New Fire Chief: Challenging Issues W0760

Course only available to on-campus weekend program students.
Curriculum: Leadership and Executive Development
Training Specialist

Kevin Brame
301-447-1069

Delivery type
2-day on-campus
Continuing education units
1.1
ACE recommendation
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, one semester hour in fire administration.

This two-day course is designed to develop the managerial, administrative and leadership skills necessary for the first time fire chief and chief officer who desire a leadership position in their department. This course addresses critical knowledge and skills pertaining to the responsibilities of a fire chief.

Topics covered include:

  • Local politics and the role of the chief officer.
  • Liability and risk management.
  • Resources and items of knowledge needed to become a first time leader in a new position in his or her agency.

Student pre-course materials and course syllabus:

https://nfa.usfa.fema.gov/ax/pcm/BYOD_Instructions_0760.pdf PDF 73KB
Instructions to Download Student Manual
https://nfa.usfa.fema.gov/ax/syll/syllabus_w0760.pdf PDF 100KB
Course Syllabus

Selection criteria

The primary candidates for this course include new or emerging chief officers in a volunteer or combination fire department or emergency service organization.

The secondary candidates are new career chiefs, department leaders or emerging leaders of a fire department or emergency service organization.

This course is open to all interested emergency services personnel, including volunteer, career and allied professionals.

The class is intended primarily for those who have served or will begin to serve soon in leadership positions and who seek to learn more effective ways of managing and leading their agency.

Prerequisites

ICS 100 level and ICS 200 level training. Preferred courses are Q462 and Q463 available through NFA Online. Chief's signature attests that the applicant has completed required training.

Post-course requirements

None

Upcoming offerings

Apply online if you are interested in attending a state or national weekend program.
Dates Availability Location Contact(s) CCP Train-the-Trainer?
February 20 - 21, 2021 Emmitsburg, Maryland

Todd Dyche
Regional Coordinator
Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute
301-729-0431
tdyche@mfri.org

Jack Beall
Regional Coordinator
Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute
888-691-4628
jbeall@mfri.org

Karen Layton
Program Coordinator
Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute
301-226-9971
klayton@mfri.org

Course coordination plan
March 20 - 21, 2021 Emmitsburg, Maryland

Mark Waters
Program Planner
Connecticut Fire Academy
860-627-6363
mark.waters@ct.gov

Course coordination plan