New Executive Chief Officer R0763

Curriculum: Leadership and Executive Development
Training Specialist

Kevin Brame
301-447-1069

Delivery type
6-day on-campus
Continuing education units
4.1
ACE recommendation
In the upper-division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in fire administration or management.

This six-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.

Student pre-course materials and course syllabus:

https://nfa.usfa.fema.gov/ax/pcm/pcm_r0763.pdf PDF 107KB
Welcome Letter, BYOD Instructions, Pre-course Assignment
https://nfa.usfa.fema.gov/ax/syll/syllabus_r0763.pdf PDF 125KB
Course Syllabus

Selection criteria

Primary Audience: The course is primarily intended for persons who have recently (within the last two years) promoted to a position as agency head (Chief Executive Officer) of a fire and/or EMS agency. The candidates appointing authority must verify this status through signature on the candidate's application or by separate signed letter.

Secondary Audience: The secondary audience are persons who are second or third in position to assume the Chief Executive Officer role. This includes elected or appointed persons with fire and/or EMS agency oversight responsibilities.  The candidates appointing authority must verify this status through signature on the candidate's 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?
Apply June 14 - 19, 2020 Wait List Opportunity Emmitsburg, Maryland
Apply August 9 - 14, 2020 Wait List Opportunity Emmitsburg, Maryland
October 25 - 30, 2020 Apply on 4/15/2020 - 6/15/2020 Emmitsburg, Maryland
December 13 - 18, 2020 Apply on 4/15/2020 - 6/15/2020 Emmitsburg, Maryland
January 24 - 29, 2021 Apply on 4/15/2020 - 6/15/2020 Emmitsburg, Maryland
May 23 - 28, 2021 Apply on 10/15/2020 - 12/15/2020 Emmitsburg, Maryland

Student comments

Every Chief needs this class.