Aug 01, 2021
FSC 280 - Fire Chief Preparation 4 Credits, 4 Contact Hours
4 lecture periods 0 lab periods
Preparation for professional fire personnel to become chief officers. Includes incident command, communication, and disaster management.
Course Learning Outcomes
- Compare business decision-making with fire service administrative decision making.
- Demonstrate how quality circles can be installed in the fire service.
- Identify the concept of human resource management.
- Note characteristics of fire department budgeting.
- Describe the contingency or situational approach to management.
- Contrast traditional, human relations, and human resources approaches to management.
- Explain the general theory of budgeting.
- Expand on the management of material resources.
- Define “fire loss management.”
- Indicate how the management of the fire department is increasing in legal complexity.
- Report how the law affects personnel management.
- State the functions of the Fire Department as programs.
- Synthesize and apply results oriented management.
- List key components of Management by Objectives (MBO).
- Use the characteristics of effective performance appraisal.
- Describe the implications of changing labor relations for fire service management.
- List the steps involved in labor negotiations within a unionized Fire Department.
- Differentiate disasters from smaller emergencies.
- Analyze comprehensive emergency management.
- Explain the role of incident command system (ICS) in emergency management.
- Examine factors leading to fire department involvement in emergency medical service.
- Deduce problems related to implementing an emergency medical systems (EMS) program.
- Specify methods related to administering an EMS program.
- Forecast the outlook for emergency medical services in the future.
- List and describe the duties of a fire prevention bureau.
- Determine the importance of public education in relation to fire prevention.
- Illustrate the political and legal implications and the importance of complete current and accurate records for the fire prevention manager.
- Define “comprehensive code administration.”
- Show the interrelationship among these four terms: mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery.
- Diagram the steps in developing an emergency management plan.
- Management and Organizational Behavior
- Organization and management
- Formal theories of public organization
- Approaches to management
- Organizational principles
- Organizational change
- Resource management
- Managing human resources
- Managing material resources
- Productivity improvement
- Program management
- Environment of program management
- Management basics
- Setting program objectives
- Strategic Analysis of Fire Department Operations
- Emergency management
- Fire service role
- Evolution of Federal Emergency Management policy
- Mitigation options
- Emergency Medical System (EMS)
- Planning for EMS
- Alternative operational plans
- Management issues
- Fire prevention/code enforcement
- Comprehensive code administration
- Public Finance
- Budget, finance and cost containment
- Budgetary setting
- Theory of budgeting
- Types of budgets
- Budget controls
- Cost pressures and cost containment
- Budget preparation
- Budget presentation
- Legal Aspects of the Fire Department
- Civil rights obligations
- Tort liability
- Conflict of interest
- Personnel Issues
- Personnel management
- Human resource planning
- Position classification
- Job analysis
- Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) laws and affirmative action
- Performance appraisal
- Labor management relations
- Organizing efforts and procedures
- Impasse resolution
- Disaster Management
- Control of fire department operations at catastrophic disasters
- Incident command
- Impact of natural disasters
- Integrated emergency management system
Full Academic Year 2017/18
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