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Course Descriptions

FPT 260 - Contemporary Issues in the Fire Service

3 Credits

This course examines current issues, opportunities, and problems facing the fire service. Topics such as contemporary fire service management issues, fire protection technology advancements, homeland security and terrorism preparedness, special operations, special situation strategy and tactics, current areas of research, and societal influences are addressed.

Prerequisite(s): FPT 101, FPT 102, and FPT 105; all with a grade of C or higher.

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Explain contemporary issues facing the fire service.
2. Explain emerging trends in the fire service.
3. Identify potential future issues that will affect the fire service.
4. Compare historical fire attack strategies with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)-influenced firefighting tactics.
5. Explain how the issues covered in this course impact fire service organizations.

Course Offered Fall

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Fall Semester 2024
Summer Session 2024