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ERIC Number: ED013113
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Jun
Pages: 36
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Reference Count: 0
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INSTITUTING A FIRE SCIENCE PROGRAM AT SHASTA COLLEGE.
BROOKS, WALTER L.; KIELBART, RONALD F.
A STRUCTURED INTERVIEW WAS USED AS THE INSTRUMENT IN A STUDY OF THE SHASTA COLLEGE SERVICE AREA TO DETERMINE THE NEED FOR ESTABLISHMENT OF A FIRE SCIENCE EDUCATION PROGRAM. THE RESEARCHERS IDENTIFIED SEVEN TYPES OF NONADMINISTRATIVE JOBS FOR WHICH SUCH A PROGRAM WOULD BE HELPFUL, BOTH AS PREPARATION FOR ENTRY AND AS A PART OF AN INSERVICE TRAINING AND UPGRADING PROCESS. THE STUDY COMMITTEE CONCLUDED THAT (1) A FIRE SCIENCE EDUCATION PROGRAM SHOULD BE ADDED TO THE COLLEGE CURRICULUM, (2) PRESERVICE AND INSERVICE TRAINING FACILITATES THE NEW EMPLOYEE'S ADVANCEMENT, AND (3) PRESERVICE TRAINING OFFERS VOCATIONALLY ORIENTED STUDENTS A GREATER LATITUDE OF CHOICE AND INSURES THE FIRE SERVICE AGENCIES OF MORE HIGHLY MOTIVATED EMPLOYEES. THE COMMITTEE'S RECOMMENDATIONS INCLUDED (1) PROVISION OF SUMMER PLACEMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN STATE AND FEDERAL FIRE SERVICE AGENCIES, (2) ESTABLISHMENT OF STANDARDS FOR ADMISSION TO THE PROGRAM, AND (3) INCLUSION OF, AS A PROGRAM OBJECTIVE, THE DEVELOPMENT OF ABILITY TO TRAIN AND DIRECT OTHERS IN THE PERFORMANCE OF FIREFIGHTING SKILLS. THE REPORT CONTAINS DESCRIPTIONS OF TYPICAL FIRE SERVICE JOBS, A COPY OF THE INTERVIEW FORM USED IN THE SURVEY, AND MINUTES OF THE PLANNING COMMITTEE MEETINGS. (WO)
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Identifiers: CALIFORNIA; California (Redding)