Firefighter Public Relations and Professional Development

Course Code: FPRE 156

Academic Year: 2023-2024

This course will focus on the important role of the firefighter in the community, reflected in activities and initiatives in the area of public relations, public education, professionalism and fire and life safety. Students are introduced to the concept and role of the adult educator as it pertains to education in the fire service. They will examine the essential elements necessary to create a positive learning environment based on a needs analysis of their audience. Students learn how to effectively communicate ideas and information during informative speaking and fire emergency situations. Interview and communication skills are developed as the students learn how to apply the principles and concepts learned in class to future public speaking and interview situations.