Principles of Fire and Emergency Services
0.5 Credit

Hours per week:
  • Lecture/Discussion: 3

In this course the learner will be introduced to the challenging work of emergency responders in fire management services. Learners will examine the culture and history of emergency services; 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; fire service nomenclature; specific fire protection functions; basic fire chemistry and physics; introduction to fire protection systems; introduction to fire strategy and tactics; and Life Safety Initiatives. Learners will also examine the integration of fire services into the overall emergency response model. 

Additional Course Information
0.5 credit selected from the following courses: HR260/SOJE260, HS200, MB109/OL109, OL200/MB200, SAFE200