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Fire Service Financial Management R0333

Training Specialist

Daniel Newland

Delivery type

10-day on-campus

Continuing education units


ACE recommendation

In the upper-division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in public safety.

This 10-day course provides attendees with the skills needed to effectively manage the fiscal activities of fire/EMS, emergency services organizations and the community. The program focuses on planning, developing, funding and implementing budgets and the presentation of budgets, fiscal documents and programs to policymakers with a focus on evaluating the impact of changes in resource levels on performance goals and outcomes.

This is not an accounting course, but it does utilize accounting concepts to support decision-making and financial management to support organizational objectives. This is a course for fire/EMS, emergency service managers, community leaders and others who need to tie capacity building and resource allocation to community risk reduction outcomes identified in their strategic-based or capability-based planning.

This course supports coalition building and collaboration to obtain prioritized needs, resource allocation, tracking to sustain updated strategies, and the delivery of community risk identification and preparedness programs.

At the conclusion of this course, attendees will be able to develop, implement, support and manage the fiscal activities of their organization in support of organizational priorities.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to take the self-study course Q0696, "Introduction to Application of Data for Fire and Emergency Services" available through NFA Online before attending this course.

Pre-course materials and course syllabus

Welcome Letter and Pre-course Assignment: PDF 335KB
Course Syllabus: PDF 190KB

Fire, EMS and emergency services personnel who have direct influence or responsibility for the design, development and/or administration of the organization’s resources/budget/logistics.

Special admission is available for board members, financial managers, administrative personnel assigned to department management and planning, and town/city administrators responsible for fire service operations who attend the course with a fire/EMS chief officer.

Special consideration is available for groups of students from the same organization attending the same session, as well as elected or appointed government officials from the authority having jurisdiction for a selected student.

All applications must be submitted at the same time.

ICS 100 level and ICS 200 level training. Chief’s signature attests that the applicant has completed this required training and that their job assignment meets the student selection criteria within their organization.

Complete the self-study course Q0880, "Management Tools for Emergency Services Leaders" available through NFA Online before attending this course.

Upcoming offerings

Dates Availability Location Contact(s) CCP
October 28, 2024 - November 8, 2024 Apply by 7/15 Apply Emmitsburg, Maryland
January 13 - 24, 2025 Apply between 9/15/2024 - 10/15/2024 Emmitsburg, Maryland
March 17 - 28, 2025 Apply between 9/15/2024 - 10/15/2024 Emmitsburg, Maryland