Fire Science Classes
FSTE 101 - Introduction to the Fire Service - 3.00 credits
Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Public Safety Center of Excellence. This course focuses on the introduction to the fire service. Psychological and sociological aspects of firefighting, community involvement, and ethics will be discussed and applied. The student will also be introduced to basic firefighting equipment and skills.
FSTE 107 - Fire Service Physical Fitness I - 1.00 credits
Prerequisite: Admission to the Fire Academy. First in a series of classes designed to develop the student's level of physical fitness related to the fire service and fire service testing (C-PAT). Emphasis will be given to the individuals muscle strength and endurance, cardiovascular endurance, flexibility, and body composition. Includes assessment, planning, and participation in an individual fitness program based on the International Fire Chief's Association and the International Association of Fire Fighters' C-PAT criteria. The student will be shown and explained the C-PAT process and will have access to specific C-PAT equipment, training free weights, weight machines, and a variety of cardiovascular equipment.
FSTE 108 - Fire Service Physical Fitness II - 1.00 credits
Prerequisite: FSTE 107. Second in a series of classes designed to develop the student's level of fire service physical fitness. This course will expand on the concepts introduced in FSTE 107, in addition to offering an introduction to C-PAT the student will began training on and using the fire service C-PAT equipment. Emphasis is given to the individual program of each student.
FSTE 109 - Fire Service Physical Fitness III - 1.00 credits
Prerequisite: FSTE 108. Last in a series of classes designed to develop the student's level of fire service physical fitness. This course will expand on the concepts introduced in FSTE 107/108, in addition to offering a variety of advanced techniques and programming ideas to complete the C-PAT teat in the allotted time.
FSTE 161 - Fire Investigation I - 3.00 credits
This course is intended to provide the student with the fundamentals 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 the firesetter, and types of fire causes.
FSTE 169 - Fire Prevention - 3.00 credits
This course provides fundamental knowledge relating to the field of fire prevention. Topics include: history and philosophy of fire prevention; organization and operation of a fire prevention bureau; use and application of codes and standards; plans review; fire inspections; fire and life safety education; and fire investigation.
FSTE 170 - Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations - 3.00 credits
This course is designed to provide instruction in the handling of hazardous materials in an emergency situation. Upon successful completion of this program and the state exam, the student will become state certified in hazardous materials awareness and operations.
FSTE 172 - Firefighting Strategy and Tactics - 3.00 credits
Prerequisites: Principles of Emergency Services, or instructor approval. This course provides the principles of fire ground control through utilization of personnel, equipment, and extinguishing agents.
FSTE 179 - Principles of Emergency Services - 4.00 credits
This course provides an overview to fire protection and emergency services; career opportunities in fire protection and related fields; culture and history of emergency services; fire loss analysis;organization and function of public and private fire protection services; fire departments as part of local government; laws and regulations affecting the fire service; fire service nomenclature; specific fire protection functions; basic fire chemistry and physics; introduction to fire protection systems; introduction to fire strategy and tactics; life safety initiatives. This course is also designed to instruct the student in all phases of basic firefighter techniques. The student will be eligible for Fire Fighter I state certification upon completion of the course and successful completion of the Fire Fighter I state certification exam.
FSTE 183 - Incident and Disaster Management - 3.00 credits
This course describes how emergency and disaster incidents should be managed by immersing the student in the incident and unified management systems. It also provides the student with a detailed look at disaster mitigation planning.
FSTE 189 - Fire Fighter II - 4.00 credits
Prerequisites: FSTE 179. This course is designed to instruct the student in all phases of advanced fire fighting skills and techniques. The student will be eligible for state certification upon completion of the course and successful completion of the state certification exam.
FSTE 192 - Fire Protection Systems - 3.00 credits
This course provides information relating to the features of design and operation of fire alarm systems, water-based fire suppression systems, special hazard fire suppression systems, water supply for fire protection and portable fire extinguishers.
FSTE 193 - Legal Aspects of the Fire Service - 3.00 credits
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.
FSTE 200 - Fire Service Supervision - 3.00 credits
This course will involve the student in learning proper methods of leadership and supervision as it pertains to today's first line service supervisor. It will encompass basic supervisory techniques and help the student to apply them to their special problems in supervising in today's fire service.
FSTE 201 - The Fire Service Manager - 3.00 credits
Prerequisites: FSTE 200. This course is the second of three courses designed to provide information fire personnel in the areas of supervision, management and administration. It shows the history of general management principles, and how they fit in today's fire service. It also provides basic information on the information on the variety of areas that a fire service manager may become a part of as a manager.
FSTE 202 - Fire and Emergency Services Administration - 3.00 credits
This course introduces the student to the organization and management of a fire and emergency services department and the relationship of government agencies to the fire service. Emphasis is placed on fire and emergency service, ethics, and leadership from the perspective of the company officer.
FSTE 203 - Managing in Today's Fire Service - 3.00 credits
Prerequisite: ENGL 101 & FSTE 200 & FSTE 201. The student shall have also completed a minimum of 45 credit hours of course work in the Fire Science Program. This course is an internship. The student will meet with various members of a fire department management team. The student will choose an area of the organization and provide an in-depth report on its functions, process, and operations. It will compare and contrast this area with studies accomplished in class as well as other organizations of similar size. This report will form the backbone of this student's final evaluation.
FSTE 204 - Principles of Fire and Emergency Services Safety and Survival - 3.00 credits
This course 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.
FSTE 205 - Fire Behavior and Combustion - 3.00 credits
This course explores the theories and fundamentals of how and why fires start, spread, and how they are controlled.
FSTE 206 - Fire Investigation II - 3.00 credits
This course is intended to provide the student with advanced technical knowledge on the rule of law, fire scene analysis, fire behavior, evidence collection and preservation, scene documentation, case preparation and court-room testimony.
FSTE 207 - Fire Protection Hydraulics and Water Supply - 3.00 credits
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.
FSTE 208 - Occupational Safety and Health in the Emergency Services - 3.00 credits
Prerequisites: Missouri State Firefighter I&II, or Instructor Approval. This course introduces the basic concepts of occupational health and safety as it relates to emergency service organizations. Topics include risk and hazard evaluation and control procedures for emergency service organizations.
FSTE 209 - Building Construction and Fire Protection - 3.00 credits
Prerequisites: FSTE 179. This course provides the components of building construction that relate to fire and life safety. The focus of this course is on firefighter 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.