FSB911 - Fire and Life Safety Planning

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Subject Title
Fire and Life Safety Planning

Subject Description
This subject provides an understanding of the implications of emergency planning for fire and life safety. The provisions for emergency planning and fire safety planning as stipulated in the Ontario Fire Code are used as the basis of study. Other relevant Codes and Standards and all available official guidelines on this topic are explored. The students have hands-on experience in the preparation and presentation of a comprehensive fire safety plan tailor-made for a particular occupancy.

Credit Status
This is an elective credit in the Fire Safety Certificate Program.

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

1. Describe the impact of human behaviour on fire and life safety.

2. Identify the legal requirements for fire safety and emergency planning.

3. Describe the principles and practice of emergency planning and fire safety.

4. Describe the maintenance requirements of fire and life safety systems in buildings according to Part 6 of the Ontario Fire Code.

5. Draw single-line floor plans and superimpose appropriate fire safety symbols.

6. Produce a comprehensive Fire Safety Plan which meets the requirements of Section 2.8 of the Ontario Fire Code.

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.

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.

Co-requisite:  FSF 901 (Fire Safety Basics I)

Topic Outline

  • Principles and Practices of Section 2.8 of the Ontario Fire Code 
  • Emergency Planning 
  • Maintenance of Building Fire Emergency Systems 
  • Plan Drawings 
  • Fire and Human Behaviour

Mode of Instruction
Lectures, demonstrations and small group work 

Prescribed Texts
Ontario Fire Code

Ontario Building Code 

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

Required Supplies

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)
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
As stated in Academic Policy, a student must successfully complete all major segments of a subject in order to earn a passing grade. Students who have not passed the term work may not be permitted to write the final examination. Permission to write missed tests or submissions of late assignments will be granted only under extenuating circumstances and with the provisions of appropriate documentation such as a medical certificate. 

To achieve a passing grade, a student must pass both the term work and final project. 

For further information on evaluation and academic standing, see a copy of Academic Policy, available at Seneca registration offices. 

Grading is based on the following marking scheme:

Term Work 70%
Final Exam 30%

Cheating and/or plagiarism are offences which will not be tolerated by the College. Such offences occur when a student violates the procedures governing the administration of examinations, tests or other means of evaluating student achievement in a subject or program. Please refer to the Academic Policy.  

Approved by: Sandra Noble