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

Curriculum: Responder Health and Safety
Training Specialist

George Morgan

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

This two-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.

Student pre-course materials and course syllabus: PDF 74KB
Instructions to Download Student Manual PDF 140KB
Course Syllabus

Selection criteria

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.



Post-course requirements


Upcoming offerings

Submit FEMA Form 119-25-2 to the contact(s) listed below for the course offering you are interested in attending.
Dates Availability Location Contact(s) CCP
January 11 - 12, 2022 Cancelled Kirkwood, Missouri

Rebecca Trapani
Deputy Chief
Missouri Division of Fire Safety

Shane Adams
Training Coordinator
Missouri Division of Fire Safety

Course coordination plan
January 28 - 29, 2022 Pewaukee, Wisconsin

Angela White
Education Director, Fire Service Training
Wisconsin Technical College System

Shari Jacobson
Education Specialist, Fire Service Training
Wisconsin Technical College System

Courtney Hull
Associate Dean, Fire & EMS Training
Waukesha County Technical College

Course coordination plan
February 5 - 6, 2022 Roscommon, Michigan

Dan Hammerberg
Region Coordinator
Michigan Bureau of Fire Services - Fire Fighter Training Division

Bill Cleeves
Fire Chief
Lyon Township Fire & EMS

Course coordination plan
March 8 - 9, 2022 Greenville, Mississippi

David Pitts
Instructor Advanced
Mississippi State Fire Academy

Luke Smith
Instructor Advanced
Mississippi State Fire Academy

Lonagcio Smith
Division Chief of Training
Greenville Fire Department

Course coordination plan
April 2 - 3, 2022 Iota, Louisiana

Daniel Copeland
Emergency Response Instructor
Louisiana State University Fire & Emergency Training Institute

Chris LeDoux
Training Officer
Iota Fire Department

Course coordination plan
April 7 - 8, 2022 Johnston, Iowa

John Kraemer
Bureau Chief
Fire Service Training Bureau

Course coordination plan
May 12 - 13, 2022 Riverton, Wyoming

Eric Siwik
Training Coordinator
Wyoming State Fire Marshal

Course coordination plan
September 13 - 14, 2022 Stow, Massachusetts

Alanna Malatos
Program Coordinator
Department of Fire Services -Massachusetts Firefighting Academy

Heather Antell
Registration Assistant
Department of Fire Services - Massachusetts Firefighting Academy

Course coordination plan

Student comments

Teaches the process of evaluation of safety issues and how to correct then evaluate the results.