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FSC 204 Firefighting Tactics and Strategy
Credit Hours:  3.0
Effective Term: Fall 2017
SUN#: None
AGEC: None  
Credit Breakdown: 3 Lectures
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A, B, C, D, F

Description: Methodical approaches for coordinating personnel, equipment and apparatus on an emergency incident with emphasis on building construction, firefighter safety and the functions of command. Commander preparation and application of concepts involved in the development and deployment of on-scene strategic or tactical plans, while utilizing simulation exercises. Prerequisite: FSC140.

Prerequisites: FSC140

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Evaluation Level) Critique the development of information management and situational evaluation as it relates to the critical incident factors.
2. (Evaluation Level) Evaluate the importance of incident communications and the characteristics of a command presence.
3. (Analysis Level) Analyze the functions of resource management that are appropriate to the different levels of an emergency incident.
4. (Analysis Level) Analyze the methodical approach used by the Incident Commander to gather information during the initial size-up of an emergency incident. Apply the information during the development of an incident action plan.
5. (Analysis Level) Categorize the organizational levels and functional responsibilities of the National Incident Management System (NIMS). Review the significance of multi-agency coordination at the local and national levels.
6. (Evaluation Level) Explain the process that will determine the effectiveness of the emergency incidents tactical objectives.
7. (Analysis Level) Categorize the types of building construction and tactical considerations that will be considered during an incident, according to the National Fire Protection Association.
8. (Application Level) Demonstrate the role and assume the responsibilities of the Incident Commander at a simulated emergency incident, following local procedures and national standards.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
1. Current Standard Operating Procedures or Guidelines established by the Arizona Fire Chiefs Consortium.
2. Current standards set forth in the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standard 1561, Guidelines for Tactical Considerations for Incident Management.National Fire Training. URL: http://www.nationalfiretraining.net/
3. Current standards set forth in the National Incident Management System. URL http://www.fema.gov/national-incident-management-system
4. Current Phoenix Regional Standard Operating Procedures, Volume II.