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Fire Safety Certificate

In this online certificate program, you will be able to work around your schedule to complete courses and experience engaging and interactive videos, discussion and activities with other professionals around the country. The courses have been designed to help students become familiar with National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and International Fire Code (IFA) standards and codes.

Program Description

The Fire Safety Certificate will prepare the student for a career in the fire protection field. The certificate program requires 18 credit hours. Two courses are offered every semester making it possible to complete the certificate in three semesters.

Possible outcomes of the certificate programs may include professional development, training toward certification (such as NFPA Fire Protection Specialist, Certified Fire Protection Specialist or Fire Inspector) and/or industrial loss prevention specialist training.

Program faculty include certified fire inspectors, Fire Chiefs or other fire protection professionals with decades of combined experience.

About the Courses

Modules in this course will include:

  • Community Risk Reduction
  • Pre-Incident Planning
  • Use of the Fire Protection Handbook
  • Municipal Fire Protection
  • Emergency Preparedness

Modules in this course will include:

  • Fire Investigation
  • The Fire Inspector
  • Electrical Fires
  • HVAC Design and Fire Prevention
  • Fire Prevention and Hot Work
  • Fire Prevention and Industrial Processes

Modules in this course will include:

  • Fire Alarms - Overview and Design
  • Fire Alarms - Inspection and Commissioning
  • Municipal Water Supply
  • Fire Sprinkler System
  • Fire Suppression Systems in the Commercial Kitchen

Modules in this course will include:

  • Fire and Life Safety Codes Usage
  • Occupancy Identification and Evaluation
  • Fire Access Management
  • Egress Evaluation
  • Performing the fire inspection

Modules in this course will include:

  • Hazardous Materials
  • Explosives Handling and Storage
  • Flammable Liquids and Gas Storage
  • Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response
  • Loss Control and Deficiencies

Modules in this course will include:

  • Municipal Fire Protection
  • Personal Protective Equipment and Apparatus
  • Fire Science and Growth
  • Reading and reviewing plans
  • Occupancy Safety and Evacuation Plans
  • Human Behavior

Michael G. McKellar Ph.D.

Director, Industrial Technology Program
mmckellar@uidaho.edu
208-757-5431

Debbie Caudle

Student Services Coordinator
debrac@uidaho.edu
208-757-5454

Contact Us

Nuclear Engineering & Industrial Management

Physical Address:

1776 Science Center Drive, Suite 306
Idaho Falls, ID 83402

Phone: 208-757-5450

Fax: 208-757-5494

Email: ui-if@uidaho.edu