There is not an American Council on Education credit recommendation for this course.
This two-day course presents the supervisor with the basic leadership skills and tools needed to perform effectively in the fire and EMS environment. The course includes concepts related to a successful transition to supervisory and leadership roles, including concepts of adaptive leadership; change management; active followership; effective communication, including difficult conversations and advocacy-inquiry based dialogue; ethics; authority; power; decision-making; and active engagement through development of a personal plan.
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 emergency medical services organizations.
Fire and emergency medical services personnel due for promotion/appointment to a first line supervisory position within 18 months.
Fire and emergency medical services 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.
Recommended: ICS-100-level and ICS-200-level training. Preferred courses are Q0462 and Q0463, available through NFA Online.
U.S. Fire Administration
16825 S. Seton Ave. Emmitsburg, MD21727USA 800-238-3358