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FS 233 Fire Service Administration • 3 Cr.


Details the principles of organization and management as applied to fire service agencies. Students apply theories to actual management problems through realistic case studies.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Identify career development opportunities and strategies for success.
  • Explain the need for effective communication skills both written and verbal.
  • Articulate the concepts of span and control, effective delegation and division of labor.
  • Recognize appropriate appraising and disciplinary actions and the impact on employee behavior.
  • Examine the history and development of management and supervision.
  • Evaluate methods of managing available resources.
  • Identify roles and responsibilities of leaders in organizations.
  • Compare and contrast the traits of effective versus ineffective supervision and management styles.
  • identify and assess safety needs for both emergency and nonemergency situations.
  • Identify the importance of ethics as they apply to supervisors.
  • Identify the role of a company officer in Incident Command System (ICS).
  • Describe the benefits of documentation.
  • Identify and analyze the major causes involved in line of duty firefighter deaths related to health, wellness, fitness and vehicle operations.

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Bellevue College
3000 Landerholm Circle SE Bellevue, WA 98007-6484 U.S.A.
Work: (425) 564-1000