FSC 3601: Fire Prevention Organization and Management


Examines the factors that shape fire risk and the tools for fire prevention, including risk reduction education, codes and standards, inspection and plans review, fire investigation, research, master planning, various types of influences, and strategies. (The FESHE Course Code Equivalent for this course is C264) 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. Describe aspects of community risk reduction to include risk reduction education.
  2. Explain the fundamental aspects of codes and standards.
  3. Examine the inspection and plan review process.
  4. Describe the fire prevention research involved with the fire investigation process.
  5. Analyze the impact that historical and social influences have on the fire prevention master planning process.
  6. Describe economic and governmental influences on fire prevention.
  7. Explain the effects of departmental influences on fire prevention programs and activities.
  8. Discuss strategies for fire prevention.


  1. FSC 3345
  2. FSC 2010


Fire and life safety educator: Principles and practice (Rev: 2nd ed.)

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning (2018)
Author: Giesler, M. P.
ISBN: 9781284041972
Price: $79.32

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