F SC 57 Principles of Fire and Emergency Services: Safety and Survival (3)
Lec-52.5, field trips
Credit, Degree Applicable
This course introduces the basic concepts of occupational health and safety as it relates to emergency service organizations. Topics include risk evaluation and control procedures for emergency and non-emergency situations. The course curriculum will be guided by NFPA standards, such as National Fire Protection Association 1500, Fire Department Occupational Health and Safety Programs.
Offered Spring semesters
After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Outcome 1: Assess the need for enhancements of personal and organizational accountability for health and safety to determine if adopting standardized policies for responding to emergencies can minimize near misses, injuries, and deaths.
- Outcome 2: Assess the need for counseling and psychological support for emergency services personnel and their families and determine if wellness/fitness programs for public safety personnel are supported by local resources and services.
- Outcome 3: Define how the concepts of risk management affect strategic and tactical decision-making, with the goal of avoiding near-misses, injuries, or line-of-duty deaths.
- Outcome 4: Evaluate the need for national training standards as they correlate to professional development inclusive of qualifications, certifications, and re-certifications
- Outcome 5: Describe the importance of investigating all unsafe acts, near misses, injuries, and fatalities, summarizing how incorporating the lessons learned from these investigations can support the cultural change throughout emergency services.