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FST 2253 Fire Officer III

Administration of fire department operations and the management of programs, facilities and resources to provide a fire protection delivery system. This course meets the requirements of National Fire Protection Association Standard 1021, Fire Officer III.

Division: Business and Public Services
Department: Fire Science Technology
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: Yes

Prereqs: FST 2252 


  • Develop a program that involves community partnerships that addresses a fire safety or education need.
  • Identify the protection needs of community using data and various other means of assessment.
  • Command, manage and critique a large scale emergency incident that involves multi-jurisdictions and multiple public as well as private agencies.
  • Assign fire department personnel to address staffing and response needs of a fire department and related duty assignment needs.
  • Develop a program to address the needs of recruiting, selecting, hiring and professional development for fire department personnel.
  • Prepare a budget and write a justification for various fire department expenditures. Develop a purchasing system for the acquisition of capital items.

Credit Hours: 3

Classroom Hours: 3