FRC490 - Fire Codes

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Subject Title
Fire Codes

Subject Description
This subject involves the use of the Ontario Fire Code. The students learn practical application of the Fire Code and how to interpret the meaning behind the language and definitions used in the Code. They look at the reasoning for such codes and the conditions stipulated by them.

Credit Status
One college subject credit. BDC390 is a pre-requisite for this course.

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

  1. discuss the requirements of the Fire Protection Prevention act;
  2. interpret the Ontario Fire Code requirements for fire and life safety;
  3. assess occupant loads for buildings;
  4. assess the requirements for the property protection of industrial and commercial occupancies;
  5. review the general requirements for the processes and operations dealing with hazardous materials;
  6. select the appropriate procedures for the inspection, testing and maintenance of fire protection systems including those in high buildings;
  7. review the requirements for retrofitting (upgrading) existing buildings (at a basic level).

Essential Employability Skills
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Apply a systematic approach to solve problems.

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

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