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FSC 205 Command Strategies for Major Emergencies
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2017
SUN#:  None
AGEC: None  
Credit Breakdown: 3 Lectures
Times for Credit: 2
Grading Option: A, B, C, D, F
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Description: Methods of managing major emergency incidents to include major wildland fires, complex hazardous materials incidents and multi-casualty medical incidents. Management of incidents requiring the commitment of resources based on transitional situations, the interactions involved with multi-agency coordination and the incorporation of federal, state and local resources while utilizing simulation exercises. Prerequisite(s): FSC204 or equivalent course.

Prerequisites: FSC204 or equivalent course

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Knowledge Level) Identify and define the main functions within the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and how they interrelate during an incident.
2. (Analysis Level) Analyze the roles and responsibilities of the Incident Commander at a simulated major emergency.
3. (Knowledge Level) Identify the critical areas of managing a major emergency when several agencies are involved.
4. (Synthesis Level) Develop the organizational structure used by Incident Commanders for all levels of expanding the incident.
5. (Synthesis Level) Develop the organizational structures used by Incident Commanders when dealing with major medical incidents.
6. (Synthesis Level) Develop the organizational structures used by Incident Commanders when dealing with hazardous materials incidents.
7. (Synthesis Level) Develop the organizational structures used by Incident Commanders when dealing with Wildland Fire situations.
8. (Comprehension Level) Describe the management of incidents requiring the commitment of resources based on transitional situations, the interactions involved with multi-agency coordination and the incorporation of federal, state and local resources.
9. (Analysis Level) Examine and explain the geographical sections and branches related to the ICS for major emergencies.
10. (Synthesis Level) Perform the role and assume the responsibilities of the Incident Commander at a simulated major emergency incident, following local procedures and national standards.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
1. Current NFPA 1561 standard.
2. Current NFPA 1710 standard.
3. 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.