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New Fire Chief: Contemporary Issues F0762

Curriculum: Leadership and Executive Development
Training Specialist

Dave Donohue

Delivery type
2-day off-campus
Continuing education units
ACE recommendation
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, one semester hour in fire science, fire management, or fire administration.

This two-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.

Student pre-course materials and course syllabus: PDF 26KB
Instructions to Download Student Manual PDF 100KB
Course Syllabus

Selection criteria

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.



Post-course requirements


Student comments

Gives a good background to new chiefs and a new perspective to older chiefs.