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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
301-447-1407

Delivery type
2-day on-campus
Continuing education units
1.5
ACE recommendation
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, one semester hour in fire administration.

This 2-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:

https://nfa.usfa.fema.gov/ax/pcm/BYOD_Instructions_0349.pdf PDF 74KB
Instructions to Download Student Manual
https://nfa.usfa.fema.gov/ax/syll/syllabus_w0349.pdf 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.

Prerequisites

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

None

Upcoming offerings

Apply online if you are interested in attending a state or national weekend program.
Dates Availability Location Contact(s) CCP
June 4 - 5, 2022 Emmitsburg, Maryland

Scott Cathy
Captain
New Hampshire Fire Academy
603-223-4223
scott.t.cathy@dos.nh.gov

Scott Doherty
Bureau Chief
New Hampshire Fire Academy
603-223-4258
scott.m.doherty@dos.nh.gov

Course coordination plan
June 25 - 26, 2022 Cancelled Emmitsburg, Maryland

Jack Smith
Superintendent
Ohio Division of State Fire Marshal - Ohio Fire Academy
614-644-0523
jack.smith@com.state.oh.us

Charlie Dixon
Asst. Weekend Coordinator
Ohio Fire Academy/OSFSI
740-403-6034
dixonc@roadrunner.com

Course coordination plan
July 9 - 10, 2022 Emmitsburg, Maryland

Mike Dunlap
Education Specialist, NFA State Coordinator
South Carolina Fire Academy
803-563-1265
mike.dunlap@llr.sc.gov

Course coordination plan
July 16 - 17, 2022 Cancelled Emmitsburg, Maryland

Dan Hammerberg
Region Coordinator
Michigan Bureau of Fire Services - Fire Fighter Training Division
906-399-4399
hammerbergd@michigan.gov

Jeni Binkley
Secretary / Treasurer
Michigan State Firemen's Association
910-635-9513
office@msfassoc.net

Course coordination plan
July 16 - 17, 2022 Cancelled Emmitsburg, Maryland

Jimmy VanCleve
Coordinator
State Fire Rescue Training
270-314-1050
jimmy.vancleve@kctcs.edu

Marc Rudder
Director
State Fire Rescue Training
marc.rudder@kctcs.edu

Course coordination plan
February 25 - 26, 2023 Emmitsburg, Maryland

Todd Dyche
Regional Coordinator
MFRI
301-729-0431
tdyche@mfri.org

Jack Beall
Coordinator
MFRI
jbeall@mfri.org

Course coordination plan
March 11 - 12, 2023 Emmitsburg, Maryland

Jessica Pomainville
Administrative Services Coordinator
Vermont Fire Academy
802-483-2749
jessica.pomainville@vermont.gov

Course coordination plan
June 3 - 4, 2023 Emmitsburg, Maryland

Jack Smith
Superintendent
Ohio Fire Academy
614-644-0523
jack.smith@com.state.oh.us

Course coordination plan
July 15 - 16, 2023 Emmitsburg, Maryland

Jimmy VanCleve
Coordinator
KY State Fire and Rescue Training
270-273-3187
Jimmy.vancleve@kctcs.edu

Marc Rudder
Director
KY State Fire and Rescue Training
859-256-3189
marc.rudder@kctcs.edu

Jimmy VanCleve
Coordinator
KY State Fire and Rescue Training
270-273-3187
jimmy.vancleve@kctcs.edu

Course coordination plan
July 15 - 16, 2023 Emmitsburg, Maryland

Dan Hammerberg
Region Coordinator
Bureau of Fire Services
906-399-4399
hammerbergd@michigan.gov

Jenni Binkley
Secretary/Treasurer
Michigan State Firemens Association
810-635-9513
office@msfassoc.net

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.