Course Summary
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6 days (43 hours)
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Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Upper-Division Baccalaureate 3 Fire Science, Occupational Safety, or Risk Management


The course objective is to facilitate the reduction in fire and emergency medical service responder, patient, and bystander injuries and deaths through leadership analysis and practices of risk reduction and process improvement.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to critique the culture of safety in relationship to issues identified for students' agencies
  • Distinguish between the role of supervisors and managers in creating and sustaining a culture of safety in fire and EMS
  • Facilitate a change in the culture of safety
  • And develop a safety culture improvement plan to address one identified area of issue
  • Assess the effects of human dynamics on the exercise of leadership and sustaining a culture of safety in fire and EMS organizations
  • Formulate a risk management plan for an identified safety issue

General Course Topics:

  • The culture of safety
  • Human dynamics
  • Crossroads of leadership and safety
  • Risk management
  • Environment of change
  • Safety culture improvement plan
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Case Studies
  • Classroom Exercise
  • Discussion
  • Learner Presentations
  • Lectures
  • Practical Exercises

Methods of Assessment:

  • Presentations
  • Written Papers

Minimum Passing Score:

Supplemental Materials