- Course Number:
- FP 214
- Course Title:
- Occupational Safety & Health for the Fire Science
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Course DescriptionIntroduces the basic concepts of occupational health and safety as it relates to emergency service organizations. Includes risk evaluation and control procedures for fire stations, training sites, emergency vehicles, emergency situations involving fire, EMS, hazardous materials, and technical rescue. Prerequisites: WR 121 and MTH 65.
Addendum to Course Description
This course is a core requirement for the AAS degree in Fire Protection and is transferable to Eastern Oregon University and Western Oregon University for the Fire Service Administration program.
Intended Outcomes for the course
1. Explain the significance of occupational health and safety.
2. Describe and analyze the components of risk identification, risk evaluation, and incident
Course Activities and Design
The content of the course will be presented in lecture, classroom discussions, role playing, demonstrations, practical skills demonstration as appropriate. Additional instruction methodology may include guest speaker, research papers, professional publication reviews, written and oral reports, and class presentations.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
Methods of assessment may include one or more of the following:
- Various individual and/or group skill building activities such as role-playing scenario based problem solving activities, case studies, or other exercises geared toward critical analysis of course concepts.
- Written assignments or oral reports designed to integrate course material into personal experience or experiences of other.
- Quizzes and exams composed of objective questions and concepts.
- Individual and /or team projects/s which require integration, application, and critical examination of course concepts, issues, and themes.
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
1. Describe the history of occupational health and safety.
2. Identify occupational health and safety programs for industry and emergency services
3. Compare the difference between standards and regulations.
4. List and describe the components of risk identification, risk evaluation, and incident
5. Describe the relevance for safety in the work place including the importance of PPE.
6. Apply the knowledge of an effective safety plan to pre-incident planning, response, and
7. Explain the components of an accountability system in emergency service operations.
8. Discuss the need for and the process used for post-incident analysis.
9. Describe the components and value of critical incident management programs.
10. Describe the responsibilities of individual responders, supervisors, safety officers, and
incident commanders, safety program managers, safety committees and fire department
managers as they relate to health and safety programs.
11. Describe the components of a wellness/fitness plan.
12. Identify and analyze the major causes involved in line-of-duty firefighter deaths related to
health, wellness, fitness and vehicle operations.