EMGS 104 Essentials of Firefighting and Emergency Response (Cr4) (3:2)
This course will introduce basic firefighting concepts within the context of emergency response. Topics will include an overview of the fire service, fire service organization, firefighter safety, personal protective equipment, self-contained breathing apparatus, terrorism awareness, fire behavior, fire extinguishers, water supply, fire hose, ropes, and hazardous materials. Exterior fire group operation discussion includes ladders, communications, protective systems/sprinklers, forcible entry, and fire prevention. Students will be required to complete or obtain certificates in Hazardous Materials Awareness, Hazardous Materials Operations, Intro to Incident Command Sys. (IS100) and National Incident Management Sys. (IS700).
EMGS 105 Essentials of Interior Firefighting and Emergency Response (Cr2) (1:2)
This course will introduce concepts related to interior firefighting and emergency response. The course is designed to introduce firefighters to interior fire ground operations including nozzles and streams, self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), rescur, ventilation, fire suppression, salvage, and firefighter survival. It builds upon concepts from EMGS 104 while providing information and procedures that will integrate and complete basic firefighting and emergency response competency skill sets. Prereq.- EMGS 104.
EMGS 109 Vehicle Rescue (Cr3) (2:2)
Materials and techniques necessary to meet the needs of fire, rescue, and ambulance services personnel who provide highway vehicle rescue operations; tools and equipment associated with rescue services, preparation for more advanced training in rescue operations. Students will be required to carry and maintain accident and health insurance and/or workman's compensation and sign a waiver of liability.
EMGS 115 Emergency Medical Technician - Basic (Cr6) (4:4)
This course provides fundamental training required to perform as an emergency service medical personnel and to become certified as an EMT. This skills-oriented course involved extensive hands-on training in the evaluation and treatment of the sick and injured. This course requires mandatory student lab time at a hospital in a clinical setting. Students will be required to complete a PA Criminal Background check, FBI Background check, physical exam, immunization record, and 9 panel drug screen as per clinical affiliation policy prior to starting the hospital patient assessment portion of the course. Formerly EMGS 107+108. May not be taken for credit after completing these courses. Additional course fees: $13.00.
EMGS 120 Emergency Services Health and Safety (Cr3) (3:0)
This course introduces the basic concepts of occupational health and safety as they relate to emergency service organizations. Topics include risk evaluation and control procedures for fire stations, training sites, emergency vehicles, and emergency situations involving fire, emergency medical services, hazardous materials response and technical rescue response agencies. Offered fall semester only.
EMGS 122 Emergency Action Planning (Cr3) (3:0)
This course is intended to provide basic emergency action planning information while emphasizing the importance of the emergency planning process. Additional subject matter includes history, laws and regulations, common practices, risk assessments, response actions including mitigation and recovery. The phases of emergency management are explored along with the roles and responsibilities of all stakeholders. Offered fall semester only.
EMGS 151 Fire Prevention (Cr3) (3:0)
Organization and implementation of fire prevention education programs and fire department public information programs; resource identification and usage; codes and regulations pertaining to fire prevention. Offered spring semester only.
EMGS 201 Hazardous Materials (Cr3) (3:0)
Chemical characteristics and reaction to storage, transportation and handling of hazardous materials, i.e., flammable liquids, combustible solids, oxidizing and corrosive materials and radioactive compounds; emphasis on emergency situations and fire fighting control. Offered spring semester only.
EMGS 202 Fire Tactics and Incident Command (Cr3) (3:0)
Basic fire fighting tactics, the strategy and equipment to be used in extinguishing different types of fires; how to use available manpower and equipment efficiently; techniques in predicting fire severity; when, where and how to ventilate a building.
EMGS 216 Emergency Fiscal Administration (Cr3) (3:0)
The course will examine the techniques and operations of fiscal administration as it relates to the public sector with an emphasis on emergency services and public safety. Subject matter will include public funding, spending, budgeting, risk management, and grant writing. . Information and procedures will be introduced and practiced to allow students to complete a functioning budget, as well as develop future budget projections and funding scenarios. Offered fall semester only.
EMGS 217 Public Information and Relations (Cr3) (3:0)
This course will provide an effective way to manage public information at an incident or event, regardless of the size and complexity of the situation or the number of entities involved. Emphasis is placed on understanding the perspective of media personnel arriving on the scene. Students will learn how to prepare for media arrival along with agency interface. Presentation skills that afford concise and accurate information distribution will be discussed and practiced. Offered spring semester only.
EMGS 218 Incident Command and Management (Cr3) (3:0)
This course is a collection of FEMA course that comprise IS 100: Introduction to Incident Command System; IS 200: ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents; IS 300; IS 700 National Incident Management System an Introduction; and IS 800: National Response Framework an Introduction. Through an interrelated progression, the student will be exposed to the comprehensive approach of the National Incident Management System. Offered spring semester only.
EMGS 219 Regulatory Compliance (Cr3) (3:0)
Provisions of the regulatory agencies comprising Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and US Department of Transportation (DOT) as well as state agencies with similar responsibilities require that entities engaged in emergency response provide awareness and adequate training to ensure compliance with a multitude of regulations. This course is an overview of regulatory requirements along with the regulations that are pertinent to the response community. Offered spring semester only.
EMGS 221 Emergency Service Management (Cr3) (3:0)
Management theory as applied to various phases of the operation of an emergency service organization; efficient and effective use of personnel, equipment, and resources; application of computers to various emergency services operations. Offered fall semester only.
EMGS 231 Law for Emergency Services (Cr3) (3:0)
The legal aspects of fire service organizations; arson law, legal rights and responsibilities of fire officers and court procedures; laws relating to both criminal and civil topics. Offered fall semester only.
EMGS 255 First Responder Training (Cr3) (2:2)
For police, fire, and rescue personnel responding to the scene of injury or illness; procedures used to initiate treatment while awaiting arrival of a higher level of care includes but not limited to CPR, shock and bleeding, and patient survey. Students will be required to carry and maintain accident and health insurance and/or workman's compensation and sign a waiver of liability. Additional course fees: $13.00.