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FSC 206 Fire Department Health and Safety Officer
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2014
SUN#:  N/A
AGEC: None
Credit Breakdown: 3 Lectures
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A/F
Cross-Listed: None

Description: Preparation for Public Safety members to become Health and Safety Officers within their Fire Department or organization, including requirements to manage Fire Agency Occupational Health and Safety Programs, both emergency and non-emergency incidents.

Prerequisites: FSC140 and FSC204

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Comprehension Level) Review the history of the fire department safety officer position and the key elements of the Incident Command System (ICS) that affect the duties and responsibilities of the Incident Safety Officer (ISO).
2. (Evaluation Level) Analyze and critique the Health and Safety officer responsibilities during emergency and non-emergency incidents.
3. (Evaluation Level) Design, explain and evaluate the classic risk management model and the importance of recognizing low-frequency/high-risk incidents.
4. (Analysis Level) Analyze firefighter fatalities and injuries, the organizational impact and how to determine the key risk factors.
5. (Synthesis Level) Discuss the effect of regulations, standards and policies while working as a HSO/ISO.
6. (Comprehension Level) Review the importance of a comprehensive wellness and physical fitness program.
7. (Evaluation Level) Analyze the components of a fire or Emergency Medical Services Occupational Safety and Health Program.
8. (Analysis) Review and analyze the components of a program for the selection, care and maintenance of protective clothing and equipment.
9. (Evaluation) Examine how trend analysis and post incident analysis contribute to the Occupational Safety and Health Program.
10. (Analysis Level) Explain the components of the safety procedures within the Incident Action Plan (IAP).
11. (Evaluation Level) Evaluate a situation and prepare an outline of a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) related to the improvement of safety and communications.
12. (Synthesis Level) Analyze and apply appropriate risk management strategies to emergency operations, per case studies.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
1. National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)1500, standard on Fire Department Occupational Safety and Health Officer.
2. NFPA 1521, Standard for Fire Department Safety Officer.