Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:
- Acquire an overview and history of careers in the field of Fire and Emergency Services including employment opportunities, interdepartmental relationships, management of buildings, equipment, and safety procedures and techniques used in providing emergency services.
- Use computer technology tools to manage business communications, computer operations, use of electronic and internet applications to communicate, search for and access information.
- Acquire and analyze basic incident response procedures, laws, ordinances, regulations, threats to information technology systems and organizational rules applicable to emergency incidents.
- Analyze local, state and federal regulations pertaining to safety issues, involving safe handling and transportation of hazardous materials including learning the icons and codes required to recognize materials marked as hazardous.
- Challenge and sit for the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) certifications including Firefighter I, Hazardous Materials Level I and Level II, Vehicle Extrication, Inspector, Investigator, Officer, Instructor and formal training in rescue techniques and terrorism awareness training.
- Develop the necessary skills to speak, write and use equipment professionally to communicate effectively including use of radio communication systems, to convey and receive information, to apply emergency response skills to manage an incident scene as a first responder and to maintain and use information technology to manage emergency situations.
- Appropriately use, development and implementation of the Incident Command System (ICS) to identify the elements of emergency scene evaluation, establish priorities to determine actions and manage logistics procedures at the incident while practicing appropriate public relations.
- Develop first responder skills to handle emergency situations from minor medical emergencies to area wide incidents including the maintenance and operation ready fire service equipment.
- Analyze the relationship between ethics and morality and integrate basic concepts of cultural diversity that are essential for ethical decision making.