New Fire Chief: Challenging Issues O0760

Please Note: This course is scheduled and delivered through your State's Fire Training Agency. Please contact your State Fire Training Agency for more information.
Curriculum: Leadership and Executive Development
Training Specialist

Kevin Brame
301-447-1069

Delivery type
2-Day Off-Campus
Continuing education units
0.0
ACE recommendation
There is no ACE credit recommendation for this course.

This two-day course is designed to develop the managerial, administrative and leadership skills necessary for the first time fire chief and chief officer who desire a leadership position in their department. This course addresses critical knowledge and skills pertaining to the responsibilities of a fire chief.

Topics covered include:

  • Local politics and the role of the chief officer.
  • Liability and risk management.
  • Resources and items of knowledge needed to become a first time leader in a new position in his or her agency.

Selection criteria

The primary recommended candidates for this course include new or emerging chief officers in a volunteer or combination fire department or emergency service organization.

The secondary recommended candidates are new career chiefs, department leaders or emerging leaders of a fire department or emergency service organization.

This course is open to all interested emergency services personnel, including volunteer, career and allied professionals.

The class is intended primarily for those who have served or will begin to serve soon in leadership positions and who seek to learn more effective ways of managing and leading their agency.

Prerequisites

Recommended: ICS 100 level and ICS 200 level training. Preferred courses are Q462 and Q463 available through NFA Online.

Post-course requirements

None