• Program: Environmental Health and Safety
  • Course: Fire Protection
  • Course #: ENHS1015
  • Total Credits: 3

Course Description

This is an introductory course in fire protection. Topics include chemistry of fire, behavior of fire, fire hazards, fire suppression systems.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Diagnose the fire tetrahedron
Identify the physical states of matter
Assess the hazards potential of liquids fire fuels
Contrast classes of fires
Differentiate between the four phases of fire
Compare public and private fire departments
Develop a model emergency action plan
Explore life safety and building codes
Identify different types of fire identification systems
Differentiate between the different types of fire suppression systems
Identify common fire hazards

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 3
  • Lab: 0
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
  • Campus: Eden Prairie

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