Shaping the Future W0602

Course available only during NFA Sponsored State Weekends
Curriculum: Leadership and Executive Development
Training Specialist

Kevin Brame

Delivery type
2-Day On-Campus
Continuing education units
ACE recommendation
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, one semester hour in fire service administration.
This is two-day course is designed to assist first- and second-level supervisors and Company Officers (COs) in developing knowledge and skills in contemporary approaches to organizational problem-solving. Topics include use of creative approaches to identifying trends within their organizations; applying problem-solving methodologies; the importance and application of continuous improvement within organizations; how to quantify problems and solutions; factors in organizational and individual resistance to change; and strategies for implementing change. The course incorporates facilitated, student-centered methodologies, including lecture, small and large group activities, and individual assessments.

Student pre-course materials and course syllabus:

Selection criteria

• First- and second-level supervisors and COs who are upwardly mobile within their organizations and whose department head wishes to prepare them for increased managerial responsibility.

• Administrative officers who are responsible for significant staff functions within the organization and who report directly to top management.

• Emergency service workers assigned to positions with decision-making responsibilities.



Post-course requirements


Upcoming offerings

Submit FEMA Form 119-25-2 to the contact(s) listed below for the course offering you are interested in attending.
Dates Availability Location Contact(s) CCP Train-the-Trainer?
August 18 - 19, 2018 Emmitsburg, Maryland
March 23 - 24, 2019 Emmitsburg, Maryland

John B. Gilmore Jr.
State Fire Training Director
Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Services Office of Fire Prevention & Control

Brian Benstead
Deputy Chief of Fire Operations & Training
Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Services Office of Fire Prevention & Control

Course coordination plan
March 30 - 31, 2019 Emmitsburg, Maryland

Wade Walling
Training Program Manager
Indiana Department of Homeland Security

Course coordination plan
June 8 - 9, 2019 Emmitsburg, Maryland
June 29 - 30, 2019 Emmitsburg, Maryland

Jack Smith
Ohio Fire Academy

Course coordination plan
July 27 - 28, 2019 Emmitsburg, Maryland
August 24 - 25, 2019 Cancelled Emmitsburg, Maryland