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Course Description

Schoolcraft is excited to offer traditional credit face-to-face, hybrid, online, and remote classes. We are committed to providing students a safe experience based on recent COVID-19 concerns.

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Fire Technology - FIRE 205

Fire Department Organization and Administration

3 Credit Hours
3 Lecture Hours

Course Description

This course is designed to equip the student with knowledge to effectively tackle challenging management problems and deliver practical solutions for managing today’s fire departments. This course provides guidance on leadership skills: motivating and disciplining personnel and accepting cultural diversity and unity. Also covered in this course is managing human resources, the use of computer technology for information management and strategic planning and budgeting.


(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • None.

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Examine the structure and function of fire and emergency services administration and management.
  • Identify the influence of internal and external stakeholders on fire and emergency services.
  • Examine effective strategies for managing resources and influencing change.
  • Explain the considerations that must be taken into account during the budgetary planning process.
  • Summarize human resources issues in fire and emergency services, including hiring and recruiting, discipline, motivation and working with unions.
  • Outline the duties of fire and emergency service personnel in the communities in which they serve.
  • Examine the training and education requirements for fire and emergency service personnel.
  • Analyze health and safety standards and regulations for fire and emergency service personnel.
  • Characterize ethical behavior in fire and emergency service.
  • Investigate local, state and federal regulations and policy as they relate to fire and emergency service.
  • Analyze trends in fire and emergency service from a historical perspective.

Course Schedule

Currently no sections of this class are being offered.

Key: Day of the Week

  • T = Tuesday
  • R = Thursday
  • S = Saturday
  • X = Sunday