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New Fire Chief: Contemporary Issues F0762

Training Specialist

Ed Kensler

Delivery type

2-day off-campus

Continuing education units


ACE recommendation

Pending (ACE Review): In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in fire science, fire management or fire administration.

This 2-day course will develop the managerial skills, leadership skills, and contemporary issues and awareness necessary for newly appointed or elected fire chiefs to effectively meet their obligations. This course will help to develop knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for them to perform effectively now and in the future.

Pre-course materials and course syllabus

Instructions to Download Student Manual: PDF 109KB
Course Syllabus: PDF 100KB

The primary audience is newly appointed or elected fire chiefs in volunteer, combination or career departments.

The secondary audience is departmental leaders who may become fire chiefs and local-level government administrators and elected officials, including fire district commissioners, board members, etc.

Upcoming offerings

Email or call the official under Contact(s) if you are interested in attending a course.
Dates Availability Location Contact(s) CCP
April 24 - 25, 2024 Lawrence, Kansas
James Zeeb
Fire Officer Program Manager
Kansas Fire & Rescue Training Institute
John Darling
Training Captain
Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical
June 8 - 9, 2024 Traverse City, Michigan
Bill Parker
Fire Chief
September 18 - 19, 2024 Ocala, Florida
Angie Cain
Student Services Manager
Bureau of Fire Standards and Training