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Professor:Darin Hebert
  • Online
Course Length:
  • 16 Week


Mr. Hebert, Adjunct Professor

The fire service is a professional organization steep in traditions such as personal pride, honesty and integrity.  It has very little tolerance for anyone not striving for the same excellence.  Each chapter will have various amounts of learning objectives that will help the student absorb information that normally would be lost. 

Course Description

All officers should consider the effects of today's environment on the fire service, including those relating to the ongoing threat of terrorism and climate changes and natural disasters, such as flooding, tornadoes, hurricanes, and possibly even tsunamis, that may place new raised awareness of the need for extensive and effective emergency management, including planning for prevention and response, and the need to appreciate the significance of cooperation and coordination among the agencies and organizations that help ensure public safety.
The book that we are using provides a comprehensive and concise overview of the common functions and related concerns that must be considered by the fire officer. Specific consideration is given to incident command, fire prevention, fire and life safety education, pre-incident planning, management of physical and financial resources, personnel management, employee relations, training, and additional services beyond firefighting.
This class will introduce the student to a set of fire service-specific and leadership guidelines for the fire officer to employ when making critical decisions relating to these functions so that readers are fully prepared to manage and lead when faced with the challenges that present themselves within the fire and emergency services.
This class will review the entire book.  There will be PowerPoint Presentations that you will need to review. Principles of Fire & Emergency Services Administration is not an easy course, where that you just read the material and know everything there is to know about management.  You will need to get out of the house, stretch your legs and go to a Fire Station, talk to a Fire Officer, or Firefighters.

What to Expect in this Course

There is no more mandatory face-to-face day on campus. There may or may not be any online class projects during the semester.  If there are any, students will be notified prior to scheduling one. If due to extenuating circumstances, you must miss one of the online class projects, you will be required to complete a make-up assignment.  If you miss more than one of these online class projects, you will not pass this course.
If a student doesn’t log into Canvas for more than 5 days in a row, the student will be dropped from class. If there is a reason for not logging into Canvas for this period of time, please notify your instructor. If a student misses more than 4 quizzes, that student may be dropped from the course.

Types of Assessments

Participants will be evaluated based on attendance, participation, and timely completion of a final project.

Textbook Information / Link to ZTC Textbook

Principles of Fire and Emergency Services Administration, 2nd Edition 2022, Jones and Bartlett Learning,
Author:  Randy R. Bruegman, ISBN #978-1-284-22008-7
College of the Canyons Book Store: 

Other Relevant Course Information

The Final Project will consist of an individual comprehensive report on an incident of your choice, ie: Any large-scale incident that occurred any time during the past few years. It shall be a typewritten report, using at least a 12pt font, utilizing Times New Roman or Arial.  The project shall have a separate title page, a minimum of three to five pages of typewritten material, and a separate bibliography/reference page at the end of the report. The project will be graded on subject matter, grammar, spelling, and originality.  There is absolutely no allowance for plagiarism, or cutting and pasting of Internet material. This shall be a college level report, "typed", if needed, email me and I will explain more.  Once completed, please email me a copy of the Final Presentation as an attachment to my email address at: or attach your Final Project on the Assignments page in the Final Project file.

The Final Project is due by midnight, Saturday, December 10th.

Additional Resources


This course can be accessed on the first day of class via Canvas at Log into Canvas using your CanyonsID single sign-on:

  • CanyonsID Username is your COC student email address (Ex:
  • CanyonsID Password is your COC student email password

Please visit the Get to Know Your Online Classroom page for help logging into Canvas and for tips on using Canvas and Zoom. Canvas Chat Support is also available 24/7 for any Canvas related issues.

Online Education

Check out the Online Education website for more information on a variety of topics that can help you be a successful online student such as: exam proctoring, learning styles, computer skills, and tips for student success. If this is your first online course, feel free to take our online learning readiness assessment to assess your skills.

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Last updated: 06/13/2022 Sub#: 1409