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Introduction to Fire Inspection Principles and Practices (IFIPP)

FST 215

Introduction to Fire Inspection Principles and Practices (IFIPP)

FST 215

Course Description

Advances professional development of fire service personnel in conducting fire prevention inspections and the rapid changes in the field of fire prevention technology. Includes code enforcement, inspection techniques, common and special hazards, behavior of fire, building construction, fire protection systems and life safety features. (30-0)

Outcomes and Objectives

Demonstrate knowledge and selected skills for the management of single fire company during fireground operations.

Objectives:

  • Define the relationship between priorities, strategy, tactics, and implementation in the command sequence
  • Select appropriate ventilation tactics based upon identified ventilation principles and tactical considerations
  • Select and deploy appropriate resources required to support fire confinement and extinguishment
  • Identify the principles of water supply tactics and size up considerations
  • Identify and explain the activities required to support incident operations
  • Use the communications model and command sequence in decision-making

Demonstrate basic knowledge and selected skills in arson detection and the preservation of evidence at the fire scene.

Objectives:

  • Recognize the indicators of an intentionally set fire, preserve evidence, and properly document incident
  • Define the role and responsibility of the first responder
  • Define fire, heat transfer, rollover, flashover, and back draft and basic building construction
  • Identify critical observations, while enroute, upon arrival, during fire suppression and post-suppression operations
  • Identify accidental and incendiary fire causes
  • Describe the proper procedures for securing the fire scene, evidence preservation and collection techniques
  • Understand legal considerations and documentation of observations and findings