FIRE 102 : Fire Service Safety and Survival

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Firefighter Safety Survival



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Introduces the basic principles and history related to the national firefighter life safety initiatives, focusing on the need for culture and behavior change through the fire and emergency services. This course is a FESHE core requirement and is equivalent to NFA C0281.

Learning outcomes

The following learning outcomes are those of the National Fire Academy (NFA).

1. Identify and explain the national firefighter life safety initiatives.
2. Apply the concepts of risk management and mitigation as it pertains to fire and emergency services, including wildland fire.
3. Define and describe the need for cultural and behavior change within the emergency services relating to safety, incorporating leadership, supervision, accountability, and personal responsibility.

Content outline

I. Introduction
a. History of Fire Service Culture
b. Organizational Culture
c. Individual Role in Culture/Behavior
d. History of Line of Duty Deaths and Injuries Statistics
e. Defining the Nature of the Problem
II. The National Context, Health and Safety
b. Medical and Fitness Standards
c. Data Collection (NFIRS)
d. Research/Investigation (NIST, NIOSH)
III. Training, Equipment, Response
a. Training, Certification, Credentialing
b. Apparatus and Equipment
c. Emergency Response – Response to Emergency Scenes
d. Violent Incidents
e. Emerging Technologies
IV. Organizational Health and Safety Profile
a. Personal and Organizational Accountability
b. Present Condition/Culture
c. Investigations – Internal
d. Analyzing your Profile
e. Utilizing Grants to Meet Needs
V. Risk Management
a. Risk Management Concepts and Practices
b. Unsafe Acts
c. Empowerment Definition
VI. Prevention
a. Home Fire Sprinklers
b. Code Enforcement
c. Public Education/Fire and Life Safety
d. Counseling and Psychological Support

Required materials

Required text is checked out to students the first class day.

Grading methods

Students are assessed using quizzes, assignments, exercises, real life events, exams and final exam.

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