Applications of Leadership in the Culture of Safety R0388

Curriculum: Managing Officer Responder Health and Safety
Training Specialist

George Morgan

Delivery type
6-day on-campus
Continuing education units
ACE recommendation
In the upper-division baccalaureate degree category, three semester hours in fire science, occupational safety, or risk management.

This six day course will bring together the role of first line supervisor with the responsibility of safety.

Through opportunities to apply knowledge, skills, and abilities of leadership as they are applied to the culture of safety, students will:

  • Critique the current culture of safety.
  • Evaluate the impacts of human dynamics.
  • Apply a risk management plan.

Using an identified safety issue for their agency, each student will develop a safety culture improvement plan to implement in their agency.

This course provides information using instructor facilitated discussion, practical activities, and an individual Safety Culture Improvement Plan project to convey instructional points.

Student pre-course materials and course syllabus: PDF 226KB
Welcome Letter, BYOD Instructions, Pre-course Assignment PDF 144KB
Course Syllabus

Selection criteria

You must meet the criteria for and be enrolled in the NFA's Managing Officer Program.


You must meet the criteria for and be enrolled in the NFA's Managing Officer Program.

Post-course requirements

Upcoming offerings

Dates Availability Location Contact(s) CCP Train-the-Trainer?
December 6 - 11, 2020 Cancelled Emmitsburg, Maryland
January 17 - 22, 2021 Emmitsburg, Maryland
January 24 - 29, 2021 Emmitsburg, Maryland
February 28, 2021 - March 5, 2021 Emmitsburg, Maryland
March 7 - 12, 2021 Emmitsburg, Maryland
May 16 - 21, 2021 Emmitsburg, Maryland
May 23 - 28, 2021 Emmitsburg, Maryland
August 22 - 27, 2021 Emmitsburg, Maryland
August 29, 2021 - September 3, 2021 Emmitsburg, Maryland

Student comments

I learned a lot--the topic of safety should be at the forefront of every fire department.