HSM 118 - Introduction to Fire Technology

3 credits (PREREQUISITE: NONE)

This course introduces students to the many areas of fire protection, using a systems approach. Overviews the system components of modern fire department responsibility and features the latest incident command system information. Introduction to Fire Technology explores such cutting-edge issues as homeland security, goal setting and accomplishment, life safety initiatives, recent laws affecting firefighters, and more. Progressive information on fire protection in the community from both the planning and application standpoints offers a well-rounded view of the fire service's function in community risk reduction. The course provides an understanding and tools for individuals seeking a career in the fire service. (Su)