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Charter Oak celebrated Constitution Day 2015 with Online Lecture
History professor Dr. Richard Gerber presented "The 14th Amendment - Then & Now"

Learning Studio Nights @ Charter Oak: Work, Study, Engage
Need to study away from distractions? Come to our Learning Studio Nights! Study, work, & get academic coaching! Events on 10/14, 10/28 & more!

Charter Oak State College Enrollment Up 38%
The College's current enrollment is now at 2,836 students with over 2,000 of those students registered for online courses.

New CT Education Academy to Launch
Academy will provide training for CT state workforce

Charter Oak Ranked First for Affordability
College offers most affordable online degree program in state.

Charter Oak Launches Health Care Major
New major focuses on health care workforce

Connecticut Board of Regents for Higher Education

Concentration - Fire Service Administration

The Fire Service Administration concentration is designed to provide students with a foundation in the principles and practices required to meet the diverse demands of an emergency and administrative management career in a fire service organization. Successful completion of this 45-credit concentration will prepare an individual for a leadership position in the field of fire science.

Concentration Requirements:

Requirement Credits
Fire Prevention 3 credits
One of the following:
Fire Dynamics
Fire Chemistry
3 credits
Fire Codes and Standards 3 credits
Fire Hydraulics 3 credits
Fire Detection Systems 3 credits
One of the following:
Emergency Science Operations
Strategy and Tactics
3 credits
Building Construction for Fire Science 3 credits
Emergency Incident Management 3 credits
One of the following:
Chemistry of Hazardous Materials
Process and Transportation of Hazardous Materials
3 credits
Fire Investigation 3 credits
Fire Administration 3 credits
One of the following:
Safety Organization and Management
Occupational Health and Safety
3 credits
One of the following:
Fire Services Legal Issues
Fire Protection Law
3 credits
Strategic Planning 3 credits
Capstone - FSA 499 (Culminating course in concentration) 3 credits
Co-requisite: Computer competence (knowledge may be documented in use of computer software).  
Note:Only grades of C of higher may be included in the concentration.

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. explain the development of the field of Fire Protection;
  2. explain the factors and physical processes that govern the growth and spread of fire;
  3. explain and apply the national fire and life safety codes;
  4. explain hydraulics as it relates to the flow of water through pipe, hose and fittings;
  5. have comprehensive knowledge of various types of fire detection, suppression and notification systems;
  6. analyze and manage multi-hazard emergency conditions, and make appropriate strategic, tactical and task decisions to mitigate the incident;
  7. explain the different types of building construction and the fire behavior and collapse characteristics of each;
  8. explain the chemical and physical properties of chemicals commonly manufactured and used in industry;
  9. explain the principles of conducting a cause and origin investigation of a fire;
  10. make strategic and tactical decisions relating to management of a fire service organization in the areas of budgeting, project management, contract negotiations, discipline and conflict resolution;
  11. explain health and safety standards and regulations that impact on a fire service organization;
  12. explain the legal principles that impact upon the management of a fire service organization;
  13. explain factors that relate to successful leadership of groups of people;
  14. analyze national, state and local fire loss data and develop appropriate strategies; and
  15. develop, implement and revise strategic plans.