students to fire and emergency services careers.  Through lecture and practice, students will learn to apply principles of modern fire behavior, safety, air management, and crew resource management to structure firefighting.

 

FIRE 130 Firefighter Leadership and Influence

3 cr. (3 lec/wk) Prerequisite: Accuplacer test proficiency/WRIT proficiency for placement into WRIT 101, 122, or 123.

Instruct students in the practical application of leadership and influence in fire and emergency services.  Analyze decision-making, problem solving, creativity, leadership models, and influencing and managing change.  Includes leadership development models for firefighters.

 

FIRE 172 Wildlands Standards for Survival

3 cr.  (3 lec/wk) (Sp)

Directs the students in the identification, description, and reaction to situations and conditions that would be considered dangerous to the wildland firefighter.  The course content will also provide the student with a better understanding of fire behavior.  The course includes federal requirement qualifications needed for beginning wildland firefighting.

 

FIRE 180 Incident Command

3 cr.  (3 lec/wk) (Sp)

Acquaints the student with basic principles of emergency incident management.  The components of management and chain of command will be emphasized.  A computer simulator will be used to give hands-on training with incident success as the goal.

 

FIRE 201 Firefighter Resilience

3 cr.  (3 lec/wk)  (Sp)

Introduces students to resilience science as applied to fire and emergency services personnel.  Students will define resilience, understand models and methods in resilience science, and evaluate adaptation and pathways of resilience applicable to personnel to work in emergency and disaster situations.  Students will analyze the impacts of psychological and emotional stress in high-stress operational environments common to emergency response personnel and methods of applied personal resilience.

 

FIRE 214 Inspection Codes and Practice

3 cr.  (3 lec/wk) (F)

Provides essential information concerning the background and evolution of fire prevention, code interpretation and applicability, hazard identification and abatement, risk assessment, operation of a fire prevention bureau, design and operation of fire protection systems and equipment, and the basic concepts of fire investigation.  Emphasizes building construction and associated hazards.

 

FIRE 255 Cause and Origin

2 cr.  (2 lec/wk) (F)

Instructs students in basic investigative techniques for fire causes and origin.  Fire behavior in structures is discussed as well as legal requirements of fire service personnel for evidence preservation.

 

FIRE 275 Fire Service Instructor

3 cr.  (3 lec/wk) (Sp)

Develops the student’s speaking and creative skills as well as the ability to use instructional tools and various media in an educational environment.  Emphasis will be placed on developing lesson plans and evaluation instruments.  Students will give instructional presentations using the aforementioned tools.