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Fire Officer I Certificate
Semester Hours:  18
Effective Term: Fall 2015
Prerequisites: EMS125, FSC129, FSC140 and FSC255

Complete the above OR Program Director Consent


Corequisites: None


Program Description: The Fire Officer I Certificate provides advanced levels of training and education to current fire service officers or experienced firefighters. This Certificate will provide the course of instruction required for National and International certifications.

Recommended Proficiencies: 1. If pursuing the bachelors degree program, contact the department advisor.
2. Some courses require:
a. State of Arizona Fire Marshal Certification(s)
b. State of Arizona Department of Health Services Certification(s)
c. American Heart, Red Cross, or other certifying agency course completion in CPR
d. International Fire Service Accreditation testing for certification.

Course Requirements
Fire Officer I Certificate (18 Credits)

Prerequisites
EMS125 Emergency Medical Technician (8)
FSC129 Hazardous Materials Awarenes/Operations (2)
FSC140 Firefighter I and II (13)
FSC255 Fire Instructor I (3)

Complete the above OR Program Director Consent

Recommendations
1. If pursuing the bachelors degree program, contact the department advisor.
2. Some courses require the following:
a. State of Arizona Fire Marshal Certification(s)
b. State of Arizona Department of Health Services Certification(s)
c. American Heart, Red Cross, or other certifying agency course completion in CPR
d. International Fire Service Accreditation testing for certification.

Core Requirements (18)
FSC108 Fundamentals of Fire Prevention (3)
FSC119 Fire Service Ethics (3)
FSC204 Firefighter Tactics and Strategy (3)
FSC206 Health and Safety Officer (3) NEW
FSC208 Firefighter Safety and Building Construction (3)
FSC220 Fire Officer Leadership (3)

Other Requirements
Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in all core courses.
Students must earn a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of at least a 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.
Students must earn at least one-third of the certificate credits from CAC.

Program Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Analysis Level) Identify, explain and analyze the roles and responsibilities of the Fire Officer I.
2. (Evaluation Level) Evaluate the transition from firefighter to Fire Officer, including skills, knowledge and experience.
3. (Comprehension Level) Explain the process for executing routine officer level tasks and identify evaluation processes.
4. (Analysis Level) Analyze the components of resource management and task related assignments.
5. (Analysis Level) Examine case studies and assess integrity and ethical behavior in the fire service.
6. (Evaluation Level) Evaluate labor-management relationships within fire departments and the role of the fire officer.
7. (Analysis Level) Analyze training and coaching responsibilities of fire officers that promote safe and effective experiences and demonstrate effective techniques.
8. (Synthesis Level) Develop and demonstrate effective discipline techniques for unacceptable behavior based on fire service policy and employee assistance programs.
9. (Synthesis Level) Develop methods of resolving community needs and abilities to initiate actions to address citizen's concerns.
10. (Synthesis Level) Prepare a fire service program budget.
11. (Evaluation Level) Evaluate the Fire Officer I role within the incident management system.
12. (Evaluation Level) Evaluate the role of the Fire Officer I during fire prevention inspections and fire investigations.
Standards for Program
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1002 Standard for Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator Professional Qualifications.
National Fire Academy FESHE (Fire and Emergency Service Higher Education) Standards.
National Board on Fire Service Professionals Qualifications (PRO-Board) certification
International Fire Service Accreditation of Congress (IFSAC)

URLS: http://www.nfpa.org
http://www.theproboard.org
http://www.ifsac.org


The Fire Science Task Force in Pinal County recommended this Certificate.