2021-2022 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    
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FT 404 - Analytical Approaches to Public Fire Protection


Credits: 3
Description
This course examines the tools and techniques of rational decision making in fire and emergency services agencies, including data collection, statistics, probability, decision analysis, utility modeling, resource allocation, and cost-benefit analysis. FESHE Non-Core Course.

Student Learning Outcomes
  1. Discuss the uses of analytical approaches to rational decision making.
  2. Differentiate techniques of analysis.
  3. Select appropriate analytic tools to support critical thinking.
  4. Discuss how the use of databases, histograms, inferential statistics and probabilities and GIS are used in fire station location planning.
  5. Apply the 5-step cost-benefit analysis process to justify essential budgetary needs.
  6. Use linear programming to solve fire department equipment, revenue, facility and personnel issues.

Prerequisite: Instructor approval



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