(1st in a series of Small Community Fire Prevention courses.)This 2-day inspirational course stresses the awareness, advocacy, and motivational content needed by those who traditionally have been focused on operations (suppression, EMS, etc.) and who seek to learn new, successful approaches appropriate for communities of all sizes, but most especially for America's smaller communities. The course focuses on identifying exciting and highly successful tools and approaches for addressing the total fire protection challenge via lessons learned in other communities, resources available, and the means and value of building partnerships and coalitions. Students will come away empowered to make change and thus build departments more effective at serving both customers and members, by learning how to manage the fire prevention function better.
|Selection Criteria||Leaders, both today's and tomorrow's, in the Nation's smaller departments (typically those of less than 25,000 population). 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 in operations and who seek to learn more effective ways of combating the fire problem.|
|Delivery Type||2-Day Off-Campus|
|ACE Recommendation||In the lower division baccalaureate/associate or upper division baccalaureate degree category, 1 semester hour in Fire Science or Fire Protection.|
|Student Pre-Course Materials||None.|