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Fire Command

Unique Program Text
This program requires students to be currently working or have previous experience in fire service. For program and enrollment information, contact Robert Lord at rloard@pierce.ctc.edu or 253.912.2211.

Program Outcomes
Associate in Fire Command and Administration

Students will:
A. Utilize fire service leadership techniques to regulate personnel management, control discipline, train staff, perform strategic planning, organize fireground operations, and coordinate emergency or non- emergency activities.
B. Apply effective interpersonal communication, critical thinking and decision-making skills commensurate with a defined level of responsibility.
C. Utilize fire service management techniques in the development of policies, procedures and protocols, budgets, contract negotiations and information management in day-to-day operations.
D. Apply principles of strategy and tactics to managing fireground operations.
E. Demonstrate the ability to function independently and as part of an effective management team as appropriate in all situations.
F. Identify and utilize fire and emergency services health, safety and risk management principles.
G. Utilize the principles and practices involved with planning, preventing and managing terrorist and natural disasters.
H. Interpret ethical and legal issues that impact fire service.
I. Apply a solid foundation of knowledge and skills to assume leadership roles in fire service command and administrative duties.

Course Listing

Course Listings for Fire Command
FCA 120 - BASIC FIRE INVESTIGATIONGeneral Degree Requirement
FCA 132 - TECHNICAL WRITING FOR FIRE SERVICEGeneral Degree Requirement
FCA 137 - INTRODUCTION TO SYSTEM DESIGNGeneral Degree Requirement
FCA 152 - BUILDING CONSTRUCTIONGeneral Degree Requirement
FCA 155 - FIRE SERVICE INSTRUCTOR IGeneral Degree RequirementPre-College & Prerequisite
FCA 157 - PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICERGeneral Degree Requirement
FCA 160 - FIRE TACTICS IGeneral Degree RequirementPre-College & Prerequisite
FCA 170 - HAZARDOUS MATERIALS AWARENESSGeneral Degree RequirementPre-College & Prerequisite
FCA 173 - FIRE SERVICE AND RESPONSE TO TERRORISMGeneral Degree Requirement
FCA 175 - FIRE SAFETY OFFICERGeneral Degree Requirement
FCA 177 - WILDLAND URBAN INTERFACEGeneral Degree Requirement
FCA 180 - FIRE ADMINISTRATIONGeneral Degree RequirementPre-College & Prerequisite
FCA 195 - FIRE OFFICER IGeneral Degree RequirementPre-College & Prerequisite
FCA 205 - TESTING H2O SYSTEMSGeneral Transferable Electives
FCA 255 - FIRE INSTRUCTOR IIGeneral Degree RequirementPre-College & Prerequisite
FCA 259 - LEGAL ASPECTS OF FIRE SERVICEGeneral Degree Requirement
FCA 260 - BASIC INCIDENT COMMAND SYSTEM/NATIONAL INCIDENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEMGeneral Degree RequirementPre-College & Prerequisite
FCA 261 - HAZARDOUS MATERIAL ON-SCENE INCIDENT COMMANDERGeneral Degree RequirementPre-College & Prerequisite
FCA 262 - DISASTER AND FIRE DEFENSE PLANNINGGeneral Degree Requirement
FCA 265 - FIRE OFFICER IIGeneral Degree RequirementPre-College & Prerequisite
FCA 270 - HAZARDOUS MATERIALS OPERATIONSGeneral Degree RequirementPre-College & Prerequisite
FCA 272 - NEGOTIATIONGeneral Degree Requirement
FCA 274 - OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH FOR FIRE SERVICEGeneral Degree Requirement
FCA 280 - ADVANCED FIRE ADMINISTRATIONGeneral Degree RequirementPre-College & Prerequisite
FCA 285 - FIRE AND LIFE SAFETY EDUCATORGeneral Degree Requirement
FCA 295 - FIRE OFFICER IIIGeneral Degree RequirementPre-College & Prerequisite