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Fire Science

  • FRP99 Variable credit
    Fire Science Outreach - Register

    Provides inservice and continuing education to study current issues and problems in the fire science field. Workshop subjects will vary.

  • FRP130 3 credits
    Basic Wildland Firefighter - Register

    Covers basic fire behavior as it relates to forestry firefighting, personal and crew safety, use of tools and equipment, and fire suppression techniques. Meets National Wildfire Coordinating Group standards for S-130 Firefighter Training and S-190 Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior.
    Offered spring term.

  • FRP131 1 credit
    Advanced Wildland Firefighter - Register

    Provides students with basic supervisory skills necessary to operate as squad bosses. Covers communications, recordkeeping, first aid, and basic fire investigation. Meets National Wildfire Coordinating Group standards for S-131.
    Prerequisite: FRP130.

  • FRP199 1-3 credits
    Workshop: Fire Science - Register

    Includes a series of workshops on fire science operations to upgrade skills and explore new methods. Meets a variety of Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training accredited topics.

  • FRP200 1 credit
    Initial Attack Incident Commander - Register

    Meets the training needs of the Incident Commander Type 4 (ICT4). The six instructional units include foundation skills, intelligence gathering and documentation, sizing up the incident, developing a plan of action, post-fire activities, evaluating incident objectives, and managing the incident. Evaluation of the student is by unit tests and performance-based evaluations. Students are expected to demonstrate effective foundation skills (leadership, risk management, and communications) at the ICT4 level.
    Prerequisite: FRP130 or FRP251.

  • FRP211 3 credits
    Hiring Practices in the Fire Service - Register

    Covers methods of preparation for interviews, tips on appearance, language usage, and interaction. Practice interviews are followed with critique sessions and tips on identifying and eliminating weaknesses.
    Offered infrequently.

  • FRP215 3 credits
    Fire Operations in the Wildland/Urban Interface - Register

    Meets training needs for initial attack incident commanders and company officers confronting wildland fire that threatens life, property, and improvements. Units include size-up, initial strategy and action plan assessment, public relations and follow-up, and safety. Meets National Wildfire Coordinating Group standards for S-215 Fire Operations in the Wildland/Urban Interface.
    Prerequisite: FRP130.

  • FRP230 2 credits
    Wildland Single Resource Boss - Register

    Produces student proficiency in the performance of duties associated with the single resource boss – crew position from initial dispatch through demobilization to the home unit. Topics include operational leadership, preparation and mobilization, assignment preparation, risk management, entrapment avoidance, safety and tactics, offline duties, demobilization, and post incident responsibilities.
    Prerequisite: FRP231.

  • FRP231 1 credit
    Wildland Engine Boss - Register

    Produces student proficiency in the performance of the duties associated with engine boss, single resource (ENGB). Topics include engine and crew capabilities and limitations, information sources, fire size-up considerations, tactics, and wildland/urban interface.
    Prerequisite: FRP131.

  • FRP233 3 credits
    Firefighter Safety and Survival - Register

    Introduces basic principles and history related to the national firefighter life safety initiatives, focusing on the need for cultural and behavior change throughout the emergency services.

  • FRP238 3 credits
    Public Education, Relations and Information - Register

    Presents the philosophy of PIER programs in the fire service as well as various aspects of marketing to achieve desired results. Includes information about various communication delivery methods including media relations and crisis communications.
    Offered infrequently.

  • FRP241 3 credits
    Fire Prevention Inspections - Register

    Provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to prepare for and perform effective fire prevention in a variety of occupancies. Meets Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training #41-02 Fire Prevention Inspections.
    Offered infrequently.

  • FRP243 3 credits
    Advanced Fire and Arson Investigation - Register

    Studies the use of detection equipment, identification of incendiary devices, electrical service deficiencies, common characteristics of a juvenile fire, reporting systems, and securing and controlling the fire scene.
    Prerequisite: FRP273. Offered infrequently.

  • FRP246 3 credits
    Hazardous Materials I for Inspectors - Register

    Studies hazardous materials recognition, storage, handling, hazards, labeling, placarding, incident reporting, and safety precautions. Meets Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training #41-05 Hazardous Materials I for Inspectors.
    Prerequisite: FRP260. Offered infrequently.

  • FRP249 3 credits
    Fire Service Leadership - Register

    Examines management skills for mid-level supervisors in the fire service. Meets Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training #35-13 Supervision and Leadership.
    Prerequisite: FRP251 or approval of instructor. Offered winter term.

  • FRP251,FRP251L 8 credits
    Firefighter Level I and Lab - Register

    Introduces basic training including use of small tools and equipment, practice in forcible entry, use of breathing apparatus, salvage and overhaul techniques, and hose and ladder skills. Meets Department of Public Safety Standards and Training and National Fire Protection Association standards for NFPA1001.
    Offered fall term and possibly spring term based on demand.

  • FRP252 4 credits
    Firefighter Level II - Register

    Covers firefighting skills required to perform proficiently on the fire scene. Meets National Fire Protection Association 1001 Standards for Firefighter II.
    Prerequisite: FRP251 or equivalent. Offered winter term.

  • FRP253 3 credits
    Fire Apparatus Driver - Register

    Presents the most up-to-date information on fire apparatus and the techniques used to safely operate them. This course provides the practical, hands-on experience necessary for students to become safe and knowledgeable emergency vehicle operators.
    Prerequisite: FRP251 or equivalent. Offered fall term.

  • FRP256 3 credits
    Fire Behavior and Combustion - Register

    Assists students in gaining a solid understanding of the theories and fundamentals of how and why fires start and spread as well as how they are controlled. It will develop and enhance their knowledge of combustion reactions in solids, liquids, and gasses. Students will demonstrate an understanding of English and System International (SI) measurements, the physical and chemical properties of combustion, terminology associated with fire and combustion, and demonstrate an applied knowledge of fire suppression and fire dynamics. This course meets Department of Public Safety Standards and Training #25-08 and #43-02.

  • FRP258 3 credits
    Pumper Operator - Register

    Covers hydraulic and fluid principles, friction loss, basic fire ground hydraulics, basic fire pump construction and operating principles, and fire hydrant operations. Combined with FRP259, meets Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training and National Fire Protection Association #1002 Pumper Operator.
    Prerequisites: FRP253. Offered winter term.

  • FRP259 3 credits
    Water Supply Operations - Register

    Covers foam equipment and operations, drafting, sprinkler and standpipe connections, relay and tandem pumping, advanced fire ground hydraulics, apparatus service testing, and advanced troubleshooting and maintenance. Combined with FRP258, meets Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training and National Fire Protection Association #1002 Pumper Operator.
    Prerequisites: FRP253 and FRP258. Offered spring term.

  • FRP261 1 credit
    Hazardous Materials First Responder Operations - Register

    Covers recognizing the presence of hazardous materials/weapons of mass destruction and initial actions for the first responder. Meets NFPA 472 – Responder to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Operations Level.
    Offered fall term.

  • FRP262 3 credits
    Fundamentals of Fire Prevention - Register

    Presents the fundamentals of fire prevention including recognized standards, practices and procedures.

  • FRP264 3 credits
    Building Construction for Fire Protection - Register

    Covers building classification and structural features, types of material used in buildings, flame spread and fire retardants, and representative fire loads. Meets Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training #39-22 Building Construction and #42-01 Building Construction for Fire Protection.
    Offered spring term.

  • FRP269 3 credits
    Aircraft Firefighting - Register

    Covers crash, fire, and rescue techniques for aircraft firefighting. Meets Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training #17-04 Aircraft Forcible Entry and Ventilation; #17-05 Aircraft Scene Management-I; #17-11 Aircraft Familiarization; and #17-15 Aircraft Rescue.
    Offered infrequently.

  • FRP272 3 credits
    Fixed Systems and Extinguishers - Register

    Studies portable and built-in extinguishing equipment including fire alarm and detection systems, sprinkler systems, and stand-pipe protection systems for special hazards. Meets Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training #25-05 Fire Detection, Alarm, Extinguishing Systems, and #41-04 Fire Detection and Protection Systems.
    Offered winter term.

  • FRP273 3 credits
    Fire Investigation - Register

    Provides an overview of basic fire investigation techniques, chemistry, laws, motives for arson, and interviewing witnesses and suspects.

  • FRP274 3 credits
    Firefighting Strategy and Tactics - Register

    Studies fire ground tactics, procedures for developing pre-fire plans, and methods for effectively coping with fire emergency problems. Meets Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training #35-14 Basic Strategy and Tactics.

  • FRP280 Variable credit
    Cooperative Work Experience/Fire Science - Register

    Cooperative Work Experience is an educational program that enables students to receive academic credit for on-the-job, experiential learning based on skills acquired in their programs. Together, the instructor, employer, and student establish learning objectives that specify the significant and appropriate learning which is expected to result from the work experience. This course offers a career-related experience for students working for an approved employer. As a capstone course, it should be completed within the last two terms of a certificate or degree program.

  • FRP282 3 credits
    Introduction to Codes and Related Ordinances - Register

    Studies codes used in the fire service that provide students with the knowledge needed to perform company level fire inspections and ensure buildings in AHJ coverage area meet fire and life safety standards for both new and old construction types.

  • FRP283 1 credit
    Followership to Leadership - Register

    Provides a self-assessment opportunity for individuals preparing to step into leadership roles. Combines classroom and field instruction with students working through a series of problem-solving events in small teams (Field Leadership Assessment course). Topics include leadership values and principles, transition challenges for new leaders, situational leadership, team cohesion factors, and ethical decision-making.
    Prerequisite: FRP130. Offered infrequently.

  • FRP285 3 credits
    Fire Instructor I - Register

    Studies various instructional techniques and methodologies for teaching diverse learners, addresses critical issues of safety, and the legal aspects of training. Meets Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training and National Fire Protection Association #1041 Instructor I.
    Offered summer term.

  • FRP286 3 credits
    Fire Instructor II - Register

    Prepares participants for planning and developing all aspects of course curriculum including a needs analysis, task analysis, course goals and objectives, lesson plans, instructional support materials and media, and evaluation instruments. Meets Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training and National Fire Protection Association #1041 Instructor II.
    Prerequisite: FRP285 or instructor approval. Offered infrequently.

  • FRP290 3 credits
    Intermediate Wildland Fire Behavior - Register

    Prepares the prospective fireline supervisor to undertake safe and effective fire management operations. It is the second course in a series that collectively serves to develop fire behavior prediction knowledge and skills.
    Prerequisite: FRP130.

  • FRP295 3 credits
    Health and Fitness for Emergency Services Workers - Register

    Prepares students with the foundation needed prior to entering a program in emergency services, such as firefighting, paramedicine or law enforcement, by providing an overview of the key topics that promote a life of health and wellness in the emergency services field. Students are given the opportunity to assess their current lifestyles and their relationships to wellness, physical fitness, nutrition, and risk for illness/disease. With appropriate participation and study, students will finish the class with a firm understanding of community health issues and the relationship of lifestyle to health and longevity so as to plan realistic short- and long-term health goals. Fulfills health general education requirement within the Fire Science AAS degree.
    Prerequisites: RD30 or RD90 and WR30 or WR90, or designated placement test scores. Offered fall term or as demand requires.