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Course work is upper-division with content equal to that presented in an 11-week academic quarter and is designed to meet the professional enrichment needs of fire service administrators. Each course includes an individual field project.
Credit is also awarded for individuals pursuing a bachelor's degree in Fire Services Administration. Firefighter II or equivalent is required.
Successful completion of the seven Basic and Advanced Institute courses leads to certificates of recognition from the Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training.
State agencies outside of Oregon may offer similar certificates.
Calendar of Courses.
Milti-agency planning, deployment, and operations as they relate to multi-alarm incidents, target hazards, and major disasters.
Comprehensive look at prevention, inspection, investigation, and enforcement issues from a senior officer perspective.
An investigation of management and supervisory responsibilities including motivation, discipline, human relations, training, communications, followership, leadership, planning, and management/employee relations.
Develops a perspective on specific personnel functions including planning personnel needs and human resource development, job analysis, selection, promotions and labor-management negotiations involved in fire administration units.
Develops an understanding of fire department organization including fire defenses and insurance ratings and organization of fire suppression and prevention, and the fire department and the municipality.
Federal and state laws; codes and ordinances; legal responsibilities of fire service agencies; liabilities and civil law; enforcement procedures and police powers are discussed.
Various topics relative to current issues in the fire service.
(These courses are not included for the DPSST basic institute certificate)
Topics include computer terminology, types and applications as well as decision making involved in purchasing and evaluating a system.
Local politics and political economic processes, policy and decision making processes, and local government budgetary systems.
Topics include laws relating to public agency budgeting, formulating a mission statement, goals and objectives, analyzing productivity, preparing a budget, the hearing process, and quarterly allotments.
Topics include the fire executive's role in dealing with lawsuits, court cases, legislation and fire department legal responsibilities.
Major emergency planning, implementation of objectives and review of programs are among the topic areas.
Topics include relations between union and management, labor negotiations, grievance handling and written agreements.
Psychology applied to work settings including: organizational development, communication, motivation, stress, conflict, and coping.
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