FSC 6400: The Fire/Rescue Executive's Role in Emergency Management


The course examines the fire/rescue executive’s role as an integral part of community and state emergency management systems. Students will apply their experience to conventional incident management concepts and analyze the effective management of various emergency incidents. Students will also analyze the preparedness of emergency operations centers.


  1. Analyze personal experiences with the incident command system.
  2. Evaluate the effectiveness of the fire department or public safety communications center.
  3. Evaluate the effectiveness of the management of emergency incidents.
  4. Discuss the functions of specialized teams and proactive measures for an effective disaster preparedness.
  5. Examine methods to strengthen wildland firefighting mutual aid in your state.
  6. Analyze the concepts of an aircraft emergency incident.
  7. Discuss the fire department’s role in emergency medical services.
  8. Evaluate the preparedness of an emergency operations center.




The fire chief’s handbook (Rev: 7th ed.)

Publisher: PennWell (2015)
Author: Marinucci, R. A. (Ed.)
ISBN: 9781593702625
Price: $102.96

* Disclaimer: Textbooks listed are based on the last open revision of the course. Prior revisions and future revisions may use different textbooks. To verify textbook information, view the course syllabus or contact Student Services at students@waldorf.edu