Aug 01, 2021
FSC 170A - Fire Service Leadership I 1 Credits, 1 Contact Hours
1 lecture period 0 lab periods
Practical training for fire service leadership and supervision. Includes decision-making, problem solving, and running a meeting.
Prerequisite(s): FSC 149
Information: This course meets National Fire Academy (NFA) requirements for Leadership I, II, and III. FSC 170A, FSC 170B and FSC 170C together constitute FSC 170 .
Course Learning Outcomes
- Define basic decision-making styles.
- Describe the requirements for running an effective meeting.
- Cite the advantages and potential disadvantages of group decision-making.
- Match appropriate decision-making styles to given situations.
- Describe the advantages and disadvantages of individual and group problem-solving.
- Identify the major techniques for maximizing individual participation in the group process, brainstorming and nominal group technique.
- Demonstrate the ability to facilitate the nominal group technique and brainstorming process.
- Outline the critical steps in a problem-solving model.
- Discuss the necessity for having planned meetings.
- Identify types of meetings.
- Describe the importance of a meeting agenda.
- Decision Making Overview
- Leader’s role
- Decision-making styles
- Selecting the right style
- Using groups effectively
- Techniques to maximize group participation
- Problem Solving
- Responsibilities of company officer
- Problem solving model
- Nominal group technique (NTG)
- Silent generation of ideas
- Recording ideas
- Types of Meetings
- Requirements for running a successful meeting
- Meeting agenda importance
Full Academic Year 2017/18
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