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FCA 190
Uniform Fire Codes and Inspections

Credits: 4
Clock Hours per Quarter: 40

AA Discipline:

Lecture Hours:40

Study of the Uniform Fire Code as it applies to fire prevention inspections at the fire company level. Includes the Fire Code's relationship to the Uniform Building Code and other recognized standards. Special attention is given to the establishment and maintenance of model codes, the inspection process, and developing an understanding of the administrative section of the Uniform Fire Codes and the Uniform Building Codes. Discussion of public relations and alternate methods and materials give the course a realistic approach to field applications. Prerequisite: FCA 115 or instructor permission.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Describe the model code process.
  • Demonstrate the essentials when conducting a fire inspection.
  • Describe the Classification System used by the model building codes to group building by use and occupancy classifications.
  • List types of construction and building limitations.
  • Describe built in fire protection systems.
  • Define and discuss means of egress.
  • Describe NFPA 550 "The Fire Safety Concepts Tree" and it's uses.
  • Describe the maintenance of fire protection systems.
  • Describe the control area concept of materials management.

  • Course Topics
  • Model code process
  • Conducting fire inspections
  • Determining use and occupancy
  • Types of construction and building limitations
  • Fire restrictive construction
  • Means of egress
  • General fire safety
  • Maintenance of fire protection systems
  • Hazardous materials
  • Referenced standards
  • Managing the process

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    Year Quarter

    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**

    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.