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Applications of Leadership in the Culture of Safety R0388

Curriculum: Managing Officer Responder Health and Safety
Training Specialists

George Morgan

Michael Weller

Delivery type
6-day on-campus
Continuing education units
ACE recommendation
In the upper-division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in public safety.

This 6-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 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

Upon completion of the resident courses, managing officer candidates will have to complete a capstone project.

Upcoming offerings

Dates Availability Location Contact(s) CCP
September 11 - 16, 2022 Emmitsburg, Maryland
September 18 - 23, 2022 Emmitsburg, Maryland
March 5 - 10, 2023 Emmitsburg, Maryland
March 12 - 17, 2023 Emmitsburg, Maryland
May 14 - 19, 2023 Emmitsburg, Maryland
May 21 - 26, 2023 Emmitsburg, Maryland
July 30, 2023 - August 4, 2023 Emmitsburg, Maryland
August 6 - 11, 2023 Emmitsburg, Maryland
September 10 - 15, 2023 Emmitsburg, Maryland
September 17 - 22, 2023 Emmitsburg, Maryland

Student comments

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