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


Larry Grosse
Larry Grosse


Larry Grosse, Ph.D., began his fire service career as the organizer and manager of five volunteer fire departments for the Texas Youth Council facilities. During his tenure as the Chief of Construction for the Texas Youth Council, he was certified as an Advanced Fire Prevention Inspector by the Texas Commission on Fire Prevention Personnel Standards and Education. He led a research team at Texas A&M University that helped define the updated smoke detector requirements for residential occupancy. Dr. Grosse was an invited member of the National Smoke Detector Project sponsored by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Dr. Grosse served as a charter member of the National Fire Academy adjunct faculty, where he worked on a team that developed three courses offered by the National Fire Academy. In his role as an NFA adjunct faculty member, he taught the courses to fire personnel in 38 states.

For 15 years, he served as a professor and department head for the Department of Construction Science at Texas A&M University, then 12 years as a professor and department head of the Department of Construction Management at Colorado State University. In this role, he created the Fire and Emergency Services Administration online degree program at Colorado State University. Since his retirement from CSU, he has continued to teach and serve as a program coordinator for the FESA program.