FSC 3510

Description

Examines the legal aspects of fire service and the political and social impacts of legal issues. This course includes a review of the American legal system and in-depth coverage of legal and political issues involving employment and personnel matter, political process with regard to the fire service. (This course replaces FSC 4401: Legal Aspects of Fire Protection.) FESHE outcomes: 1. Identify potential legal and political issues in fire and emergency services. 2. Describe legal lessons learned from recent cases, and identify best practices in the fire service to avoid legal liability. 3. Analyze and apply legal rules and political issues to manage risk. 4. Formulate political and legal conclusions and recommendations based on the analysis. 5. Locate and apply recent legal and legislative online resources.

Objectives

  1. Identify potential legal and political issues in fire and emergency services.
  2. Describe legal lessons learned from recent cases, and identify best practices in the fire service to avoid legal liability.
  3. Analyze and apply legal rules and political issues to manage risk.
  4. Formulate political and legal conclusions and recommendations based on the analysis.
  5. Locate and apply recent legal and legislative online resources.

PreRequisites

None

Textbook(s)

Fire service law

Publisher: Prentice Hall (2008)
Author: Bennett, L. T.
ISBN: 978-0-13-155288-3
Price: $67.18

* Disclaimer: Textbooks listed are based on the last open revision of the course. Prior revisions and future revisions may use different textbooks. To verify textbook information, view the course syllabus or contact Student Services at students@waldorf.edu