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Leadership in Supervision: Frameworks to Success W0648

Training Specialist


Ed Kensler
301-447-1158

Delivery type


2-day on-campus

Continuing education units


1.4

ACE recommendation


In the lower-division baccalaureate degree category, 1 semester hour in self-leadership.

Course only available to on-campus weekend program students.

This 2-day course provides the supervisor with the knowledge and skills to perform successfully in the fire and emergency medical services (EMS) environments. The course addresses professionalism, resilience, emotional intelligence and situational awareness, as well as managing conflict, delegating mentoring, coaching, empowering, and building collaboration and synergy for professional growth.

Pre-course materials and course syllabus

Instructions to Download Student Manual: https://apps.usfa.fema.gov/ax/pcm/BYOD_0648.pdf PDF 109KB
Syllabus: https://apps.usfa.fema.gov/ax/syll/syllabus_w0648.pdf PDF 127KB

The primary target audience for this course are those individuals who are at the first-line level of supervision. For purposes of student selection, first-line level is considered to be those at the Company Officer or Unit (fire prevention, fire education, communications, EMS, etc.) Supervisor level.

More specifically, primary selection criteria are as follows:

  • First-line supervisors in fire and EMS organizations.
  • Fire and EMS personnel due for promotion/appointment to a first-line supervisory position within 18 months.
  • Fire and EMS personnel who are regularly assigned acting supervisory positions.

Fire and EMS personnel currently enrolled in the National Fire Academy Managing Officer Program will be provided priority selection.

The secondary target audiences are fire and EMS personnel at the first-line management level (Chief Officer or above). Students at this level may be given consideration on a space-available basis.

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 this required training.


Upcoming offerings

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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
July 13 - 14, 2024 Emmitsburg, Maryland
Mike Dunlap
Education Specialist, NFA State Coordinator
South Carolina Fire Academy
803-563-1265
mike.dunlap@llr.sc.gov
Bonita Watters
Curriculum Manager
South Carolina Fire Academy
803-896-4074
bonita.watters@llr.sc.gov
CCP
August 3 - 4, 2024 Emmitsburg, Maryland
Dan Hammerberg
Region Training Chief
Michigan Bureau of Fire Services - FFTD
906-399-4399
hammerbergd@michigan.gov
Jeni Binkley
Secretary-Treasurer
Michigan State Firemens Association
810-635-9513
office@mfsassoc.net
CCP
July 19 - 20, 2025 Emmitsburg, Maryland
Terri Brooks
Fire Service Technical Advisor
PA State Fire Academy
717-247-3747
tebrooks@pa.gov
CCP