FRSC210 Fire and Life Safety Education
Department of Business Studies: Fire Science
- I. Course Number and Title
- FRSC210 Fire and Life Safety Education
- II. Number of Credits
- 3 credits
- III. Number of Instructional Minutes
- IV. Prerequisites
- FRSC100 (C or better) and Writing Placement Score of 6 or COMP107 (C or better).
- V. Other Pertinent Information
- This course aligns with Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education (FESHE) associate degree curriculum requirements.
- Students having the appropriate prerequisites are eligible to test for Professional Certification (ProBoard) in accordance with NFPA 1035 to the Public Fire and Life Safety Educator 1 and Public Fire and Life Safety Educator 2.
- This course may be completed through Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) if the student has ProBoard and/or IFSAC Professional Certification to the Public Fire and Life Safety Educator 2 Level, in accordance with NFPA 1035.
- VI. Catalog Course Description
- The course prepares students to develop and deliver fire and life safety education programs. Students develop presentation skills, prepare and deliver an oral presentation, learn how to formulate public education programs, review the effectiveness of existing programs and identify future trends.
- VII. Required Course Content and Direction
Course Learning Goals
- Differentiate between Public Education, Public Information and Public Relations/Marketing;
- Demonstrate the need for establishing fire and life safety education as a value within the fire service culture;
- Identify stakeholders; partnerships and coalitions to work on fire and life safety education activities;
- Identify and use local, regional and national sources of data for fire and injury prevention programs;
- Identify budget needs for program delivery and the process for requesting funds;
- Select, design, implement, and evaluate fire and life safety education programs that address specific community risk issues;
- Develop an accountability system to measure program delivery; and
- Prepare and deliver an oral presentation on a public fire or life safety topic that employs appropriate vocabulary and technical references.
Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities
- Introduction to Public Education, Public Information and Public Relations/Marketing
- Roles and responsibilities
- Fire and life safety education and the fire service culture
- Identify cultural components
- Value of fire and life safety education
- Customer Benefit
- Internal (staff)
- External (public)
- Stakeholders, partnerships and coalitions
- Define and Identify
- Building partnerships
- Establishing coalitions
- Fire and injury data collection and use
- Relevance and prioritization
- Needs assessment
- Funding sources
- Fire and Life Safety Education Programs
- Accountability systems
- Collect data
- Staffing and resources
- Program type
- Compile data
Assessment Methods for Course Learning GoalsStudents satisfy the course learning goals via class discussions, written exams, assignments, oral presentation, papers, and/or performance based tasks and projects.
Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Student:See course syllabus.
Review/Approval Date -11/00; Revised 4/2012; New Core 8/2015; Revised 6/2016