Fire Safety Inspector II 

2111 Fire Chemistry

This online course is designed to show the arson investigator the different forms of matter
and energy, common substances, and how they relate to fires, the chemical formulas
of flammable and combustible substances, their bondings and separations, as well as
the different chemical reactions related to fire and oxidation are covered. Particular
emphasis is placed on the specific substances used by arsonists to ignite and
accelerate burnings.

Required Course Materials

Meyer, E. (2014). Chemistry of hazardous materials (6th ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson.

2541 Fire Protection Systems II

This course provides a study of fire protection alarm and extinguishing systems including design characteristics, operational theory and functional limitations and capabilities. There will be a comparative analysis of the various systems including the standards governing systems. This course is required for the Fire Safety Inspector II certification.

 Required Textbook

Gagnon, R. M. (2008). Design of special hazard and fire alarm systems (2nd ed.). Clifton Park, NY: Thomson Delmar Learning.

2610 Fire Origin And Cause

This course is designed to show the arson investigator the different forms of matter and energy, common substances and how they relate to fires. The curriculum will discuss chemical formulas of flammable and combustible substances and their bonding and separations.

Other course material includes the different chemical reactions related to fire and oxidation. Particular emphasis will be placed on the specific substances used by arsonists to ignite and accelerate burnings.

 

1793 Fire And Life Safety Educator I

This course is designed to provide the public educator with the knowledge and skills needed to perform as a fire and life safety educator as addressed in the National Fire Protection Act (NFPA) 1035. Topics include fire behavior, community assessment, injury prevention and juvenile fire setting. The student will also develop presentation skills and learn how to design public education programs.

 Required Textbook

Giesler, M. P. (2018). Fire and life safety educator: Principles and practices (2nd ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.

2706 Public Information Officer

This course prepares the student to serve effectively as an organizational spokesperson according to the current practices in the profession of public relations and includes numerous examples from the fire service.

Particular emphasis will focus on case studies in crisis communications and the role of the Public Information Officer in Incident Command. This course is an elective for the Fire Safety Inspector II certification.