2021-2022 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Jul 16, 2024  
2021-2022 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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FT 101 - Principles of Emergency Services

Credits: 3
This course provides an overview to fire protection and emergency services; career opportunities in fire protection and related fields; culture and history of emergency services; fire loss analysis; organization and function of public and private fire protection services; fire departments as part of local government; laws and regulations affecting the fire service; fire service nomenclature; specific fire protection functions; basic fire chemistry and physics; introduction to fire protection systems; introduction to fire strategy and tactics; life safety initiatives. FESHE Core Course.

Student Learning Outcomes
  1. Describe the history and culture of the fire service.
  2. Differentiate between fire service training and education and explain the value of higher education to the professionalization of the fire service.
  3. List and describe the major organizations that provide emergency response service and illustrate how they interrelate.
  4. Define the role of national, state and local support organizations in fire and emergency services.
  5. Compare and contrast effective management concepts for various emergency situations.
  6. Perform a minimum of basic arithmetic operations including addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, and apply them to solving problems.
  7. Develop positive communication and listening skills in human behavior and relationships.

Prerequisite: None

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