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The Florida Fire Officer IV Curriculum Includes

RN 4807 Courage to Be Safe

This module provides an introduction to all sixteen Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives and assists the user in taking the first steps toward addressing these initiatives in their job and department. The module begins with a discussion of the immediate and root causes of firefighter Line Of Duty Deaths and the profound effects of these deaths on loved ones, colleagues, and the community. The module then advocates for cultural change as an important way to reduce LODD’s and injuries. To support this change, the module introduces all 16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives and helps the learner understand how s/he might implement these initiatives in their personal/professional lifestyle and at the departmental level.

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RN 9878 Communiy Risk Reduction  (45 Hour Class)

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This is an executive level course introducing the student to the concepts and process of fire and risk reduction within a community. The course will prepare the student to study the community, assess community risks, develop supporting networks, develop strategies for intervention, action plans, and perform risk reduction program evaluation.

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Book Citation:
Bruhn, J. G. (2011). The sociology of community connections (2nd ed.). Dordrecht: Springer.

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Book Citation:
NFPA. (2008). Fire Protection Handbook (2oth ed.). National Fire Protection Association.Buy Now

RN9881 Personnel Management for the Fire and Emergency Services  (45 Hour Class)

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This course examines relationships and issues in personnel administration and human resource development within the context of fire-related organizations, including personnel management, organizational development, productivity, recruitment and selection, performance management systems, discipline, and collective bargaining.

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Book Citation:
Edwards, S. T. (2010). Fire service personnel management. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.

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Book Citation:
Berman, E. M. (2015). Human resource management in public service: Paradoxes, processes, and problems (5th ed.).Buy Now

RN 9883 Strategic Planning (80 Hour Class)

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The classic management function of planning will be reviewed in its state and local government contexts. Emphasis will be placed on planning for change management applications to social equity and on strategic planning in public decision making.

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Book Citation:
Bryson, J. M., & Alston, F. K. (2011). Creating your strategic plan: A workbook for public and nonprofit organizations. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

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Book Citation:
Bryson, J. M. (2011). Strategic planning for public and nonprofit organizations: A guide to strengthening and sustaining organizational achievement: 4th ed (4th ed.). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.Buy Now
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Book Citation:
Buckman, J. M. (2006). Chief Fire officer's desk reference. Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett.Buy Now

RN9884 Quantitative Analysis (*Elective)

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This research course provides students with core knowledge and skills for understanding and conducting quantitative research at the bachelor level, including understanding data analysis and applying statistical concepts. Students explore classical quantitative research designs and common statistical tests, the importance of quality assurance, and ethical and social change implications of conducting quantitative research and producing knowledge. This course approaches statistics from a problem-solving perspective with emphasis on selecting appropriate statistical tests for a research design Students will apply and synthesize their knowledge and skills by developing a quantitative research plan.

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Book Citation:
Fjeld, R. A., Eisenberg, N. A., & Compton, K. L. (2007). Quantitative environmental risk analysis for human health. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Interscience.

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Book Citation:
Rasbash, D. (2004). Evaluation of fire safety. Chichester: Wiley.Buy Now

Capstone (*Elective)

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The Capstone course is designed specific to the JPRs of NFPA 1021 Fire Officer IV, showing mastery of skills learned throughout the Fire Officer IV program. This course is a Student-Instructor based course, whereby the Instructor facilitates the needs of the student each step of the way.

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Required Course Materials:
Publication manual of the American Psychological Association. (2010). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

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