Provides a theoretical framework for understanding ethical, sociological,
organizational, political, and legal components of community risk reduction.
Methods for the development of a comprehensive community risk reduction plan are
explored. (This course replaces FSC 3820: The Community and the Fire Threat.)
(The FESHE Course Code Equivalent for this course is C287) FESHE
outcomes: 1. Define and discuss the elements of effective departmental
organization. 2. Classify what training and skills are needed to establish
departmental organization. 3. Analyze the value of a community-related approach
to risk reduction. 4. Outline the priorities of a budget planning document while
anticipating the diverse needs of a community. 5. Assess the importance of
positively influencing community leaders by demonstrating effective leadership.
6. Analyze the concept of change and the need to be aware of future trends in
fire management. 7. Report on the importance of communications technology, fire
service networks, and the Internet, when conducting problem-solving analysis and
managing trends. 8. Develop a clear understanding of the national assessment
models and their respective approaches to certification.
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