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Course Details

Course Code: FSMT362 Course ID: 3364 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course examines the relationship of fire administration and the role of executive fire administrators in the administration of complex issues in a dynamic environment. The course covers political, legal, financial, and ethical issues faced by fire administrators within the context of public administration. Topics include examination of the effects, influences, challenges, and opportunities of public and private fire functions and roles.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
04/26/2022 - 09/30/2022 10/03/2022 - 11/27/2022 October Fall 2022 Session B 8 Week session
07/25/2022 - 12/30/2022 01/02/2023 - 02/26/2023 January Winter 2023 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

Course Objectives: Please see the Course Outline below for the weeks that correspond with these course objectives:

CO-01 Week 1: Discuss the elements of effective department administrators.
CO-02 Week 2: Discuss primary funding sources as well as the need for alternative funding sources.
CO-03 Week 3: Discuss the effectiveness of a community risk assessment and its importance in creating a successful relationship between the fire department and the community.
CO-04 Week 4: Describe potential disciplinary actions in reference to an unsafe procedure or not following SOPs.
CO-05 Week 4: Explain how change in the fire service can lead to a more successful organization.
CO-06 Week 5: Discuss how demographic trends in the United States are affecting fire services.
CO-07 Week 6: Discuss the benefits of a health and wellness program in the fire service.
CO-08 Week 7: Discuss strategic planning and the goals and objectives of a strategic initiative.
CO-09 Week 8: Discuss your thoughts on the reputation of the fire service and whether or not it is upholding the ethical standards we have come to expect in that field.
CO-10 Week 8: Explain the economic crises fire departments are facing and the creative solutions being used to cope with their shrinking budgets.

Grades for this course will be based upon four grading instruments:

APUS clocks are set for the Eastern Time (ET) zone. If you live in a different time zone, be sure to plan ahead and submit assignments based on Eastern Time (ET) so as to avoid possible late penalties and/or avoid being locked out of a test.

1. Discussions (9): There are nine graded discussions that can be found by clicking the classroom Discussion tab. The student, when directed by the instructor, will respond to the postings of other students. You will not receive a grade until you have responded to the proper number of students or the assignment has closed. Please have your initial post in the discussion by 11:55 pm (ET) on Thursday night and your replies posted by 11:55 pm (ET) on Sunday night of the week the ForumDiscussion assignment is due.

Participation in the discussionss is mandatory. Your replies must provide more discussion than “good point” or “nice job.” Challenge each other: if you disagree then say so and explain why.

To receive full credit for a discussion, you must advance the conversation throughout the week by replying back to those that replied to your initial post.

(Please see the Discussion Expectations document in each discussion for further explanation).

2. Essay (1): There is one essay that will be based on the readings from this course. The Essay can be found by clicking the Assignments tab in the classroom.

3. Exam (1): There will be one exam, a final.

The Final Exam will open in Week 8 and will be based on the course readings. The Final Exam will consist of 5 short answer/essay questions worth 20 points each. There is no time limit for the exam.

The Exams can be found by clicking the Test and Quizzes tab in the classroom.

4. Final Project (1): There is a Final Project due by the end of Week 8 and it will be based on the information you learned throughout the course. The Final Project can be found by clicking the Assignments tab in the classroom.

All due dates are found in the Syllabus Outline.

All graded items for this course will be based on a 100 point grading scale.

NameGrade %
Discussions 27.00 %
Week 1 Introduction Discussion 3.00 %
Week 1 Discussion 3.00 %
Week 2 Discussion 3.00 %
Week 3 Discussion 3.00 %
Week 4 Discussion 3.00 %
Week 5 Discussion 3.00 %
Week 6 Discussion 3.00 %
Week 7 Discussion 3.00 %
Week 8 Discussion 3.00 %
Essay 25.00 %
Week 4 Essay 25.00 %
Final Exam 18.00 %
Week 8 Final Exam 18.00 %
Final Project 30.00 %
Week 8 Final Project 30.00 %

Course Objectives: Please see the Course Outline below for the weeks that correspond with these course objectives:

CO-01 Week 1: Discuss the elements of effective department administrators.
CO-02 Week 2: Discuss primary funding sources as well as the need for alternative funding sources.
CO-03 Week 3: Discuss the effectiveness of a community risk assessment and its importance in creating a successful relationship between the fire department and the community.
CO-04 Week 4: Describe potential disciplinary actions in reference to an unsafe procedure or not following SOPs.
CO-05 Week 4: Explain how change in the fire service can lead to a more successful organization.
CO-06 Week 5: Discuss how demographic trends in the United States are affecting fire services.
CO-07 Week 6: Discuss the benefits of a health and wellness program in the fire service.
CO-08 Week 7: Discuss strategic planning and the goals and objectives of a strategic initiative.
CO-09 Week 8: Discuss your thoughts on the reputation of the fire service and whether or not it is upholding the ethical standards we have come to expect in that field.
CO-10 Week 8: Explain the economic crises fire departments are facing and the creative solutions being used to cope with their shrinking budgets.
Book Title:Various resources from Trefry Library and/or the Open Web are used. Links provided inside the classroom.
ISBN:D2L Note
 

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.