Oct 02, 2022
FSLM 195 Fire Officer I (4 credits)
This course is an introduction to a fire officer’s duties as written by the requirements of the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) 1021, Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications. Content includes leadership, supervisory and decision making practices, legal responsibilities, communication practices, report writing, workplace safety, quality assurance and pre-incident planning.
1. Examine the responsibilities and duties of a company officer.
2. Identify and examine various leadership theories and models, types of power, supervisory methods and management skills as they apply to emergency and non emergency functions.
3. Distinguish between supervision and management.
4. Distinguish between logic and ethics and their role in the decision-making process.
5. Examine the basic concepts of the legal responsibilities and liabilities facing fire service, including the sources and classifications of laws and the difference between criminal and civil law.
6. Apply the principles and techniques of effective oral and written communications.
7. Examine various administrative functions that include customer service, policies and procedures and budgets and the impact they have on the operation of an organization.
8. Examine the need for information collection, processing, dissemination and use from both the administrative and technical aspects.
9. Recognize common causes of personal injuries and accidents and basic workplace safety.
10. Evaluate the basic principles of organizational structure, purposes and classifications of fire and emergency services organizations and how organizations are staffed.
11. Identify various methods of training and the role of a company officer in the training process.
12. Explain planning function, elements of human resources policy management and behavior management.
13. Examine different components of labor/management relations.
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