Course defines and advocates the need for organizational change within the fire service relating to safety, incorporating leadership (management and supervision), accountability and personal responsibility. The course will help both the fire service and municipalities address identified needs or problems, decide what can be done about them, and identify financial incentives, as well as identify the role each can perform to ensure the success of any proposed solution. Rather than have the instructor dictate concerns, the students will discover the need for change themselves by completing activities that address and examine risk and risk management. This approach is meant to reduce barriers that diminish unreceptive attitudes, thus increasing the possibility of effecting change.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
To meet NFA attendance requirements, participants must complete each training module and complete all required course assignments, activities, quizzes, and/or end of course exam. Exceptions may be discussed with lead instructor.
TopicsProvide tools to identify the need for change and the tools to affect that change.
The primary target audience for the "Fire Service Safety Culture: Who Protects Firefighters from Firefighters?" course includes anyone in emergency services with an interest in changing culture in his or her organization.
The secondary target audience includes all interested individuals and community people who are responsible for risk management.
Continuing Education and Professional CreditsTexas Commission of Fire Protection (TCFP)+State Firefighters' and Fire Marshals' Association of Texas (SFFMA)