SRJC Course Outlines

12/4/2020 12:51:27 PMFIRE 80 Course Outline as of Fall 2020

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  FIRE 80Title:  HR FIRE MANAGEMENT  
Full Title:  Human Resource Management for Company Officers
Last Reviewed:10/26/2015

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum2.00Lecture Scheduled10.004 max.Lecture Scheduled40.00
Minimum2.00Lab Scheduled02 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total10.00 Contact Total40.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  80.00Total Student Learning Hours: 120.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  FIRE 271.1

Catalog Description:
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An overview of the use of human resources to accomplish assignments, evaluating members performance, supervising personnel and integrating health and safety plans, policies and procedures into daily activities as well as the emergency scene. Upon successful completion, the student will be awarded a completion certificate from the State Board of Fire Services.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion of FIRE 208.1 (Completion of basic fire academy or equivalent as determined by the Dean of Public Safety Instruction.)


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100 or appropriate placement based on AB705 mandates

Limits on Enrollment:
Certified Fire Fighter II through CA State Fire Training

Schedule of Classes Information
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An overview of the use of human resources to accomplish assignments, evaluating members performance, supervising personnel and integrating health and safety plans, policies and procedures into daily activities as well as the emergency scene. Upon successful completion, the student will be awarded a completion certificate from the State Board of Fire Services.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of FIRE 208.1 (Completion of basic fire academy or equivalent as determined by the Dean of Public Safety Instruction.)
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100 or appropriate placement based on AB705 mandates
Limits on Enrollment:Certified Fire Fighter II through CA State Fire Training
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2020Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Demonstrate the ability to assign, direct and supervise staff members in emergency,
    non-emergency situations, training evolutions and other complex tasks.
2.  Describe the key components of an employee evaluation program including dealing with
    unsatisfactory performance and developing an improvement plan following applicable
    policies and procedures including the Firefighter Bill of Rights (FBOR).
3.  Demonstrate the ability to apply a comprehensive safety program including fitness and
    wellness, safety regulations and performing an accident review.

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Students will be able to:
1.   Identify course objectives, requirements, assignments, activities, evaluation methods and
      participation requirements.
2.   Identify the different levels and courses required for certification in the Fire Officer tract and
      the capstone  task book and testing process.
3.   Describe the duties of a Level I & II Company Officer and a Level I Wildland Fire Officer.
4.   Demonstrate the ability to apply and follow human resource policies and procedures.
5.   Create a professional development plan for a staff member and provide the individual with
      the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to succeed.
6.   Demonstrate the ability to assign tasks or responsibilities using clear and concise instructions
      to unit members under non-emergency situations addressing safety concerns and the
      desired outcomes.
7.   Demonstrate the ability to assign tasks or responsibilities using clear and concise instructions
      to unit members under emergency situations addressing safety concerns and the desired
      outcomes.
8.   Demonstrate the ability to direct unit members to perform a training evolution efficiently and
      in accordance with safety plans.
9.   Demonstrate the ability to coordinate and supervise the completion of a series of tasks
      holding unit members accountable for their assignments.
10. Complete an evaluation of a unit member, accurately describing their job performance in
      accordance with human resource policies and procedures.
11. Describe a course of action for problems with a unit member following established policies
      and procedures.
12. Describe a course of action directed to improve the performance of a unit member following
      established policies and procedures.
13. Describe the impact of the FBOR as it applies to the company officer.
14. Apply safety regulations at the unit level completing required reports, conducting in service
      training and conveying unit member responsibilities.
15. Describe the benefits of a physical fitness to the performance of assigned duties and
      participating in a wellness and fitness program.
16. Conduct an initial accident review, documenting the incident and processing in accordance
      with department policies and procedures.
17. Prepare a report based on the analysis of a unit member's injury, accident or exposure

Topics and Scope
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I. Orientation and Administration
    A. Review of facilities
    B. Review of classroom requirements
    C. Review of syllabus, participation, assignments and evaluation methods
II. Fire Officer Certification Track Course Requirements
    A. Level I requirements
    B. Level II requirements
    C. The capstone task book process
    D. The capstone testing process
III. Duties of a Company (Level I) Officer
    A. Use of personnel to accomplish assignments
    B. Dealing with the community
    C. General administrative functions
    D. Supervising emergency operations
    E. Conducting inspections and investigations
    F. Implementing health and safety plans and procedures
IV. Human Resource Management
    A. Human resource policies and procedures
    B. Administrative procedures
         1. Transfers
         2. Promotions
         3. Compensation
         4. Member benefits
         5. Sick leave/vacation
         6. Commendations
         7. Disciplinary actions
         8. Grievances
V. Professional Development Plans
    A. Steps to create a plan
    B. Professional development options
         1. Job shadowing
         2. Mentoring
         3. Continuing education
VI. Assigning Non-emergency Tasks
    A. Verbal communication
    B. Written communication
    C. Techniques used to make assignments
     D. Methods of confirming understanding
    F. Developing instructions for frequently assigned tasks
VII. Assigning Emergency Tasks
    A. Verbal communication during emergency incident
    B. Techniques to make assignments in stressful situations
    C. Methods of confirming understanding
    D. Developing condensed instructions for frequently assigned tasks
VIII. Directing Training Evolutions
IX.   Supervising and Coordinating the Completion of Assignments
    A. Principles of supervision
    B. Basic human resource management
    C. Setting priorities
X. Performance Evaluations
    A. Job descriptions
    B. Evaluation objectives and procedures
    C. Common evaluation errors
    D. Planning and conducting evaluations
XI. Recommending Action for Member Related Problems
    A. Signs and symptoms of problems
         1. Substance abuse
         2. Acute, chronic and delayed stress
    B. Causes and effect of stress in emergency service personnel
    C. Employee assistance policies and procedures
    D. Developing a course of action for members in need of assistance
XII. Improving Member Performance
    A. Identifying problems
    B. Concepts of organizational behavior
    C. Principles of group dynamics
    D. Leadership styles
    E. Types of power in leadership
    F. Principles of interpersonal dynamics
XIII. Impact of the FBOR
     A. The disciplinary process as it relates to the FBOR
    B. Components of the notification and interrogation process
    C. Rights and protections offered by the FBOR
XIV. Application of Safety Regulations
    A. Common causes of personal injury and accidents
    B. Safety policy and procedures
    C. Basic workplace safety
    D. Components of an infectious disease program
XV. Wellness and Fitness Programs
    A. National death and injury statistics
    B. Fire service safety and wellness initiatives and programs
XVI. Initial Accident Review
    A. Procedures for conducting an accident review
    B. Fact finding procedures
XVII. Analyzing and Reporting on a Member's History
    A. Causes of unsafe acts, exposures and conditions that result in injuries or deaths
    B. Interpreting accident, illness and death reports
    C. HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) requirements

Assignments:
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1. Pre-course reading and writing assignment
2. Case studies (2 - 4)
3. Quizzes (2 - 4)
4. Summative exam
5. Written exercises: Prepare subordinate evaluations, accident reports and budget
    justifications (2 - 5 of each)
6. Role playing exercises: Leaderless group exercises, subordinate counseling team building
    exercises (9 - 10 of each)
7. Group problem solving scenarios (4 - 8)

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
5 - 20%
Pre-course writing assignment, written exercises
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
5 - 15%
Case studies, group problem solving scenarios
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
5 - 15%
Role playing exercises, group problem solving scenarios
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
60 - 75%
Quizzes and Summative exam
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 15%
Pre-course reading assignment


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Fire and Emergency Services Company Officer. 5th ed. International Fire Service Training Association (IFSTA). 2014 (classic)
 
Fire Officer: Principles and Practice. 3rd ed. National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). 2014 (classic)
 
Pocket Guide to the Firefighters Procedural Bill of Rights Act. 4th ed. Tiedemann, Scott. CA. Public Employees Relations. 2017
 
Human Resource Management for the Fire Service. Jones and Bartlett. 2011 (classic)
 
Fire and Emergency Services Administration: Management and Leadership Practices. 2nd ed. Smelby, Charles. Jones and Bartlett. 2014 (classic)

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