Principles of Emergency Services
Course Number: 10-503-191
10-503-191 PRINCIPLES OF EMERGENCY SERVICES ...provides an overview to fire protection; career opportunities in fire protection and related fields; philosophy and history of fire protection/service; fire loss analysis; organization and function of public and private fire protection services; fire departments as part of local government; laws and regulations affecting the fire service; and fire service nomenclature.
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What will I learn?
- Explain the history and culture of the fire service.
- Analyze the basic components of fire as a chemical chain reaction, the major phases of fire
- Examine the main factors that influence fire spread and fire behavior.
- Compare fire service training and education
- Explain the value of higher education to the professionalization of the fire service.
- Describe the major organizations that provide emergency response service and how they interrelate.
- Identify fire protection and emergency-service careers in both the public and private sector.
- Define the role of national, State and local support organizations in fire and emergency services.
- Describe the scope, purpose, and organizational structure of fire and emergency services.
- Describe the common types of fire and emergency service facilities, equipment, and apparatus.
- Compare effective management concepts for various emergency situations.
- Identify the primary responsibilities of fire prevention personnel including, code enforcement, public information, and public and private protection systems.
- Recognize the components of career preparation and goal setting.
- Describe the importance of wellness and fitness as it relates to emergency services.