Emergency Response Pre-plan Design

I.     Course Prefix/Number: CAD 191

       Course Name: Emergency Response Pre-plan Design

       Credits: 4 (3 lecture; 2 lab)

II.    Prerequisite


III.   Course (Catalog) Description

A course for Emergency Responders using computer based software. This course is an introduction to Emergency Response Applications with emphasis on emergency pre-planning.  Course will focus on designing plans for use by emergency responders using Firehouse, AutoCAD, and other applicable software.  The computer will be used by students to 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.

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.

  • Students will construct Computer Aided Design pre-plans.
  • Students will develop an emergency pre-plan for a high risk occupancy.
  • Students will create a pre-plan that can 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

See D2L

Week Date Topic
1   Class introduction and overview
2   Pre-Plan symbology
Fire Pre-plan Drawings
3   Fire Pre-plan Maps
Incidence reporting and notification
4   Landmark information
Emergency Resource Identification
5   Creating safety zones
Markup and highlight crucial information
6   Structure Risk Assessment
Hostile Intruder Analysis
7   Fire-Flow Analysis
Natural Disaster Planning
8   Projects Evaluation / Final Exam

The instructor reserves the right to make adjustments to the schedule by informing the class accordingly

VII.  Methods of Instruction

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

Problems will be assigned during class.

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

VIII. Course Practices Required

  • Completion of drawings and reports.
  • Passing examinations and quizzes.
  • Attendance

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

IX.   Instructional Materials

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

Emergency Response Planning
Author: Paul A. Erickson
Publisher: Academic Press; 1st edition
ISBN-10: 012241540X
ISBN-13: 978-0122415401

Disaster Response & Recovery
Wiley; 1st edition
ISBN-10: 0471789747
ISBN-13: 978-0471789741

Emergency Management Technology
312 pages
Publisher: Wiley; 1st edition
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0471789739
ISBN-13: 978-0471789734

Introduction to Emergency Management
496 pages
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann; 3rd edition
Language: English
ISBN-10: 075068514X
ISBN-13: 978-0750685146

FireHouse Software
AutoDesk Software

X.    Methods of Evaluating Student Progress

Drawings and reports will be graded according to conventions provided on assignment sheets, notes and handouts.

50% Labs
25% Tests  
15% Homework questions
100% Grade Total

Grading Scale
A 90%
B 80%
C 70%
D 60%
F Below 60%

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.