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Fire Safety Inspector & Hazard Recognition Officer Courses 

 

INTEREST MEETING AND REGISTRATION

 

LOCATION: Belmont College Fire Science Building

DATES & TIMES:Thursday, October 25th, 7:00 pm

 

Students will be able to complete entrance paperwork and registration at this interest meeting.  Course dates and times will be finalized and Ohio’s new fire rules will be discussed.

 

FIRE PROGRAM ASSISTANT:  Ken Brooks, ATS, FFII, NRP

EMAIL ADDRESS:  otfd_unit90@hotmail.com

PHONE: 740-296-0166

 

EMS/Fire CoordinatorAilsa R. Vogelsang, MAEd., NRP

OFFICE HOURS:  M-Th, 4-6 pm and by appointment

OFFICE PHONE: 740-699-3866

EMAIL ADDRESS: avogelsang@belmontcollege.edu

 

COURSE INFORMATION

LOCATION: Belmont College Fire Science Building

DATES & TIMES:Classes begin November 5th, 2018; Mondays & Wednesdays 6-10 pm

 

Required Texts: 

Ohio Fire Code and Ohio Building Code

IFSTA, Fire Inspection and Code Enforcement

 

FSIWN 700 – Fire Safety Inspector                                                                              

Non-Credit Hours: 80           

 

This course gives the student the ability to conduct fire and life safety inspections and issue citations. The Fire Safety Inspector course covers the content needed to meet the performance requirements defined in NFPA 1031.  Content includes code interpretation, review and analysis of fire protective systems, testifying at legal proceedings, and other topics.  Students enrolling in the course should possess a thorough understanding and knowledge of the characteristics and behavior of fire, fire prevention, oral and written communications, and basic mathematics.  Successful students will be eligible to take the state certification exam.

 

Entrance Requirements (see requirements on p. 9 of this handbook):

  1. College Application
  2. 18 years of age
  3. High School Transcripts
  4. Entrance Criteria/Exam demonstrating cognitive proficiency
  5. Copy of Driver’s License
  6. Attends Firefighter Orientation/Interest Meeting or meets with Program Coordinators
  7. Submits copy of Ohio Firefighter certification (not verification printout)
  8. Submits and signs all program waivers
  9. Shall be employed by one of the following agencies:
    1. The office of the state fire marshal
    2. A firefighting agency as defined in division (A)(3) of section 9.60 of the R.C.
    3. A private fire company as defined in division (A)(5) of section 9.60 of the R.C. that is providing fire protection in accordance with in division (B), (C), or (D)) of section 9.60 of the R.C

Completion Requirements:

  1. Completes at least 80 hours of training
  2. Completes course assignments and receives a passing score of at least %73 in the course
  3. Meets 100% of course attendance/make-up criteria
  4. Passes the final exam with a score of at least 70%
  5. Completes the ‘Fire Safety Inspector Course Objectives’

Certification Requirements:

  1. Passes the practical skills examination within 180 days of course completion
  2. Passes the written certification (knowledge) examination (score of at least 70%) within 180 days of course completion
  3. Submits a completed application within 90 days of passing the knowledge exam (generally this is an electronic process that occurs at the end of the written exam)
  4. Meets criteria for certification as specified by the Ohio Division of EMS, Office of Fire Services

 

HROWN 690 – Hazard Recognition Officer                                                                

Non-Credit Hours: 40           

 

This course gives the student the ability to conduct fire and life safety inspections without the authority to write citations. The Hazard Recognition Officer course covers the content needed to meet the performance requirements defined in NFPA 1031.  Content includes the role of the HRO in code enforcement, fire prevention practices, and other topics.  Students enrolling in the course should possess a thorough understanding and knowledge of the characteristics and behavior of fire, fire prevention, oral and written communications, and be prepared to work in conjunction with fire safety inspectors.  Successful students will be eligible to take the state certification exam.

 

Entrance Requirements (see requirements on p. 9 of this handbook):

  1. College Application
  2. 18 years of age
  3. High School Transcripts
  4. Entrance Criteria/Exam demonstrating cognitive proficiency
  5. Copy of Driver’s License
  6. Attends Firefighter Orientation/Interest Meeting or meets with Program Coordinators
  7. Submits and signs all program waivers
  8. Submits copy of Ohio Firefighter certification (not verification printout)
  9. Shall be employed by one of the following agencies:
    1. The office of the state fire marshal
    2. A firefighting agency as defined in division (A)(3) of section 9.60 of the R.C.
    3. A private fire company as defined in division (A)(5) of section 9.60 of the R.C. that is providing fire protection in accordance with in division (B), (C), or (D)) of section 9.60 of the R.C.

Completion Requirements:

  1. Completes at least 40 hours of training
  2. Completes course assignments and receives a passing score of at least %73 in the course
  3. Meets 100% of course attendance/make-up criteria
  4. Passes the final exam with a score of at least 70%
  5. Completes the ‘Hazard Recognition Officer Course Objectives’

Certification Requirements:

  1. Passes the practical skills examination within 180 days of course completion
  2. Passes the written certification (knowledge) examination (score of at least 70%) within 180 days of course completion
  3. Submits a completed application within 90 days of passing the knowledge exam (generally this is an electronic process that occurs at the end of the written exam)
  4. Meets criteria for certification as specified by the Ohio Division of EMS, Office of Fire Services