FS 190 Fire Inspection & Codes • 4 Cr.
Studies International Fire Code as applied to fire prevention inspections at the fire company level. Students relate the IFC to the International Building Code and other recognized standards. Students take a realistic approach to field application. Prerequisite: FS 110 or permission of instructor.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
- Explain the code enforcement system and the fire inspector’s role in that system.
- Describe the codes and standards development and adoption processes.
- Describe the difference between prescriptive and performance based codes.
- Describe the legal authority and limitations relevant to fire code inspections.
- Describe the importance of through documentation.
- Recognize ethical practices for the code enforcement officer.
- Explain the application, and interrelationship of codes, standards, recommended practices and guides.
- Describe the differences in low codes apply to new and existing structure.
- Identify appropriate codes and their relationship to other requirements for the built environment.
- Describe the political, business, and other interest that influence the code enforcement process.
- Identify the professional development process for code enforcement practitioners.