SFS 121 : Fire Law

Transcript title

Fire Law



Grade mode

Standard letter grades

Contact hours total


Lecture hours


Recommended preparation

SFS 101, SFS 102.


Introduces the modern legal system with emphasis on cases related to fire service. Case law is studied to understand underlying concepts. Reviews case law affecting modern fire service agencies. Explores laws relating to medical treatment of patients, fire protection, codes, emergency response and department activities on the fire ground.

Learning outcomes

1. Define the different types of laws
2. Discuss federal, state, and local laws and liabilities applicable to emergency services.
3. Explain the purpose of national codes and standards.
4. Discuss applicable court decisions that have influenced emergency services.
5. Recognize the legal issues and concerns affecting emergency services.

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