Training Operations in Small Departments W0290

Course available only during NFA Sponsored State Weekends
Curriculum: Training Programs
Training Specialist

David Donohue
301-447-1094

Delivery type
2-Day On-Campus
Continuing education units
1.6
ACE recommendation
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, one semester hour in fire science.

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.

Student pre-course materials and course syllabus:

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).

Prerequisites

None

Post-course requirements

None

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

Mark Lambert
Director/ State Fire Training Coordinator
WVU Fire Service Extension
304-406-7479
mark.lambert@mail.wvu.edu

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

Kim Williams
Deputy Director
NC OSFM
919-647-0088
kim.williams@ncdoi.gov

Course coordination plan
June 1 - 2, 2019 Emmitsburg, Maryland

Kent Neiswender
Supervisor - Training and Certification
NJ Division of Fire Safety
609-341-3473
kent.neiswender@dca.nj.gov

Course coordination plan
July 20 - 21, 2019 Emmitsburg, Maryland

Terri Brooks
AAI
PA State Fire Academy
717-247-3747
tebrooks@pa.gov

Bruce Trego
Administrator
PA State Fire Academy
717-247-3740
brtrego@pa.gov

Course coordination plan
July 27 - 28, 2019 Emmitsburg, Maryland

TJ Richardson
FFTD Region Supervisor
Bureau of Fire Services - Fire Fighter Training Division
517-285-6803
richardsont14@michigan.gov

Dan Hammerberg
FFTD Region Supervisor
Bureau of Fire Services - Fire Fighter Training Division
906-399-4399
hammerbergd@michigan.gov

Jeni Binkley
Secretary
Michigan State Firemen's Association
810-635-9513
office@msfassoc.net

Course coordination plan
July 27 - 28, 2019 Emmitsburg, Maryland
September 21 - 22, 2019 Emmitsburg, Maryland

Jeff Elliott
Fire Service Program Director
TFACA
931-294-4151
jeff.elliott@tn.gov

Nichole Brown
ASA II
TFACA
931-294-4127
nichole.brown@tn.gov

Course coordination plan