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 Course Title:   Emergency Service Leadership

 Title Abbreviation:   EMERGENCY SERVICES LEAD

 Department:    FIRE

 Course #:    275

 Credits:    3

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    3

 CIP:    430203

 EPC:    828

 REV:    2017

 Course Description  

Meets training requirements for National Fire Academy, Leadership training series and part of Washington State training requirement for certification as Fire Officer I. For mid-range managers and company officers to enhance critical skills and experience needed to be effective as leaders.



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 Supplementary Elective  

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Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Develop and understand the basic skills to establish strategies and insure fire company success in the fire service.
  2. Develop and understand the basic skills to establish strategies and insure personal success in the fire service.
  3. Develop and understand the basic skills to establish strategies and insure supervisory success in the fire service.
  4. Learn about different decision-making styles.
  5. Identify needs and problems and learn to solve problems.
  6. Run an effective meeting.
  7. Learn about managing multiple roles for a company officer and enhance personal power.
  8. Understand and apply ethics to leadership situations.
  9. Learn how to delegate certain types of work to others.
  10. Apply coaching and discipline to different leadership situations.
  11. Understand the importance of communication and teamwork.
  12. Work with diverse and multicultural populations.

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 . . .
2.7 Identify and evaluate connections and relationships among disciplines.
2.8 Describe how one’s own preconceptions, biases and values affect one’s response to new and ambiguous situations.

Course Contents

  1. Decision-making styles.
  2. Identifying needs and problems.
  3. Solving problems.
  4. Running a meeting.
  5. Managing multiple roles for the company officer.
  6. Creativity.
  7. Enhancing personal power.
  8. Ethics.
  9. Situational leadership.
  10. Delegating.
  11. Coaching.
  12. Discipline.
  13. Communication and teamwork.
  14. Diverse and multicultural populations.