Analytical Tools for Decision-Making R0387

Curriculum: Managing Officer Planning & Information Management
Training Specialist

Dave Donohue

Delivery type
6-day on-campus
Continuing education units
ACE recommendation
In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, three semester hours in analytical technology or SWOT analysis.

This six-day course will enable you to leverage technology to support community risk reduction as well as fire and Emergency Medical Services emergency preparedness planning.

You will gain experience with technologies that support planning, mitigation, response and recovery operations.

This course is technically/technology intensive and will present significant challenges for those not proficient with the use of personal computers, complex software, and manipulation of data.

A substantial portion of the course involves geospatial technologies and their applications. You will receive hands-on training in the use of alternate computer technologies.

Student pre-course materials and course syllabus: PDF 195KB
Welcome Letter and Pre-course Assignment PDF 581KB
Course Syllabus

Selection criteria

You must meet the criteria for and be enrolled in the National Fire Academy's Managing Officer Program.


You must meet the criteria for and be enrolled in the National Fire Academy's Managing Officer Program.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to take the self-study course, Q0880 - Management Tools for Fire and Emergency Services Leaders available through NFA Online before attending this course.

Post-course requirements

Upon completion of the resident courses, managing officer candidates will have to complete a capstone project.

Upcoming offerings

Dates Availability Location Contact(s) CCP Train-the-Trainer?
January 31, 2021 - February 5, 2021 Emmitsburg, Maryland
February 7 - 12, 2021 Emmitsburg, Maryland
February 28, 2021 - March 5, 2021 Emmitsburg, Maryland
March 7 - 12, 2021 Emmitsburg, Maryland
May 16 - 21, 2021 Emmitsburg, Maryland
May 23 - 28, 2021 Emmitsburg, Maryland
July 18 - 23, 2021 Emmitsburg, Maryland
July 25 - 30, 2021 Emmitsburg, Maryland

Student comments

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