ATPC2770 Ethical and Legal Issues in the Fire Service
Course Description: This course is designed to educate Inspectors, Investigators, Officers, Chief Officers and other service professionals on the ethical and legal aspects of the fire service. It includes a review of the American legal system and in-depth coverage of legal and ethical issues involving employment and personnel matters, administrative and operational matters, planning and code enforcement, and legislative processes with regard to the fire service. Items discussed and covered will deal with the broad ethical and legal spectrum of issues facing today’s fire service leaders. Topics covered, but not limited to: legal and political implications of the law, labor relations, human rights and diversity, conflicts of interest and frameworks for ethical decision making.

  • Duration - 45 hours
  • Dress - Station Uniform (long pants, t-shirts)
  • Book - TBD
This course follows the basic requirements for qualifications as a Fire Code Administrator (Fire Marshal) as set for in the NFPA Fire Code Administrator Program is based on the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1037 Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire Marshal. 

This course follows the basic requirements for qualifications as a Fire Officer as set for in the NFPA Standard for Fire Officer is based on the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1021 Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications.

It is designed to be consistent with critical elements of the NFA & Florida BFST syllabi.

**Course equivalency for FES 3003 Political and Legal Foundations of Fire Protection

This is course involves critical at-home study integrated with in-depth classroom instruction.  The student shall complete out of class task assignments before the classroom sessions.  Direct contact and correspondence with instructor is mandated. 

By registering and paying for this course, the student agrees to the Release and Waiver and Photo/Video Release and Waiver as stated below.


In consideration for my acceptance to a training, testing, and/or educational program at the City of Coral Springs, I agree to sign this Release and Waiver. Accordingly, I agree to unconditionally release, waive, and discharge the City of Coral Springs, its Commission members, employees, agents, and servants, all hereafter referred to as “releases,” from all claims and causes of action, that I, my personal representatives, assigns, heirs, and next of kin, may have for any loss, damage, or injury to person or property, whether caused by the negligence, or otherwise of the releases in connection with my participation in any training, testing, and/or educational program at the City of Coral Springs. In addition, I agree to indemnify completely, the releases against all claims, demands, made by or on behalf of me in relation to my participation in any training, testing, and/or educational program and all causes of actions arising out of my own actions or involvement with the City of Coral Springs. 

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Thank you for applying to CSRIPS during the COVID-19 pandemic.  We are sure this wasn’t a decision you made lightly.  As a first responder, this pandemic will be something that we continue to deal with each and every day. 

Your first day of class is quickly approaching.  It is your responsibility to communicate to the staff should you be diagnosed, exposed or feel ill prior to the beginning of Day 1.  Not communicating with the staff, showing up to class not feeling well or being exposed and not communicating shall result in dismissal with no option to re-enroll in a future class.

All students, staff and instructors are required to complete a daily check in process when onsite.  This process, along with the rules and regulations, will be communicated to you after acceptance into the program. 

As a reminder, the CSRIPS Health and Safety Plan is always available for you to review on our website.   

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