Course Descriptions & Student Learning Outcomes

FIRE 126 - Legal Aspects of Emergency Services

  • Prerequisite: "C" or higher in ENG 22/60 or ESL 23, OR Placement in ENG 100; Placement in MATH 24/50
  • Recommended Prep: FIRE 100 and FIRE 102

This course will address the Federal, State, and local laws that regulate emergency services and include a review of national standards, regulations, and consensus standards.

3 hrs. lect. per week

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of FIRE 126, the student will be able to:

  • Define the different types of laws.
  • Discuss federal, state, and local laws and liabilities applicable to emergency services.
  • Explain the purpose of national codes and standards.
  • Discuss applicable court decisions that have influenced emergency services.
  • Recognize the legal issues and concerns affecting emergency services.

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