Fire Protection Technology, Associate in Applied Science

Forest Park and Online

This program is designed to train a person wanting to be a firefighter and upgrade the skills of persons currently employed in the field. Students receive a thorough knowledge of effective fire fighting techniques and the ability to use equipment appropriate to extinguish all types of fires. They become familiar with inspection techniques, municipal safety codes and ordinances, insurance regulations, alarm systems, hydraulics and structures.

All courses are taught identically on two successive evenings to accommodate rotating schedules of working firefighters. Required liberal arts courses may be taken day or evening, but are offered on a rotating basis in the evenings only as listed in the long-range schedule available from the department.

Persons interested in this program should be mechanically inclined and have good coordination and vision. Stamina and agility are also important. Firefighters should have a willingness to serve the public, be capable of exerting maximum effort under discouraging conditions, be persistent and tenacious, and be able to work on a team and to improvise in problem solving.

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Program of Study

Career General Education
ENG 101College Composition I3
ENG 103Report Writing3
COM 101Oral Communication I3
MTH 124Technical Mathematics I3
CHM 114Industrial Chemistry3
XXX xxxMissouri State Requirement3
SOC 101Introduction to Sociology3
Physical Education Activity
Select 2 credit hours2
Program Requirements
FIR 111Fire Fighter I4
FIR 112Fire Fighter II4
FIR 100Fire Department Apparatus2
FIR 102Fire Characteristics3
FIR 103Fire Service Management and Administration3
FIR 105Inspection and Fire Prevention3
FIR 106Teaching Techniques for Fire Department Personnel3
FIR 110Basic Fire Protection and Alarm Systems3
FIR 202Fire Investigation3
FIR 204Fire Fighting Tactics and Strategy3
FIR 2053
FIR 207Codes and Ordinances3
FIR 208Hazardous Materials3
FIR 210Architectural Structural Representation-Materials3
IS 103Information Systems for Business3-4
or IS 151 Computer Applications in Business
Total Credit Hours69-70