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Fire Prevention Specialist (FPS)

24 Credits

This Fire Prevention Specialist Certificate includes training in hazardous materials, and proper storage and protection from these hazards in occupancies. Courses will explore the study of the various agents used in fixed extinguishing systems, various alarm systems and detection components within an occupancy, fire safety codes associated with various occupancy classifications, and building construction pertaining life and fire safety. Training in understanding how to interpret and apply building codes from various building code manuals, and understanding and identifying fire safety components incorporated into a blue print is also included. Course content will also address dealing with and speaking to the public when handling with fire safety matters, along with proper report writing for liability purposes. This certificate will assist established career, industrial fire protection, paid-on-call, or volunteer firefighters and emergency service personnel in promotional opportunities.

Certificate Requirements


FIR 112Fire Prevention


FIR 120Hazardous Materials


FIR 150Introduction to Fire and Emergency Servi


FIR 230Fire Protection Systems


FIR 240Building Construction for Fire Protectio


FIR 250Fire Protection Hydraulics & Water


ENG 101Rhetoric I


SPE 101Principles of Public Speaking



*Students must complete all FIR courses with a minimum grade of “C.”