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Fire Officer II

FST 208W

Fire Officer II

FST 208W

Course Description

Prerequisite: FST 202. Focuses on highly specialized and complex technical issues the company officer must confront. Presents the inner workings and dynamics of a typical fire service organization. Involves decision making matrix process that embraces administrative functions and strategic planning of a mid-level company officer. Prepares the company officer in the management of multi-unit response operations; water supply, staging, safety, division/sector, exposure protection and unified command functions. (45-0)

Outcomes and Objectives

Demonstrate knowledge and selected skills necessary for mid-level company officer to perform effectively within a fire service environment.

Objectives:

  • Describe the influence and impact that government agencies have on fire service organizations
  • Demonstrate proficiency in writing, editing and proofreading various documents and reports
  • Describe basic concepts of human resource management, including types of power and authority, policy administration, human behavior, and interpersonal dynamics in effective management
  • Describe the elements, effects, and methods for eliminating harassment in the workplace
  • Describe the budgetary process and how it relates to the role of the company officer
  • Apply the concepts and principles of a fair/objective impartial evaluative/appraisal process and the various aspects of progressive discipline
  • Identify the components, capabilities, and application of information management system.
  • Identify the supervisor's role in the exposure and injury reporting process and the elements of safety and health programs
  • Describe the company officer's role in conducting inspections, identifying hazards, and determining preliminary fire cause
  • Identify importance of informational media releases and their impact on influencing public opinion
  • Describe the aspects of the strategic planning process and be able to develop and produce operational plans for multi-unit responses
  • Describe an incident management system and be able to command a multi-unit response that incorporates appropriate strategic goals, tactical objectives, and resource deployment

Demonstrate knowledge and selected skills necessary to prepare for Fire Officer II Certification.

Objectives:

  • Obtain Michigan Fire Fighter training Council Certification as Fire Officer II.

Perform writing tasks to promote learning.

Write effectively for a specific audience and purpose.

Demonstrate the learning of concepts through writing.