Public Fire and Life Safety Educator
Instructional Hours: 24.00
Objective: To provide the student with the skills and knowledge to teach basic fire safety education in their communities and in their workplaces.
Learning Outcome: Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to discuss general guidelines for planning successful presentations, what motivates people to learn and how they learn differently, how to select training materials and evaluation instruments, how to work with the media and how to develop public service announcements that will attract attention to the safety message. (NFPA 1035: Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire and Life Safety Educator). A score of 70% or better is required on all course examinations.
Course Content: Major topics covered in the course include evaluation and certification requirements, terms and concepts of learning, motivation and learning, introduction to fire dynamics, fire protection systems, instructional methods, matching instructional methods and education objectives, presentation methods and preparation, categories of instructional materials, educational materials and learning styles, media and communications, and preparation and delivery.
Methods of Instruction: Lecture, discussion, audio/visual material, self-study, classroom exercises, presentations and final written examination.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Upon successful completion, this course satisfies the professional certification requirements for:
- Fire and Life Safety Educator I