FPT 101 - Fire Behavior and Combustion
This course explores the theories and fundamentals of how and why fires start, spread, and are controlled. Topics include the basic principles of fire chemistry; the properties of solids, liquids, and gasses; the process of fire combustion; and fire behavior. Three class hours. 3 Credits. Offered Fall only.
FPT 102 - Fire Prevention and Inspection
The fundamental requirements of fire prevention. This course emphasizes the laws applied to fire prevention, including federal fire safety requirements for industry and commerce, solving technical problems encountered, recognition of hazards, prevention of fires and inspection techniques. Special attention is applied to life safety from fire in the home, school, public assembly, and all other places where people are assembled and endangered by fire. Three class hours. 3 Credits. Offered Fall only.
FPT 103 - Building Materials and Construction
Fundamentals of building construction methods and materials of construction. The approach is to study the stability of buildings and materials under fire conditions. The emphasis is upon safety under fire conditions and the technology of limiting fire spread in new and existing buildings. Three class hours. 3 Credits. Offered Fall online, Spring traditional classroom.
FPT 105 - History of the Fire Service
This course examines the historical evolution of the American fire service. The fire service has its roots in ancient Roman and European societies and has been shaped in the United States by historical fire events, improvement in equipment and technology, and notable leaders and innovators. An understanding of how it developed provides insight into its current structure, operation, and culture. Three class hours. 3 Credits. Offered Spring only.
FPT 107 - Introduction to the New York State Building Code
A course to acquaint the student with the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Construction Code and supporting reference standards. Students will be presented an overview of the code and will be able to confidently research design and modification issues pertaining to new construction, new use, remodeling, renovations, alterations, and repairs to buildings using the current New York State Building Construction Code. Three class hours. 3 Credits. Offered Spring only. (program elective)
FPT 204 - Fire Service Strategy and Tactics
This course provides the principles of fire ground control through utilization of personnel, equipment, and extinguishing agents. Fire suppression and control of small, large, and special incidents is covered. Three class hours. 3 Credits. Prerequisite: FPT 101. Offered Spring only.
FPT 211 Fire Investigation: Cause and Origin
A broad study of fire investigation is presented. The means to identify the origin and cause of a fire, properly conduct a fire scene investigation, and understand arson laws are emphasized. Topics include fire behavior, determining point of origin, ignition sources, fire scene investigation, and legal aspects of the discipline. Three class hours. Prerequisites: FPT 101, FPT 103. Offered Fall only.
FPT 212 - Fire Service Hydraulics
This course is a theoretical study to understand the principles of the use of water in fire protection and to apply hydraulic principles to analyze and solve water supply problems. The student can expect to apply the application of math and physics to the movement of water in fire suppression activities; analyze the community fire flow demand criteria; and demonstrate understanding of hydraulics, water characteristics, fluid pressure, hydrostatics, hydrokinetics, nozzle reaction, nozzle pressure, water distribution systems, sprinkler and standpipe systems, determination of required fire flow, fire service pump design, friction loss calculations, pump discharge pressures, parallel lines, Wyed lines, aerial stream calculations, fire streams, and the four hydraulic laws of friction loss. Three class hours. 3 Credits. Prerequisite(s): MTH 150 or higher, FPT 101, FPT 102, FPT 103, FPT 105. Offered Spring only.
FPT 215 - Hazardous Materials Technician
This course prepares emergency response personnel to effectively and safely respond to hazardous materials incidents. Focuses include chemistry and toxicology of hazardous materials; the dangerous properties of chemicals; the use of detection instruments, confinement and containment procedures, including hands-on application; incident management and safety procedures; decontamination; and the selection and use of chemical protective clothing with hands-on practice. This course meets the training requirements of OSHA 1910.120 for the Hazardous Materials Technician. Three class hours. 3 Credits. Prerequisite: FPT 101. Offered Fall only.
FPT 216 - Fire Service Instructor I
This course will prepare students to meet the requirements of a Fire Service Instructor, in accordance with NFPA 1041, "The Standard for Fire Service Instructor Professional Qualifications" 2012 Edition. Topics covered include: characteristics of an effective fire instructor, oral communications, adapting lesson plans, writing performance objectives, use of audio and other training aids, common classroom settings and arrangements, various testing instruments to evaluate teaching and learning efficiency, and meeting record keeping requirements. Students who successfully meet all the requirements of this course will be eligible to test national certification in Fire Service 1. Three class hours. Prerequisites: FPT 101, FPT 102, FPT 103, FPT 105, or permission of instructor. Offered Fall only.
FPT 290 Independent Study
See the Department Chairperson.