Oct 03, 2022
FIRE 1020 - Principles of Emergency Services
Credit Hours: 3.00
(formerly FIRE 1000)
This course provides an overview to fire protection and emergency services; career opportunities in fire protection and related fields; culture and history of emergency services; fire loss analysis; organization and function of public and private fire protection services; fire departments as part of local government; laws and regulations affecting the fire service; fire service nomenclature; specific fire protection functions; basic fire chemistry and physics; introduction to fire protection systems; introduction to fire strategy and tactics; life safety initiatives.
Billable Contact Hours: 3
When Offered: Fall semester only
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OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to illustrate the history of the fire service.
- Explain the history.
- Evaluate the culture of the fire service.
- Analyze the basic components of fire as a chemical chain reaction, as well as the major phases of fire.
- Examine the main factors that influence fire spread and fire behavior.
Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to compare and contrast the components and development of the fire and emergency services.
- Describe the major organizations that provide emergency response service, including how they interrelate.
- Explain the scope, purpose, and organizational structure of fire and emergency services.
- Differentiate between fire service training and education.
- Explain the value of higher education to the professionalization of the fire service.
- Define the role of national, state, and local support organizations in fire and emergency services.
- Describe the common types of fire and emergency service facilities, equipment, and apparatus.
- Compare and contrast effective management concepts for various emergency situations.
Outcome 3: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to analyze careers in fire and emergency services.
- Identify fire protection and emergency-service careers in both the public and private sector.
- Explain the primary responsibilities of fire prevention personnel, including code enforcement, public information, and public and private protection systems.
- Develop the components of career preparation and goal setting.
- Demonstrate the importance of wellness and fitness as it relates to emergency services.
COMMON DEGREE OUTCOMES (CDO)
• Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
• Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
• Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
• Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
• Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
• Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.
CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Critical Thinking: YES
Information Literacy: YES
Quantitative Reasoning: YES
Scientific Literacy: YES
COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE
- Careers in the Fire Protection/Emergency Services
- Opportunities/Private, Industrial, Local, Municipal, State and Federal
- Pay, Hours of Duty, Benefits, Promotion and Retirement Qualifications
- Work Ethics and Human Relations Education and Training
- Selection Process
- Evolution of the Fire Protection
- The U.S. Fire Problem: Life and Property
- Fire Prevention and Public Fire Education
- Fire Investigation
- Code Enforcement
- Public Education
- Scientific Terminology
- Fire Behavior
- Flammability and Characteristics of Solids, Liquids and Gases
- Building Design and Construction
- Fire Detection and Suppression Systems
- The Role of Public and Private Support Organizations
- Federal and National
- Fire and Emergency Services Equipment and Facilities Management
- Emergency Operations
- Organizational Structure of Fire and Emergency Services
Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088
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