FSC 4510


This course examines relationships and issues in personnel administration and human resource development within the context of fire-related organizations, including personnel management, organizational development, productivity, recruitment and selection, performance management systems, discipline, and collective bargaining.

(The FESHE Course Code Equivalent for this course is C266)

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.


  1. Explore organizational development and leadership styles and how they relate to personnel relationships.
  2. Analyze simple/complex personnel management issues from recruitment to retirement.
  3. Formulate recommendations and solutions to personnel management issues.
  4. Classify the collective rules, procedures, laws, and policies that relate to personnel management issues.
  5. Identify and explain contemporary personnel management issues.
  6. Explain potential personnel management issues.




Fire service personnel management (Rev: 3)

Publisher: Prentice Hall (2010)
Author: Edwards, S. T.
ISBN: 978-0-13-512677-6
Price: $93.93

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