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Fire Service Law

FST 231

Fire Service Law

FST 231

Course Description

Basic introduction to the legal considerations that can affect the professional lives of members of the fire service, fire service-related occupations, and those who aspire to careers in the fire service. (45-0) (Every other year)

Outcomes and Objectives

Demonstrate knowledge and selected skills needed to perform effectively as a member within the fire service environment.

Objectives:

  • Discuss the basic components of American law
  • Cite how the laws affect the duties and conduct of members of the fire service
  • Identify actual/potential legal rights and responsibilities as well as legal liabilities
  • Discuss the legal implications when making fire related decisions
  • Describe the judicial process and basic legal terms
  • Identify and differentiate the roles of federal, state and local governments