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BMC 285 Fire Prevention and Safety

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Course Description

Learn basic fire chemistry and behaviour, how fires start, and how they can be prevented, detected, controlled and extinguished. Gain crucial information about fire and building codes and related standards and organizations. Other fire safety and prevention topics include: basic principles of building construction and design; the critical elements of a fire safety program and plan; fire detection and suppression equipment and systems; the handling and control of dangerous/hazardous goods in the workplace; employer and employee responsibilities, liabilities and due diligence; and Fire Code enforcement.

Formerly: BMC 173 Fire Prevention and Safety (Hours have been changed from 30 to 40)

Course Details

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

  • Explain the relationship between Occupational Health and Safety and Fire Safety.
  • Identify the various Acts and Regulations for purposes of application and jurisdiction.
  • Integrate basic principles of fire chemistry into Health and Safety applications.
  • Identify basic building construction and occupancy classifications.
  • Describe the basic principles of building fire safety.
  • Assess building integrity and safe egress.
  • Identify hazardous activities and locations.
  • Compare and explain fire safety equipment and systems.
  • Develop and implement and inspection, testing and maintenance program for fire and life safety equipment and systems.
  • Conduct a basic fire safety inspection of a building.
  • Evaluate or develop a fire safety plan.

Applies Towards the Following Certificate(s)


  BMC 285 - 009 Fire Prevention and Safety  
  Spring 2017   Status:  Available
Class:   Thu 6:00PM - 9:00PM
06 Apr 2017 to 29 Jun 2017
Number of Sessions: 13 Sessions
Hours: 40.00
Course Fees:   Flat Fee non-credit    630.00
Potential Price Adjustments:
Campus: Main Campus
Delivery Options:  Class
Instructor(s): Robert (Bob) Grundie
  Reading List / Textbook:  No Textbook Required
  Section Notes:  

The instructor may choose to use Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning environment, to post the Course Outline and other course materials. If you have questions about using D2L, let your instructor know when you attend the first class. D2L may not be available before the start date of the course.

A $25 fee applies for course withdrawals and transfers.  

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