New Fire Chief: Challenging Issues (Course available only during NFA Sponsored State Weekends) W0760

Delivery type 2-Day On-Campus
ACE recommendation In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, one semester hour in fire science.
Student pre-course materials and course syllabus PDF 100KB
Training Specialist

Kevin Brame

Upcoming offerings

June 30, 2018 - July 1, 2018 | November 3 - 4, 2018 | March 30 - 31, 2019 | View more

Course description

This two-day course is designed to develop the managerial, administrative and leadership skills necessary for the first time fire chief and chief officer who desire a leadership position in their department. This course addresses critical knowledge and skills pertaining to the responsibilities of a fire chief, including such topics as local politics and the role of the chief officer, liability and risk management, and resources and items of knowledge needed to become a first time leader in a new position in his or her agency.

For specific questions concerning this course, please contact Kevin Brame by email at or by phone at 301-447-1069.

Selection criteria

The primary candidates for this course include new or emerging chief officers in a volunteer or combination fire department or emergency service organization. The secondary candidates are new career chiefs, department leaders or emerging leaders of a fire department or emergency service organization. This course is open to all interested emergency services personnel, including volunteer, career and allied professionals. The class is intended primarily for those who have served or will begin to serve soon in leadership positions and who seek to learn more effective ways of managing and leading their agency.



Upcoming offerings

Submit FEMA Form 119-25-2 to the contact(s) listed below for the course offering you are interested in attending.
Dates Availability Location Contact(s) CCP Train-the-Trainer?
June 30, 2018 - July 1, 2018 Emmitsburg, Maryland
November 3 - 4, 2018 Emmitsburg, Maryland

Mark Lambert
Director/ State Fire Training Coordinator
WVU Fire Service Extension

Course coordination plan
March 30 - 31, 2019 Emmitsburg, Maryland
April 6 - 7, 2019 Emmitsburg, Maryland

Mark Waters
Program Planner
Connecticut Fire Academy

Course coordination plan
June 1 - 2, 2019 Emmitsburg, Maryland

Kent Neiswender
Supervisor - Training and Certification
NJ Division of Fire Safety

Course coordination plan
June 8 - 9, 2019 Emmitsburg, Maryland
August 24 - 25, 2019 Cancelled Emmitsburg, Maryland

Jessica Pomainville
Administrative Services Coordinator
Vermont Fire Academy

Course coordination plan
Post-course requirements None