Examines the factors that shape fire risk and the tools for fire
prevention, including risk reduction education, codes and standards, inspection
and plans review, fire investigation, research, planning, various types of
influences and strategies.(The FESHE Course Code Equivalent for this
course is C264) 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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