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New Executive Chief Officer R0763

Training Specialist


Ed Kensler
301-447-1158

Delivery type


6-day on-campus

Continuing education units


4.1

ACE recommendation


Pending (ACE Review): In the upper-division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in fire administration or management.

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.
  • Planning.
  • 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
Course Syllabus: 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.

ICS 100 level and ICS 200 level training. Department head signature on application attests that the applicant completed this required training.

Upcoming offerings

Dates Availability Location Contact(s) CCP
May 12 - 17, 2024 Wait List Opportunity Apply Emmitsburg, Maryland
June 23 - 28, 2024 Wait List Opportunity Apply Emmitsburg, Maryland
July 28, 2024 - August 2, 2024 Apply between 3/15/2024 - 4/15/2024 Emmitsburg, Maryland