This course meets the needs of fire executive management and satisfies the requirements of National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1021 Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications, Chapters six "Fire Officer 3" and seven "Fire Officer 4". The course is designed around classroom lectures and group interactive exercises to improve your abilities to manage a fire service organization. The course emphasizes community/government relations, model planning, budgeting, human resources, trends and support organizations, and emergency service delivery. The course includes a written project that requires you to develop a strategic plan.
Upon completion of this course you are eligible to take the National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications (Pro Board) written exam and project based testing. Participants that receive a Pro Board certification are eligible for certification through Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP) through reciprocity.
Pro Board Certification Requirements Participants pursuing Pro Board certification must provide proof of NFPA 1021 Fire Officer II dated prior to the last day of class. The documentation must meet the certification office requirements.
TCFP Certification Requirements
TCFP testing is not completed during this course. Participants that would like to earn their TCFP certification can submit their Pro Board certification to the Commission for reciprocity.
Course Completion Requirements
Course AttireFor classroom activities, students must wear full length pants, closed-toe shoes, and short sleeve/ long sleeve shirts (no sleeveless shirts). It is preferred that participants wear duty uniform or business casual dress.
Pro Board Certification Testing
Participants are required to provide a photo ID at time of Pro Board testing.
Participants Must Provide
- Textbook: IFSTA Chief Officer (3rd ed)*
- Laptop computer
- Flash drive
*Be sure review your registration confirmation to determine if the textbook is provided as a part of your class tuition or if you are required to bring it to class.
Class attendance is an essential part of the education process and participants in TEEX courses are expected to attend all class sessions and field exercises. This course requires participants to attend 100% of the class hours as a component of successful course completion and to sit for the Pro Board certification exam.
It is recommended that participants have a working knowledge of basic computer function, Microsoft PowerPoint and Word applications, and computer projection equipment.
TopicsIntroduction & Orientation+Community/Government Relations+Model & Long-range Planning+Working with Budgets+Managing Personnel/Human Resources+Safety Programs/Risk Management+Trends & Support Organizations+Inspection & Investigation Programs+Soliciting & Awarding Bids+Emergency Services Delivery
Individuals aspiring to be chief officers either of these types departments:
- Military and Department of Defense (DoD)
Continuing Education and Professional Credits8 CEUs
Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)+Pro Board+Texas Commission of Fire Protection (TCFP)