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FIRE 401 : Applications of Fire Research

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FIRE 401-WW
Campus
Worldwide
College of Arts & Sciences (WARSC)
FIRE
401
Applications of Fire Research
3
This course examines the basic principles of research and methodology for analyzing current fire-related research. The course also provides a framework for conducting and evaluating independent research in the following areas: fire dynamics, fire test standards and codes, fire safety, fire modeling, structural fire safety, life safety, firefighter health and safety, automatic detection and suppression, transportation fire hazards, risk analysis and loss control, fire service applied research and new trends in fire-related research.

At the end of this course, you should be able to understand the rationale that fire research organizations use for conducting fire-related research. You will be able to locate, evaluate, analyze, and interpret current fire-related research independent of the research methodology and approach employed. You will identify a research problem in need of further testing or research and independently complete a literature review and write a research proposal.

Alignment with departmental program outcomes is indicated in parentheses. Upon completion of the course, students will be able to do the following:

1. Locate, evaluate, and analyze fire-related research.

2. Demonstrate the application of fire research to a research problem related to one of the course topics.

3. Conduct a literature review of current research on a fire-related topic.

4. Write a fire-related research proposal.

5. Design a research plan using one or more qualitative and/or quantitative methodologies.

Located on the Daytona Beach Campus, the Jack R. Hunt Library is the primary library for all students of the Worldwide Campus. The Chief Academic Officer strongly recommends that every faculty member, where appropriate, require all students in his or her classes to access the Hunt Library or a comparable college-level local library for research. The results of this research can be used for class projects such as research papers, group discussion, or individual presentations. Students should feel comfortable with using the resources of the library. 


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Written assignments must be formatted in accordance with the current edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) unless otherwise instructed in individual assignments.

ActivityPercent of Grade
Input Grading Item100

Undergraduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
60 - 69% D
0 - 60% F

Graduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
0 - 69% F
Written and oral communications, aviation applications of subject matter, and computer skills are emphasized in each course offered throughout the Worldwide Campus.
Mary Kathleen Gorman - 3/31/2014
gormanm@erau.edu
Dr. Ronald T. Wakeham - 3/31/2014
wakehamt@erau.edu
Dr. Ronald T. Wakeham - 3/31/2014
wakehamt@erau.edu
Dr. James Schultz – 3/31/2014
schul9fd@erau.edu
PO#NameDescription
1-5 Bachelor of Fire Science PO 1 - Employ leadership and supervisory knowledge to effectively manage fire and emergency services resources and programs.
PO 2 - Apply research, critical thinking, and analytical decision-making skills to contemporary public safety challenges.
PO 3 - Comprehend and apply foundational fire and emergency services scientific and technical concepts and principles.
PO 4 - Comprehend and implement management, protection, prevention, mitigation, response, recovery, and planning strategies to be responsive to the needs of the community.
PO 5 - Demonstrate a proficiency in identifying and solving problems related to the specialty area using Fire Science knowledge and the interrelationships to historical, organizational, legal, social, political, economic, and physical constructs.
Key: 42