Executive Analysis of Fire Service Operations in Emergency Management R0306

Incident Management
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

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

Training Specialist

Robert Bennett

Upcoming offerings

January 26, 2015 - February 6, 2015 | March 2 - 13, 2015 | April 13 - 24, 2015 | View more

Course description

A required course for the EFOP, this 10-day course is designed to prepare senior staff officers in the administrative functions necessary to manage the operational component of a fire and rescue department effectively. Since the subject matter is comprehensive, maximum use of the students' time is required. Some of the areas covered are risk assessment, incident documentation, media/political considerations, standards, legal mandates, capability assessment, damage assessment, emergency operations, Integrated Emergency Management System (IEMS), Multi-Agency Coordination Systems (MACS) including the Emergency Operations Center (EOC), and emergency information systems. This course meets the NIMS requirements for ICS 300 and ICS 400. Throughout the course, students are presented with a series of senior-staff-level issues that require extensive analysis and action. The actions implemented 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. The course is very intense and uses lecture, case study, simulation, scenario, and student participation as instructional media.

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.nfaonline.dhs.gov. 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 26, 2015 - February 6, 2015 Full Emmitsburg, Maryland
March 2 - 13, 2015 Full Emmitsburg, Maryland
April 13 - 24, 2015 Application period closed Emmitsburg, Maryland
July 6 - 17, 2015 Application period closed Emmitsburg, Maryland
August 24, 2015 - September 4, 2015 Application period closed Emmitsburg, Maryland
September 21, 2015 - October 2, 2015 Application period closed Emmitsburg, Maryland
Post-course requirements None.
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