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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 .
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Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Define basic decision-making styles.
  2. Describe the requirements for running an effective meeting.
  3. Cite the advantages and potential disadvantages of group decision-making.

Performance Objectives:
  1. Match appropriate decision-making styles to given situations.
  2. Describe the advantages and disadvantages of individual and group problem-solving.
  3. Identify the major techniques for maximizing individual participation in the group process, brainstorming and nominal group technique.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to facilitate the nominal group technique and brainstorming process.
  5. Outline the critical steps in a problem-solving model.
  6. Discuss the necessity for having planned meetings.
  7. Identify types of meetings.
  8. Describe the importance of a meeting agenda.

  1. Decision Making Overview
    1. Advantages
    2. Disadvantages
    3. Leader’s role
    4. Decision-making styles
    5. Selecting the right style
  2. Groups
    1. Using groups effectively
    2. Techniques to maximize group participation
  3. Problem Solving
    1. Responsibilities of company officer
    2. Problem solving model
    3. Nominal group technique (NTG)
      1. Silent generation of ideas
      2. Recording ideas
      3. Clarification
      4. Voting
      5. Scoring
    4. Brainstorming
  4. Meetings
    1. Requirements
    2. Types of Meetings
    3. Requirements for running a successful meeting
    4. Meeting agenda importance

Effective Term:
Full Academic Year 2017/18

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