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New Fire Chief: Contemporary Issues W0762

Training Specialist


Ed Kensler
301-447-1158

Delivery type


2-day on-campus

Continuing education units


1.3

ACE recommendation


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

Course only available to on-campus weekend program students.

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. The 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: https://apps.usfa.fema.gov/ax/pcm/BYOD_0762.pdf PDF 109KB
Course Syllabus: https://apps.usfa.fema.gov/ax/syll/syllabus_w0762.pdf Powerpoint 95KB

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.

Incident Command System (ICS)-100-level and ICS-200-level training. Preferred courses are Q0462 and Q0463, available through NFA Online. Chief's signature attests that the applicant has completed required training.

Upcoming offerings

Interested in attending a State or National Weekend Program course?

Apply online
Dates Availability Location Contact(s) CCP
June 22 - 23, 2024 Cancelled Emmitsburg, Maryland
Jessica Pomainville
Administrative Services Coordinator
Vermont Fire Academy
802-798-9389
jessica.pomainville@vermont.gov
William Jones
Training Coordinator
Vermont Fire Academy
802-483-2751
William.Jones@vermont.gov
CCP
June 7 - 8, 2025 Emmitsburg, Maryland
Scott Cathy
Program Coordinator
NH Fire Academy and EMS
603-223-4200
scott.t.cathy@dos.nh.gov
CCP