Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Major: 3112
First Term: 2012 Summer I   
Award: AAS
Total Credits: 60
CIP Code: 51.0904

Occupational Area: Law, Public Safety, Corrections, and Security / Fire Science
Instructional Council: Emergency Medical Technology / Fire Science Technology (54)
GPA: 2.00
SOC Code: Not Found


Description: The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Emergency Response and Operations program provides students with a curriculum specific to the student`s individual needs in addition to the knowledge and skills needed in today`s changing public safety workplace. The program develops education, skills, and techniques for planning, responding, and mitigating various emergency situations within the student`s specific discipline with emphasis on effective response and operations. The curriculum combines coursework in public safety emergency services with a general education component. Additional Certificates of Completion (CCL) are available.



Required Courses
Students must select one (1) of the following five (5) tracks:

Track I: Fire Operations Credits: 18
+FSC102 Fire Department Operations 11
FSC105 Hazardous Materials First Responder 3
FSC130 Fitness for Firefighters/CPAT 1
FSC134 Fitness and Conditioning for Firefighters 3

Track II: Paramedicine Credits: 43.5 - 45.5
+EMT235 Emergency Cardiac Care 3
+EMT236 Pharmacology in an Emergency Setting 3
+EMT240 Advanced Cardiac Life Support 2

+EMT242 Pediatric Advanced Life Support (1) OR
+EMT265 Pediatric Education for Prehospital Providers: Advanced (1) 1


+EMT245 Trauma Management I (2) OR
+EMT246 Trauma Management II (4) 2-4

+EMT272AA Advanced Emergency Medical Technology 12.5
+EMT272AB Advanced Emergency Medical Technology 12.5
+EMT272LL Advanced Emergency Medical Technology Practicum 7.5

Track III: Emergency Management Credits: 18
AJS/DPR/FSC139 Emergency Response to Terrorism 3
AJS/DPR/FSC146 Disaster Recovery Operations 3
AJS/DPR/FSC147 Emergency Preparedness 3
AJS/DPR/FSC148 Fundamentals of Emergency Management 3
AJS/DPR/FSC149 Hazard Mitigation 3
FSC224 Incident Command Systems 3

Track IV: Fire Science Credits: 24
AJS/DPR/FSC147 Emergency Preparedness (3) OR
AJS/DPR/FSC148 Fundamentals of Emergency Management (3) 3

FSC105 Hazardous Materials First Responder 3
FSC108 Fundamentals of Fire Prevention 3
FSC113 Introduction to Fire Suppression 3
FSC117 Fire Apparatus 3
FSC119 Introduction Fire Service Ethics 3
+FSC208 Firefighter Safety and Building Construction 3
FSC215 Customer Service in the Public Sector 3

Track V: Fire Investigation Credits 24
FSC105 Hazardous Materials/First Responder 3
FSC108 Fundamentals of Fire Prevention 3
FSC119 Introduction Fire Service Ethics 3
+FSC208 Firefighter Safety and Building Construction 3
FSC209 Fire Investigation I 3
+FSC210 Fire Investigation II 3
+FSC211 Fire Investigation III 3
+FSC212 Fire Investigation IV 3
Credits: 18-45.5

Program Competencies
Track I: FIRE OPERATIONS
1. Identify, describe, and explain fire department operations, including equipment, personnel, and administrative policies. (FSC102)
2. Identify and describe the types, functions, and maintenance of firefighting apparatus, and demonstrate the appropriate and safe use of each. (FSC102)
3. Describe the theory of fire behavior, including types of fires, and explain how building construction affects firefighting operations. (FSC102)
4. Demonstrate the use of proper tools, standard operating procedures, and firefighter skills in a variety of firefighting situations and firefighter tasks. (FSC102)
5. Specify the planning and preparation process for emergency incidents; identify the components and application of Incident Command Systems (ICS) and unified command procedures during the response to and mitigation of emergency incidents. (FSC102, FSC105)
6. Identify and explain emergency planning and implementation strategies for response and prevention. (FSC102, FSC105)
7. Describe and explain the role of first responders in emergency response plans, resource development, and incident management systems under terrorism conditions. (FSC102, FSC105)
8. Describe and demonstrate the physical requirements for performing basic firefighting tasks. (FSC130, FSC134)

Track II: PARAMEDICINE
1. Identify and treat emergencies related to basic electrocardiograph (ECG) arrhythmias according to the American Heart Association standards and guidelines and local protocol. (EMT235)
2. Perform the procedures unique to pediatric and neonatal transport. (EMT235, EMT272AA, EMT272AB, EMT272LL)
3. Describe the actions, indications, contraindications, precautions, side effects and dosages of the drugs included in the current Arizona Department of Health Services approved Paramedic drug box. (EMT236)
4. Apply the procedures of identifying and treating shock, including IV fluid therapy and use of MAST (medical anti-shock trouser) suit. (EMT236, EMT272AA, EMT272AB, EMT272LL)
5. Identify and treat behavioral emergencies. (EMT236, EMT272AA, EMT272AB, EMT272LL)
6. Identify and treat medical emergencies including diabetic, environmental, toxicological, obstetric and genitourinary emergencies. (EMT236, EMT272AA, EMT272AB, EMT272LL)
7. Administer parenteral medications. (EMT236, EMT240, EMT242, EMT265, EMT272AA, EMT272AB, EMT272LL)
8. Identify and treat respiratory emergencies. (EMT242, EMT265, EMT272AA, EMT272AB, EMT272LL)
9. Describe the actions, indications, contraindications, precautions, side effects, and dosages of the drugs included in the current Arizona Department of Health Services approved Paramedic drug box. (EMT240, EMT242, EMT272AA, EMT272AB, EMT272LL)
10. Identify and treat cardiovascular emergencies including (ECG) electrocardiographic interpretation. (EMT235, EMT240, EMT272AA, EMT272AB, EMT272LL)
11. Classify the types of medical emergencies and identify appropriate treatment protocols. . (EMT240, EMT272AA, EMT272AB, EMT272LL)
12. Perform a Primary and Secondary Survey including medical history. (EMT245, EMT246, EMT272AA, EMT272AB, EMT272LL)
13. Apply the procedures of identifying and treating shock, including IV fluid therapy for patients in emergency situations. (EMT245, EMT246, EMT272AA, EMT272AB, EMT272LL)
14. Identify diagnostic characteristics of soft tissue injuries and appropriate treatment processes. (EMT245, EMT246, EMT272AA, EMT272AB, EMT272LL)
15. Describe and demonstrate the planning and preparation process for emergency incidents using Incident Command Systems (ICS). (EMT245, EMT246, EMT272AA, EMT272AB, EMT272LL)
16. Define the role and responsibilities of emergency response and operations for the Emergency Paramedic. (EMT272AA, EMT272AB, EMT272LL)
17. Perform the procedures unique to pediatric and neonatal transport. (EMT272AA, EMT272AB, EMT272LL)
18. Identify and treat central nervous system emergencies. (EMT272AA, EMT272AB, EMT272LL)
19. Identify and explain emergency planning concepts and implementation strategies for response and prevention. (EMT272AA, EMT272AB, EMT272LL)
20. Describe the role of first responders in emergency response plans, resource development, and incident management systems by identifying all relevant steps for first responders. (EMT272AA, EMT272AB, EMT272LL)
21. Identify and treat central nervous system emergencies. (EMT272AA, EMT272AB, EMT272LL)

Track III: EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
1. Define and describe the role of first responders in emergency response plans, resource development, incident management systems, patient assessment, and communication with the media during emergency terrorism situations. (AJS/FSC139)
2. Define and describe disaster recovery operations including planning considerations, special populations issues, and recovery responsibilities. (AJS/FSC146)
3. Explain emergency planning concepts and implementation strategies for response and prevention. (AJS/FSC147)
4. Identify the critical components of an integrated emergency medical system, and the processes used for assessing threat. (AJS/FSC148)
5. Identify and differentiate between various hazard mitigation strategies, including coordinated community responses and resources. (AJS/FSC149)
6. Compare and contrast methods for managing emergency incidents including command, control, and coordination of response. (FSC224)

Track IV: FIRE SCIENCE
1. Describe the chemical processes utilized in dealing with hazardous materials incidence. (FSC105)
2. Recognize and identify the chemical and physical properties of hazardous materials. (FSC105)
3. Describe the problems concerning fire prevention techniques, procedures, regulations, code enforcement, and occupancy survey. (FSC108, FSC208)
4. Describe the characteristics and behavior of fire and extinguishing agents. (FSC113)
5. Describe fire suppression organization, basic fire fighting tactics, and public relations as affected by fire suppression. (FSC113)
6. Describe the methods of attacking, controlling, and extinguishing various types of fires. (FSC113)
7. Describe the principles of care, maintenance, and operation of fire apparatus and pumper trucks. (FSC117)
8. Define and evaluate the fire department`s ethical and moral responsibility in serving the public. (FSC119)
9. Describe ethical situations and conflicts in values that may arise in fire service, and suggest possible resolutions and methods for coping. (FSC119)
10. Explain emergency planning concepts and implementation strategies for response and prevention. (FSC147)
11.Describe and explain the critical components of an integrated emergency medical system, and the processes used for assessing threat. (AJS/FSC148)
12. Describe personal and practical skills needed to enhance customer service in the public sector.(FSC215)

Track V FIRE INVESTIGATION
1. Recognize and identify the chemical and physical properties of hazardous materials. (FSC105)
2. Describe the problems concerning fire prevention techniques, procedures, regulations, code enforcement, and occupancy survey. (FSC108, FSC208)
3. Explain and illustrate the fire department`s ethical and moral responsibility in serving the public. (FSC119)
4. Describe and explain basic methods of fire investigation, including determining point of fire origin, path of fire travel and evidence preservation. (FSC209)
5. Application of practical skills for fire investigators by demonstrating appropriate examination and recording practices (FSC210)
6. Explain and describe the appropriate processes for case building for fire investigators in a crime scene. (FSC211)
7. Describe and demonstrate appropriate skills and procedures for fire fighters involved in courtroom testimony. (FSC212)
Last Updated: March 27, 2012

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