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FS 275 Fire and Emergency Services Safety and Survival • 3 Cr.

Description:

This course introduces the basic principles and history related to the national firefighter life safety initiatives, focusing on the need for cultural and behavior change throughout the emergency services.

Outcomes:

After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Identify the need for cultural and behavioral change within the emergency services relating to national training standards incorporating leadership, supervision, accountability and personal responsibility that promote safety and wellness.
  • Establish mental/physical fitness criteria and standards for personal and organizational accountability including annual medical evaluations, and counseling and psychological support to improve health and safety.
  • Formulate policies for responding to emergency scenes can minimize near-misses, injuries and deaths utilizing principles of risk management for strategic and tactical decision-making.
  • Describe methods for evaluating and training emergency services personnel to eliminate the effects of violence at emergency scenes and other circumstances that constitute unsafe acts which impede provision of services.
  • Illustrate how obtaining grants and technological advancements can improve national research and data collection systems investigating all unsafe acts resulting in near-misses, injuries and fatalities affecting emergency services personnel safety and survival.
  • Describe how public education, design of apparatus and equipment and enforcement of fire sprinklers and fire prevention codes are critical components of emergency services safety and survival programs
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Bellevue College
3000 Landerholm Circle SE Bellevue, WA 98007-6484 U.S.A.
Work: (425) 564-1000