MASTER COURSE SYLLABUS
FIP 120 : INTRODUCTION TO FIRE PROTECTION
This course provides an overview of the history, development, methods, systems and regulations as they apply to the fire protection field. Topics include terms, history, evolution, statistics, suppression, organizations, careers, curriculum, and other related topics. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a broad understanding of the fire protection field.
Class Hours: 3        Lab Hours: 0        Clinical/Work Exp.: 0        Credit Hours: 3
The student will:
- Illustrate the history of the fire service. (FESHE)
- Describe the components and development of the fire and emergency services. (FESHE)
- Recognize careers in fire and emergency services. (FESHE)
STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES
- Illustrate and explain the history and culture of the fire service. (CCL & FESHE)
- Analyze the basic components of fire as a chemical chain reaction, the major phases of fire, and examine the main factors that influence fire spread and fire behavior. (FESHE)
- Differentiate between fire service training and education and explain the value of higher education to the professionalization of the fire service. (FESHE)
- List and describe the major organizations that provide emergency response service and illustrate how they interrelate. (FESHE)
- Identify fire protection and emergency services careers in both the public and private sector. (CCL & FESHE)
- Define the role of national, State and local support organizations in fire and emergency services. (FESHE)
- Discuss and describe the scope, purpose, and organizational structure of fire and emergency services. (CCL & FESHE)
- Describe the common types of fire and emergency service facilities, equipment, and apparatus. (FESHE)
- Compare and contrast effective management concepts for various emergency situations. (FESHE)
- Identify the primary responsibilities of fire prevention personnel including, code enforcement, public information, and public and private protection systems. (CCL & FESHE)
- Recognize the components of career preparation and goal setting. (FESHE)
- Describe the importance of wellness and fitness as it relates to emergency services. (CCL)
CCL = North Carolina Combined Course Library Required Student Learning Outcome
FESHE = Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education Required Student Learning Outcome
||Numerical grade of 90 - 100
||Numerical grade of 80 - 89
||Numerical grade of 70 - 79
||Numerical grade of 60 - 69
||Numerical below 60
||Issued if the course is dropped after the
census date and on or before the 50% point
of the course unless the instructor issues
a WF based on extenuating circumstances
||Issued if the course is dropped after the
50% point of the course or the instructor
chooses based on extenuating circumstances
SCHOOL OF HEALTH AND PUBLIC SERVICES
Regular, prompt attendance is essential for academic success. Students should strive for perfect attendance. It is recognized, however, that students may be absent from class occasionally. Students should reference the instructor's syllabus to determine the attendance requirement for this course. The instructor is responsible for enforcing the attendance requirement. It is the student's responsibility to withdraw from the course. Students may complete the withdrawal process in the Advising Center. Students may receive a grade of WP if they withdraw from a course by the 50% point/date of the course. Any student withdrawals that occur after the 50% point will result in a grade of WF. Exceptions to the "WF" grade may exist if the student has a mitigating circumstance. Students are encouraged to discuss withdrawal options with the faculty member and complete the withdrawal process in the Advising Center.
If you have a documented disability and wish to discuss academic accommodations, please contact Frank Pait, Counselor for Students with Disabilities, at extension 4222, in the Learning Assistance Center (LAC) located on the first floor of the Cuyler A. Dunbar Building (CAD).
If you are a student with a mobility impairment and have a class in a multi-story building, please discuss evacuation plans with your instructor.
RELIGIOUS OBSERVANCE STATEMENT
Students shall be permitted excused absences from all classes two days per academic year for religious observances required by their faith. The absences requested in accordance with this policy are "one of" and not "in addition to" any absences otherwise permitted by the faculty for a class. The excused absence request must be submitted by the second class meeting and a minimum of two (2) weeks in advance of the absence. Please contact your instructor for the required forms.
ACADEMIC HONESTY POLICY
Students at CVCC are expected to be honest in all academic pursuits, whether class, lab, shop, or clinical. Acts of academic dishonesty are considered unethical and subject to behavior sanctions. Examples of academic dishonesty include, but are not limited to the following:
1. Sharing information about the content of quizzes, exams, classroom/lab/shop/clinical assignments (scheduled or make-up) without approval of the instructor including but not limited to unauthorized copying, collaboration, or use of notes, books, or other materials when preparing for or completing examinations or other academic assignments (scheduled or make-up).
2. Buying, selling, or otherwise obtaining a copy of a quiz, exams, project, term paper, or like document, without approval of the instructor.
3. Plagiarism, which is defined as the intentional representation of another person's work, words, thoughts, or ideas (from any source) as one's own.
4. Failing to follow approved test taking procedures by performing such acts as:
- Looking on another student's test
- Use of unauthorized notes; written, electronic, or otherwise
- Changing answers after exam is scored
- Verbal, non-verbal, or electronic communication with another student during an exam
Instructors have the authority to impose either a warning, probation, or dismissal from the class for acts of academic dishonesty relative to classes under their supervision.
Students have an obligation to report any acts of academic dishonesty to the instructor or appropriate campus authority when reasonable grounds exist for such a report. Students also have a responsibility to cooperate in the investigation of any alleged acts of academic dishonesty. Failure to report acts of academic dishonesty could result in a behavior sanction as outlined in the Student Conduct Policy, Policy 3.18
CVCC EMERGENCY PROCEDURES
To Report a Serious Emergency Dial 911 from any campus phone or 911 from mobile phones; then dial 711 (Campus Safety & Security) from a campus phone.
For specific CVCC emergencies guidelines, please refer to the CVCC Emergency Guidebook
Quickly get all persons behind a locked door, close blinds, lock all windows/doors, and turn off lights. Sit against an interior wall away from windows and doors (hide). Keep cell phones ON in silent mode or vibrate. Do not leave the locked area until notified by a known CVCC administrator or by law enforcement that the emergency is over.
Seek Shelter (tornados, hurricanes, etc.)
Move to hallways and/or other inner rooms. Stay away from windows and doors. Sit on floor facing the inner wall and shield head with hands. Remain in shelter until notified by CVCC administration or by emergency personnel that the danger is over.
Leave the building immediately and proceed to a parking lot location at least 300 feet from the building. Do not delay to retrieve books or other personal items. Do not use elevators. Do not touch suspicious objects. Stay clear of the building once outside. Faculty should take class rosters if possible and account for all students at evacuation locations. Report any special assistance needed to CVCC faculty/staff or to emergency personnel. If you are aware or suspect someone is trapped in a threatened building, notify CVCC faculty/staff or emergency personnel. Remain at your building evacuation location until further instructions are provided by CVCC administration or by emergency personnel. In case of bomb threat, avoid using cell phones and wireless devices; this may detonate the bomb.
Smoke, Fire or Hazardous Materials
Activate the nearest fire alarm. Before attempting to fight a fire, notify someone nearby. Never attempt to fight a fire larger than wastebasket size. Close doors and windows to isolate the problem if the situation permits. If trapped in a building during a fire, use wet towels or cloths to protect you from flames and smoke. Stop/drop/roll if your clothes catch on fire. Do not open doors that feel hot. Always stay between the fire and an exit. Stay low to the floor as you try to exit.
Unless you feel threatened, stay with the victim until emergency personnel arrive. Avoid contact with bodily fluids. Stay calm and try to minimize panic. If the person is conscious, ask if he/she is a High School student (if so, include this information in your 911 call).
Emergency Procedures Revised: April 4, 2012
Cell phone backup to 711 Campus Safety & Security:
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