FPF190 - Fire Protection Fundamentals

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Subject Title
Fire Protection Fundamentals

Subject Description
This course will provide an overview to the fire protection industry and the Seneca fire protection program. 
The history of fire protection, the fire problem in North America, and fire behaviour will be studied. 
The student will research the many private and governmental organizations that have an impact on fire protection and life safety. Focus will be on governing and certifying organizations that provide standards, codes or certifications.
Lastly, career opportunities in fire protection and related fields will be examined and basic terms and knowledge related to these careers will be provided.

Credit Status
One college subject credit.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

The student has reliably demonstrated the ability to:                                                                                                                        
1. explain how the fire protection engineering technology program relates to the fire protection industry;
2. explain how fire history has changed rules, codes, regulations and fire protection approaches;
3. utilize fire data and statistics to provide solutions to North America fire problems;
4. explain terms used in each sector of the fire protection industry;                  
5. summarize the organizations, agencies, businesses and associations for each sector of the fire protection industry.
6. compare the career opportunities available to graduates of the fire Protection Engineering Technology program;
7. explain the importance of ethics and professionalism in the fire protection industry.

Essential Employability Skills
Communicate clearly, concisely and correctly in the written, spoken and visual form that fulfils the purpose and meets the needs of the audience.

Respond to written, spoken, or visual messages in a manner that ensures effective communication.

Locate, select, organize, and document information using appropriate technology and information systems.

Analyze, evaluate, and apply relevant information from a variety of sources.

Manage the use of time and other resources to complete projects.

Take responsibility for one's own actions, decisions, and consequences.

Academic Integrity
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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Accessibility Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.