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FSMT288 - Community Risk Reduction for the Fire and Emergency Services

Course Details

Course Code: FSMT288 Course ID: 4845 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course provides a theoretical framework for the understanding of the ethical, sociological, organizational, political, and legal components of community risk reduction, and a methodology for the development of a comprehensive community risk reduction plan.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
03/30/20 - 09/04/20 09/07/20 - 11/01/20 Summer 2020 Session D 8 Week session
06/29/20 - 12/04/20 12/07/20 - 01/31/21 Fall 2020 Session D 8 Week session
09/28/20 - 02/26/21 03/01/21 - 04/25/21 Winter 2021 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

CO-1 Understand and explain the different components involved in community risk reduction.

CO-2 Produce a comprehensive community risk reduction plan.

CO-3 Compare and contrast different community intervention strategies for risk reduction.

CO-4 Assess different risk reduction programs.

  1. America Burning – The Report of the National Commission of Fire Prevention and Control. FEMA. (1973).
  2. America Burning Revisited. FEMA. (1987).
  3. America at Risk - America Burning Recommissioned. FEMA. (2002).
  4. Public Fire Education Planning: A Five Step Process. FEMA. (2008).
  5. Risk Management Practices in the Fire Services. FEMA. (1996).
  6. Additional supplemental readings will be utilized throughout the course.
Book Title:Various resources from Trefry Library and/or the Open Web are used. Links provided inside the classroom.

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.