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Course Details

Course Code: FSMT410 Course ID: 3366 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course introduces the student to many areas of fire laws and regulations. The main purpose of this course is to introduce you to the laws and regulations that will impact your work. This course enables the student to acquire a basic knowledge of the law in each of the specified subject areas that directly or indirectly affect fire services by providing a basic knowledge of the methodology through which to locate, read and comprehend the various statutes and regulations surrounding fires. This course focuses on public policy, law, and regulation concerning fire mitigation, response, and recovery. Legal issues and risk are addressed as topics in the course, as are general and specific national, state, and local fire regulations and public law.

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

Course Objectives:

CO-1: Identify the origins of modern fire law

CO-2: Describe the evolution of modern fire law.

CO-3: Describe potential criminal actions of firefighters.

CO-4: Examine & identify the various Federal laws related to employment.

CO-5: Describe the lawful duties and responsibilities of the Fire Department

CO-6: Describe the potential negligence actions of firefighters.

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

1. Final Project Approval: You must upload to the assignment the legal case or cases you intend to use for your Final Project. (Week 1)

2. Discussion Forums: There are seven discussion forums. Be sure to follow all directions in the forums. (Weeks 1 - 2 - 3 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8)

3. Essays: There will be three essays based on the readings from this course. (Weeks 2 - 4 - 6)

4. Review Questions: There will be eight weeks of Review Questions which are chosen to reinforce concepts introduced by the text. It is expected that the student will provide a detailed answer to these in order to demonstrate an understanding of the subject. (Weeks 1 - 8)

5. Exams: There will be two exams over the next eight weeks. Each exam will consist of multiple choice and essay style questions.

  • Midterm Exam: Chapters 1 – 8 (Week 4)
  • Final Exam: Chapters 9 – 16 (Week 8)

6. Final Project: A 6 page paper is due by the end of (Week 8). Please see the Week 8 - Final project for further instructions.

All due dates are found in the Course Outline below.

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

Each week begins at 12:05 am on Monday and ends at 11:55 pm on Sunday. All assignments must be turned in by the due dates listed below. Please see the Late Policy announcement which opened in Week 1.

NameGrade %
Discussions 30.00 %
Week 1: Introductions 3.33 %
Week 1: The Fireman's Rule 3.33 %
Week 2: Emergency Vehicle Operations 3.33 %
Week 3: First Amendment Free Speech 3.33 %
Week 4: Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) 3.33 %
Week 5: Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) 3.33 %
Week 6: Fourth Amendment: Search and Seizure 3.33 %
Week 7: Disciplinary Challenges 3.33 %
Week 8: Course Wrap-up and the Fireman's Rule Revisited 3.33 %
Essay 35.00 %
Week 4 Essay 35.00 %
Final Project 35.00 %
Week 8 Final Project 35.00 %

Course Objectives:

CO-1: Identify the origins of modern fire law

CO-2: Describe the evolution of modern fire law.

CO-3: Describe potential criminal actions of firefighters.

CO-4: Examine & identify the various Federal laws related to employment.

CO-5: Describe the lawful duties and responsibilities of the Fire Department

CO-6: Describe the potential negligence actions of firefighters.

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.