New Executive Chief Officer N0763

Curriculum: Leadership and Executive Development
Training Specialist

Kevin Brame
301-447-1069

Delivery type
6-day off-campus
Continuing education units
4.1
ACE recommendation
In the upper-division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in fire administration or management.

This six-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.

Selection criteria

Primary Audience: The course is primarily intended for persons who have recently (within the last two years) promoted to a position as agency head (Chief Executive Officer) of a fire and/or EMS agency. The candidates 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 Chief Executive Officer role. This includes elected or appointed persons with fire and/or EMS agency oversight responsibilities.  The candidates appointing authority must verify this status through signature on the candidate's application or by separate signed letter.

Prerequisites

ICS 100 level and ICS 200 level training. Preferred courses are Q462 and Q463 available through NFA Online. Chief's signature attests that the applicant has completed required training.

Post-course requirements

None

Upcoming offerings

Dates Availability Location Contact(s) CCP Train-the-Trainer?
October 19 - 24, 2020 Fairbanks, Alaska

Sara Garcia
Fire Training Specialist
State of AK, Bureau of Fire Accreditation, Standards, and Training
907-334-0894
sara.garcia@alaska.gov

Virginia Lauer-McMichael
Fire Training Specialist
State of AK, Bureau of Fire Accreditation, Standards, and Training
907-269-5481
Virginia.lauer-mcmichael@alaska.gov

David DeCaro
Lieutenant/Training Officer
Ester Volunteer Fire Department
907-479-6858
ddecaro@esterfire.org

Course coordination plan