Course Content and Outcome Guide for FP 214

Course Number:
FP 214
Course Title:
Occ. Safety & Health for Fire
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Course Description

Introduces the basic concepts of occupational health and safety as it relates to emergency service organizations. Topics include risk evaluation and control procedures for fire stations, training sites, emergency vehicles, and emergency situations involving fire, EMS, hazardous materials, and technical rescue.

Addendum to Course Description

This course is designed to give students an overview of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1500, Standard on Fire Department Occupational Safety and Health. The course covers methods of implementing, administering and evaluating a fire department occupational safety and health program, and documentation of the program. This course is required for an Associate Degree of Applied Science in Fire Protection. This course is transferable to a degree program in Fire Service Administration at Western Oregon University or Eastern Oregon University.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Completion of all training and education required to establish a fire department occupational safety and health program in an emergency service organization per National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standard 1500,

Course Activities and Design

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

Outcome Assessment Strategies

At the beginning of the course, the instructor will discus 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: examinations, quizzes, homework assignments, research papers, written and oral reports, simulations, classroom projects and presentations.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Students will learn how to develop and administer an Occupational Safety and Health program that can be applied to the following fire department programs and activities:


1.  Training, Education and Professional Development

2.  Fire Apparatus, Equipment and Drivers/Operators

3.  Protective Clothing and Protective Equipment

4.  Emergency Operations

5.  Facility Safety

6.  Medical and Physical Requirement

7.  Member Assistance and Wellness Programs

8.  Critical Incident Stress Programs