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COURSE NUMBER: FIRE140
COURSE TITLE:Fire Management I
DIVISION:Liberal Arts
SEMESTER CREDIT HOURS:3
CONTACT HOURS:135
STUDENT ENGAGEMENT HOURS:
DELIVERY MODE:

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course will acquaint the student with the role of the company officer and provides an introduction to basic management theories, practices and functions.

NOTES:
This course is not available for web registration.

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
At completion of this course, the student should be able to recognize the role of the company officer and use the basic management theories and functions as well as budgeting a fire station.

TOPICAL OUTLINE:
ORIENTATION
Identify the requirements for Fire Officer Certification as prescribed by the Office of the State Fire Marshal, Division of Personnel Standards and Education
Identify the areas of responsibility of a company officer.

HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
Identify four theories of management.
Identify the elements/functions of management.
   Planning
   Organizing
   Implementation
   Evaluation
Identify the principles of:
   The planning process
   Development of goals and objectives
   Problem solving
   Utilizing a budget as a planning tool
   Operational and master planning
Identify the elements of Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs and describe how these elements affect motivation.
Identify leadership and describe leadership styles.
Identify the dimensions of leadership and the five types of power.
Identify the predominate type of verbal order or command that an officer would use in each of the following situations:
   During an emergency operation
   While working in the station
   During a training session.
Identify the basic principles of policies, rules, and procedures.
Identify the types of corrective action required in a given personnel situation.
Identify how the types of corrective action identified are used as a tool of supervision.
Identify how to objectively evaluate and consel members to encourage their development to full capacity.
Identify the types and procedures for interviews.
Demonstrate the ability to plan, assign, coordinate activities, and establish priorities at the unit level, given the job requirements of subordinate positions.

COMMUNITY AWARENSS/PUBLIC RELATIONS
Identify the relationship of each of the following factors within the community in relation to the local fire problem:
   Economic conditions
   Religion
   Race, ethnic, and age factors
   Community organizations
   Family structure
Identify the procedures to follow when handling citizen complaints and inquiries.

ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE
Identify the basics of:
   The organizing process
   Line and staff differentiation
   Principles of integration and coordination of the roles and functions of the various tasks
   Company organizational structures
   Span of control
Identify the authority and responsibility of each component of the fire department
Identify the public and private state/provincial organizations that support the fire protection services.
Identify the functions of the organizations
Identify the public and private local organizations that support the fire protection services and describe the functions of each.
Identify the public and private national organizations that support the fire protection services and describe the functions of each.

BUDGET
Identify the department budget process and its impact on the unit operation.

TEXTBOOK / SPECIAL MATERIALS:
No textbook.

EVALUATION:
Scheduled quizzes over assigned materials will be given as well as a comprehensive final exam.  The final exam will count as one-third of final grade.  Students will be graded on class participation as well.

Final Exam 30%
Midterm Exam 25%
Quizzes 20%
Student Project 20%
Patricipation 5%

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STUDENT CONDUCT CODE:
Membership in the DACC community brings both rights and responsibility. As a student at DACC, you are expected to exhibit conduct compatible with the educational mission of the College. Academic dishonesty, including but not limited to, cheating and plagiarism, is not tolerated. A DACC student is also required to abide by the acceptable use policies of copyright and peer-to-peer file sharing. It is the student’s responsibility to become familiar with and adhere to the Student Code of Conduct as contained in the DACC Student Handbook. The Student Handbook is available in the Information Office in Vermilion Hall and online at: https://dacc.edu/student-handbook

DISABILITY SERVICES:
Any student who feels s/he may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact the Testing & Academic Services Center at 217-443-8708 (TTY 217-443-8701) or stop by Cannon Hall Room 113. Please speak with your instructor privately to discuss your specific accommodation needs in this course.

REVISION:
Fall 2010

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