Executive Analysis of Fire Service Operations in Emergency Management R0306

Delivery type 10-Day On-Campus
ACE recommendation In the graduate degree category, 3 semester hours in Public Safety or Public Administration.
CEU’s 6
Student pre-course materials and course syllabus

http://nfa.usfa.dhs.gov/ax/pcm/pcm_r0306.pdf PDF 456KB,

Training Specialist

Robert Bennett

Upcoming offerings

January 4 - 15, 2016 | February 15 - 26, 2016 | April 4 - 15, 2016 | View more

Course description

This a required course for the NFA’s Executive Fire Officer Program. This 10-day course is designed for third-year EFO students to better prepare their communities for large-scale, multi-agency, all-hazard incidents. In this course, students analyze emergency incidents and identify lessons learned and best practices to better prepare for future incidents. Additionally, students are introduced to emergency management and the workings of an EOC as a framework for their analyses. Some of the areas covered in the course are risk assessment, incident documentation, standards and legal mandates, capability assessment, damage assessment, and Multi-Agency Coordination Systems (MACS) including the Emergency Operations Center (EOC). Since the subject matter is comprehensive, maximum use of the students’ time is required.

Throughout the course, students are presented with a series of senior-staff-level issues that require extensive analysis. The decisions made are applied to a mock community in order to evaluate the effectiveness of these decisions relative to the fire and rescue department's operational readiness during major incidents such as floods, tornados, earthquakes, and hurricanes. The course is very intense and uses lecture, analysis of documented emergency incidents, after action reports, and student participation using 'Ted Talks' as instructional media. This course meets the NIMS requirements for ICS 300 and ICS 400.

Selection criteria

Rank requirements:* Chiefs of department or equivalent.* Chief officers or equivalent who head a major bureau or division within a fire department, e.g., suppression, prevention, training, emergency medical services, etc.* Chief officers and senior deputies of State governmental fire organizations, e.g., State Fire Marshals and State Directors of Fire Training.* Field battalion-level officers from IAFC "metro-size" fire organizations also will be considered (organizations that serve populations in excess of 200,000 and/or have more than 400 uniformed personnel). Additionally, officers who eventually may assume one of these positions and are upwardly mobile in their organizations may be considered.


ICS 100 level and ICS 200 level training. Preferred courses are Q462 and Q463 available through NFA Online at www.usfa.fema.gov/training/nfa/courses/online.html. Chief's signature attests that the applicant has completed this required training. Note: A precourse assignment, which will be graded, will be emailed to students 6-8 weeks prior to class start date.

Upcoming offerings

Dates Availability Location Contact(s) CCP
January 4 - 15, 2016 Application period closed Emmitsburg, Maryland
February 15 - 26, 2016 Application period closed Emmitsburg, Maryland
Apply April 4 - 15, 2016 Apply by 12/15 Emmitsburg, Maryland
Apply May 16 - 27, 2016 Apply by 12/15 Emmitsburg, Maryland
Apply July 11 - 22, 2016 Apply by 12/15 Emmitsburg, Maryland
Apply August 22, 2016 - September 2, 2016 Apply by 12/15 Emmitsburg, Maryland
Apply September 26, 2016 - October 7, 2016 Apply by 12/15 Emmitsburg, Maryland
Post-course requirements Research Paper for Executive Fire Officer Program Students