2020-2021 Catalog 
    Sep 25, 2021  
2020-2021 Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

FSC 239 - Fire Department Company Officer

Description: Supervisory methods for the fire service in fire safety, fire department organization and personnel supervision. Elements of management for the first-level Company Officer Supervisor. Includes principles of organization, communication, leadership and emergency incident management.

Credits: 3
Lecture: 3
Course Content:
  1. Organizational structure
  2. Communications
  3. The company as a group
  4. Leadership as a group influence
  5. Elements of management
  6. Company motivation
  7. Career counseling
  8. Problem solving
  9. Pre-incident surveys
  10. Fireground management
  11. Incident command and communications
  12. Firefighter safety and health
  13. Company officer liability

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Describe a typical fire department's organizational structure.
  2. Describe the functions and processes of the internal communications system.
  3. Apply leadership and management strategies for effective individual and group performance.
  4. Apply motivational strategies to individual and group performance.
  5. Perform pre-incident surveys
  6. Develop a plan for firefighter safety during regular job duties and emergencies.
  7. Identify potential liability issues of the company officer and a plan to prevent occurrences.
  8. Perform as the emergency scene commander.