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FIR3303 Columbia Southern University Unit II Community ISO Rating Project

FIR3303

Columbia Southern University

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Unit II Project

I have attached the sysibals as well. the project is UNIT 2 project. Also my area is spring branch texas 78070 that should help as well. If you have any questions please feel free to ask. Thank you.

Community ISO Rating

For this assignment, you will research your community, and calculate a rating similar to ISO/PPC though NOT using an

ISO/PPC rating scale. For this project, you will be using our own rating scale, which is found in the grid below.

FIR 3303, Introduction to Fire Prevention 3

Emergency Communications

System

Fire Department

Structure

Water Supply

System

Community Efforts Risk

Reduction

0 No emergency call center Non staffed No public water

supply

No programs or

enforcement

1 Uses direct dial 7 or 10 digit

number to reach either police or

fire ; i.e. 222-1212 or 222-2323 or

901-222-1212 or 901-222-2323

Staffed by first

responders only for

EMS calls; stations

are not open 24/7

No public water

supply; only “dry

wells” or ponds,

lakes, and streams

for drafting

Annual fire prevention

activities limited to schools

only

2 County 911 system non Enhanced

system; separate police & fire

dispatching

Staffed by part-time

paid-per-call EMS

personnel only; one

station open 24/7

Municipal fresh water

treatment; no

hydrants

Annual fire prevention

activities limited to schools

and senior centers

3 County E-911 (Enhanced) system

with central police & fire

dispatching

Staffed by full-time

paid EMS personnel

only; only one station

open 24/7

Municipal fresh water

treatment; hydrants

spaced greater than

1,000 feet apart

Annual fire prevention

activities and daily fire

inspections of high risk

occupancies

4 Municipal 911 system; non

Enhanced system; separate police

& fire dispatching

Staffed by full-time

paid EMS and fire

suppression

personnel; limited

number of stations

24/7

Municipal fresh water

treatment; fire

hydrants spaced

greater than 500 feet

apart

Annual fire prevention and

public fire safety programs

for all audiences

5 Municipal E-911 (Enhance)

system with central call intake

center with central dispatch or

police and fire dispatch on own

after E-911 call is received

Staffed by full-time

paid EMS and fire

suppression

personnel; stations

positioned

Municipal fresh water

treatment; fire

hydrants spaced 500

or less apart; total

community coverage

Staffed full-time Fire

Prevention Division; annual

fire prevention activities; fire

inspections; fire

investigations & code

enforcements

For this project, you will conduct an ISO/PPC “like” analysis of your community. Using a five-point rating scale where 0 is

the worst and 5 is the best, analyze and rate your community’s ability to address the four components used by ISO/PPC

in its rating system. Keep in mind that this rating is similar to, but not the same as, the ISO/PPC rating scale.

Primary differences include: this scale is backwards in that 0 = worst and 5 = best, and greater details are not included in

each of the four categories.

Using the rating-scale grid from above, analyze your own community’s fire service capabilities. If you are a fire service

employee, you will most likely know how your community operates and what services (emergency communications, fire

department structure, water supply, and risk reduction) are in place.

If you are non-fire service employee, you will most likely be able to assess two categories, emergency communications

and water supply, by simply knowing your emergency call system and seeing fire hydrants on the streets. For the two

remaining categories, you will need to call your local fire department and speak to a firefighter, or fire officer, who should

be pleased to answer your questions. You could also, time permitting, take a trip to the fire department and ask for a tour

for answers to your questions.

To finish the project, you will need to construct a grid similar to the one above, or identify each of the four categories with

their corresponding numerical rating number. Once you have analyzed your community and composed your numbering

system, write a brief paragraph for each of the four categories that supports your number selection for each category.

There is no “right” or “wrong” response here, as every student may have a differently constructed community. Your final

paper should be written in proper APA format, and include citations for sources as needed.

You must have a title page, double-spaced, with only the following information written in the center: title of paper, your

name, and university name. No reference page is required, no abstract is required, and no headers are required.

FIR 3303, Introduction to Fire Prevention 4

The finished paper should be a minimum of three pages of written grid/graph and narration; however, not more than four pages in length. This page requirement does not include your cover page.

Information about accessing the Blackboard Grading Rubric for this assignment is provided below.

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FIR 3303, Introduction to Fire Prevention Course Syllabus Course Description Provides fundamental knowledge relating to the field of fire prevention. Topics include the history and philosophy of fire prevention, organization and operations of a fire prevention bureau, use and application of codes and standards, plans review, fire inspections, fire and life safety education, and fire investigation. Course Textbook Diamantes, D. (2016). Principles of fire prevention (Updated 3rd ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning. Course Learning Outcomes Upon completion of this course, students should be able to: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Define the national fire problem and role of fire prevention. Describe fire prevention organizations and associations. Relate fire prevention laws, rules, regulations, and codes to jurisdiction authority. Define the functions of a fire prevention bureau. Describe inspection practices and procedures. Explain the standards for professional qualifications for fire marshal, plans examiner, fire inspector, fire and life safety educator, and fire investigator. 7. Explore opportunities in professional development for fire prevention personnel. 8. Examine the history and philosophy of fire prevention. Credits Upon completion of this course, the students will earn three (3) hours of college credit. Course Structure 1. Study Guide: Each unit contains a Study Guide that provides students with the learning outcomes, unit lesson, required reading assignments, and supplemental resources. 2. Learning Outcomes: Each unit contains Learning Outcomes that specify the measurable skills and knowledge students should gain upon completion of the unit. 3. Unit Lesson: Each unit contains a Unit Lesson, which discusses lesson material. 4. Reading Assignments: Each unit contains Reading Assignments from one or more chapters from the textbook. 5. Suggested Reading: Suggested Readings are listed in the study guides for Units I-VII. Students are encouraged to read the resources listed if the opportunity arises, but they will not be tested on their knowledge of the Suggested Readings. 6. Discussion Boards: Discussion Boards are part of all CSU term courses. More information and specifications can be found in the Student Resources link listed in the Course Menu bar. 7. Unit Assignments: Students are required to submit for grading Unit Assignments in Units I-VIII. Specific information and instructions regarding these assignments are provided below. Grading rubrics are included with each assignment. Specific information about accessing these rubrics is provided below. FIR 3303, Introduction to Fire Prevention 1 8. Ask the Professor: This communication forum provides you with an opportunity to ask your professor general or course content related questions. 9. Student Break Room: This communication forum allows for casual conversation with your classmates. CSU Online Library The CSU Online Library is available to support your courses and programs. The online library includes databases, journals, e-books, and research guides. These resources are always accessible and can be reached through the library webpage. To access the library, log into the myCSU Student Portal, and click on “CSU Online Library.” You can also access the CSU Online Library from the “My Library” button on the course menu for each course in Blackboard. The CSU Online Library offers several reference services. E-mail (library@columbiasouthern.edu) and telephone (1.877.268.8046) assistance is available Monday – Thursday from 8 am to 5 pm and Friday from 8 am to 3 pm. The library’s chat reference service, Ask a Librarian, is available 24/7; look for the chat box on the online library page. Librarians can help you develop your research plan or assist you in finding relevant, appropriate, and timely information. Reference requests can include customized keyword search strategies, links to articles, database help, and other services. Unit Assignments Unit I PowerPoint Presentation Select one of the following topics below for your PowerPoint presentation:   the historical American fire problem and the current trends, or the history of American fire prevention from 1600 to 2000. Once you have selected one of the two topics above, you must address the following:      Define the national fire problem. Describe the history of fire prevention practices. Describe the philosophy and timing behind regulations for fire prevention, whether successful or not. Identify agencies and organizations that have been instrumental in forming fire prevention efforts in the USA. Compare and contrast the fire problem or prevention efforts to that which other nations have experienced. Your presentation should be at least 15 slides. A minimum of 10 slides should be used for narration and five for graphics. This does not include your cover page slide (title, your name, and university name) or reference slide. Your slides need to be presented in chronological order from earliest to latest in terms of time. The presentation requires the inclusion of no less than three non-textbook sources (e.g., Internet, associated journals and magazines (non-Internet sources), and other related books (including associated textbooks), in addition to one source from the online library. Assistance with using the CSU Online Library is available from the Virtual Librarian. Click here to access the online help. Once your PowerPoint presentation has been completed upload the finished project via the unit upload link. Information about accessing the Blackboard Grading Rubric for this assignment is provided below. Unit II Project Community ISO Rating For this assignment, you will research your community, and calculate a rating similar to ISO/PPC though NOT using an ISO/PPC rating scale. For this project, you will be using our own rating scale, which is found in the grid below. FIR 3303, Introduction to Fire Prevention 2 Emergency Communications System No emergency call center Fire Department Structure Non staffed 1 Uses direct dial 7 or 10 digit number to reach either police or fire ; i.e. 222-1212 or 222-2323 or 901-222-1212 or 901-222-2323 Staffed by first responders only for EMS calls; stations are not open 24/7 2 County 911 system non Enhanced system; separate police & fire dispatching 3 County E-911 (Enhanced) system with central police & fire dispatching 4 Municipal 911 system; non Enhanced system; separate police & fire dispatching 5 Municipal E-911 (Enhance) system with central call intake center with central dispatch or police and fire dispatch on own after E-911 call is received Staffed by part-time paid-per-call EMS personnel only; one station open 24/7 Staffed by full-time paid EMS personnel only; only one station open 24/7 Staffed by full-time paid EMS and fire suppression personnel; limited number of stations 24/7 Staffed by full-time paid EMS and fire suppression personnel; stations positioned 0 Water Supply System No public water supply No public water supply; only “dry wells” or ponds, lakes, and streams for drafting Municipal fresh water treatment; no hydrants Community Efforts Risk Reduction No programs or enforcement Annual fire prevention activities limited to schools only Municipal fresh water treatment; hydrants spaced greater than 1,000 feet apart Municipal fresh water treatment; fire hydrants spaced greater than 500 feet apart Annual fire prevention activities and daily fire inspections of high risk occupancies Annual fire prevention and public fire safety programs for all audiences Municipal fresh water treatment; fire hydrants spaced 500 or less apart; total community coverage Staffed full-time Fire Prevention Division; annual fire prevention activities; fire inspections; fire investigations & code enforcements Annual fire prevention activities limited to schools and senior centers For this project, you will conduct an ISO/PPC “like” analysis of your community. Using a five-point rating scale where 0 is the worst and 5 is the best, analyze and rate your community’s ability to address the four components used by ISO/PPC in its rating system. Keep in mind that this rating is similar to, but not the same as, the ISO/PPC rating scale. Primary differences include: this scale is backwards in that 0 = worst and 5 = best, and greater details are not included in each of the four categories. Using the rating-scale grid from above, analyze your own community’s fire service capabilities. If you are a fire service employee, you will most likely know how your community operates and what services (emergency communications, fire department structure, water supply, and risk reduction) are in place. If you are non-fire service employee, you will most likely be able to assess two categories, emergency communications and water supply, by simply knowing your emergency call system and seeing fire hydrants on the streets. For the two remaining categories, you will need to call your local fire department and speak to a firefighter, or fire officer, who should be pleased to answer your questions. You could also, time permitting, take a trip to the fire department and ask for a tour for answers to your questions. To finish the project, you will need to construct a grid similar to the one above, or identify each of the four categories with their corresponding numerical rating number. Once you have analyzed your community and composed your numbering system, write a brief paragraph for each of the four categories that supports your number selection for each category. There is no “right” or “wrong” response here, as every student may have a differently constructed community. Your final paper should be written in proper APA format, and include citations for sources as needed. You must have a title page, double-spaced, with only the following information written in the center: title of paper, your name, and university name. No reference page is required, no abstract is required, and no headers are required. FIR 3303, Introduction to Fire Prevention 3 The finished paper should be a minimum of three pages of written grid/graph and narration; however, not more than four pages in length. This page requirement does not include your cover page. Information about accessing the Blackboard Grading Rubric for this assignment is provided below. Unit III Research Paper Code Violations Paper Background Information: You are to assume the position of fire prevention officer or manager. You are responsible for enforcement of fire and life safety codes within your jurisdiction (fire service personnel are likely to relate directly to the fire department’s Fire Prevention Division, while private sector personnel are likely to relate to your organizations Safety and Health Division). In your position as Fire Prevention Office/Manager, you have conducted quarterly inspections of all organizational buildings. During your most recent inspection you have discovered five code violations: one relating to electrical issues, two relating to structural issues, and two relating to ventilation issues. Specific details for each of the four issues found are as follows:    Electrical: You find that the incoming supply service is badly worn and in need of immediate repair or replacement. All apparatus connected is on the organization’s “side” of the incoming power supply and is not the responsibility of the local power supplier. Structural: You find that three of the nine concrete support columns in the basement of the main operations floor (apparatus floor in fire service and production area in private sector occupancy) show signs of fatigue and spalling of concrete is wide-spread. The second issue is found to be visual cracks and oxidation of several of the steel trusses supporting the roof. Ventilation: You find that exhaust from apparatus or machinery (whichever applies) is collecting in the upper level area of the general working area, which has caused several personnel to experience symptoms similar to carbon monoxide inhalation. The second issue is the central heating and air conditioning unit, which you find has broken seals, worn electric wires, and clogged filters. Task: The purpose of this paper is for you to apply the concepts and information that you have learned in this unit about the position of a Fire Prevention Officer/Manager. This assignment provides you with the opportunity to use your skills, expertise, and experience to enrich your response when compiling data that will be used for risk reduction within the community. You will compose a paper addressing all three code violations given above. You are tasked with the job of seeking repairs and/or replacements associated to each of the three components given above. The final paper will be presented to the board or body of your organization with the authority to provide funding for repairs and/or replacement of components found during your inspection. Your paper should be composed to support the need for funding to correct these violations. Your paper should be a minimum of three pages, but no more than five (not including the cover page or reference page), and include the following:    A minimum of one page should be devoted to your mission statement. A minimum of two pages should be devoted to three components: electrical, structural, and ventilation. Be sure to provide detailed narration to explain your plan to undertake each of the three components Keep in mind that your narrative must be straight-to-the-point. Avoid long rambling narrations as these tend to distract attention and often lead to confusion and misunderstanding of purpose and functionality. Remember that you are the head of this newly formed bureau, and you want to impress your leadership with your knowledge, academic ability, and occupational experience. You must reference your textbook, an article retrieved from the CSU Online Library, and a credible website ending in .edu, .gov, or .org; therefore, a minimum of three sources should be referenced. Note: Encyclopedias (online or print), message boards, or any source, such as Wikipedia, that can be amended without educated review are not considered appropriate. Failure to use appropriate resources, or resources that are available in CSU’s Online Library, can lead to deductions. CSU librarians can help you with your research for this assignment. FIR 3303, Introduction to Fire Prevention 4 Your sources must be cited and referenced in APA format. Failure to use appropriate resources, or resources that are available in CSU’s Online Library, can lead to deductions. CSU librarians can help you with your research for this assignment. Information about accessing the Blackboard Grading Rubric for this assignment is provided below. Unit IV Case Study Read the case study below, and follow the instructions provided to complete the assignment in its entirety. On September 13, 2014, you were appointed to your fire service organization (Fire Department) Fire Prevention Division (FPD). You have been with the department for 10 years—four have been as captain assigned to a fire suppression company. You were selected from among six candidates because you earned a college degree in fire administration and management. In terms of seniority, you are number three, with two above you and three below you. However, seniority was a qualification that was given low priority for appointment as the primary qualification was education and training. Prior to your appointment, the FPD was staffed by the senior-most captain of the department, who often did not have any formal education or training in fire codes, standards, or regulations. Rather, that person learned from on-the-job experience. The Chief of Department has decided to turn-a-new-page and appoint the captain having the highest degree of education. In addition to your college degree, you have also taken the initiative to obtain a National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) certification as a Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS). The outgoing Fire Prevention Officer (FPO), who held the position for nearly 20 years, bids you good luck. As he turns to leave the office, he offers these cryptogrammic words, “don’t rock any boats kid!” You settle into your new position with ease, though the division secretary is a bit uneasy having a new “boss.” You have assured her that “there will not be ‘major’ changes within the division.” Your first two weeks are filled with routine inspections and re-inspections, where you find no surprises or anomalies. In fact, most of the owners/operators of those occupancies that you re-inspected found you to be highly knowledgeable, relaxed, and very personable. They gave you high marks and look forward to having an opportunity to meet you again. On Wednesday morning of your third week, you have a scheduled appointment for an annual inspection of a small industrial occupancy that is owned and operated by a highly respected member of the community. The firm has been in operation since the 1980s, and the owner is a member of nearly all the local business civic organizations as well as major contributor to charities. You cannot recall any negative press about this man nor his business. You arrive at the firm at the appointed hour of 9:00 a.m., only to find that the front door to the building is locked, and it appears that no one is on the premises. You call your office to double-check the appointment time with the secretary, who confirms the time; however, she ends her conversation with, “You know this man has never given us any trouble, so why not let the inspection pass?” As you end the call, her words are somewhat disconcerting, leaving you with an onerous feeling that something is not quite right. You return to your vehicle deciding to wait a bit longer. While sitting in your vehicle, you review the historical file on this occupancy. Much to your surprise, you find that there has never been a single violation and that the company is a firm utilizing chemicals for cleaning automotive parts. In nearly 30 years of annual inspections, there is not even the slightest issue in the record. This is very unusual for a firm reported as storing large drums of volatile chemicals. At around 10:15 a.m., a car enters into the parking area, parks near the front door, and a man in his mid-fifties or earlysixties emerges and walks to the front door. You exit your vehicle, walking toward the man who has not taken his eyes off you and whose facial expressions indicate that he does not recognize you. As you approach the man, you introduce and identify yourself as the newly appointed FPO of the department. He shakes your hand and asks, “Well now, what can I do to make your day run a bit smoother?” You inform him that you are onsite to conduct the annual occupancy inspection. He sneers and states, “There isn’t a need for that! After all, I run a well-respected business here. Didn’t the other inspector tell you about me? He never had any issues with my firm, and he and I got along just fine. The place is clean, so why don’t we just call it a day and log me in as having passed the inspection? What do you say?” You cannot believe what you have just heard. You maintain your professionalism and inform the owner that you have to conduct annual inspections of all industrial occupancies and an appointment was made for today. The owner scoffs at the “appointment,” telling you that the former inspector “made the appointment as a matter of record as he had done for years, but didn’t bother to come here, unless of course he had gotten complaints, which he never did! So why bother?” You inform the owner that this is your obligation and responsibility to inspect the firm as it is known to FIR 3303, Introduction to Fire Prevention 5 store highly flammable liquids, which abu ...
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Final Answer

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Running head: COMMUNITY FIRE RESPONSE RATING

Community Fire Prevention Rating
Name
Institution

1

COMMUNITY FIRE RESPONSE RATING

2

Community Fire Prevention Rating
Communities need well-established fire-protection services and deserving premiums for
insurances depending on their location. ISO, therefore, collects information on fire suppression
and readiness for different communities to plan a mitigation process. The information collected
is primarily used to come up with accurate insurance planning and premiums for residents in
various communities, but it can also be used to assess the fire suppression efforts and assist to
boost them. The public protection classification (PPC) program works to find critical resources
available in different locations and rate the level of fire suppression and protection systems
available. Similarly, rating the level of fire suppression can allow a community to be aware of
the fire hazards imminent and how they can respond.
Emergency
Communications System

0

1

2

3

No emergency
call center

Uses direct dial 7 or 10 digit
number to reach either police
or fire ; i.e. 222-1212 or 2222323 or 901-222-1212 or 901222-2323
County 911
system non
Enhanced
system;
separate police
& fire
dispatching
County E-911
(Enhanced)
system with
central police &

Fire
Department
Structure
Non
staffed

Staffed by first
responders only
for EMS calls;
stations are not
open 24/7
Staffed by parttime paid-percall EMS
personnel only;
one station open
24/7
Staffed by
full-time paid
EMS
personnel

Water Supply
System

No public
water
supply

No public water
supply; only
“dry wells” or
ponds, lakes,
and streams for
drafting
Municipal fresh
water treatment;
no hydrants

Municipal
fresh water
treatment;
hydrants

Community
Efforts Risk
Reduction
No programs or
enforcement

Annual fire
prevention
activities limited
to schools only

Annual fire
prevention
activities limited
to schools and
senior centers

Annual fire
prevention
activities and
daily fire

COMMUNITY FIRE RESPONSE RATING

4

5

fire dispatching

only; only one
station open
24/7

Municipal
911
system;
non
Enhanced
system;
separate
police &
fire
dispatching
Municipal E911 (Enhance)
system with
central call
intake center
with central
dispatch or
police and fire
dispatch on
own after E911 call is
received

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