Course Objective: To provide students with the knowledge, skills and abilities to function as a Fire Inspector. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to prepare reports on fire safety issues using the proper codes and standards; conduct research of the various codes to address deficiencies noted during a site visit; develop a checklist to complete fire safety inspections; and give a legal deposition given the findings of an inspection, plan review, or complaint.
Course Description: Major topics covered in this course include residential code violations and strategies for correction; identification of construction types and performance features; use group classifications and building characteristics by classification; mixed-use buildings; composition of the International Building Code and Life Safety Code; allow¬able height and area; fire flow, conducting flow tests and calculating fire flow; Life Safety Code and requirements for means of egress; evacuation requirements, evacuation plan provisions and strategies for evacuation; plans review and permit process; characteristics of portable LPG cylinders; characteristics of hazardous materials; high-hazard classification; NFPA 704 system and “H” use group buildings; plans review requirements; and plans review hearings. Methods of instruction include lecture, discussion and team-focused practical exercises.
Successful Completion: Students must attend required classroom sessions, demonstrate proficiency in the practical skills evolutions, complete all required online and classroom activities and homework assignments, and obtain a score of 70% or better on the final written and practical examinations. This course partially satisfies the professional certification requirements for Fire Inspector II.
ACE Credit Recommendations: Credit Recommendation: The ACE/CREDIT recommendation for this course is:
Version 1: In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Fire Science, Fire Technology or Occupational Health and Safety (12/99).
Version 2: In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 2 semester hours in Fire Science, Fire Technology or Occupational Health and Safety (10/04) (09/10).
Prerequisites: MFRI Fire Inspector I (MGMT 204), or MFSPQB, NBFSPQ, or IFSAC Fire Inspector I certification.
Certification: Upon successful completion, this course partially satisfies the professional certification requirements for: