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 Course Title:   Fire Company Leadership I

 Title Abbreviation:   FIRE CO LEADERSHIP I

 Department:    FIRE

 Course #:    270

 Credits:    5

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    6.75

 CIP:    430202

 EPC:    828

 REV:    2014

 Course Description  

Enhancing firefighter skills through company leadership. Includes National Fire Academy, Leadership: Strategies for Company Success and components of the Washington State, Fire Service Leadership training and the opportunity to serve as officers in training companies and work as leaders for FIRE 120 students.


Prerequisite: FIRE 122 with minimum grade C, Washington State Firefighter 1 certification, or department chair approval.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 33

Lab: 55

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for ATA degree  

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Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Analyze and synthesize firefighter skills and techniques through the development of Instructor Action Plans relating to firefighting tasks.
  2. Evaluate firefighter skills and techniques through leadership of company training activities and participation in a performance review process as reviewers and reviewees.
  3. Complete advanced standards performance in various firefighting tasks.
  4. Develop leadership and follower skills.
  5. Communicate effectively with firefighters and other professionals on the scene.
  6. Work with and be part of a team.
  7. Communicate and work with a diverse and multicultural population.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

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

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.4 Evaluate decisions by analyzing outcomes and the impact of actions.

Course Contents

  1. Practical applications of company leadership.
  2. Personal protective ensemble & self-contained breathing apparatus.
  3. Search & rescue.
  4. Portable fire extinguishers.
  5. Fire service teamwork.
  6. Situational leadership.
  7. Delegating.
  8. Diverse and multicultural populations.
  9. Communication.