FSC 4110


This course introduces the basic principles and history related to the national firefighter life safety initiatives, focusing on the need for cultural and behavior change throughout the emergency services.


  1. Define the need for cultural and behavioral change within emergency services, related to safety.
  2. Identify support services for emergency services personnel.
  3. Explain the vital role of local departments in national research and data collection systems.
  4. Discuss the importance of standards in design of apparatus and equipment, including personal protective equipment and enforcement of codes.
  5. Illustrate how technological advancements produce higher levels of emergency service safety and survival.
  6. Adopt standardized policies for responding to emergency scenes.
  7. Describe the importance of public education as a resource to life safety programs.
  8. Explain the need for enhancements of personal and organizational accountability for health and safety.
  9. Explain concepts of risk management and mitigation as it pertains to emergency services, including strategic and tactical decision-making and planning responsibilities.
  10. Identify the 16 life safety initiatives.




Fire and emergency services safety and survival

Publisher: Pearson (2012)
Author: Ford, T.
ISBN: 978-0-13-701548-1
Price: (No information available)

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