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New Executive Chief Officer N0763

Curriculum: Leadership and Executive Development
Training Specialist

Keith Heckler
301-447-1380

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.

Student pre-course materials and course syllabus:

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

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

Email or call the official under Contact(s) if you are interested in attending a course.
Dates Availability Location Contact(s) CCP
September 12 - 17, 2022 Aynor, South Carolina

Mike Dunlap
Education Specialist
SCFA
803-896-9842
mike.dunlap@llr.sc.edu

Blake Filyaw
Region 4 Coordinator
SCFA
803-403-3223
blake.filyaw@llr.sc.edu

Douglas Cline
Assistant Chief
Horry County Fire Rescue
843-915-7281
clined@horrycountysc/gov

Course coordination plan