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Fire Officer I (Option 1)
September 23, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
• Pro Board or IFSAC Firefighter II
• Pro Board of IFSAC Fire Instructor I
This course is based on NFPA 1021: Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications (Chapter 4) and may lead to Pro Board certification. The course identifies the requirements necessary to perform the duties of a first line supervisor. This course introduces the student to the basic concepts of management and supervision by concentration on such topics as Organizational Structure, Communication Skills, Human Resource Management, Public Relations, Planning, Emergency Service Delivery and Safety.
Student Learning Objectives
• Assign tasks or responsibilities to unit members.
• Direct unit members during a training evolution.
• Recommend action for member-related problems.
• Apply human resource policies and procedures.
• Coordinate the completion of assigned tasks and projects by members.
• Initiate action on a community need.
• Initiate action to a citizen’s concern.
• Respond to a public inquiry.
• Recommend changes to existing departmental policies and/or implement a new
departmental policy at the unit level.
• Execute routine unit-level administrative functions.
• Prepare a budget request.
• Explain the purpose of each management component of the organization.
• Explain the needs and benefits of collecting incident response data.
• Describe the procedures of the AHJ for conducting fire inspections.
• Identify construction, alarm, detection, and suppression features that contribute to or
prevent the spread of fire, heat, and smoke throughout the building or from one building
• Secure an incident scene.
• Develop an initial action plan.
• Implement an action plan at an emergency operation.
• Develop and conduct a post-incident analysis.
• Apply safety regulations at the unit level.
• Conduct an initial accident investigation.
• Explain the benefits of being physically and medically capable of performing assigned
duties and effectively functioning during peak physical demand activities.
Required Textbook and Course Materials
• Fire and Emergency Services Company Officer, 5th Edition
• Computer (laptop preferred) with Microsoft Office with PowerPoint or equivalent
Class participation is expected from all students.
Captain Morgan Ellington
Academic misconduct or dishonesty, such as cheating and plagiarism, is not permitted in class. Chatham Emergency Services will investigate any complaints. If a complaint is valid, the student will be dismissed, and his/her agency will be notified.
Attendance will be recorded at every class at the beginning of class and after long breaks for required hours. For a week-long certification course, students are required to attend all sessions to obtain certification. Failure to appear in class for a scheduled activity will be considered an absence unless prior permission is received from the instructor. For any absence to be excused and makeup work allowed, it must be accompanied by a written description of extenuating circumstances.
No-Show: Students who have registered for a course and fail to withdraw will not be allowed to register for a course for a period of six months.
Students must adhere to class schedules. Students are required to be punctual for all classes and class activities. Classes will begin promptly at the scheduled time unless specific instructions are given otherwise.
Day One (September 23rd and 24th):
Day Two (September 26th and 27th):
Day Three (October 2nd and 3rd):
Day Four (October 8th and 9th)
Day Five (October 14th and 15th)
NPQ Testing (October 17th and 18th)