Emergency Response Pre-Plan Design

I.     Course Prefix/Number: FIR 191

       Course Name: Emergency Response Pre-Plan Design

       Credits: 3 (3 lecture; 2 lab)

II.    Prerequisite


III.   Course (Catalog) Description

This is a course for emergency responders using computer-based software. Course introduces emergency response applications with emphasis on emergency pre-planning. It focuses on designing plans for use by emergency responders using Firehouse™, AutoCAD, and other applicable software. Students will document information about the condition of assets, including buildings and personnel for transmission to emergency operations managers and personnel who need it for planning response, crisis management, and recovery efforts, will use the computer.

Credit cannot be received in both FIR 191 and CAD 191. Students cannot receive credit for both CAD 191 and FIR 191.

IV.   Learning Objectives

This course is an introduction to Emergency Response Solutions with emphasis on using computer assisted design, database, and surveillance applications.

  1. Discuss and explain the application of Computer Aided Design pre-plans in the fire service.
  2. Explain and develop an emergency pre-plan for a high-risk occupancy
  3. Describe and develop a pre-plan to assist emergency management personnel

V.    Academic Integrity and Student Conduct

Students and employees at Oakton Community College are required to demonstrate academic integrity and follow Oakton's Code of Academic Conduct. This code prohibits:

• cheating,
• plagiarism (turning in work not written by you, or lacking proper citation),
• falsification and fabrication (lying or distorting the truth),
• helping others to cheat,
• unauthorized changes on official documents,
• pretending to be someone else or having someone else pretend to be you,
• making or accepting bribes, special favors, or threats, and
• any other behavior that violates academic integrity.

There are serious consequences to violations of the academic integrity policy. Oakton's policies and procedures provide students a fair hearing if a complaint is made against you. If you are found to have violated the policy, the minimum penalty is failure on the assignment and, a disciplinary record will be established and kept on file in the office of the Vice President for Student Affairs for a period of 3 years.

Please review the Code of Academic Conduct and the Code of Student Conduct, both located online at

VI.   Sequence of Topics

  1. Pre-Plans                             
  2. Pre-Plan symbols                                     
  3. Fire Pre-plan Drawings                          
  4. Fire Pre-plan Maps                                     
  5. Incidence reporting and notification                       
  6. Landmark information
  7. Emergency Resource Identification 
  8. Creating safety zones
  9. Markup and highlight crucial information     
  10. Structure Risk Assessment    
  11. Hostile Intruder Analysis                              
  12. Fire-Flow Analysis     
  13. Natural Disaster Planning

VII.  Methods of Instruction

Lectures demonstrate drawing techniques with a hands on focus emphasizing the solution of emergency response problems.

Course may be taught as face-to-face, hybrid or online course.

VIII. Course Practices Required

  1. Completion of drawings and reports
  2. Passing examinations and quizzes
  3. Attendance

IX.   Instructional Materials

Note: Current textbook information for each course and section is available on Oakton's Schedule of Classes.

X.    Methods of Evaluating Student Progress

Labs 60%
Tests   25%
Homework questions 15%
Grade Total 100%

XI.   Other Course Information

If you have a documented learning, psychological, or physical disability you may be entitled to reasonable academic accommodations or services. To request accommodations or services, contact the Access and Disability Resource Center at the Des Plaines or Skokie campus. All students are expected to fulfill essential course requirements. The College will not waive any essential skill or requirement of a course or degree program.

Oakton Community College is committed to maintaining a campus environment emphasizing the dignity and worth of all members of the community, and complies with all federal and state Title IX requirements.

Resources and support for
  • pregnancy-related and parenting accommodations; and
  • victims of sexual misconduct
can be found at www.oakton.edu/title9/.

Resources and support for LGBTQ+ students can be found at www.oakton.edu/lgbtq.

Electronic video and/or audio recording is not permitted during class unless the student obtains written permission from the instructor. In cases where recordings are allowed, such content is restricted to personal use only. Any distribution of such recordings is strictly prohibited. Personal use is defined as use by an individual student for the purpose of studying or completing course assignments.

For students who have been approved for audio and/or video recording of lectures and other classroom activities as a reasonable accommodation by Oakton’s Access Disabilities Resource Center (ADRC), applicable federal law requires instructors to permit those recordings. Such recordings are also limited to personal use. Any distribution of such recordings is strictly prohibited.

Violation of this policy will result in disciplinary action through the Code of Student Conduct.