EMER 310 Principles of Emergency Services

This course provides an overview of fire protection and emergency services; career opportunities in fire protection and related fields; culture and history of emergency services; fire loss analysis; organization and function of public and private protection services; fire departments as part of local government; laws and regulations affecting the fire service; fire service nomenclature; specific fire protection functions; basic fire chemistry and physics; introduction to fire protection systems; introduction to fire strategy and tactics; and life safety initiatives.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.

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This course is designed to assist students in developing a better understanding of the potential career opportunities within the fire and emergency services as well as the role of training for those various roles and responsibilities. This course will also examine the role of risk management and the impact of various incident priorities and safety protocols. 


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Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview. 

Discussions (8)

Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to provide a thread in response to the prompt provided for each Discussion. Each thread must be 300 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 2 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be 150 words. All threads and replies must reflect critical thought. Relate the course content to real-world applications with biblical perspectives and cite a minimum of 2 sources for each primary posting and 1 source for each reply in current APA format. (CLO: A, B, C, D, E, F)

Short Paper: Training and the Fire and Emergency Services Assignment

The student will write a 2–3-page research-based paper in current APA format that focuses on Fire and Emergency Services and Community Relations. The paper must include at least 3 references in addition to the course textbooks and the Bible. (CLO: A, B, C, E)

Short Paper: Risk Management and the Fire and Emergency Services Assignment

The student will write a 3–5-page research-based paper in current APA format that focuses on Leading Change in the Fire and Emergency Services. The paper must include at least 3 references in addition to the course textbooks and the Bible. (CLO: A, C, E, F)


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