Fire Prevention Practices

Fire Prevention Online Courses by Couch Courses

Course Description

Couch Courses “ATPC1505 Fire Prevention Practices” course is a self-paced, online fire course with continuous open enrollment that provides 45 hours (CEU’s) towards certification in Florida Fire Safety Inspector I. It is one of the seven courses required for Florida Fire Officer 2 certification and complies with requirements established by NFPA 1021 and NFPA 1031.

This course will familiarize students with fire inspection procedures and cover issues like:
  • Reason and purpose of fire inspections
  • Definition of fire inspections
  • Activities of the Fire Prevention Bureau
  • Hazards
  • Causes of fires
  • Construction types, i.e., structural features, flame spread, occupancy, and fire load
  • Effective techniques for inspection, as well as conducting effective inspections
After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Recognize the duties and authority of a Fire Inspector and understand the legal basis for such duties
  • Understand codes, permits and standards, and will be able to take part in legal proceedings and recognize the situations in which a permit is required
  • Recognize the chemical and physical changes to materials and substances caused by fire and fire behavior
  • Recognize the various types of constructions and occupancy classifications according to the fire codes, model building, and Florida Fire Prevention Code
  • Calculate occupant loads on exit systems and know appropriate exit methods
  • Identify and describe the parts of a fire alarm system and other attached devices
  • Identify fire hazards that have the potential to create an unsafe environment
  • Recognize the roles of a fire officer or fire inspector in relation to arson investigations
  • Assess site conditions and access requirements
  • Understand and recognize hazardous materials signage, symbols, and markings
  • Identify the packaging methods used in the transport and storage of hazardous materials
  • Comprehend inspection issues around handling, transport, storage, dispensing, use, and disposal of hazardous materials
  • Fully comprehend the plans review process
  • Review system plans and plan views
  • Comply with and recognize the required steps involved in the plans review process
  • Verify plan compliance in the field
  • Provide necessary and effective communication and inspection preparation skills
  • Recognize the importance of, and the reasons for, carrying out inspections and follow-up inspections
  • Recognize the steps involved in comprehensive emergency planning and preparedness documents
  • Handle complaints from citizens
  • Comprehend the administrative duties of the position.
In addition to enrolling in this course, you must have:
  • NOTE: This book is not supplied with your purchase of the course but is available through technical bookstores and online vendors.
  • NOTE: Before purchasing any textbooks, check to make sure you are using the correct ISBN, as there may be several versions of the title available depending on customization requirements for individual schools.
  • A high-speed internet connection

Required Textbook (not included):  Fire Inspection and Code Enforcement (8th Edition); 2016; IFSTA; ISBN: 978-087939605-3.

E-BookFire Inspection and Code Enforcement (8th Edition); 2016; IFSTA; ISBN: 978-087939596-4.

Couch Courses recommends you order your Textbook online prior to signing up for the course to prevent any delays in starting the coursework.

Accreditation: Columbia Southern University agreement:
This course will convert to the 3-hr college class: FIR 2305 Introduction to Fire Prevention 

All class offerings have been pre-approved by the Bureau of Fire Standards and Training.  Upon successful completion of the class, your grade will be entered into your FCDICE Course History.

Certifications Served:  For a full and current list of state certifications that this course will assist in achieving, please visit our BFST Certifications page.

Continuing Education Units (CEU’s): 45 hours toward Fire Code Administrator, Fire Safety Inspector, and Fire Service Instructor.

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