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Fire Prevention

Credits: 4
Course Number: 10-503-151

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Course Description

10-503-151 FIRE PREVENTION ...provides fundamental information regarding the history and philosophy of fire prevention, organization and operation of a fire prevention bureau, use of fire codes, and identification and correction of fire hazards. Meets all requirements for Fire Inspector 1 certification with the State of Wisconsin. (Prerequisites: Fire Fighting Principles (10-503-142 or 10-503-102 or Firefighter I State Certification and advanced standing in Firefighting Principles)

Course Typically Offered

  • Fall

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What will I learn?

  1. Identify laws, codes, ordinances, and regulations as they relate to fire prevention.
  2. Explain how code enforcement  impacts life and property loss.
  3. Define the national fire problem and role of fire prevention.
  4. Describe fire prevention organizations and associations.
  5. Identify the laws, rules, regulations, and codes relevant to fire prevention to the authority having jurisdiction.
  6. Define the functions of a fire prevention bureau.
  7. Describe inspection practices and procedures.
  8. Describe the standards for professional qualifications for Fire Marshal, Plans Examiner, Fire Inspector, Fire and Life Safety Educator, and Fire Investigator.
  9. Identify opportunities in professional development for fire prevention personnel.
  10. Describe the history and philosophy of fire prevention.
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