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Associate in Fire Services Leadership and Management

Program Outcomes

Students will:

  • 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.
  • Apply effective interpersonal communication, critical thinking and decision-making skills commensurate with a defined level of responsibility.
  • Utilize fire service management techniques in the development of policies, procedures and protocols, budgets, contract negotiations and information management in day-to-day operations.
  • Apply principles of strategy and tactics to managing fireground operations.
  • Demonstrate the ability to function independently and as part of an effective management team as appropriate in all situations.
  • Identify and utilize fire and emergency services health, safety and risk management principles.
  • Utilize the principles and practices involved with planning, preventing and managing terrorist and natural disasters.
  • Interpret ethical and legal issues that impact fire service.
  • Apply a solid foundation of knowledge and skills to assume leadership roles in fire service command and administrative duties.

Core Abilities Outcomes

Critical, Creative, and Reflective Thinking

Graduates will evaluate, analyze, and synthesize information and ideas in order to construct informed, meaningful, and justifiable conclusions.


Graduates will be able to critically examine the relationship between self, community and/or environments, and to evaluate and articulate potential impacts and consequences of choices, actions and contributions for the creation of sustainable systems.

Information Competency

Graduates will be able to seek, find, evaluate and use information, and employ information technology to engage in lifelong learning.

Effective Communication

Graduates will be able to exchange messages in a variety of contexts using multiple methods.


Graduates will demonstrate knowledge of diverse ideas, cultures and experiences, and develop the ability to examine their own attitudes and assumptions in order to understand and work with others who differ from themselves.

Fundamental Areas of Knowledge Outcomes


Graduates identify, analyze and evaluate rhetorical strategies in one's own and other's writing in order to communicate effectively.


Graduates acquire skills to critically interpret, analyze and evaluate forms of human expression, and create and perform as an expression of the human experience.

Social Sciences

Graduates use social science research methods and/or theory in order to analyze and interpret social phenomena.

Natural Sciences

Graduates use the scientific method to analyze natural phenomena and acquire skills to evaluate authenticity of data/information relative to the natural world.

Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning

Graduates utilize mathematical, symbolic, logical, graphical, geometric or statistical analysis for the interpretation and solution of problems in the natural world and human society.