Course Content and Outcome Guide for FP 213

Course Number:
FP 213
Course Title:
Principles of Supervision for Firefighters
Credit Hours:
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Course Description

Studies fireline supervision. Future fire supervisors concentrate on the responsibilities of and opportunities for supervision, develop an understanding of human relations and study how to stimulate personal development of supervisory skills.

Addendum to Course Description

This course is required for an Associate Degree of Applied Science in
Fire Protection and fulfills the requirements for the Fire Standards
and Accreditation Board subjects for #35-13. This course is transferable
to a degree program in Fire Service Administration at Western Oregon
University or Eastern Oregon University.

Course Activities and Design

The material in this course will be presented in a lecture, demon-
stration and discussion format. Other instructional methods including
guest speakers, research papers, book and journal article reviews,
written and oral reports, demonstrations, simulations, and presen-
tations may be employed.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

At the beginning of the course, the instructor will discuss the methods
used to evaluate student performance and progress and the criteria
for assigning a course grade. A course syllabus will be provided.
Assessment methods may include one or more of the following: exami-
nations, quizzes, simulations, demonstrations," and classroom participation.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  1. Describe the role of a company officer within the fire department and describe the typical organizational structure found in the fire service.
  2. Describe how a group of individuals interact while working as a group and how leadership styles influence group behavior.
  3. Describe the elements of management in an organization and demonstrate problem solving techniques and the counseling of individuals.
  4. Identify elements of a typical fire department organization and how it relates to other agencies.
  5. Demonstrate proper completion of required state and local fire department reports and forms.
  6. Describe fire ground operations, strategy and tactics, and different attack modes.