FSC 2010: Principles of Fire and Emergency Services


Provides an overview to fire protection and emergency services. Topics of interest are career opportunities in fire protection and related fields; culture and history of emergency services; fire loss analysis; organization and function of public and private fire protection services; fire departments as part of local government; laws and regulations affecting the fire service; fire service nomenclature; specific fire protection functions; basic fire chemistry and physics; introduction to fire protection systems; introduction to fire strategy and tactics; and Life Safety Initiatives.


  1. Illustrate the history of the fire service.
  2. Define the basic components of fire.
  3. Differentiate between fire service training and education.
  4. Explain the value of higher education to the professionalization of the fire service.
  5. Describe the major organizations that provide emergency response services.
  6. Identify fire protection and emergency-service careers in both the public and private sectors.
  7. Define the roles of national, state, and local organizations in fire and emergency services.
  8. Discuss the organizational structure of fire and emergency services.
  9. Identify the common types of fire and emergency-service physical resources.
  10. Compare and contrast effective management concepts for various emergency situations.
  11. Identify the primary responsibilities of fire protection and code enforcement personnel.
  12. Recognize the components of career preparation.
  13. Articulate the importance of wellness and fitness as it relates to emergency services.




Fundamentals of fire and emergency services (Rev: 2nd ed.)

Publisher: Pearson (2014)
Author: Loyd, J. B., & Richardson, J. D.
ISBN: 9780133419238
Price: $75.21

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