Upon completion of this
program, the student will be able to:
Acquire an overview and history of careers in the field of Fire and
Emergency Services including employment opportunities,
interdepartmental relationships, management of buildings, equipment,
and safety procedures and techniques used in providing emergency
Use computer technology tools to manage business communications,
computer operations, use of electronic and internet applications to
communicate, search for and access information.
Acquire and analyze basic incident response procedures, laws,
ordinances, regulations, threats to information technology systems
and organizational rules applicable to emergency incidents.
Analyze local, state and federal regulations pertaining to safety
issues, involving safe handling and transportation of hazardous
materials including learning the icons and codes required to
recognize materials marked as hazardous.
Challenge and sit for the International Fire Service Accreditation
Congress (IFSAC) certifications including Firefighter I, Hazardous
Materials Level I and Level II, Vehicle Extrication, Inspector,
Investigator, Officer, Instructor and formal training in rescue
techniques and terrorism awareness training.
Develop the necessary skills to speak, write and use equipment
professionally to communicate effectively including use of radio
communication systems, to convey and receive information, to apply
emergency response skills to manage an incident scene as a first
responder and to maintain and use information technology to manage
Appropriately use, development and implementation of the Incident
Command System (ICS) to identify the elements of emergency scene
evaluation, establish priorities to determine actions and manage
logistics procedures at the incident while practicing appropriate
Develop first responder skills to handle emergency situations from
minor medical emergencies to area wide incidents including the
maintenance and operation ready fire service equipment.
Analyze the relationship between ethics and morality and integrate
basic concepts of cultural diversity that are essential for ethical