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New Executive Chief Officer N0763

Training Specialist


Ed Kensler
301-447-1158

Delivery type


6-day off-campus

Continuing education units


4.1

ACE recommendation


Pending (ACE Review): In the upper-division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in fire administration or management.

This 6-day course is designed to develop the managerial, administrative and leadership skills necessary for the first-time executive chief officer and chief officers who desire a leadership position in their agency. This course addresses critical knowledge and skills pertaining to the responsibilities of an executive chief officer such as:

  • Leadership and management.
  • Politics and the role of an executive chief officer.
  • Planning.
  • Liability and risk management.
  • Financial management and capital asset planning.
  • Human resources management.
  • Collaboration, cooperation and community engagement.

Pre-course materials and course syllabus

Welcome Letter, BYOD Instructions, Pre-course Assignment: https://apps.usfa.fema.gov/ax/pcm/pcm_n0763.pdf PDF 189KB
Course syllabus: https://apps.usfa.fema.gov/ax/syll/syllabus_n0763.pdf PDF 365KB

Primary audience: The course is primarily intended for persons who have recently (within the last 2 years) been promoted to a position as agency head (executive chief officer) of a fire and/or emergency medical services (EMS) agency. The candidate's appointing authority must verify this status through signature on the candidate's application or by separate signed letter.

Secondary audience: The secondary audience are persons who are second or third in position to assume the executive chief officer role. This includes elected or appointed persons with fire and/or EMS agency oversight responsibilities.  The candidate's appointing authority must verify this status through signature on the candidate's application or by separate signed letter.

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 required training.

Upcoming offerings

Email or call the official under Contact(s) if you are interested in attending a course.
Dates Availability Location Contact(s) CCP
April 8 - 13, 2024 Dover, Delaware
Vincent Miller
Training Administrator
Delaware State Fire School
302-739-4773
vincent.miller@delaware.gov
CCP