Maricopa Community Colleges  FSC130   19916-19955 
Official Course Description: MCCCD Approval: 11/22/94
FSC130 19916-19955 LEC 3 Credit(s) 3 Period(s)
Managing Firefighter Health and Fitness
Aspects of general medical, psychological and emotional health, and physical fitness programs for firefighters. Includes major components of comprehensive health maintenance programs designed to protect and maintain firefighters in an effort to improve performance. Details national standards relating to medical and chemical exposure protection and tracking systems, as well as various employment issues. Prerequisites: None.
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MCCCD Official Course Competencies:
FSC130   19916-19955 Managing Firefighter Health and Fitness
1. Describe the major components of a comprehensive medical management program for fire departments. (I)
2. Explain the primary nutritional and physical fitness requirements of afirefighter and optional programs that fire departments can implement to meet these requirements. (II)
3. Explain the requirements of National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standard 1500 and Occupational Safety and Health Administration(OSHA) Regulations that relate to health and fitness maintenance programs for firefighters. (III)
4. Explain the relationship of firefighter health and fitness to performance, productivity, and quality of life in the workplace. (IV)
5. Identify methods of funding medical and fitness programs in different types of fire departments. (IV)
6. Describe the relationship and impact of Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act (as amended), the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and other federal regulations covering employment decisions that are made and based upon established medical and fitness standards. (III)
7. List the major components of a medical and chemical exposure prevention and tracking system. (V)
8. Describe the protective equipment available to prevent medical and chemical exposures to firefighters. (V)
9. List the components of a comprehensive Employee Assistance program designed specifically to meet the needs of a fire department. (VI)
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MCCCD Official Course Outline:
FSC130   19916-19955 Managing Firefighter Health and Fitness
    I. Components of Fire Department Management Program
        A. Management commitment
        B. Education
        C. Physician(s)
        D. Physicals
          1. Content
          2. Frequency
          3. Confidentiality
          4. Records
        E. Injury management
          1. Administrative requirements
          2. Rehabilitation
        F. Wellness and special programs
        G. Equipment
        H. Fiscal concerns
          1. Cost containment
          2. Cost avoidance
        I. Other
      II. Nutritional and Physical Requirements for Firefighters
          A. Nutritional
          B. Physical fitness
            1. Aerobic
            2. Strength
          C. Implementation programs
          D. Maintenance programs
        III. Standards and Regulations
            A. NFPA Standard 1500
            B. OSHA Regulations
            C. Employment issues
              1. Federal, state, and local laws
              2. Firefighter safety and survival guidelines
              3. Entry-level employees
              4. Existing employees
            D. Others
          IV. Comparative Analysis of Programs
              A. Performance-based comparisons
              B. Productivity measurements
              C. Quality assessments
              D. Cost analysis
                1. Standard funding methods
                2. Contributions
                3. Others
            V. Medical and Chemical Exposures
                A. Educational programs
                B. Prevention
                  1. Procedures
                  2. Equipment
                  3. Attitudes
                C. Tracking systems
                  1. Recordkeeping
                  2. Follow up
                D. State Compensation Fund Injury Claims
              VI. Employee Assistance Programs
                  A. Types
                    1. In-house
                    2. Contract provider
                  B. Components
                  C. Costs
                  D. Program entry
                    1. Self referred
                    2. Supervisory referred
                    3. Remanded
                  E. Confidentiality
                  F. On going management responsibilities
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