Fire Prevention Principles II
I. Course Prefix/Number: FIR 211
Course Name: Fire Prevention Principles II
Credits: 3 (3 lecture; 0 lab)
III. Course (Catalog) Description
This course continues FIR 201, Fire Prevention Principles I. The content of this course includes the responsibilities and management of fire prevention programs, implementation of public education programs, functions of fire alarms, and special extinguishing systems. This course also addresses the relationship between building codes, life safety codes, and other codes as they relate to fire hazards and causes.
IV. Learning Objectives
The objective of this course is for the student to describe the functions and responsibilities of the fire prevention bureau. The student will be to describe and discuss the following topic areas.
- Planning public education programs
- Community and school intervention and involvement
- The value of media
- The legislative process
- Fire protection and detection systems
- Life safety
- Program budgeting
- Public speaking
- Data information and processing
- Program evaluation
V. Academic Integrity and Student Conduct
• 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
- Fire and life safety (past, present and future)
- Fire department organization and structure
- Dynamics of fire
- Firefighter personal protective equipment, fire protection systems and devices
- Dynamics of human behavior, unintentional injuries, intended injuries
- Disasters and disaster preparedness
- Life safety education
- Partnerships, informational presentations, learning environments
- Creating a plan to address community risk and working with the press
- Resource development and appropriation
VII. Methods of Instruction
- Case Histories
- Class Discussion
- Group Discussion
- Individual Presentations
Course may be taught as face-to-face, hybrid or online course.
VIII. Course Practices Required
- Using References
- Decision Making
- Group Participation
- Group Interaction
- Class Discussion
- Practical Exercises
- Individual Presentations
- Written Exam
IX. Instructional Materials
Fire and Life Safety Educator, Third Edition, IFSTA Publishers, 2011
|References:||Principles of Fire Prevention, 3rd Edition, Jones and Bartlett, 2016.|
Public Fire Education Planning, A Five Step Process, U. S. Fire Administration, 2008.
X. Methods of Evaluating Student Progress
|Grading Scale:||A||90 - 100 points|
|B||80 - 89 points|
|C||70 - 79 points|
|D||60 - 69 points|
|F||59 & Below|
|Presentation & Research||30 points|
|Final Exam||20 points|
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
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.