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FS 231 Fire Service Leadership • 3 Cr.


Examines the roles and responsibilities of company officers through concepts, examples, and practice. Students learn skills necessary for effective supervision, including goal setting, delegation, counseling, coaching, problem solving, decision-making, leadership, communications, and the supervisor's role in labor relations.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Identify the expanding role of leaders in the 21st century.
  • Identify the challenges of work-force diversity within the fire service
  • Recall the basic components of ethics in decision making
  • Identify the roles of leaders, managers their differences and comonalities
  • Describe the importance of time management and given a scenario, can effectively prioritize various tasks.
  • Articulate the importance of communication both verbal, written and non-verbal.
  • Recall the major tasks of short, mid and long term planning.

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Bellevue College
3000 Landerholm Circle SE Bellevue, WA 98007-6484 U.S.A.
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