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Fire Science

  • 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.

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

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

  • 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

    Educates the student to the concepts of public education, public relations and public information in the fire service. Introduces the student to developing honest, responsible and timely messages, using appropriate communication methods, media relations and marketing concepts.

  • FRP241 3 credits
    Fire Prevention Inspections - Register

    Provides the student with knowledge and skills necessary to prepare for and perform effective fire prevention inspections in a variety of occupancies. Meets Department of Public Safety Standards and Training #41-02 Fire Prevention Inspections.
    Prerequisites: None.

  • FRP242 3 credits
    Introduction to Codes and 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.

  • FRP243 3 credits
    Advanced Codes and Ordinances - Register

    Provides an in depth look at the authority of the fire code in the state of Oregon, both in Oregon Revised Statutes and Oregon Administrative Rules. Studies the interrelationship with the building code authority and other codes and standards related to the application and enforcement of the fire code in Oregon.
    Prerequisite: FRP242. Offered infrequently.

  • FRP249 3 credits
    Fire Service Leadership - Register

    Examines and develops leadership and supervisory skills for mid-level supervisors in the fire service.
    Prerequisite: FRP251 or approval of instructor.

  • 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.

  • 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 and 251L or equivalent.

  • 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. Students 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 I - Register

    Covers hydraulic and fluid principles, friction loss, basic fire ground hydraulics, basic fire pump construction and operating principles. When combined with FRP259, meets Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training and National Fire Protection Association #1002 Pumper Operator.
    Prerequisites: ES171.

  • FRP259 3 credits
    Water Supply Operations - Register

    Covers foam equipment and operations, drafting, relay and tandem pumping, 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: ES171, FRP258 or DPSST Driver and DPSST Pumper Operator

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.