The Fire Academy Preparation curriculum provides fire service personnel—and all students—an opportunity to complete the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) prescribed course requirements for those interested in obtaining a Certificate and/or Associate of Science Degree in Fire Academy Preparation. This curriculum represents a milestone in fire and emergency services education. It provides for a seamless articulation of coursework between institutions and between associate and bachelor’s programs. Upon completion of the program, students have the opportunity to apply to a fire academy and/or transfer to neighboring colleges and universities to complete a bachelor’s degree through course articulation agreements. Ultimately, the program of study provides students an opportunity to enhance and apply intellectual skills toward greater professional performance while fostering advancement opportunities in leadership positions.
A Certificate of Achievement is awarded upon completion of all required courses with a grade of C or better.
- Discuss the role of the fire service in the community and the importance of its Mission Statement.
- Identify variables that impact the growth/spread/hazards of structure fires.
- Describe different safeguards for fire prevention risks in flammable liquids, solid storage and storage of gasses.
- Recognize a hazardous materials incident based on auditory and visual clues.
- Define typical fire detection and alarm systems.
Requirements for the Certificate of Achievement
|FIRE 001||PRINCIPLES OF EMERGENCY SERVICES||3|
|FIRE 030||BUILDING CONSTRUCTION FOR FIRE PROTECTION||3|
|FIRE 040||FIRE BEHAVIOR AND COMBUSTION||3|
|FIRE 010||FIRE PREVENTION||3|
|FIRE 020||FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEMS||3|
|FIRE 050||PRINCIPLES OF EMERGENCY SERVICES SAFETY & SURVIVAL||3|