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Course Descriptions

Fire Science

Course # Course Title Credits
FT101 Principles of Emergency Services 3 Credits

Prerequisites: None Provides an overview of fire protection and emergency services; career opportunities in fire protection and related fields; culture and history of emergency services; fire loss analysis; organization and function of public and private fire protection services; fire departments as part of local government; laws and regulations affecting the fire service; fire service nomenclature; specific fire protection functions; basic fire chemistry and physics; introduction to fire protection systems; introduction to fire strategy and tactics and life safety initiatives. FESHE Core Course.

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FT104 Nevada Firefighter I 3 Credits

Prerequisites: FT 101 Designed to familiarize the student with the general rules and regulations of fire fighting, use and explanation of forcible entry, protective breathing apparatus, fire streams, first aid, ropes, salvage, fire hose, nozzles and apparatus, ladders, ventilation, inspection, rescue, sprinklers, fire alarms and communications, safety and fire behavior.

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FT105 Fire Behavior and Combustion 3 Credits

Prerequisites: None Explores the theories and fundamentals of how and why fires start, spread and are controlled. FESHE Core Course

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FT109 Internship in the Fire Science 1 Credits

Prerequisites: FT 101 Provides work experience and skills signoffs that meet the National Fire Protection Association's Firefighter I criteria. Course qualifies students to take the Nevada Fire Fighter I exam. Students must have proof of insurance.

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FT110 Basic Wildland Firefighting 3 Credits

Prerequisites: None Addresses the basic elements of wildland fire protection, fire behavior, department organization, apparatus and equipment, fire safety and incident command organization.

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FT121 Fire Prevention 3 Credits

Prerequisites: None Provides fundamental knowledge relating to the field of fire prevention. Topics include: history and philosophy of fire prevention, organization and operation of a fire prevention bureau, use and application of codes and standards, plans review, fire inspections, fire and life safety education and fire investigation. FESHE Core Course.

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FT125 Building Construction for Fire Prevention 3 Credits

Prerequisites: None Presents the components of building construction related to firefighter and life safety. The elements of construction and design of structures are shown to be key factors when inspecting buildings, preplanning fire operations, and operating at emergencies. FESHE Core Course.

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FT131 Hazardous Materials Chemistry 3 Credits

Prerequisites: FT 101 or Instructor Approval Provides basic chemistry relating to the categories of hazardous materials including recognition, identification, reactivity, transportation, awareness and health hazards encountered by emergency services. FESHE Non-Core Course. Course qualifies students to take the State Fire Marshall Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations State Exam.

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FT152 Legal Aspects of Emergency Services 3 Credits

Prerequisites: FT 101 or Instructor Approval Addresses the Federal, State, and local laws that regulate emergency services and include a review of national standards, regulations and consensus standards. FESHE Non-Core Course.

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FT154 Principles of Fire and Emergency Services, Safety and Survival 3 Credits

Prerequisites: None Introduces the basic principles and history related to the national firefighter life safety initiatives, focusing on the need for cultural and behavior change throughout the emergency services. FESHE Core Course.

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FT224 Fire Protection Systems 3 Credits

Prerequisites: None Provides information relating to the features of design and operation of fire alarm systems, water-based fire suppression systems, special hazard fire suppression systems, water supply for fire protection and portable fire extinguishers. FESHE Core Course.

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FT291 Fire and Emergency Services Administration 3 Credits

Prerequisites: None Introduces the student to the organization and management of a fire and emergency services department and the relationship of government agencies to the fire service. Emphasis on fire and emergency service, ethics and leadership from the perspective of the company officer. FESHE Non-Core Course.