Decision-Making and Financial Management for Fire and EMS Organizations M0488
This is an NFA Online mediated course taught by an instructor with multiple students. Lessons, activities and communication are taught asynchronously through NFA Online, allowing students to complete course work on their own time. Assignment completions have assigned timeframes and all course participants are expected to connect with each other and the instructor two or more times per week.
In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours in public administration, emergency management, emergency medical service, or fire administration.
This 6-week online mediated course will provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to apply the Transformational Model and process to manage fiscal and resource allocations. Participants practice application of computer software for data analysis and decision-making.
Software applications include Microsoft ® Excel;
PivotTables, regression tools, templates (Occupancy Vulnerability Assessment
Profile (OVAP)/Risk Assessment Form, Emergency Response (RAFER) and Risk
Hazard, and Value Evaluation (RHAVE), and National Fire Incident Reporting
System (NFIRS), and National Emergency Medical Services Information System
(NEMSIS) databases and will explore modules that include Outcomes, Technology,
Services, and Fiscal Management.
The course concludes with a capstone project
in which participants develop a Staff Report, Executive Summary, and Proposal
PowerPoint for a self-selected/instructor approved project.