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Fire Science Technology

FST 1100 - Volunteer Firefighter

Basic instruction in fire suppression, fire chemistry and behavior, rescue, firefighting tools, appliances and equipment, and firefighter safety and survival. One classroom, two lab hours per week.

FST 1101 - Firefighter I Transition

Intermediate instruction in fire suppression, fire chemistry and behavior, rescue, firefighting tools, appliances and equipment, fire protection systems, and firefighter safety and survival. Two classroom, six lab hours per week.

FST 1102 - Firefighter I

Basic and intermediate instruction in fire suppression, fire chemistry and behavior, rescue, firefighting tools, appliances, equipment, built-in fire suppression systems and firefighting safety and survival. Three classroom, eight lab hours per week.

FST 1103 - Firefighter II Transition

Advanced instruction in fire-suppression operations, fire chemistry and behavior, rescue, firefighting tools, appliances, equipment, built-in fire suppression systems and firefighting safety and survival. Two classroom, four lab hours per week.

FST 1104 - Firefighter II

Basic, intermediate and advanced instruction in fire-suppression operations, fire chemistry and behavior, rescue, firefighting tools, appliances, equipment, built-in fire protection systems and firefighting safety and survival. Seven classroom, eight lab hours per week.

FST 1111 - Fire Behavior & Combustion

This course explores the theories and fundamentals of how and why fires start, spread and are controlled. Also included in this course are related engineering and fire science principles.

FST 1112 - Principles of Emergency Services

Overview of fire protection and emergency services; culture and history of emergency services organization and function of public and private fire protection services; fire departments as part of local government; laws and regulations affecting the fire service.

FST 1113 - Fire Prevention

This course provides fundamental knowledge relating to the field of fire prevention.

FST 1115 - Fire Apparatus & Equipment

Construction, operation and maintenance of pumping engines, aerial ladder trucks and platforms and specialized fire equipment. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

FST 1120 - Fire Safety Inspector

This course prepares the student to identify, abate and document fire safety hazards and meets the requirements for those qualified students to take the state certification examination for Fire Safety Inspector. Two classroom, four lab hours per week.

FST 1125 - Fire Investigation I

The fundamentals and technical knowledge needed for proper fire scene investigations, including recognizing and conducting origin and cause, preservation of evidence and documentation, scene security, motives of the fire setter and types of fire causes.

FST 1403 - Live Fire Instructor

The Live Fire Instructor course certifies firefighters to be a live fire instructor. In order for a firefighter to teach in a live fire environment, they must take both Fire Instructor (FST 2209) and Live Fire Instructor (FST 1403). This course will go beyond the NFPA 1403 standards and focus on the how-to aspects of conducting valuable live fire training evolutions in a safe and compliant manner. Four lab hour per week.

FST 1442 - Emergency Vehicle Operator

Sixteen hour course meeting the requirements of the State of Ohio, Division of Emergency Medical Services for emergency vehicle drivers education.

FST 1555 - Hazardous Waste Operations & Emergency Response (HAZWOPER)

Training required to enter or work on a hazardous waste site with emphasis on personnel safety, site hazards, toxicology, personal protective equipment, decontamination, site characterization and site control. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

FST 2201 - Fire Protection Hydraulics & Water Supply

This course provides a foundation of theoretical knowledge in order to understand the principles of the use of water in fire protection and to apply hydraulic principles to analyze and to solve water supply problems. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.

FST 2202 - Building Construction for Fire Protection

This course provides 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.

FST 2204 - Fire Protection Systems

Provides information on the design, installation, maintenance and common problems associated with fire alarms, water-based and special hazards fire protection systems and portable fire extinguishers. Three classroom, four lab hours per week.

FST 2209 - Fire Service Instructor

This course covers the development and delivery of fire service training materials. Instructional motivations, student learning strategies and evaluation are addressed. This course also meets the requirements of the State of Ohio certification as a State Fire Instructor as well as the objectives in the National Fire Protection Association Standard 1041. Two classroom, four lab hours per week.

FST 2230 - Principles of Fire & Emergency Services Safety & Survival

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.

FST 2251 - Fire Officer I

Management, supervision and leadership of the fire company. This course meets the requirements of National Fire Protection Association 1021, Fire Officer I.

FST 2252 - Fire Officer II

Management, supervision, leadership and command of multi-company operations. This course meets the requirements of National Fire Protection Association 1021, Fire Officer II.

FST 2253 - Fire Officer III

Administration of fire department operations and the management of programs, facilities and resources to provide a fire protection delivery system. This course meets the requirements of National Fire Protection Association Standard 1021, Fire Officer III.

FST 2254 - Fire Officer IV

Assessing the public fire protection needs of a community and the strategic planning and development of various components of the fire protection delivery system. This course meets the needs of National Fire Protection Association 1021, Fire Officer IV.

FST 2270 - Fire Science Internship

Students earn credits toward degree requirements for work learning experience. Students already working may apply to use that experience to meet internship requirements. Twenty co-op hours per week.

FST 2297 - Special Topics

Varied content offering of special interest to the discipline but not covered within existing courses; may be scheduled in a classroom/seminar setting or in nontraditional format.