FSCN Course Listing

Fire and Emergency Services Administration (FSCN 302, 3 Credits)
Prerequisite: WRTG 112 or equivalent. A presentation of modern management and planning techniques that apply to organizing a fire department. The objective is to apply management concepts to fire service administration and analyze the community approach to risk reduction. Discussion covers procedures for evaluation and control of budgeting, personnel, communications, and planning. Topics also include the traditional and evolving roles of the fire department in protection, prevention, and community service.

Personnel Management for Fire and Emergency Services (FSCN 304, 3 Credits)
Prerequisite: FSCN 302. An examination of personnel practices, including management procedures, collective bargaining, binding arbitration, and applicable legislative and administrative procedures. The aim is to manage emergency service personnel; develop, communicate, and implement organizational goals and objectives; and lead personnel in compliance with regulations and within an ethical framework. Topics include promotion, personnel development, career and incentive systems, validation of physical requirements, and managerial and supervisory procedures.

Fire Prevention Organization and Management (FSCN 305, 3 Credits)
Prerequisite: FSCN 302. An examination of prevention as the primary community-based strategy for fire protection. The objective is to design, implement, and manage programs addressing community risks; administer prevention programs; and influence change and development of legislation, regulation, and policy. Emphasis is on applying principles to anticipate problems and develop strategies for fire prevention. Topics include community risk reduction, codes and standards, inspections and plans review, incident investigation, fire-prevention research, and the relationship of master planning to fire prevention. The cultural, economic, governmental, nongovernmental, and departmental influences on fire prevention are also explored.

Community Risk Reduction for the Fire and Emergency Services (FSCN 413, 3 Credits)
Prerequisites: FSCN 304 and FSCN 305. An examination of the ethical, sociological, organizational, political, and legal components of community risk reduction. The goal is to analyze environments and design and develop a community risk reduction plan and implement that plan. A framework for understanding these issues and a methodology for developing a comprehensive community risk reduction plan are provided.

Emergency Services Training and Education (FSCN 416, 3 Credits)
Prerequisites: FSCN 304 and FSCN 305. An examination of the management and administration of training and education in fire and emergency services. The objective is to manage and administer development programs, integrate concepts in training programs, and analyze and assess programs Discussion explores how higher education/training contributes to the professional development of fire- service personnel. Topics include the many systems of training and education available and professional development on both individual and organizational levels. Focus is on safety, especially understanding and preventing training deaths and injuries.