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