Aug 01, 2021
FSC 170B - Fire Service Leadership II 1 Credits, 1 Contact Hours
1 lecture period 0 lab periods
Continuation of FSC 170A . Includes practical training for fire service leadership and supervision. Also includes managing multiple roles, creativity, power, and ethics.
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
- Identify typical multiple roles and responsibilities of a company officer.
- Identify the importance of creativity and innovation in fire service organizations.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the importance and impact of ethics upon the fire department and its members.
- Identify possible sources of role conflict for the company officer.
- Develop and apply a strategy for resolving role conflicts.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of role modeling in the fire service.
- Discuss the value of diversity in the fire service.
- Identify ways of fostering creativity in subordinates.
- Use effective techniques for selling new ideas.
- Identify the types of power.
- State the sources and limits of different types of power.
- Differentiate between the use and abuse of different types of power.
- Identify techniques for enhancing a power base.
- Demonstrate an ability to make decisions involving ethical practices.
- Describe the steps in handling an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) complaint.
- Managing Multiple Roles
- Company officer and organization role
- Role expectations
- Sources of role conflict
- Role conflict strategy
- Role modeling
- Handling diversity
- Value of diversity in the fire service
- Creativity and Innovation
- Elements of creativity and innovation
- Creativity and innovation blocks
- Fostering creativity
- Selling ideas
- Sources and types of power
- Responses to power
- Effective use of power
- Power skills
- Building a power base
- Definition and importance
- Roots of ethics
- Principles of ethical behavior
- Ethical decision-making
- Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Fire Service
- Sources of information
- Steps in handling complaints
Full Academic Year 2017/18
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