Fire Science Technology (FST)

Fire Science Technology

Course Information Cr Hrs
FST-102 Building Construction

This course covers teaching the basic information about how buildings are designed and constructed; aid in the decision making process related to fire prevention and fire control.

3-3-0
FST-103 Emergency Medical Responder

This course focuses on the role of the Emergency Medical First Responder to initiate immediate lifesaving care to critical patients who access the emergency medical system through 911.

3-3-0
FST-106 Firefighter I and II

This course is based on the National Fire Protection Association 1001, “Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifi cations,” current edition. The performance requirements and practical skills necessary to perform the duties of a firefi ghter are thoroughly covered. Topics include fire service orientation, safety, fire behavior, self-contained breathing apparatus, ropes, hoses, ladders, rescue, ventilation, salvage, overhaul, portable fire extinguishers, emergency medical care, fire control, water supply and fire prevention. Individuals successfully completing this course and meeting the requirements of Missouri Division of Fire Safety will be eligible for certification as Firefighter I and II by the Division of Safety.

 Prerequisite: FST 120 or concurrent enrollment, or have documentation of having the state certifi cations for Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations courses.
6-4-4
FST-107 Fire Prevention

This course focuses on the fundamental principles, theory, techniques and procedures of fire prevention. Organization of fire prevention programs, conduction of fire prevention inspections, fire hazards and causes are covered.

3-3-0
FST-109 Fire Hydraulics

This is a basic course focusing on the measurement of fluid flow, determination of water supply, fluid movement and velocities. This course emphasizes applying principles of hydraulics to practical firefighting situations.

3-3-0
FST-110 Firefighter Safety & Survival

This course introduces the basic principles and history related to the national firefighter life safety initiatives, focusing on the need for cultural change and behavior change throughout the emergency services.

3-3-0
FST-111 Strategy and Tactics

This course focuses on effective and efficient utilization of manpower, equipment and apparatus in emergency situations. Emphasis is placed on pre-planning, fireground decision making and attack strategies and tactics.

3-3-0
FST-117 Fire Protection Systems

This course provides an overview of fire protection systems including standpipe and hose systems, sprinklers, dry powder, carbon dioxide systems, foam, smoke detection and heat actuating systems. Emphasisis is placed on the need for the design, installation and fire department inspection of these various types of systems.

3-3-0
FST-120 Hazardous Materials

This course is based on NFPA 472, Standard for Professional Competence of Responders to Hazardous Materials Incidents (current edition). This course focuses on chemical characteristics and reactions related to the storage, transportation and handling of hazardous materials. Emphasis is placed on the handling of hazardous materials emergencies, fire control and containment. Individuals successfully completing this course and meeting the requirements of the Missouri Division of Fire Safety will be eligible for state certification to the Hazardous Materials Operations level by the Division of Fire Safety.

3-3-0
FST-207 Community Risk Reduction

This course provides a theoretical framework for the understanding of the ethical, sociological, organizational, pol itical, and legal components of community risk reduction, and a methodology for the development of a comprehensive community risk reduction plan.

 Grade of "C" or better in FST 107, FST 211 and FST 215
3-3-0
FST-210 Fire Department Officer

This course addresses NFPA 1021, Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications (current edition). The role of a Company Officer is discussed, along with how that role relates to the department, the community, liability and legal responsibilities attached to this position. Discussion of labor relations, budgeting, information management and fire department communications are included. Company level inspections, investigations and training are discussed along with emergency service delivery. The Company Officers' responsibilities relating to firefighter safety and health are also discussed. Students successfully completing this course and meeting the requirements of Missouri Division of Fire Safety will be eligible for certification as Fire Officer I by the Division of Safety. (Students must have a minimum of three years experience in the fire service or a letter of recommendation from the executive fire officer of the department in order to apply for state certification).

 Prerequisites: FST 106 or concurrent enrollment and FST 215 or concurrent enrollment
3-3-0
FST-211 Fire Officer II

This course addresses NFPA 1021, Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications (current edition). The role of a Company Officer is discussed, along with how that role relates to the department , the community, liability and legal responsibilit ies attached to this position. Discussion of labor relations, budget ing, informat ion management and fire department communications are included. Company level inspections, investigations and training are discussed along with emergency service delivery. The Company
Officers' responsibilit ies relating to firefighter safety and health are also discussed. Students successfully completing this course and meeting the requirements of Missouri Division of Fire Safety will be eligible for certification as Fire Officer I by the Division of Safety.

 Grade of "C" or better in FST 106, FST 210 and FST 215
3-3-0
FST 212 - Administrative Fire Officer III

This course addresses NFPA 1021, Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications (current edition). A course specialized for the chief officer who is ready to advance into the upper management level of his/her department. This course consists of subjects designed to give the officer more knowledge of management and administration so that he/she can make basic evaluat ions of employee relations and assume a more proactive role in their department. This is a projects-based class.

 Grade of "C" or better in FST 210 and FST 211
3-3-0
FST-215 Fire Service Instructor I

This course is based on NFPA 1041, Standard for Fire Service Instructor Professional Qualifications (current edition). This course will provide basic instructional knowledge that is necessary to develop skills for preparing and presenting training for fire and emergency service organization personnel. Topics covered in this course include dealing with outline and course development, using visual aids and testing procedures. Individuals successfully completing this course and meeting the requirements of Missouri Division of Fire Safety will be eligible for certification as Fire Service Instructor I by the Division of Fire Safety.

3-3-0
FST-216 Fire Instructor II

This course is based on NFPA 1041, Standard for Fire Service Instructor Professional Qualifications (current edition). This course will provide basic lesson plan development and course evaluation that is necessary to develop skills for preparing and presenting training for fire and emergency service organization personnel. Topics covered in this course include dealing with outline and course evaluation and testing procedures. Individuals successfully completing this course and meeting the requirements of Missouri
Division of Fire Safety will be eligible for certification as Fire Service Instructor II by the Division of Fire Safety.

 Grade of "C" or better in FST 210 and FST 215
3-3-0
FST-230 Fire Investigation

This course is based on NFPA 1033, Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire Investigator (current edition). This course is intended to provide the student with the fundamental and technical knowledge needed for proper fire scene interpretations including recognizing and conducting origin and cause, preservation of evidence and documentation, scene security, motives of firesetters and types of fire causes.

3-3-0
FST-231 Fire Investigation II

This course is based on NFPA 1033, Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire Investigator (current edition). This course is intended to provide the student with the fundamental and technical knowledge on the applicable laws needed for proper fire scene investigation andan understanding of the dynamics of fire behavior, as well as the preparation and presentation of a court case.

 Grade of "C" or better in FST 210 and FST 230
3-3-0
FST-240 Occupational Safety & Health for Emergency Responders

This course introduces the basic concepts of occupational health and safety as it relates to emergency service organizations. Includes risk evaluation and control procedures for fire stations, training sites, emergency vehicles, and emergency situations involving fire, EMS, hazardous materials, and technical rescue.

 Grade of "C" or better in FST 106 and FST 210
3-3-0
FST-250 Fire Service Reports & Communications

With an emphasis on providing tools, not rules; students will focus on the types of communication required by jobs in fire department operations. Designed for those who need to polish skills used in their current positions, students, in this course will analyze and write a variety of reports, memos, proposals and other communications used everyday in the fire service.

3-3-0
FST-275 Legal and Contemporary Issues of Fire and Emergency Service

This course will address the federal, state, and local laws that regulate emergency services and include a review of national standards, regulations, and consensus standards and examine the broad spectrum of change confronting the fire service. Emphasis will be placed upon the identification of crucial issues that will affect the future of the fire service over the next decade. Areas of discussion include regionalization, privatization, alternative forms of special delivery, paradigm shifts, environmental scanning and the need to be a proactive agent of community-based change.

 Prerequisites: FST 106, FST 215, FST 230, ENG 101, ENG/COM elective, PLS 101 or concurrent enrollment, PSY 110 or concurrent enrollment.
3-3-0
FST-280 Capstone Assessment

This is a comprehensive assessment course covering Fire Science Technology program classes. A student must earn a Grade of “C” or better in this course to meet the FST graduation requirements.

 Prerequisites: FST 106, FST 107, FST 109, FST 111, FST 117, FST 210, FST 215, FST 220 and 45 credit hours completed.
2-2-0
FST-290 Co-Operative Ed/Intern/Related Elective

This course encompasses a supervised work experience in the major fi eld which provides the student with the opportunity to make practical application of the knowledge and skills attained through coursework. An individualized instructional management plan will determine goals to be accomplished. Seminars may also be required.

 Prerequisites: Completion of 30 credit hours and 2.0 GPA or advisor’s approval. Please see the Department Chair of specific program area for application.
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