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ESVS 480 : Advanced Principles in Fire and Emergency Services Safety and Survival

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College of Arts & Sciences (WARSC)
Advanced Principles in Fire and Emergency Services Safety and Survival
This course examines the 16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives (FLSI)--what they mean and how they can be adapted by every fire and emergency service organization. The 16 FLSI were developed by the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) with the support and consultation of virtually every major United States fire service organization. The goal of this course, set at the supervisory and managerial level, is to formulate and put into practice health and safety procedures that address firefighter injuries and fatalities. The course will also focus on the need for a culture change, especially regarding how decisions made at the managerial and operational levels can exert influence to ensure that "everyone goes home.

At the end of this course, the student should be able to describe through research findings an advanced safety and survival issue affecting the fire and emergency services leader. The student is expected to defend their findings with confidence to the instructor and classmates during questioning about their topic. This information will help the fire and emergency services administrator perform as an effective risk manager by recognizing the adaptive, cultural, legal and political issues affecting public safety.

Alignment with departmental program outcomes is indicated in parentheses. Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:1. Defend orally or online the elements of their chosen topic (PO 2).2. Classify what resources and skills are needed to address the topic (PO 2).3. Analyze the value of the topic to the fire service community (POs 2, 3, 4, 5).4. Outline the priorities of addressing the problem solution (PO 2).5. Assess the importance of positively influencing other public and community leaders by being able to explain the issue to the non-fire and emergency population (PO 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)

Located on the Daytona Beach Campus, the Jack R. Hunt Library is the primary library for all students of the Worldwide Campus. The Chief Academic Officer strongly recommends that every faculty member, where appropriate, require all students in his or her classes to access the Hunt Library or a comparable college-level local library for research. The results of this research can be used for class projects such as research papers, group discussion, or individual presentations. Students should feel comfortable with using the resources of the library. 

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Written assignments must be formatted in accordance with the current edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) unless otherwise instructed in individual assignments.

ActivityPercent of Grade
Input Grading Item100

Undergraduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
60 - 69% D
0 - 60% F

Graduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
0 - 69% F
Written and oral communications, aviation applications of subject matter, and computer skills are emphasized in each course offered throughout the Worldwide Campus.
Dr. Ronald T. Wakeham - 2/27/2015
Dr. Ronald T. Wakeham - 2/27/2015
Dr. Ronald T. Wakeham - 2/27/2015
Dr. James Schultz – 2/27/2015
1-5 Bachelor of Fire Science PO 1 - Employ leadership and supervisory knowledge to effectively manage fire and emergency services resources and programs.

PO 2 - Apply research, critical thinking, and analytical decision-making skills to contemporary public safety challenges.

PO 3 - Comprehend and apply foundational fire and emergency services scientific and technical concepts and principles.

PO 4 - Comprehend and implement management, protection, prevention, mitigation, response, recovery, and planning strategies to be responsive to the needs of the community.

PO 5 - Demonstrate a proficiency in identifying and solving problems related to the specialty area using Fire Science knowledge and the interrelationships to historical, organizational, legal, social, political, economic, and physical constructs.
Key: 102