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FSA 211 - Fire Administration

Credits: 3
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.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Identify career development opportunities and strategies for success.
  2. Explain the need for effective communication skills, both written and verbal.
  3. Articulate the concepts of span of control, effective delegation and division of labor.
  4. Recognize and apply appropriate appraising and disciplinary actions and the impact on employee behavior.
  5. Identify and examine the history and development of management and supervision.
  6. Evaluate methods of managing available resources.
  7. Identify roles and responsibilities of leaders in organizations.
  8. Compare and contrast the traits of effective versus ineffective supervision and management styles.
  9. Identify and assess safety needs for both emergency and non-emergency situations.
  10. Identify the importance of ethics as they apply to supervisors.
  11. Explain the role of company officer in the Incident Management System.
  12. Describe the benefits of documentation.
Listed Topics
  1. Career development opportunities.
  2. Effective written and oral communication skills.
  3. Span of control, effective delegation and division of labor.
  4. Employee appraising and disciplinary actions.
  5. History and development of management.
  6. Managing available resources.
  7. Roles and responsibilities of leaders.
  8. Traits of effective and ineffective supervision styles.
  9. Safety needs for emergency and non-emergency situations.
  10. Ethics for supervisors.
  11. Incident Management System
  12. Documentation benefits
Reference Materials
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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