The general mandate of all fire departments is to take all the proper measures for prevention, control, and extinguishment of fires, and for the protection of life and property. The “Fire Suppression Management” course requires of each student the ability to apply theory and practical applications for community protection. Students will learn about evidence-based decision making that recognizes that each Municipality shall work within the applicable codes, best practices, and bylaw requirements to solve on going fire suppression requirements.
Concentrates on defining ways in which the threat of fire can be objectively measured. It includes discussion of how you assign priorities to surveying buildings, and how these surveys should be conducted.
Based on recognition of a community's fire threat. Since water remains the principal extinguishing agent, this unit primarily concerns itself with the calculation of Required Fire Flow. This constitutes the "demand" for fire suppression. The "supply" of fire suppression entails water transport. This issue is considered for above ground (primarily rural) and below ground (primarily urban) water transport systems.
Introduces students to the basics of analyzing data to assist in decision making.
Addresses fire suppression location. This issue arises not only because urban sprawl requires more stations but also because fiscal restraint and municipal amalgamation can lead to station closure.
Tackles the issue of fire suppression management from both a rational and political perspective and explores the differences between these two approaches.
What You Will Learn
- to appreciate and understand fire flow requirements in a municipality
- to determine potential fire threats to occupancies/buildings
- the decision-making requirements that apply to fire protection requirements
- to explore rational and political approaches in fire suppression management
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The Faculty of OLCD recommends an intermediate level of English language proficiency for the most effective learning and participation in our online and face-to-face courses. A list of minimum recommended scores on some common English tests can be found on our website. If you have questions about your English language proficiency and ability to succeed in this course, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
This course is one of six required courses in the Certificate in Fire Service Administration program (Fire Prevention Management is an alternate required course. If both are completed, one will be treated as an elective). The Certificate in Fire Service Leadership program is a prerequisite to the CFSA program.
Prerequisite: Completion of the "Certificate in Fire Service Leadership"
- Fire department personnel who would like to increase their knowledge of fire suppression management.
Applies Towards the Following Certificates
- Advanced Certificate in Fire Service Administration : Elective
- Fire Officer III Accreditation Track : Required
- Certificate in Fire Service Administration : Required (6)
- Certificate in Fire Service Administration: Advanced Leadership : Required (6)
- Certificate in Fire Service Administration: Emergency Management : Required (6)
- Certificate in Fire Service Administration: Human Resource Management : Required (6)
- Certificate in Fire Service Administration: Operational Planning : Required (7)
- Certificate in Fire Service Administration: Strategic Planning : Required (9 courses)