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New Fire Chief: Contemporary Issues W0762

Training Specialist

Keith Heckler

Delivery type

2-day on-campus

Continuing education units


ACE recommendation

Pending (ACE Review): In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in fire science, fire management or fire administration.

Course only available to on-campus weekend program students.

This 2-day course will develop the managerial skills, leadership skills, and contemporary issues and awareness necessary for newly appointed or elected fire chiefs to effectively meet their obligations. The course will help to develop knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for them to perform effectively now and in the future.

Pre-course materials and course syllabus

Instructions to Download Student Manual: PDF 26KB
Course Syllabus: Powerpoint 95KB

The primary audience is newly appointed or elected fire chiefs in volunteer, combination or career departments.

The secondary audience is departmental leaders who may become fire chiefs and local-level government administrators and elected officials, including fire district commissioners, board members, etc.

Incident Command System (ICS)-100-level and ICS-200-level training. Preferred courses are Q0462 and Q0463, available through NFA Online. Chief's signature attests that the applicant has completed required training.

Upcoming offerings

Apply online if you are interested in attending a state or national weekend program.
Dates Availability Location Contact(s) CCP
July 8 - 9, 2023 Emmitsburg, Maryland
Tina Marie Ahlborg
Clerk Secretary
Rhode Island State Fire Training Academy
Mark St. Pierre
State Weekend Coordinator
July 22 - 23, 2023 Emmitsburg, Maryland
Terri Brooks
Administration Officer
PA State Fire Academy