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FRP - Fire Science

FRP199 (variable credits)
Workshop: Fire Science
Includes a series of workshops on fire science operations to upgrade skills and explore new methods. Meets a variety of Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training accredited topics. Prerequisite: Some level of emergency training or background is suggested (i.e. Emergency Medical Responder, EMT, Firefighter, etc.)

FRP211 (3 credits)
Hiring Practices in the Fire Service
Covers methods of preparation for interviews, and tips on appearance, language usage, and interaction. Practice interviews are followed with critique sessions and tips on identifying and eliminating weaknesses.

FRP233 (3 credits)
Firefighter Safety and Survival
Introduces basic principles and history related to the national firefighter life safety initiatives, focusing on the need for cultural and behavior change throughout the emergency services. Co-requisite: FRP251

FRP238 (3 credits)
Public Education, Relations, and Information
Educates the student to the concepts of public education, public relations and public information in the fire service. Introduces the student to developing honest, responsible and timely messages, using appropriate communication methods, media relations and marketing concepts.

FRP241 (3 credits)
Fire Prevention Inspections
Provides the student with knowledge and skills necessary to prepare for and perform effective fire prevention inspections in a variety of occupancies. Meets Department of Public Safety Standards and Training #41-02 Fire Prevention Inspections.FRP242 (3 credits)

Introduction to Codes and Ordinances
Studies codes used in the fire service that provide students with the knowledge needed to perform company level fire inspections and ensure buildings in AHJ coverage area meet fire and life safety standards for both new and old construction types.

FRP243 (3 credits)
Advanced Codes and Ordinances
Provides an in depth look at the authority of the fire code in the state of Oregon, both in Oregon Revised Statutes and Oregon Administrative Rules. Studies the interrelationship with the building code authority and other codes and standards related to the application and enforcement of the fire code in Oregon. Prerequisite: FRP242.

FRP249 (3 credits)
Fire Service Leadership
Examines and develops leadership and supervisory skills for mid-level supervisors in the fire service. Prerequisites: FRP251 and FRP251L.

FRP251 (3 credits)
Firefighter Level I
Introduces basic training including use of small tools and equipment, practice in forcible entry, use of breathing apparatus, salvage and overhaul techniques, and hose and ladder skills. Meets Department of Public Safety Standards and Training and National Fire Protection Association standards for NFPA1001.

FRP251L (5 credits)
Firefighter Level I Lab
Lab associated with FRP251.

FRP252 (3 credits)
Firefighter Level II
Covers firefighting skills required to perform proficiently on the fire scene. Meets National Fire Protection Association 1001 Standards for Firefighter II. Prerequisites: FRP251 and FRP251L.

FRP256 (3 credits)
Fire Behavior and Combustion
Assists students in gaining a solid understanding of the theories and fundamentals of how and why fires start and spread, as well as how they are controlled. Students will develop and enhance their knowledge of combustion reactions in solids, liquids, and gasses. Students will demonstrate an understanding of English and System International (SI) measurements, the physical and chemical properties of combustion, terminology associated with fire and combustion, and demonstrate an applied knowledge of fire suppression and fire dynamics. This course meets Department of Public Safety Standards and Training #25-08 and #43-02. Co-requisites: FRP251 and FRP251L.

FRP258 (3 credits)
Pumper Operator I
Covers hydraulic and fluid principles, friction loss, basic fire ground hydraulics, basic fire pump construction and operating principles. When combined with FRP259, meets Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training and National Fire Protection Association #1002 Pumper Operator. Prerequisite: ES171.

FRP259 (3 credits)
Water Supply Operations
Covers foam equipment and operations, drafting, relay and tandem pumping, apparatus service testing, and advanced troubleshooting and maintenance. Combined with FRP258, meets Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training and National Fire Protection Association #1002 Pumper Operator. Prerequisites: ES171, FRP258 or DPSST Driver and DPSST Pumper Operator.

FRP261 (1 credit)
Hazardous Materials First Responder Operations
Covers recognizing the presence of hazardous materials/weapons of mass destruction and initial actions for the first responder. Meets NFPA 472 – Responder to Hazardous Materials/Weapons of Mass Destruction Operations Level.

FRP262 (3 credits)
Fundamentals of Fire Prevention
Presents the fundamentals of fire prevention including recognized standards, practices and procedures.

FRP264 (3 credits)
Building Construction for Fire Protection
Covers building classification and structural features, types of material used in buildings, flame spread and fire retardants, and representative fire loads. Meets Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training #39-22 Building Construction and #42-01 Building Construction for Fire Protection.

FRP272 (3 credits)
Fixed Systems and Extinguishers
Studies portable and built-in extinguishing equipment including fire alarm and detection systems, sprinkler systems, and stand-pipe protection systems for special hazards. Meets Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training #25-05 Fire Detection, Alarm, Extinguishing Systems, and #41-04 Fire Detection and Protection Systems.

FRP273 (3 credits)
Fire Investigation
Provides an overview of basic fire investigation techniques, chemistry, laws, motives for arson, and interviewing witnesses and suspects. Co-requisite: FRP251 and FRP251L.

FRP274 (3 credits)
Firefighting Strategy and Tactics
Studies fire ground tactics, procedures for developing pre-fire plans, and methods for effectively coping with fire emergency problems. Meets Oregon Department of Public Safety
Standards and Training #35-14 Basic Strategy and Tactics.

FRP285 (3 credits)
Fire Instructor I
Studies various instructional techniques and methodologies for teaching diverse learners, addresses critical issues of safety, and the legal aspects of training. Meets Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training and National Fire Protection Association #1041 Instructor I.