Fire Science Tech

FST 1100 Volunteer Firefighter

Basic instruction in fire suppression, fire chemistry and behavior, rescue, firefighting tools, appliances and equipment, and firefighter safety and survival. One classroom, two lab hours per week.
2 Credit Hours

FST 1101 Firefighter I Transition

Intermediate instruction in fire suppression, fire chemistry and behavior, rescue, firefighting tools, appliances and equipment, fire protection systems, and firefighter safety and survival. Two classroom, six lab hours per week.
5 Credit Hours

FST 1102 Firefighter I

Basic and intermediate instruction in fire suppression, fire chemistry and behavior, rescue, firefighting tools, appliances, equipment, built-in fire suppression systems and firefighting safety and survival. Three classroom, eight lab hours per week.
7 Credit Hours

FST 1103 Firefighter II Transition

Advanced instruction in fire-suppression operations, fire chemistry and behavior, rescue, firefighting tools, appliances, equipment, built-in fire suppression systems and firefighting safety and survival. Two classroom, four lab hours per week.
4 Credit Hours

FST 1103 Firefighter II Transition

Advanced instruction in fire-suppression operations, fire chemistry and behavior, rescue, firefighting tools, appliances, equipment, built-in fire suppression systems and firefighting safety and survival. Two classroom, six lab hours per week.
5 Credit Hours

FST 1104 Firefighter II

Basic, intermediate and advanced instruction in fire-suppression operations, fire chemistry and behavior, rescue, firefighting tools, appliances, equipment, built-in fire protection systems and firefighting safety and survival. Seven classroom, eight lab hours per week.
11 Credit Hours

FST 1111 Fire Behavior & Combustion

This course explores the theories and fundamentals of how and why fires start, spread and are controlled. Also included in this course are related engineering and fire science principles.
3 Credit Hours

FST 1112 Principles of Emergency Services

Overview of fire protection and emergency services; culture and history of emergency services organization and function of public and private fire protection services; fire departments as part of local government; laws and regulations affecting the fire service.
3 Credit Hours

FST 1113 Fire Prevention

This course provides fundamental knowledge relating to the field of fire prevention.
3 Credit Hours

FST 1115 Fire Apparatus & Equipment

Construction, operation and maintenance of pumping engines, aerial ladder trucks and platforms and specialized fire equipment. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.
3 Credit Hours

FST 1120 Fire Safety Inspector

This course prepares the student to identify, abate and document fire safety hazards and meets the requirements for those qualified students to take the state certification examination for Fire Safety Inspector. Two classroom, four lab hours per week.
4 Credit Hours

FST 1125 Fire Investigation I

The fundamentals and technical knowledge needed for proper fire scene investigations, including recognizing and conducting origin and cause, preservation of evidence and documentation, scene security, motives of the fire setter and types of fire causes.
3 Credit Hours

FST 1442 Emergency Vehicle Operator

Sixteen hour course meeting the requirements of the State of Ohio, Division of Emergency Medical Services for emergency vehicle drivers education.
1 Credit Hour

FST 1555 Hazardous Waste Operations & Emergency Response (HAZWOPER)

Training required to enter or work on a hazardous waste site with emphasis on personnel safety, site hazards, toxicology, personal protective equipment, decontamination, site characterization and site control. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.
3 Credit Hours

FST 1707 Airport Firefighter

Designed for fire personnel, both civilian and military, whose primary mission is aircraft fire and rescue. Meets the training requirements of both NFPA 1003, "Standard for Airport Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications" and FAA FAR Part 139.319 and will lead to a ProBoard certification. Covers topics such as: Airport Familiarization, Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting Apparatus, Aircraft Types, Engines and Systems, and Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting Procedures. These classroom sessions are followed by practical exercises in turret operations, and extinguishment of wheel/brake, engine, interior cabin, fuel spill fires and interior aircraft fires through the use of hand-lines and proper techniques. This course will be held at a facility where various aircraft and apparatus are available.
2 Credit Hours

FST 2201 Fire Protection Hydraulics & Water Supply

This course provides a foundation of theoretical knowledge in order to understand the principles of the use of water in fire protection and to apply hydraulic principles to analyze and to solve water supply problems. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.
3 Credit Hours

FST 2202 Building Construction for Fire Protection

This course provides the components of building construction related to firefighter and life safety. The elements of construction and design of structures are shown to be key factors when inspecting buildings, preplanning fire operations and operating at emergencies.
3 Credit Hours

FST 2204 Fire Protection Systems

Provides information on the design, installation, maintenance and common problems associated with fire alarms, water-based and special hazards fire protection systems and portable fire extinguishers. Three classroom, four lab hours per week.
5 Credit Hours

FST 2209 Fire Service Instructor

This course covers the development and delivery of fire service training materials. Instructional motivations, student learning strategies and evaluation are addressed. This course also meets the requirements of the State of Ohio certification as a State Fire Instructor as well as the objectives in the National Fire Protection Association Standard 1041. Two classroom, four lab hours per week.
4 Credit Hours

FST 2228 Human Behavior & Fire

This course provides fundamental information on human behavior as it relates to fire and mass casualties. Two classroom, two lab hours per week.
3 Credit Hours

FST 2230 Principles of Fire & Emergency Services Safety & Survival

Introduces the 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.
3 Credit Hours

FST 2251 Fire Officer I

Management, supervision and leadership of the fire company. This course meets the requirements of National Fire Protection Association 1021, Fire Officer I.
3 Credit Hours

FST 2252 Fire Officer II

Management, supervision, leadership and command of multi-company operations. This course meets the requirements of National Fire Protection Association 1021, Fire Officer II.
2 Credit Hours

FST 2253 Fire Officer III

Administration of fire department operations and the management of programs, facilities and resources to provide a fire protection delivery system. This course meets the requirements of National Fire Protection Association Standard 1021, Fire Officer III.
3 Credit Hours

FST 2254 Fire Officer IV

Assessing the public fire protection needs of a community and the strategic planning and development of various components of the fire protection delivery system. This course meets the needs of National Fire Protection Association 1021, Fire Officer IV.
3 Credit Hours

FST 2260 Advanced Concepts in Structural Fire Protection

This course examines the principles and concepts of structural fire protection involving both fire resistance and the behavior (thermal strain, stress and fatigue) of structural components during fire conditions.
3 Credit Hours

FST 2270 Fire Science Internship

Students earn credits toward degree requirements for work learning experience. Students already working may apply to use that experience to meet internship requirements. Twenty co-op hours per week.
2 Credit Hours

FST 2297 Special Topics

Varied content offering of special interest to the discipline but not covered within existing courses; may be scheduled in a classroom/seminar setting or in nontraditional format.
0.5 - 9 Credit Hours