2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
    Jul 20, 2024  
2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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FSLM 300 Fire Services Administration (5 credits)

Prerequisite Admittance in the BAS-FSLM Program.

Course Description
This course is designed to be a progressive primer for students who want more knowledge about fire and emergency services administration. The course demonstrates the importance of the following skills that are necessary to manage and lead a fire and emergency services department through the challenges and changes of the 21st century: persuasion and influence, accountable budgeting, anticipation of challenges and the need for change, and using specific management tools for analyzing and solving problems. A central part of the course focuses on how the leadership of a fire and emergency services department develops internal and external cooperation to create a coordinated approach to achieving the department’s mission.

Student Outcomes
1. Define and discuss the elements of effective departmental organization.
2. Classify what training and skills are needed to establish departmental organization.
3. Analyze the value of a community-related approach to risk reduction.
4. Outline the priorities of a budget-planning document, while anticipating the diverse needs of a community.
5. Assess the importance of positively influencing community leaders by demonstrating effective leadership.
6. Analyze the concept of change and the need to be aware of future trends in fire management.
7. Report on the importance of communications technology, fire service networks, and the Internet when conducting problem-solving analysis and managing trends.
8. Develop a clear understanding of the national assessment models and their respective approaches to certification.

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