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 Course Title:   Fire Services Safety & Survival

 Title Abbreviation:   FIRE SERV/SAFETY/SURVIVA

 Department:    FIRE

 Course #:    279

 Credits:    3

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    3

 CIP:    430203

 EPC:    828

 REV:    2017

 Course Description  

Introduction to basic principles and history related to the national firefighter life safety initiatives, focusing on the need for cultural and behavior change throughout the emergency services.



Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 33

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for ATA degree  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Understand the need for cultural and behavioral change within the industry relating to safety, incorporating leadership, supervision, personal & organizational accountability and personal responsibility.
  2. Define how the concepts of risk management affect strategic and tactical decision-making.
  3. Describe and evaluate circumstances that might constitute an unsafe act and explain the concept of empowering all emergency services personnel to stop unsafe acts.
  4. Validate the need for national training standards as they correlate to professional development inclusive of qualifications, certifications, and re-certifications.
  5. Defend the need for annual medical evaluations and the establishment of physical fitness criteria for emergency services personnel throughout their careers.
  6. Explain vital roles of local agencies in national research and data collection systems. Illustrate how technological advancements can produce higher levels of industry safety & survival.
  7. Explain the importance of investigating near-misses, injuries and fatalities and how incorporating lessons learned from investigations can support cultural change throughout the industry.
  8. Describe how obtaining grants can support safety and survival initiatives.
  9. Formulate an awareness of how adopting standardized policies for responding to emergency scenes can minimize near-misses, injuries and deaths.
  10. Explain how the increase in violent incidents impacts safety for emergency services personnel when responding to emergency scenes.
  11. Recognize the need for counseling and psychological support for emergency services personnel when responding to emergency scenes.
  12. Describe the importance of public education, fire protection systems and code enforcement as a critical components of life safety programs.
  13. Explain the importance of safety in the design of apparatus and equipment.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

Course Contents

  1. History of fire service safety culture. History of line of duty deaths.
  2. Defining nature of fire services safety problem. The national context of health & safety.
  3. Training, equipment, response. Organizational health and safety profile.
  4. Risk Management. Prevention.