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Course Details

Course Code: FSMT405 Course ID: 3367 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course establishes the foundation of history, knowledge, and processes to assist the Risk Manager or Fire Department Safety Officer achieve their goal in preventing firefighter injury and death. The Safety Officer is a position mandated in Hazmat and Terrorism/Homeland Defense responses and it is a good idea for all responses to keep the safety of responders in first place as well as the community. The course includes a study of the leading theories and practices associated with risk management and emergency scene safety. This course focuses on citizen and responder fire safety and risk reduction through prevention, response, and recovery phases of fire operations. Topics include risk reduction planning, equipment, communications, and procedure, among others.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
03/29/2022 - 09/02/2022 09/05/2022 - 10/30/2022 September Summer 2022 Session D 8 Week session
05/21/2022 - 11/04/2022 11/07/2022 - 01/01/2023 November Fall 2022 Session I 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

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to

  • CO-1: Determine how the origins of the modern Incident Safety Officer effects how the job is seen today in the eyes of the firefighter and the general public.
  • CO-2: Interpret how the divergence of the role of the Incident Safety Officer in modern fire departments affects the safety of a fire department.
  • CO-3: Determine the need for a functional Incident Safety Officer in the fire service.
  • CO-4: Identify the laws, standards, and regulations that guide the formulation of fire service safety practices.
  • CO-5: Discuss the foundational knowledge and skills required for effective performance in the Incident Safety Officer role.
  • CO-6: Examine and explain various safety issues facing the modern fire service.
  • CO-7: Determine the need for the investigation of and the application of lessons learned from fire service death and injury investigations.
  • CO-8: Identify the functions of the Incident Safety Officer in training, education, and post-incident activities.

Readings:
The textbook and several additional readings will be covered throughout this eight week (8) course. As a student, you are expected to read each of the assigned readings and complete the corresponding assignment. The assignments vary from writing papers, creating presentations, and conducting field observations. Throughout the course, you should keep one thought in mind. Earning a college degree requires you to expand your thinking and familiarize you with the literature in the fire service field. Thus, when completing assignments you need to ground your thoughts and summations using the literature so as to demonstrate that you have conducted the necessary review of the literature and to show others where they may find that material. As this course is about learning the field's literature, personal opinions not based or supported by the published literature are not acceptable. All writing assignments to include Forum assignments require researching the academic literature and utilizing citations and a reference page. Your success in this course is based on your command of the field's literature and your ability to communicate that grasp of the literature to diverse audiences. As this course is designed to familiarize you with the field's literature, there are no wrong or right answers; there are just complete and incomplete answers.

Discussion Participation:

There are various required discussion assignments. For most Discussion assignments you are required to post 350 words concerning the assigned readings. For all Discussion postings, a complete post will include adherence to the posted writing standards. The key is to be thorough and use your academic voice to ground your summations using the literature!

Each Discussion assignment will require you to respond to at least two classmate postings in order to earn full credit for the Discussion.

Two Papers (see the Assignment for more details):

Week #4 Essay

Week #8 Final Project

NameGrade %
Discussions 30.00 %
W1: Introductions 3.33 %
W1: LODD - Struck by Motor Vehicle at Highway Incident 3.33 %
W2: LODD – Apparatus Ejection 3.33 %
W3: LODD - Reading Buildings and Conditions 3.33 %
W4: LODD - Reading Firefighters 3.33 %
W5: LODD - Electrocution at Structure Fire 3.33 %
W6: LODD – Wildland Fire 3.33 %
W7: LODD - Hazardous Materials 3.33 %
W8: LODD - Training Events 3.33 %
Essay 35.00 %
Week 4 Essay 35.00 %
Final Project 35.00 %
Week 8 Final Project 35.00 %

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to

  • CO-1: Determine how the origins of the modern Incident Safety Officer effects how the job is seen today in the eyes of the firefighter and the general public.
  • CO-2: Interpret how the divergence of the role of the Incident Safety Officer in modern fire departments affects the safety of a fire department.
  • CO-3: Determine the need for a functional Incident Safety Officer in the fire service.
  • CO-4: Identify the laws, standards, and regulations that guide the formulation of fire service safety practices.
  • CO-5: Discuss the foundational knowledge and skills required for effective performance in the Incident Safety Officer role.
  • CO-6: Examine and explain various safety issues facing the modern fire service.
  • CO-7: Determine the need for the investigation of and the application of lessons learned from fire service death and injury investigations.
  • CO-8: Identify the functions of the Incident Safety Officer in training, education, and post-incident activities.
Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Links provided inside the classroom.
Author:No Author Specified
 

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.