Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
10-503-191 055241 Principles of Emergency Services
Outline of Instruction

Course Information
Description10-503-191 PRINCIPLES OF EMERGENCY SERVICES ...provides an overview to fire protection; career opportunities in fire protection and related fields; philosophy and history of fire protection/service; fire loss analysis; organization and function of public and private fire protection services; fire departments as part of local government; laws and regulations affecting the fire service; and fire service nomenclature.
Total Credits2
Prior Learning Assessments
None
Course Competencies
  1. Explain the history and culture of the fire service.
  2. Analyze the basic components of fire as a chemical chain reaction, the major phases of fire
  3. Examine the main factors that influence fire spread and fire behavior.
  4. Compare fire service training and education
  5. Explain the value of higher education to the professionalization of the fire service.
  6. Describe the major organizations that provide emergency response service and  how they interrelate.
  7. Identify fire protection and emergency-service careers in both the public and private sector.
  8. Define the role of national, State and local support organizations in fire and emergency services.
  9. Describe the scope, purpose, and organizational structure of fire and emergency services.
  10. Describe the common types of fire and emergency service facilities, equipment, and apparatus.
  11. Compare effective management concepts for various emergency situations.
  12. Identify the primary responsibilities of fire prevention personnel including, code enforcement, public information, and public and private protection systems.
  13. Recognize the components of career preparation and goal setting.
  14. Describe the importance of wellness and fitness as it relates to emergency services.