FIRE & EMERGENCY SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

FST3080 - FIRE & EMERGENCY SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

3 credit hours

Examines organization and management in the fire service, including new technologies, changing organizational structures, personnel and equipment, municipal fire protection planning, manpower and training, and financial management. If student is not an active firefighter, must establish a mentor who is a FD Officer.

Student Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Discuss the importance of disaster planning, preparation, and mitigation, evaluate the hazard assessment processes and the role of the firefighter in community disaster planning and recovery.\
  2. Assess hazard response and planning procedures, and define the impact of hazard occurrence on community response.
  3. Define the parameters and effectiveness of an Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) and its components, differentiate the multi-level agency responsibilities in disaster mitigation.
  4. Define the relationships between disaster planning, mitigation, and recovery.   
  5. Given disaster specifics, develop a plan of action based on historical events and community parameters.    

 

Randy Hanfen   Jim Davis