This 2-day course presents the supervisor with the basic leadership skills and tools needed to perform effectively in the fire and emergency medical services (EMS) environment. The course includes concepts related to a successful transition to supervisory and leadership roles, including concepts of adaptive leadership; change management; active followership; effective communication, including difficult conversations and advocacy-inquiry-based dialogue; ethics; authority; power; decision-making; and active engagement through development of a personal plan.
Pre-course materials and course syllabus
|Instructions to Download Student Manual:||https://nfa.usfa.fema.gov/ax/pcm/BYOD_Instructions_0646.pdf PDF 190KB|
|Syllabus:||https://nfa.usfa.fema.gov/ax/syll/syllabus_w0646.pdf PDF 114KB|
The primary target audience for this course are those individuals who are at the first-line level of supervision. For purposes of student selection, first-line level is considered to be those at the Company Officer or Unit (fire prevention, fire education, communications, EMS, etc.) Supervisor level.
More specifically, primary selection criteria are as follows:
- First-line supervisors in fire and EMS organizations.
- Fire and EMS personnel due for promotion/appointment to a first-line supervisory position within 18 months.
- Fire and EMS personnel who are regularly assigned acting supervisory positions.
Fire and EMS personnel currently enrolled in the National Fire Academy Managing Officer Program will be provided priority selection.
The secondary target audiences are fire and EMS personnel at the first-line management level (Chief Officer or above). Students at this level may be given consideration on a space-available basis.
|April 29 - 30, 2023||Emmitsburg, Maryland||
Training and Certification Specialist 1
New Jersey Division of Fire Safety/Office of Training and Certification
Director – Fire Safety Training Program (Kean University)
Kean University Fire Safety Training Program
June 24 - 25, 2023
|July 15 - 16, 2023||Emmitsburg, Maryland||
Bureau of Fire Services
Michigan State Firemens Association