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 Course Title:   Fire Company Leadership III

 Title Abbreviation:   FIRE CO LEADERSHIP III

 Department:    FIRE

 Course #:    272

 Credits:    5

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    6.75

 CIP:    430203

 EPC:    828

 REV:    2014

 Course Description  

Enhancing firefighter skills through company leadership. Includes National Fire Academy, Leadership: Strategies for Supervisory 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 122 students.


Prerequisite: FIRE 271 with minimum grade C 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.

3. Communication

Definition: Understanding and producing effective written, spoken, visual, and non-verbal communication.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
3.2 Recognize, produce and demonstrate appropriate interpersonal, group, and public speaking skills.
3.5 Recognize, comprehend, and use non-verbal behaviors appropriate to a given context.

6. Individual Awareness & Responsibility

Definition: Understanding, managing, and taking responsibility for one’s learning and behavior in varied and changing environments.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
6.2 Demonstrate standards of professionalism in manner, appearance, and setting appropriate to the context, including the classroom, workplace, and community.
6.3 Apply successful organizational strategies of planning, goal setting, prioritizing, resolving conflict, and managing time to specific goals and/or projects.

7. Aesthetics & Creativity

Definition: Interpreting human experience through engagement with creative processes and aesthetic principles.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
7.1 Demonstrate an understanding of the creative process.

Course Contents

  1. Practical applications of company leadership.
  2. Fire hose & appliances.
  3. Fire control.
  4. Fire attack evolutions.
  5. Communication.
  6. Diverse and multicultural populations.