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FP 106 - Legal Aspects of Fire Protection

Credit Hours: 3

A study of laws and regulations pertaining to the fire service and to fire personnel; pertinent laws, ordinances and codes; the responsibility and powers of the fire service in enforcement; the legal status of the fireperson; his/her rights, duties, liabilities and his/her status as a member of civil service. The course will include a study and a clarification of the legal terminology necessary for the interpretation of pertinent laws and decisions. Fire, police and false alarm matters will be examined.

Course Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the student should have the knowledge and understanding of:

  • the various laws, rules and regulations pertainiog to the fire service;
  • the rights, powers, responsibilities and obligations of fire service personnel;
  • the standards and codes that affect the fire service; and
  • the many legal problems and issues that relate to the fire service.

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