Leadership and Administration R0810

Delivery type 6-Day On-Campus
ACE recommendation In the lower division baccalaureate/associate or upper division baccalaureate degree category, two semester hours in fire science, public administration or management.
CEU’s 5.1
Student pre-course materials and course syllabus https://nfa.usfa.fema.gov/ax/pcm/pcm_r0810.pdf PDF 129 KB https://nfa.usfa.fema.gov/ax/syll/syllabus_r0810.pdf PDF 126KB
Training Specialist

Kevin Brame

Upcoming offerings

March 4 - 9, 2018 | May 13 - 18, 2018 | September 9 - 14, 2018 | View more

Course description

This intensive six-day course provides the appropriate skills for the volunteer emergency services officer to view administrative effectiveness through adaptive leadership skills and efficient management practices. Course units include leadership — setting the stage, planning, forging partnerships, human resource management, recruitment, retention, needs assessment and assets, risk assessment, leading change, and “putting it all together.” There are pre-course activities, including a reading assignment.

Selection criteria

Emergency services chiefs and senior officers and/or presidents and administrative officers within volunteer (staffed) emergency services organizations with a responsibility that focuses on human resources (recruitment and retention), risk assessment and reduction, asset management, leading change, and exercising adaptive leadership.


Incident Command System (ICS)-100-level and ICS-200-level training. Preferred courses are Q0462 and Q0463, available through NFA Online at www.usfa.fema.gov/training/nfa/courses/online.html. Chief’s signature attests that the applicant has completed this required training.

Upcoming offerings

Dates Availability Location Contact(s) CCP
Apply March 4 - 9, 2018 Vacancies Emmitsburg, Maryland
Apply May 13 - 18, 2018 Apply by 12/15 Emmitsburg, Maryland
Apply September 9 - 14, 2018 Apply by 12/15 Emmitsburg, Maryland
Post-course requirements None
Comments Gives me opportunity to think about the overall mission of our particular department and develop strategy to achieving goals...[Will help in] recruitment/retention/marketing...[Will] help me learn how to adapt to change, motivate/encourage others, plan/set goals, and be a better team player.