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FRP-Fire Science

Career and Technical Courses

FRP199 (variable credits)
Fire Science: Selected Topics

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. Prerequisite: Some level of emergency training or background is suggested (i.e. Emergency Medical Responder, EMT, Firefighter, etc.)

FRP211 (3 credits)
Hiring Practices in the Fire Service

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

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. Prerequisite: FRP251, FRP251L.

FRP242 (3 credits)
Introduction to Codes and Ordinances

Studies codes used in the fire service that provide students with the knowledge needed to explain how to effectively apply the codes and associate historic fires with the development of the codes used today.

FRP249 (3 credits)
Fire Service Leadership

Examines and develops leadership and supervisory skills for mid-level supervisors in the fire service. Prerequisite: FRP251, FRP251L or permission of Instructor.

FRP251 (3 credits)
Firefighter Level I

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.

FRP251L (5 credits)
Firefighter Level I Lab

Lab associated with FRP251.

FRP252 (4 credits)
Firefighter Level II

Covers firefighting skills required to perform proficiently on the fire scene. Meets National Fire Protection Association 1001 Standards for Firefighter II. Prerequisite: FRP251, FRP251L or equivalent.

FRP256 (3 credits)
Fire Behavior and Combustion

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. Corequisites: FRP251, FRP251L.

FRP258 (3 credits)
Pumper Operator I

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. Prerequisite: ES171.

FRP259 (3 credits)
Water Supply Operations

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 (2 credits)
Hazardous Materials First Responder Operations

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

Presents an overview of fire prevention concepts including public education, public relations, fire inspections, fire investigation, and other topics commonly included in fire and life safety divisions with a correlation to historic and current events.

FRP264 (3 credits)
Building Construction for Fire Protection

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

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

Provides an overview of basic fire investigation techniques, chemistry, laws, motives for arson, and interviewing witnesses and suspects. Corequisite: FRP251, FRP251L.

FRP274 (3 credits)
Firefighting Strategy and Tactics

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

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.