This 6-day course is designed to develop the managerial, administrative and leadership skills necessary for the first-time executive chief officer and chief officers who desire a leadership position in their agency. This course addresses critical knowledge and skills pertaining to the responsibilities of an executive chief officer such as:
- Leadership and management.
- Politics and the role of an executive chief officer.
- Liability and risk management.
- Financial management and capital asset planning.
- Human resources management.
- Collaboration, cooperation and community engagement.
Pre-course materials and course syllabus
|Welcome Letter, BYOD Instructions, Pre-course Assignment:
|https://apps.usfa.fema.gov/ax/pcm/pcm_r0763.pdf PDF 107KB
|https://apps.usfa.fema.gov/ax/syll/syllabus_r0763.pdf PDF 125KB
Primary audience: The course is designed for the newly appointed or elected Fire Chief in Volunteer, Combination or Career departments as well as Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Chiefs. The candidates appointing authority must verify this status through signature on the candidate application or by separate signed letter.
Secondary audience: The secondary audience is department leaders and current officers who may become Fire Chiefs and local government administrators and elected officials, including fire district commissioners, who are involved in the administration of a fire department or EMS service. The candidates appointing authority must verify this status through signature on the candidate application or by separate signed letter.