FSC 3510: Political and Legal Foundations of Fire Protection


Examines the legal aspects of fire service and the political and social impacts of legal issues. Includes a review of the American legal system and in-depth coverage of legal and political issues involving employment and personnel matters.


  1. Summarize legal issues in fire and emergency services.
  2. Compare and contrast legal lessons learned from current case studies related to the fire service.
  3. Explain best practices in the fire service used to minimize legal liability.
  4. Analyze legal rules and political issues to manage risk.
  5. Formulate conclusions and recommendations based on legal and politcal analysis of issues within fire and emergency services.
  6. Evaluate current legal and legislative online resources.


  1. FSC 2010


Fire service law (Rev: 2nd ed.)

Publisher: Waveland Press (2017)
Author: Bennett, L. T.
ISBN: 9781478633976
Price: $49.87

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