FESA 334 - Orientation to Experiential Learning

  • 1 credit

FESA 334 offers a demonstration of knowledge, skill, and professional experience for the purpose of enhancing documentation and career development skills. Experiential learning is an important component of the total career development for fire and emergency service (FESA) professionals. This course will help students develop an appreciation for the learning that occurs in the course of professional career activities and to demonstrate this learning through the development of personal learning objectives and career experience documentation.

This course can be applied toward:


Only students enrolled in the Fire and Emergency Services BS program will be allowed to register. This course cannot be used towards the Fire and Emergency Services Certificate. Certificate Students will not be allowed to register.

Important Information

Only students enrolled in the Fire and Emergency Services B.S. program are allowed to register. This course cannot be used towards the Fire and Emergency Services Administration Certificate. Certificate students will not be allowed to register.

Textbooks and Materials

Textbooks and materials can be purchased at the CSU Bookstore unless otherwise indicated.


  • Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th Ed. (2010)
    Amer. Psych. Assn.
    ISBN: 978-1433805615
  • Rules for Writers (student's edition), 9th Ed. (2019)
    Hacker. D & Sommers, N.
    ISBN: 978-1-319-05742-8
    Not available at the CSU Bookstore
  • Take Command of Your Writing (1998)
    Levy, Jill M.
    ISBN: 978-0965151610
  • The Gregg Reference Manual*, 11th Ed. (2011)
    Sabin, William
    ISBN: 978-0073397108

*Either the 10th or the 11th edition of the Gregg Reference Manual is acceptable for students who wish to purchase it.


Dan Pfannenstiel


Dan’s professional career began in 1985 where he is still currently employed as the Division Chief of Training for West Metro Fire Rescue. Dan has worked on medics, engines and rescues while in Operations at WMFR. He has also served as a District Chief, Shift Commander, Assistant Fire Marshall, Director of the Fire Investigation Team, and the Division Chief of EMS and Safety. Dan is a certified Peace Officer and Paramedic for the State of Colorado; he also holds a National Fire and Explosion Investigation Certification.

Dan holds two associate degrees from Red Rocks Community College, a Bachelor of Science from Colorado State University, and an Executive Masters in Public Administration from the University of Colorado in Denver. Dan is a board member for the Colorado Metropolitan Certification Board, sits on the TargetSolutions© Fire Advisory Board, and collaborates with the International Society of Fire Service Instructors© and the Restoration Project®. Dan frequently lectures to CMCB partners on a variety of fire service and public administrative topics. Dan is a graduate of the UC Denver School of Public Affairs Rocky Mountain Leadership Program and currently participating in Leadership Jefferson County. Dan is a native of Denver and resides in Arvada, Colorado with his wife and two children.