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Fire Prevention Practices


The "Fire Prevention Practices” course is a self-paced, online fire course that provides 45 hours (CEUs) toward Florida Fire Safety Inspector I certification. This course is one of the seven courses required for Florida Fire Officer 2 certification and complies with the Job Performance Requirements established by NFPA 1021 and NFPA 1031.

This course familiarizes students with fire inspection procedures and covers issues such as:

  • Reason and purpose of fire inspections

  • Definition of fire inspections

  • Activities of the Fire Prevention Bureau

  • Hazards,

  • Causes of fires

  • Construction types ie structural features, flame spread, occupancy, and fire load,

  • Effective techniques for inspection

  • Conducting effective inspections

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Recognize the duties and authority of a Fire Inspector and understand the legal basis for such duties

  • Understand codes, permits, and standards, and will be able to take part in legal proceedings and recognize the situations in which a permit is required

  • Recognize the chemical and physical changes to materials and substances caused by fire and fire behavior

  • Recognize the various types of constructions and occupancy classifications according to the fire codes, model building, and Florida Fire Prevention Code

  • Calculate occupant loads on exit systems and know appropriate exit methods

  • Identify and describe the parts of a fire alarm system and other attached devices

  • Identify fire hazards that have the potential to create an unsafe environment

  • Recognize the roles of a fire officer or fire inspector in relation to arson investigations

  • Assess site conditions and access requirements

  • Understand and recognize hazardous materials signage, symbols, and markings

  • Identify the packaging methods used in the transport and storage of hazardous materials

  • Comprehend inspection issues around handling, transport, storage, dispensing, use, and disposal of hazardous materials

  • Fully comprehend the plans review process

  • Review system plans and plan views

  • Comply with and recognize the required steps involved in the plans review process

  • Verify plan compliance in the field

  • Provide necessary and effective communication and inspection preparation skills

  • Recognize the importance of, and the reasons for, carrying out inspections and follow-up inspections

  • Recognize the steps involved in comprehensive emergency planning and preparedness documents

  • Handle complaints from citizens

  • Comprehend the administrative duties of the position.

In addition to enrolling in this course, you must have:

  • Principles of Fire Prevention. Fourth Edition ISBN: 9781284193534

  • NOTE: The physical book is NOT included with your purchase of the course but is available through technical bookstores and online vendors.

  • NOTE: Before purchasing any textbooks check to make sure you are using the correct ISBN as there may be several versions of the title available depending on customization requirements for individual schools.

  • A high-speed internet connection

The course materials come directly from the publisher Jones & Bartlett. All course material will be accessed through the JB Learning platform once enrolled.

Once enrolled in any course, you must ensure that you work consistently and diligently to complete the coursework and related requirements in order to successfully complete the course. These open-enrollment courses allow you to pace yourself but will require sufficient self-discipline to keep up to date with the workload. Therefore, it is your responsibility to set aside the time required to complete the various units of these courses. You will be held completely responsible for your own achievements once you purchase the course content. 

All payments will be processed through our website. Once payment is received, you will be granted access to the courses purchased within 24 hours. All Instructions will be emailed to you along with course access.


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Fire Prevention Practices

45 Hour Online Learning 

Florida State Fire Pre-Certification for Fire Officer 2, Fire Inspector 1


Required Textbook (Not Included): 

  • Principles of Fire Prevention. Fourth Edition

  • ISBN: 9781284193534

*This course has been approved by the Bureau of Fire Standards and Training at the Florida State Fire College.

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