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Fire Service Safety Culture: Who Protects Firefighters From Firefighters? W0349

Course only available to on-campus weekend program students.
Curriculum: Responder Health and Safety
Training Specialist

George Morgan

Delivery type
2-day on-campus
Continuing education units
ACE recommendation
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, one semester hour in fire administration.

This two-day course is designed to assist emergency services personnel in defining and advocating organizational change within the fire service relating to safety.

Topics include:

  • Safety and risk cultures within organizations.
  • Influences on safety culture and risk categories.
  • Concepts, goals, and processes of risk management.

The course incorporates facilitated student-centered methodologies including lecture, small and large group activities, and individual assessments.

Student pre-course materials and course syllabus: PDF 74KB
Instructions to Download Student Manual PDF 134KB
Course Syllabus

Selection criteria

The primary target audience includes anyone in emergency services with an interest in changing culture in his or her organization.

The secondary target audience includes all interested individuals and community people who are responsible for risk management.


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

Post-course requirements


Upcoming offerings

Apply online if you are interested in attending a state or national weekend program.
Dates Availability Location Contact(s) CCP Train-the-Trainer?
July 24 - 25, 2021 Cancelled Emmitsburg, Maryland

Dan Hamerberg
Region Coordinator
Michigan Fire Fighter Training Division

Jeni Binkley
Secretary - Treasurer
Michigan State Firemen's Association

Course coordination plan
August 7 - 8, 2021 Emmitsburg, Maryland

Scott Cathy
New Hampshire Fire Academy

Course coordination plan

Student comments

It helped me to see where my department has room for improvement and through discussion with other students allowed me to think of ways to make those improvements.