FIR010 - Fire Safety Inspections

Outline info
Semester
School
Last revision date 2017-11-21 12:07:54.582
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Subject Title
Fire Safety Inspections

Subject Description
Focus is on conducting fire safety inspections in various types of occupancies (industrial, mercantile, residential) to note fire hazards and faults related to sprinkler/alarm systems. Emphasis is on the application of relevant provincial codes and communication of the results of the inspection. This subject has only one section: Fire Safety Inspections

Credit Status
One credit toward the Pre-Service Firefighter Education and Training Ontario College Certificate

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

Fire Safety Inspections

- describe the purpose and practices of fire prevention and fire inspection
- describe briefly the history of fire safety and advancement in the field today
- describe the parts of the Ontario Fire Code and the Ontario Building Code which
apply to fire safety
- identify fire prevention related organizations/associations
- describe the methods to interpret and apply municipal ordinances, by-laws and
regulations that govern fire prevention and protection
- define classification of hazards
- describe the principles on which codes and standards are based
- describe common fire hazards
- describe special hazards
- identify and prioritize types of occupancies requiring fire safety inspections
- identify four general categories of fire protection equipment/system
- describe the function, components and operations of standpipe systems
- identify the four categories of special extinguishing systems, and describe the
function, components and operations of special extinguishing systems
- identify the components of a fire alarm system
- describe the function, components and operation of four types of sprinkler systems

Specific Skill Learning Outcomes

Fire Safety Inspections

- conduct fire safety inspections in industrial/mercantile (store)/business and personal
services (offices)/residential occupancies
- apply municipal by-laws when conducting a fire inspection in industrial/mercantile
(store)/business and personal services (offices)/residential occupancies
- apply the Ontario Building Code when conducting a fire inspection in
industrial/mercantile (store)/business and personal services (offices)/residential
occupancies
- apply the Ontario Fire Code when conducting a fire inspection in
industrial/mercantile (store)/business and personal services (offices)/residential
occupancies
- inspect for fire hazards when conducting a fire inspection in industrial/mercantile
(store)/business and personal services (offices)/residential occupancies
- inspect fire protection systems when conducting a fire inspection in
industrial/mercantile (store)/business and personal services (offices)/residential
occupancies
- inspect fire detection systems when conducting a fire inspection in
industrial/mercantile (store)/business and personal services (offices)/residential
occupancies
- inspect location of, and access to, building services when conducting a fire
inspection in industrial/mercantile (store)/business and personal services
(offices)/residential occupancies
- inspect for means of egress and access to exits when conducting a fire inspection in
industrial/mercantile (store)/business and personal services (offices)/residential
occupancies
- observe test records of sprinkler, alarm, and fixed systems when conducting a fire
inspection in industrial/mercantile (store)/business and personal services
(offices)/residential occupancies
- make verbal and written recommendations for corrective action when conducting a
fire inspection in industrial/mercantile (store)/business and personal services
(offices)/residential occupancies
- complete appropriate fire inspection reports

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on http://library.senecacollege.ca for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

Discrimination/Harassment
All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.

Prerequisite(s)
FIR001 

Topic Outline

Principles, Practises and Procedures 

This section provides an overview of fire prevention activities engaged in by the firefighters.  Principles, practises and procedures involved in fire prevention inspection are outlined. 

Legislation, Regulations, Standards and Fire Prevention Resources 
This section provides an overview of fire prevention activities engaged in by the firefighters. Legislation, regulations, standards and fire prevention resources agencies are covered. 

Mode of Instruction
Lectures and demonstrations

Prescribed Texts
None.

Reference Material
Ontario Fire Code 2015
Publisher: Orderline, ISBN# 9781771950657

 

Required Supplies
None.

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
OR
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online (http://www.senecacollege.ca/academic-policy) or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.



Modes of Evaluation
Grading is based on the following marking scheme:  

Term Work        70% 
Final Exam        30%  

Pass mark for subject is 70% overall
80% attendance is required by the Office of the Fire Marshal to receive a passing grade for this subject 


Approved by: Sandra Noble