COMMUNITY RISK REDUCTION FOR THE FIRE & EMERGENCY SERVICES

FST 3084 - COMMUNITY RISK REDUCTION FOR THE FIRE & EMERGENCY SERVICES

3 credit hours

Examines concept of community sociology, the role of fire related organizations within the community and their impact on the local fire problem, including fire service relationships within the community and other agencies, developing a community inventory, shaping community policy, master planning and shaping community perceptions about the local fire service.

Student Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Demonstrate a complete understanding of the sociological aspects of a community, the nature of the relationships between the elements of the community within themselves, the fire service and other public agencies.
  2. Identify and define the changing mission of the fire service based on the needs and wants of the community as learned through research, the study of community inventory, census and extant data and survey tools.
  3. Examine the relationships between the local fire service and other local, state and federal agencies that have the duties of emergency management that affect the fire service, including police department, water department, public works department, building department, County EMA, State EMA, State EPA, OSHA, and FEMA etc.
  4. Identify and explain the factors that could result in a negative relationship between the fire service and the various elements of the community and state and federal partners as well as the crisis resolution techniques.
  5. Identify and explain the relationships between the seven interactive components of the community recognizing the significance of the legislative and budget process as it relates to taxes, service, special interest groups and local politics.

BJ Jetter