Challenges for Local Training Officers N0815

Delivery type 6-Day Off-Campus
ACE recommendation In the lower division baccalaureate/associate or upper division baccalaureate degree category, two semester hours in education, public administration, fire science, Emergency Medical Services (EMS), management, or human resource management.
CEU’s 4
Student pre-course materials and course syllabus PDF 138K, PDF 34K,

Training Specialist

Woody Stratton

Upcoming offerings

February 22 - 27, 2016 | April 3 - 8, 2016 | View more

Course description

This six-day course is designed to provide students with the essential tools and skills to coordinate training in a small local fire/EMS organization. The target audience consists of those people who have responsibility for the training in their organization. A training function in a smaller department typically may include conducting training drills and coordinating training with a nearby larger city or state training function. Course content deals with a variety of training challenges facing the local training officer, including dealing with personnel, program planning, delivery, training liability, etc. The course requirements include class activities, homework, two examinations, and a small individual project.

Note: This course is not designed to teach course development or presentation skills. Students who have taken the two-week on-campus course “Training Program Management” (R0342) will not be admitted to this class.

Selection criteria

Students must have current or future responsibility for their organization’s training function.


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

Upcoming offerings

Dates Availability Location Contact(s) CCP
February 22 - 27, 2016 Cancelled Kenai, Alaska

Todd Kollar
Fire Training Specialist
State of Alaska
(907) 465-3117

Jan Mitchell
Fire Training Administrator
State of Alaska
(907) 269-5789

Course coordination plan
Apply April 3 - 8, 2016 Bell Buckle, Tennessee

Jeff Elliott
Fire Service Program Director
Tennessee Fire Service and Codes Academy
(931) 294-4151

Wayne Morris
Fire Service Program Supervisor
Tennessee Fire Service and Codes Academy
(931) 294-4182

Course coordination plan
Post-course requirements None
Comments It will help me change my training program...It has provided insight on how to correct problems that exist in my department's training...I have a clearer idea on how I can motivate and move up the standards of the other people in my department.