New Fire Chief R0763

NOTE: The January 6-11, 2019 offering of R0763 is reserved for applicants meeting the primary audience criteria described in the selection criteria only.
Curriculum: Leadership and Executive Development
Training Specialist

Kevin Brame
301-447-1069

Delivery type
6-Day On-Campus
Continuing education units
0.0
ACE recommendation
ACE has not reviewed.

This six-day course is the combination of the three two-day courses: New Fire Chief: Challenging Issues (0760), New Fire Chief: Administrative Issues (0761), and New Fire Chief: Contemporary Issues (0762). It is designed to develop the managerial, administrative and leadership skills necessary for the first-time fire chief and chief officers who desire a leadership position in their department.

This course addresses critical knowledge and skills pertaining to the responsibilities of a fire chief such as:

  • Local politics and the role of the chief officer.
  • Liability and risk management.
  • Resources management.
  • Planning.
  • Community engagement.
  • Capital asset planning and acquisition.
  • Other key topics for first-time leaders in a new position in their agency.

Note:  The January 6-11, 2019 offering of R0763 will be students from the Primary Audience only--See details under Selection criteria.

Student pre-course materials and course syllabus:

Selection criteria

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

Prerequisites

ICS 100 level and ICS 200 level training. Preferred courses are Q462 and Q463 available through NFA Online. Chief's signature attests that the applicant has completed required training.

Post-course requirements

None

Upcoming offerings

Dates Availability Location Contact(s) CCP Train-the-Trainer?
January 6 - 11, 2019 Full Emmitsburg, Maryland
Apply May 19 - 24, 2019 Apply by 12/15 Emmitsburg, Maryland
Apply August 11 - 16, 2019 Apply by 12/15 Emmitsburg, Maryland

Student comments

Every Chief needs this class.