This 6-day course provides fundamental knowledge, skills, and attitudes to deliver fire and life safety educational programs in the community, particularly in small communities. The course is designed for public educators who have less than 2 years of public education work, and whose primary responsibilities are delivering public education programs. The course takes the viewpoint that public educators at this level do not develop their own programs, but are using or modifying existing educational programs.
A complete view of a new public safety educator's responsibilities is presented with emphasis on presentation skills. The course emphasizes a community-based concept in fire safety education. Students learn to make the best use of their community to support their program efforts effectively. Participants are evaluated through performance on 10- to 15-minute presentations, home community exercises in class, and a final examination.
Students must have current or future responsibility for delivering community safety education programs in their community. In addition, prospective students must meet the 'VIP Program Eligibility' as described on the VIP Web Page.
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.
It helped to give me a better understanding of public education programs and their importance in the community...It has given me a great deal of inspiration to do my job well...Will help to create lesson plans that are more focused.