Course Objective: To provide students with the knowledge, skills and abilities to function as an entry level Fire Inspector. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to prepare reports on fire safety issues using the proper codes and standards; conduct research of the various codes to address deficiencies noted during a site visit; develop a checklist to complete fire safety inspections; and give a legal deposition given the findings of an inspection, plan review, or complaint.
Course Description: Major topics covered in this course include an introduction to fire prevention; the code process; the inspection process; life safety codes; fire protection systems; interior finish, trim, and decorations; computing the occupant load of a multi-use building; identifying the occupancy classification of mixed-use buildings; analyzing the egress elements of a building or portion of a building; evaluating hazardous conditions; and verifying code compliance.
Methods of Instruction: Lecture, discussion and team-focused practical exercises..
Successful Completion: Students must attend required classroom sessions, demonstrate proficiency in the practical skills evolutions, complete all required online and classroom activities and homework assignments, and obtain a score of 70% or better on the final written and practical examinations. This course partially satisfies the professional certification requirements for Fire Inspector I.