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.) (The FESHE
Course Code Equivalent for this course is C258) 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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