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FSC 106 Introduction to Emergency Services
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2015
SUN#: None
AGEC: None  
Credit Breakdown: 3 Lectures
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A/F Only

Description: An overview of fire protection and emergency services delivery at the local and national levels, including: career opportunities in fire protection and related fields; philosophy and history of fire protection/service; fire loss analysis; organization and function of public and private fire protection services; fire departments as part of local government; fire service laws and regulations; fire service nomenclature; specific fire protection functions; basic fire chemistry and physics; introduction to fire protection systems; and an introduction to The National Incident Management Systems.

Prerequisites: None

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Comprehension Level) Describe and discuss the components of the history and philosophy of the modern day fire service.
2. (Analysis Level) Explain the basic components of fire as a chemical reaction, the major phases of fire, and examine the main factors that influence fire spread and fire behavior.
3. (Analysis Level) Differentiate between fire service training and education; fire protection certificate program and a fire service degree program; and explain the value of education in the fire service.
4. (Comprehension Level) List and describe the major organizations that provide emergency response service and illustrate how they interrelate.
5. (Knowledge Level) Identify fire protection and emergency-service careers in both the public and in the private sector.
6. (Comprehension Level) Summarize the role of national, state and local support organizations in fire protection and emergency services.
7. (Comprehension Level) Describe and discuss the scope, purpose, and organizational structure of fire and emergency services.
8. (Knowledge Level) Describe the common types of fire and emergency service facilities, equipment, and apparatus.
9. (Evaluation Level) Compare and contrast effective management concepts at the local and regional level for various emergency situations.
10. (Comprehension Level) Identify and explain the components of fire prevention including code enforcement, public information, and public and private fire protection systems.
11. (Analysis Level) Recognize the components of career preparation and goal setting.
12. (Comprehension Level) Describe the importance of wellness and fitness as it relates to emergency services.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
Outcomes will be measured by current National Fire Protection Association 1001 standard, chapters 5 and 6.

NFPA: http://www.nfpa.org/categoryList.asp?categoryID=124&URL=Codes%20&%20Standards

NFPA 1001 2008 Standards: Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications