It is expected that students will spend 2 to 3 hours, minimally, outside of the classroom/laboratory performing course related work such as readings, research, homework assignments, practica, studio work, and other academic work for every hour of instruction spent in the classroom/laboratory.
This course provides students with a study of the fire codes, their relation to building construction, and maintenance of fire and life safety systems. The course examines various techniques for recognition and correction of fire code violations. Special emphasis is placed on application of knowledge gained regarding the codes and on simulated field inspection. Topics include fire hazard recognition, types of codes and standard, types of inspections, special occupancies, and the need for public relations. This course addresses selected recommendations of NFPA Standard 1031, Professional Qualifications for Fire Inspector, Levels I and II. (3 contact hours) (TAG) [Catalog Entry]
This course details the public education planning process and the importance of effective community and media relations in carrying out the mission of public agencies. It places special emphasis on handling customer service and customer relations issues, research, ethics, and communication. The culmination of this course may be a tour of a media facility such as a television or radio station, or a newspaper production facility, an interview with a media reporter, or another appropriate activity. This course provides instruction commensurate with most recommendations of NFPA Standard 1041, Public Fire and Life Safety Educator, Levels I and II, and FEMA's Public Information Officer program. This course is cross listed as FIRE 1350 Public Sector Community Relations and Customer Service and EMGT 1350 Public Sector Community Relations and Customer Service. Students who have taken the course under the alternative course ID should not take this course. (2 contact hours) [Catalog Entry]
This course provides students with an overview of the principles of supervision and leadership as they apply to work in the public sector. Particular emphasis is made on supervising, motivating, and developing personnel in public safety organizations, including discussion of civil service, public liability issues, and command as an element of a quasi-military organizational structure. This course covers general supervisory/leadership principles and topics available to all public safety employees in Fire, Police, and Emergency Medical Service Departments. This course is cross listed as FIRE 2210 Public Sector Supervision and Leadership and EMGT 2210 Public Sector Supervision and Leadership. Students who have taken the course under the alternative course ID should not take this course. (2 contact hours)
(2 contact hours) [Catalog Entry]