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Fire Service Safety Culture: Who Protects Firefighters From Firefighters? F0349

Training Specialist


Michael Stern
301-447-1253

Delivery type


2-day off-campus

ACE recommendation


Pending (ACE Review): In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, one semester hour in fire administration.

This 2-day course is designed to assist emergency services personnel in defining and advocating organizational change within the fire service relating to safety.

Topics include:

  • Safety and risk cultures within organizations.
  • Influences on safety culture and risk categories.
  • Concepts, goals, and processes of risk management.

The course incorporates facilitated student-centered methodologies including lecture, small and large group activities, and individual assessments.

Pre-course materials and course syllabus

Instructions to Download Student Manual: https://apps.usfa.fema.gov/ax/pcm/BYOD_0349.pdf PDF 109KB
Course Syllabus: https://apps.usfa.fema.gov/ax/syll/syllabus_f0349.pdf PDF 140KB

The primary target audience includes anyone in emergency services with an interest in changing culture in his or her organization.

The secondary target audience includes all interested individuals and community people who are responsible for risk management.