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FSC 110 Fire & Emergency Services Safety & Survival
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2015
SUN#:  None
AGEC: None
Credit Breakdown: 3 Lectures
Times for Credit: 2
Grading Option: A/F Only
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Description: Introduction to the basic principles and history related to the 16 National Fire Fighter Life Safety Initiatives, focusing on the need for cultural and behavior change throughout the emergency services. Encompasses three of the latest trends with the fire service (as it relates to college education): following the FESHE guidelines, a greater emphasis on the application of risk management, and online courses.

Prerequisites: None

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: First year course

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Comprehension Level) Define and describe the need for a cultural and behavioral change within the emergency services relating to safety, incorporating leadership, supervision, accountability and personal responsibility.

2. (Evaluation Level) Explain the need for enhancements of personal and organizational accountability for health and safety.

3. (Knowledge Level) Define how the concepts of risk management affect strategic and tactical decision making.

4. (Evaluation Level) Describe and evaluate circumstances that might constitute an unsafe act.

5. (Evaluation Level) Explain the concept of empowering all emergency services personnel to stop unsafe acts.

6. (Evaluation Level) Validate the need for national training standards as they correlate to professional development inclusive of qualifications, certifications and re-certifications.

7. (Evaluation Level) Defend the need for annual medical evaluations and the establishment of physical fitness criteria for emergency services personnel throughout their careers.

8. (Evaluation Level) Explain the vital role of local departments in national research and data collection systems.

9. (Analysis Level) Illustrate how technological advancements can produce higher levels of emergency services safety and survival.

10. (Evaluation Level) Explain the importance of investigating all near-misses, injuries, and fatalities.

11. (Comprehension Level) Discuss how incorporating the lessons learned from investigations can support cultural change throughout the emergency services.

12. (Comprehension Level) Describe how obtaining grants can support safety and survival initiatives.

13. (Synthesis Level) Formulate an awareness of how adopting standardized policies for responding to emergency scenes can minimize near-misses, injuries and deaths.

14. (Evaluation Level) Explain how the increase in violent incidents impacts safety for emergency services personnel when responding to emergency scenes.

15. (Knowledge Level) Recognize the need for counseling and psychological support for emergency services personnel and their families, as well as identify access to local resources and services.

16. (Comprehension Level) Describe the improtance of public education as a critical component of life safety programs.

17. (Synthesis Level) Discuss the importance of fire sprinklers and code enforcement.

18. (Evalation Level) Explain the importance of safety in the design of apparatus and equipment.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
Fire and Emergency Services Highter Education (FESHE)
National Fire Protection Association(NFPA)
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
National Fire Academy (NFA)