FST4077 - CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN THE FIRE SERVICE
1 - 6 credit hours
The purpose of this course is for the student to define and describe a current issue/problem in the fire and emergency services and address or solve the issue/problem. The student will use appropriate resources, references, tools and methods to logically solve and/or address the issue the student has chosen. Students receive 1 credit for each paper (minimum 6 pages) that the student submits to satisfactory performance. Variable credit - students may sign up for 1-6 credit hours which may be used as technical electives toward the degree. If student is not an active firefighter or emergency service provider, the student must establish a mentor who is a FD Officer.
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Review latest NIST Fire Fighting Tactics studies & videos with information pertinent to the modern fire officer.
- Identify key current issues in the fire service which are not yet covered in the existing textbooks.
- Demonstrate the current and future relevance of these issues to a fire service decision maker.
- Analyze interactive dialogue among the decision-makers whose stories are portrayed.
- Apply lessons learned to one's own organization.