SRJC Course Outlines

12/4/2020 1:24:55 PMFIRE 81 Course Outline as of Fall 2020

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  FIRE 81Title:  FIRE ADMINISTRATION  
Full Title:  Fire Administration for Company Officers
Last Reviewed:10/26/2015

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.00Lecture Scheduled10.002 max.Lecture Scheduled20.00
Minimum1.00Lab Scheduled02 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total10.00 Contact Total20.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  40.00Total Student Learning Hours: 60.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  P/NP Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  FIRE 271.2

Catalog Description:
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An overview of the general administrative functions and the implementation of department policies and procedures and conveying the fire department's role, image and mission to the public. 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 general administrative functions and the implementation of department policies and procedures and conveying the fire department's role, image and mission to the public. Upon successful completion, the student will be awarded a completion certificate from the State Board of Fire Services.
(P/NP Only)

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 an understanding of the fire department budgeting and purchasing process
2.  Describe the process of affecting change in an organization through the implementation of a
    plan or adoption of a policy
3.  Describe the need to develop public relations, and the importance of responding to community
    needs and inquiries

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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.   Explain the impact of State and Federal Laws and Regulations
5.   Describe each component in a fire organization
6.   Demonstrate the ability to execute administrative functions
7.   Describe the purchasing process
8.   Demonstrate the ability to develop a project budget
9.   Prepare a budget request
10. Describe the necessity for collecting incident response data      
11. Demonstrate the ability to prepare a report for a superior officer
12. Develop a plan that results in a positive implementation of effective change in the
      organization
13. Develop a policy or procedure that identifies a problem and proposes a solution
14. Recommend changes and implement a new departmental policy
15. Demonstrate the ability to prepare a properly formatted news release
16. Explain the benefits to the organization and purpose for establishing cooperative external
      agency relationships
17. Demonstrate the ability to initiate an activity that addresses community needs
18. Demonstrate the ability to respond to a citizen's inquiry or direct to the correct individual
      following applicable policies and procedures

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 and Wildland Fire Officer
    A. Level I Company Officer
         1. Use of personnel to accomplish assignments
         2. Dealing with the community
         3. General administrative functions
         4. Supervising emergency operations
         5. Conducting inspections and investigations
         6. Implementing health and safety plans and procedures
    B. Level II Company Officer
         1. Evaluate member performance
         2. Community relations
         3. Prepare budgets and policy changes
         4. Conduct fire investigations
         5. Supervise emergency operations
         6. Review incident reports
    C. Duties of a Level I Wildland Fire Officer
         1. Leadership
         2. Human resource management
IV. Impact of State and Federal Laws and Regulations
    A. Define laws, regulations, codes, and standards
    B. Identify state laws and regulations
    C. Identify federal laws and regulations
V. Components of the Organization
    A. Organizational structure of a department
    B. Role of allied agencies
    C. Functions of management
VI. Routine Administrative Functions
    A. Administrative policies and procedures
    B. Proper use of a record-management system
VII. Purchasing Process
    A. Purchasing laws
    B. Purchasing forms
    C. Organizational purchasing process
VIII. Project or Divisional Budget
    A. Supplies necessary for budget items
    B. Compute costs
    C. Budgeting system
    D. Allocating finances
IX. Budget Requests
    A. Policies and procedures
    B. Revenue sources
    C. Budget process
X. Incident Response Data
    A. Purpose of collecting incident-response data
    B. Producing incident-response reports
XI.   Prepare a Report for a Superior Officer
XII.  Plans for Organizational Change
XIII. Developing Policy or Procedure
XIV. Changing and Implementing Departmental Policies
    A. Communicate change in a positive manner
    B. Procedure for recommending policy changes
XV. News Release
    A. Preparing a news release
    B. Benefits and liabilities associated with social media use
XVI. Benefits of Cooperating with Allied Organizations
    A. Types and functions of external agencies
    B. Benefits of interaction with Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
XVII. Addressing Community Needs
    A. Community demographics
    B. Community service organizations
    C. Role and mission of the department
    D. Role of public relations and its impact on the organization

Assignments:
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1. Pre-course reading and writing exercise
2. Role playing: evaluation, counseling and team building exercises (2 - 3 of each)
3. Written budget, accident and evaluation exercises (2 - 4 of each)
4. Leaderless group exercises (2 - 3)
5. Quizzes (2 - 4)
6. Summative exam

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
10 - 30%
Written budget, accident and evaluation exercises
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 30%
Role playing
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
10 - 30%
Leaderless group exercises, subordinate counseling, team building exercises
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
30 - 70%
Quizzes and summative exam
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%
None


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 and Emergency Services Administration: Management and Leadership Practices. 2nd ed. Smelby, Charles. Jones and Bartlett. 2014 (classic)
 
Fire Officer: Principles and Practice. 3rd ed. National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). 2014 (classic)
 
Management in the Fire Service. 5th ed. Rausch, Erwin and Cater, Harry. Jones and Bartlett, 2016

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