FSA 211 - Fire Administration
3 Lecture Hours
Prerequisites: FSA 102 , FSA 105
This course covers the principles of organization and administration in fire protection services; the structure and function of the department, battalion and company as components of municipal organization; duties and responsibilities of the company officer; a study of human resources management, training, budgeting, records, reports and other relations.
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:
- Identify career development opportunities and strategies for success.
- Explain the need for effective communication skills, both written and verbal.
- Articulate the concepts of span of control, effective delegation and division of labor.
- Recognize and apply appropriate appraising and disciplinary actions and the impact on employee behavior.
- Identify and examine the history and development of management and supervision.
- Evaluate methods of managing available resources.
- Identify roles and responsibilities of leaders in organizations.
- Compare and contrast the traits of effective versus ineffective supervision and management styles.
- Identify and assess safety needs for both emergency and non-emergency situations.
- Identify the importance of ethics as they apply to supervisors.
- Explain the role of company officer in the Incident Management System.
- Describe the benefits of documentation.
- Career development opportunities.
- Effective written and oral communication skills.
- Span of control, effective delegation and division of labor.
- Employee appraising and disciplinary actions.
- History and development of management.
- Managing available resources.
- Roles and responsibilities of leaders.
- Traits of effective and ineffective supervision styles.
- Safety needs for emergency and non-emergency situations.
- Ethics for supervisors.
- Incident Management System
- Documentation benefits
Company Officer, Clinton Smoke, Delmar
Fire Service Administration, Grant & Hoover, NFPA
Management in the Fire Service, Carter & Rausch, NFPA
Management of Fire Service Operations, Coleman, NFPA
Stds. 1021, 1500, 1710, 1720
Approved By: Murphy, Michael Date Approved: 06/17/2004
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