Course Descriptions & Student Learning Outcomes

FIRE 111 - Management In The Fire Service

  • Prerequisite: FIRE 280A, FIRE 280B

FIRE majors only. An overview of fire service management theories and application principles in the fire service. Management by objective. Current fi re safety education, problem identification and program development strategies are introduced. Fireground management functions; management of fi nancial resources, physical resources, and facilities. May be taken on a CR/N basis.

3 hrs. lect. per week

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of FIRE 111, the student will be able to:

  • Define the term wellness and its relationship to health and disease.
  • Describe the health benefits of physical activity.
  • Explain the five components of physical fitness (cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, and body composition).
  • Explain the various methods for assessing the five components of physical fitness.
  • Design a personal exercise program for improving the five components of physical fitness.
  • Design and implement a personal sellnessjfitness plan.
  • Explain the following concepts: overload principle, specificity of training, principle of recuperation, reversibility of training.
  • Explain the difference between aerobic and anaerobic training and the benefits of each.
  • Describe basic muscle anatomy and physiologic terms with regards to movement and exercise training.
  • Explain the Nutritional Factors in Health and Performance.
  • Identify the protein, carbohydrate and fat recommendations for firefighters.
  • Identify appropriate hydration practices for firefighters.
  • Identify the major causes of injury and death for firefighters.
  • Explain the key points in the prevention of cardiovascular disease.
  • Outline the steps in stress management (including relaxation techniques).
  • Describe assessment and screening tools to evaluate: stress, risk of common injuries and back injury, cancer risk, addictive behaviors, and risk of acquiring an STD (sexually transmitted disease).
  • Describe the principles and behaviors that support changing the following: stress, risk of common injuries and back injury, cancer risk, and addictive behaviors.

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