FSC 4110: Advanced Principles in Fire and Emergency Services Safety and Survival


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


  1. FSC 2010


Fire and emergency services safety and survival

Publisher: Pearson (2012)
Author: Ford, T.
ISBN: 978-0-13-701548-1
Price: $69.77

* 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