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


Introduces the basic principles and history related to the national firefighter Life Safety Initiatives, focusing on the need for cultural and behavioral change throughout the emergency services.


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


  1. FSC 2010


Fire and emergency services safety and survival (Rev: 2nd ed.)

Publisher: Pearson (2017)
Author: Ford, T. M.
ISBN: 9780134323336
Price: $94.06

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