Fire Science - AAS


Contact: Bobby WHITE (620)728-4462
Department Chair: Bobby WHITE (620)728-4462

For course descriptions and course prerequisites, click on the course name.

Total Credit Hours

This degree requires 64 credit hours.

First Semester

Course Title Credits
FS103 Introduction to Fire Protection and Suppression 3

History and philosophy of fire protection; review of statistics of loss of life and property by fire; introduction to agencies involved in fire protection; current legislative developments and career orientation; current related problems; review of expanding future fire protection.

FS106 Basic Vehicle Extrication 1

Freeing victims trapped in an automobile; techniques for gaining entry and displacing barriers to victim removal.

FS110 Firefighter I 4

Beginning course leading to Firefighter I certification, including emergency medical care, fire behavior, firefighting equipment and rescue and safety procedures.

FS130 Introduction to Fire Ground Strategy and Tactics 3

Fire ground strategy and tactics including structure, priorities and language of the emergency scene.

FS150 Hazardous Materials Operations (First Responder) 1.5

The knowledge and skills first-responding firefighters and EMS personnel need to safely respond to routine and non-routine emergencies that may involve hazardous materials.

FS151 Fireground Operations 1

This course covers basic fireground operations, including live fire suppression, ventilation, and search and rescue.
Pre-Reqs: FS110 Firefighter I

Semester Total - 13.5

Second Semester

Course Title Credits
FS102 Construction Methods and Materials 3

Building materials, their physical properties and reactions to fire; building configurations and their applicability to specific hazardous industrial operations.

FS104 Fundamentals of Fire Prevention 3

Fire department organization; inspections, public cooperation and image; recognition of fire hazards and development and implementation of a systematic and deliberate inspection program; survey of local, state and national codes pertaining to fire prevention and related technology.

FS120 Wildland Firefighter Type II 3

Required training for all personnel prior to certification as a Wildland Firefighter Type 2 under the Wildland Qualifications System (NWCG 310-1); entry level course for all new firefighters and refresher course for veteran firefighters.

Semester Total - 9

Third Semester

Course Title Credits
FS113 Firefighter II 3

A follow-up course to FS110 Firefighter I, leading to a Firefighter II certification, including fire behavior, firefighting equipment, rescue and safety procedures, fire department operations and management and emergency medical care.

FS203 Fire Hydraulics 3

Application of the laws of mathematics and physics to properties of fluid states, force, pressure and flow velocities with emphasis on applying hydraulics to firefighting problems.

Semester Total - 6

Fourth Semester

Course Title Credits
EM110 Emergency Medical Technician 10

Concepts of emergency care that prepare an entry-level provider and primary staff for basic life support ambulance services. Information and techniques necessary for certification as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) in the State of Kansas and National Registry of EMT.

FS175 Intro. to Fire & Emergency Services Administration 3

In accordance with FESHE, this course introduces the student to the organization and management of a fire and emergency services department and the relationship of private organizations governmental agencies and the fire service. Emphasis is placed on fire and emergency service, ethics, and leadership from the perspective of the company officer.
Pre-Reqs: FS103 Intro. to Fire Protection and Suppression

Semester Total - 13

This is a suggested sequence of courses based on the average student load. Not all courses are offered every semester. Consult with your advisor for more information.
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