Training Operations in Small Departments (Course available only during NFA Sponsored State Weekends) W0290

Delivery type 2-Day On-Campus
ACE recommendation In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, one semester hour in fire science.
CEU’s 1.6
Student pre-course materials and course syllabus PDF 107KB
Training Specialist

David Donohue

Upcoming offerings

June 2 - 3, 2018 | June 2 - 3, 2018 | July 14 - 15, 2018 | View more

Course description

This two-day course is designed to provide students with some basic tools and skills to coordinate training in a small fire/EMS organization. A training function in a smaller department typically may include conducting training drills and coordinating training with a nearby larger city or state training function. Course content includes:

• Leadership issues in fire service training, such as why and how the local training officer must be a catalyst for change and personal motivators within the department.

• Identifying the legal issues affecting the training function, including an understanding of a standard of care and the impact of Occupational Safety and Health Administration and National Fire Protection Association standards.

• Safety considerations in training.

• Marketing training internally.

• Identifying ways to justify training needs.

• Resolving training conflicts using appropriate conflict resolution techniques.

• Selecting and evaluating training curricula and materials from outside sources.

• Effective delivery and evaluation of training.

Selection criteria

• Fire and rescue personnel who coordinate training in small departments.

• Volunteer firefighters and officers who instruct in small fire and rescue departments.

• Fire personnel serving on training committees.

• Training officers in volunteer fire departments.

Note: Students who have taken the National Fire Academy's (NFA's) "Challenges for Local Training Officers" (R0815) through the Volunteer Incentive Program are not encouraged to take the NFA's "Training Operations in Small Departments" (W0290).



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?
June 2 - 3, 2018 Emmitsburg, Maryland
June 2 - 3, 2018 Emmitsburg, Maryland
July 14 - 15, 2018 Emmitsburg, Maryland
November 3 - 4, 2018 Emmitsburg, Maryland

Mark Lambert
Director/ State Fire Training Coordinator
WVU Fire Service Extension

Course coordination plan
November 17 - 18, 2018 Emmitsburg, Maryland

Kim Williams
Deputy Director

Course coordination plan
Post-course requirements None