FSCI 104 - Fire Prevention and Building Codes

Credit Hours: 3

The course provides students with an in-depth knowledge of fire safety based on model (nationally recognized) fire prevention and building codes with amendments unique to the city of Philadelphia. A description of the historical background and purpose of fire prevention and building codes is followed by major topics of fire safety: occupancy and construction types, egress requirements, hazardous materials (types, storage, restrictions), fire protection systems and the conducting of fire safety inspections of buildings.