FESA 436 - Fire Protection Through Model Building Codes

  • 3 credits

An overview of the most current building and fire codes that are referenced across the United States. This will utilize the latest version of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standard Life Safety Code101. Students will research other fire codes used within their communities. This course will also discuss fire inspection methodology and practices for code enforcement.

This course can be applied toward:

Textbooks and Materials

Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.


  • Fire Inspection and Code Enforcement, 7th Ed. (2009)
    ISBN: 978-0879393489
  • NFPA 101: Life Safety Code (2012)
    ISBN: 978-1455900985


James Reid


B.S. Organizational Management; A.A.S. Personal Administration; A.A.S. Fire Science.

Reid is the Commander of the Emergency Services Division for the El Paso County Sheriff's Office. As the Commander he is the County Fire Marshal and the Director of Emergency Management. He started his career in emergency services in the United States Air Force as a firefighter. He has held positions from firefighter through Fire Chief during his twenty year career. During his time in the military, Reid spent over 10 years in code enforcement. He is a career firefighter with over 28 year’s experience. Reid has been with the El Paso County Sheriff's Office five years. He is an international Fire Service Accreditation Fire Officer IV, Fire Instructor III, Fire Inspector III, and a National Fire Academy (NFA) Fire/Arson Investigator. He is currently enrolled in the NFA Executive Fire Officer course.

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