Degree Type: Associate of Applied Science Degree, AAS, Certificate, CER
Pathway: Public Service & Social Sciences
More Options: Classroom Based, Remote Real-Time, Hyflex, Online, Hybrid
Program Length: 4 Semesters
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Provides fundamental information regarding the history and philosophy of fire prevention, organization and operation of a fire prevention bureau, use of fire codes, identification and correction of fire hazards, and the relationships of fire prevention with built-in fire protection systems, fire investigation, and fire and life-safety education.
Introduces hazardous materials incidents, recognizing and identifying hazardous materials, planning response, implementing response procedures, decision making, and continued evaluation at the awareness and operation level.
Addresses the requirements necessary to perform at the first level of progression as identified in National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1001, Firefighter Professional Qualifications. This is a lecture and lab course for meeting the NFPA 1001, level I, standard. This is a 9 credit Lecture/Lab course with 13 total hours a week in the classroom and drill ground. This is a highly demanding course that will get you ready for the Colorado State Firefighter 1 Certification skills test at the end of your 16 week academy.view in catalog
Voices of PPSC
My dad was volunteer firefighter so it became a part of my life at a very young age, and I just knew it was for me. While riding with him in junior high and high school, I saw a lot of things that stuck with me for life.
Glen Silloway | Fire Chief, Retired, Fort Carson Fire Department
PPSC Class of 1986
Program Learning Outcomes (PLO) are competencies with which you will be proficient at the completion of an academic program. Program Learning Outcomes link with course learning outcomes and competencies.
Upon completion of the English degree program, you should be able to:
Formulate basic fire ground strategies and tactics to be used during structure fire incidents
Distinguish the different stages and types of fire behavior
Compare the five building construction types and how they play a role during structural firefighting
Analyze how and why the fire service incorporates safety and health measures
Compare and contrast fire detection and suppression systems in various types of buildings
EMP 1001 - Principles of Emergency Management 3 Credit Hour(s)
FST 1002 - Principles/Emergency Services 3 Credit Hour(s)
FST 1003 - Fire Behavior & Combustion 3 Credit Hour(s)
FST 1005 - Building Construction for Fire Protection 3 Credit Hour(s)
FST 1006 - Fire Prevention 3 Credit Hour(s)
FST 1009 - Occupational Safety & Health for Fire 3 Credit Hour(s)