Degree Type: Associate of Applied Science Degree, AAS, Certificate, CER
Pathway: Public Service & Social Sciences
More Options: Classroom Based, Remote Real-Time, Hyflex, Online, Hybrid
Program Length: 4 Semesters
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Provides fundamental information regarding the history and philosophy of fire prevention, organization and operation of a fire prevention bureau, use of fire codes, identification and correction of fire hazards, and the relationships of fire prevention with built-in fire protection systems, fire investigation, and fire and life-safety education.
Introduces hazardous materials incidents, recognizing and identifying hazardous materials, planning response, implementing response procedures, decision making, and continued evaluation at the awareness and operation level.
Addresses the requirements necessary to perform at the first level of progression as identified in National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1001, Firefighter Professional Qualifications. This is a lecture and lab course for meeting the NFPA 1001, level I, standard. This is a 9 credit Lecture/Lab course with 13 total hours a week in the classroom and drill ground. This is a highly demanding course that will get you ready for the Colorado State Firefighter 1 Certification skills test at the end of your 16 week academy.view in catalog
Voices of PPCC
My dad was volunteer firefighter so it became a part of my life at a very young age, and I just knew it was for me. While riding with him in junior high and high school, I saw a lot of things that stuck with me for life.
Glen Silloway | Fire Chief, Retired, Fort Carson Fire Department
PPCC Class of 1986