FESA 438 - Prevention Program Management

  • 3 credits

Design, implementation, and evaluation of fire and risk prevention programs using education, engineering , and enforcement approaches.

Course material covers needs assessment, staffing, budgeting, and program management and evaluation for programs including code enforcement, inspection, fire and life safety education, investigations, and other community risk reduction programs.

This course can be applied toward:


FESA 432 (Fire and Emergency Services Budgeting); FESA 433 (Fire and Emergency: Human Resources).

Textbooks and Materials

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


  • Robertson's Introducation to Fire Prevention, 8th Ed.
    Love, Michael T. and Robertson, James C.
    ISBN: 978-0133843279


  • Public Human Resource Management, 5th Ed. (2009)
    ISBN: 978-0136037699


Stephen Sears

Stephen Sears has been in the fire EMS career for over 15 years. Currently, he works as a full time Fire and EMS Instructor at Forsyth County Fire Department in Georgia. He is nationally qualified (NPQ) Firefighter I & II, Fire Instructor I – III, and Fire Officer I – IV & nationally registered paramedic and flight paramedic-certified. Adding to his extensive resume, Stephen is an alumnus of the Fire and Emergency Services Administration Bachelor degree program.

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