PROBLEM SOLVING FOR EMERGENCY RESPONDERS

FST1077 - PROBLEM SOLVING FOR EMERGENCY RESPONDERS

3 credit hours

This course is a comprehensive course designed to teach you fundamental skills in algebraic functions utilized in today‚Äôs fire service.  This is a required course for all BS degree seeking students.  This course covers a great deal of very important material that will directly apply to future courses in the FS curriculum as well as your career in the fire service.  All of  the material in this course can be utilized in the fire service in various capacities and applications; from advanced hydraulic calculations to resource capacity and quantitative risk analysis you will develop skills to justify large scale purchases and operational changes through objectively based reports and  logic.  

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Use math to assess response times and look at how staffing may impact response.
  2. Have the math skills needed to compare injury rates by various groupings.
  3. Forecast the value of a collective bargaining contract.
  4. Assess station locations and apparatus type response capabilities using quantifiable data.
  5. Quantify resources needed to mitigate a large-scale response

Eric Reiners   Doug Wehmeyer