Fire Prevention and Protection – FIRE 310

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 02/07/2022

Course Description

This course emphasizes diverse fire protection subject areas including fire prevention and safety, public education, building construction, recognition of hazards, prevention of fires, inspection techniques and protection and suppression systems. Special emphasis to include understanding fire characteristics and the structural consequences of fire; risk assessment and management as applied to places where people are assembled and endangered by fire.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.


Fire prevention and protection are key components to a successful proactive approach to service delivery. With effective community engagement the information learned and built upon in this course will provide you with the initial concepts for a proactive approach to prevention and protection.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Illustrate the differences between public and private fire prevention organizations.
  2. Identify key rules and regulations that are relevant to the Biblical World View.
  3. Describe the prevention practices of the fire service.
  4. Compare the role of fire prevention as it relates to fire protection.
  5. Describe the history of fire prevention.

Course Assignment

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to provide a thread in response to the provided prompt. Each thread must be a minimum of 300 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 2 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be at least 200 words.

In 2 pages of content, the student will discuss at least 2 fire events that have occurred within the last 10 years that have sparked public outcry for change.

This paper will require analysis of a particular fire case study as well as Site Design requirements set forth by the Lynchburg Fire Department. The student must submit 3–5 double-spaced pages of content to discuss these items.

In this 3–4-page paper, the student will discuss a scenario relating to inspections and fire prevention activities.

In this 5–7-page paper, the student will evaluate his or her community to determine 3–5 major components that would be foundational building blocks for a community risk reduction program(s).