FOP340 – 80.00 Hours

Schedule

Details04/13/20 – 04/24/20Castle Hills, TXFP FOP340 106$400.00Register

Address

Castle Hills FD

209 Lemonwood
Castle Hills, TX 78213

Instructor

To Be Announced

Start Time

08:00 AM Monday, April 13, 2020

Details05/04/20 – 05/15/20Denton, TXFP FOP340 104$400.00Register

Address

Denton Fire Department

332 E. Hickory
Denton, TX 76201

Instructor

To Be Announced

Start Time

08:00 AM Monday, May 04, 2020

Details06/08/20 – 06/19/20Pharr, TXFP FOP340 101$400.00Register

Address

Pharr Fire Dept. Training Rm.

118 S. Cage St.
Pharr, TX 78577

Instructor

To Be Announced

Start Time

08:00 AM Monday, June 08, 2020

Details10/12/20 – 10/23/20Garland, TXFP FOP340 107$500.00Register

Address

Garland Fire Department

1500 E. State Highway 66
Garland, TX 75040

Instructor

To Be Announced

Start Time

08:00 AM Monday, October 12, 2020

This schedule is subject to change without notice. If you have not received confirmation of the class prior to the class start, please contact the division at (866) 878-8900 or esti@teex.tamu.edu to get the latest schedule.

Course Description

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) reciprocity

Prerequisites

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 Attire

For 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.

Attendance Requirements

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. 

Recommended

Prior Knowledge 

It is recommended that participants have a working knowledge of basic computer function, Microsoft PowerPoint and Word applications, and computer projection equipment.

Topics

  • Introduction & 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

Suggested Audience

Individuals aspiring to be chief officers either of these types departments: 

  • Military and Department of Defense (DoD) 
  • Municipal 

Continuing Education And Professional Credits

  • 8 CEUs
  • Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)
  • Pro Board
  • Texas Commission of Fire Protection (TCFP)

Contact Information

Robert Barron

Training Manager
Phone: (979) 845-5562 | Toll-Free: (979) 845-0518
Email: robert.barron@teex.tamu.edu

Payment Info

  • Credit Card – Complete online registration or call (979) 845-2130
  • Purchase Order – Complete online registration and send a copy of PO documentation within 48 hours to Merrie.Noak@teex.tamu.edu 
  • For out-of-state tuition rates, contact the Fire Officer Program office at Merrie.Noak@teex.tamu.edu

Policies

TEEX Policies

Participants are required to follow the guidelines in the ESTI Student Safety Manual.

Pro Board testing policies, including ADA accommodations.

The course turned out to be even better than we envisioned. To be able to come together to gain more knowledge of incident command/unified command structure allowed for some real hands-on type training.

— Cathy Haynes, Charleston County, South Carolina
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