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FS 200 Plan Review For Fire Prevention • 4 Cr.


Introduces the tools and techniques of reviewing building plans from the fire prevention perspective. Students get hands-on plan review experience and develop the basic skills, knowledge, and attitudes needed to be a plan reviewer. Prerequisite: FS 102 and FS 137 and FS 190 or permission of advisor.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Describe at least three reasons for performing plan checks, the objectives of a proposed plans review program, the impact of such a program, and how the program will enhance current fire prevention programs.
  • Develop a graphic illustration of a model plans review system, identifying at least four components involved in the system including the use of plans review checklists.
  • List three methods to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of code requirements according to applicable standards.
  • Determine fire department access, verify appropriate water supply, and review general building parameters.
  • Determine occupant load and, the height and area of a building.
  • Determine the appropriateness of the three components of a building’s egress system (exit access, exit, and exit discharge), verify building compartmentation and the proper enclosure of vertical openings.
  • Identify special hazards, verify interior finish and establish the proper location for pre-engineered fire extinguishing systems.
  • Verify the compliance of a heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) system, review sources requiring venting and combustion air, verify the proper location of fire dampers, and evaluate a stairwell pressurization system.
  • Verify the proper illumination for exit access, the arrangement of exit lighting and perform a life safety evaluation of the egress arrangement of a building.

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Bellevue College
3000 Landerholm Circle SE Bellevue, WA 98007-6484 U.S.A.
Work: (425) 564-1000