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New Fire Chief: Contemporary Issues W0762

Course only available to on-campus weekend program students.
Curriculum: Leadership and Executive Development
Training Specialist

Dave Donohue

Delivery type
2-day on-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. The 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 Powerpoint 95KB
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.


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


Upcoming offerings

Apply online if you are interested in attending a state or national weekend program.
Dates Availability Location Contact(s) CCP Train-the-Trainer?
June 5 - 6, 2021 Cancelled Emmitsburg, Maryland

Kent Neiswender
Supervisor - Office of Training & Certification
New Jersey Division of Fire Safety

Course coordination plan

Student comments

This course provides many of the tools needed by a newly promoted fire chief to be successful in his or her career.