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FES 3003   POLITICAL AND LEGAL FOUNDATIONS FOR FIRE PROTECTION

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: Admission to the Public Safety Administration BAS program. This course will provide the student with an overview of society’s need for planning for disastrous situations. This course examines the legal aspects of the fire service and the political and social impacts of legal issues. This course includes a review of the American legal system and in-depth coverage of legal and political issues involving employment and personnel matters, administrative and operational matters, planning and code enforcement, and legislative and political processes with regard to the fire service. 47 contact hours.

FES 3015   ADVANCED FIRE ADMINISTRATION

credits: 3  
This is an executive-level course introducing the student to the concepts and processes of fire service administration. The course will prepare the student for upper-level fire service management. The course will focus on modern fire protection, resource management, fire prevention and support services, including intergovernmental coordination. 47 contact hours.

FES 3533   COMMUNITY FIRE AND RISK REDUCTION

credits: 3  
This is an executive-level course introducing the student to the concepts and process of fire and risk reduction within a community. The course will prepare the student to study the community, assess community risks, develop supporting networks, develop strategies for intervention, action plans, and perform risk reduction program evaluation. 47 contact hours.

FES 3780   ANALYTICAL APPROACHES TO PUBLIC FIRE PROTECTION

credits: 3  
This course examines tools and techniques of rational decision-making in fire rescue departments, including the use of databases, statistics, probability, decision analysis, utility modeling, resource allocation, cost-benefit analysis, and linear programming. 47 contact hours.

FES 3823   PLANNING METHODOLOGY FOR HAZARD MITIGATION

credits: 3  
This course will provide the student with an overview of society's need for planning for disastrous situations. The lessons will discuss the best practice and proper methodologies required when developing land for farming or construction and disaster preventative measures. The course will also focus on mitigation measures which are required to reduce risk from natural and technological hazards. In addition, the course will provide the student with an understanding of interagency cooperation between emergency responders such as fire departments, police departments, and emergency medical personnel and the emergency manager to prevent or reduce injury and damage from a disaster. 47 contact hours.

FES 3833   EMERGING ISSUES IN ENVIRONMENTAL DISASTER MANAGEMENT

credits: 3  
This course will provide the student the opportunity to analyze many man-made and natural disasters. The focal point is to infuse each disaster with the role of today's Emergency Manager. This course will examine the response of an Emergency Manager to a disaster and the subsequent impact on other agencies. In addition, students will be introduced to methodologies dealing with disasters and the integration of other emergency responders, such as fire departments, police departments and emergency medical services. 47 contact hours.

FES 4014   EVOLUTION OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

credits: 3  
Prerequisite: Admission to the Public Safety Administration BAS Program or permission of the dean. This course examines the history and the principles establishing Emergency Management in the United States. It describes the “Four Phases of Emergency Management,” relates processes to codes and laws governing Emergency Management, and examines Emergency Management and the terrorist threat. 47 contact hours.

FES 4585   FIRE PREVENTION ORGANIZATION AND MANAGEMENT

credits: 3  

Prerequisite: Admission to the Public Safety Administration BAS program. This course will provide the student with an overview of society’s need for planning for disastrous situations. This course reviews fire prevention background and concepts; non-governmental fire prevention functions; government fire prevention efforts; preparation of fire prevention personnel; fire prevention through building and fire safety codes; effective fire prevention inspection; human reaction to fire emergencies; public fire education; research in fire prevention; international fire prevention practices; evaluation of fire safety efforts; cause determination; and arson suppression. 47 contact hours.


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