Students & Instructors
One or more offerings for this course have been cancelled. Refer to the Course Schedule below for more information.
This is a 2-day course that will help fire service personnel identify their present fire service safety culture, explain how culture drives safety behavior, identify risk management strategies, and develop a fire service safety culture intervention plan to reduce injury and death to firefighters in their organization. The course content includes National Institute of Occupation Safety and Health (NIOSH) Fire Fighter Fatality Investigation and Prevention Program reports, organizational change and leadership models, and risk control systems. The learning methods include case studies, problem solving, and strategic and tactical planning that are used in individual, small group, and class activities.
PLEASE READ THIS IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT THIS COURSE: This course uses a blended learning methodology. Students must register at NFA Online (www.nfaonline.dhs.gov) 30 days before the course start date to download the precourse reading material and view the NIOSH video clips that will be used during case studies.
Based on the students’ research of their personal risk culture, students will develop a plan for implementing and sustaining change in safety culture. Students are required to submit the plan to the instructor within 17 calendar days after attending the course. Students must score 70% or higher to pass the plan.
Students will have 17 calendar days after the course to go to NFA Online and take the final exam. Students must score 70% or higher to pass the exam.
|Selection Criteria||Key fire service personnel in the position of leadership and the Company Officers (COs) who are the agents of change within all types and sizes of fire departments. Attendees should possess effective oral and written communication skills with some experience in public speaking.|
|Delivery Type||2-Day On-Campus|
|Prerequisites||Required reading for the course: 1) NIOSH Alert: Preventing Deaths and Injuries of Fire Fighters Using Risk Management Principles at Structure Fires (dated July 2010.) http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2010-153/ 2) Firefighting: Still A Dangerous Occupation! by Dr. Burton Clark and Mr. David Ballard, http://www.firehouse.com/news/10535644/firefighting-still-a-dangerous-occupation 3) FAST/CLOSE/WET by Mr. Alan V. Brunacini http://www.riskinstitute.org/peri/images/file/S908-D2-Brunacini.pdf|
|ACE Recommendation||In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in fire administration.|
|Post-Course Requirements||See Course Description above|
|Student Pre-Course Materials||None.|
|April 12 - 13, 2014||Emmitsburg, Maryland|
|April 26 - 27, 2014||Emmitsburg, Maryland|
|May 17 - 18, 2014||Emmitsburg, Maryland|
|June 21 - 22, 2014||Emmitsburg, Maryland|
|July 26 - 27, 2014||Cancelled||Emmitsburg, Maryland|
|September 20 - 21, 2014||Emmitsburg, Maryland|