FOP400 – 45.00 Hours

Currently there are no scheduled classes for this course. However, in some cases a course can be scheduled to meet your organization’s specific needs. For more information about this course or to schedule a class, please contact Emergency Services Training Institute at (866) 878-8900 or [email protected] 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,
Chapter 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.

Pricing Information: Employees or members of a Fire Department or Agency that is a political subdivision of, or component thereof, the State of Texas are eligible to receive tuition credit from TEEX based on subsidized funding from the State of Texas for this class. 

Cost: $400.00/student for Texas Firefighters, departments or agencies 

Standard Cost: $800.00/student 

Prerequisites

Pro Board Certification Requirements  

Participants pursuing Pro Board certification must provide proof of NFPA 1021 Fire Officer III 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, participants 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 (4th ed)*
  • Laptop computer
  • Flash drive
  • a photo identification on the first day of class. See the Participant Handbook for approved forms of identification and additional guidelines
  • student should bring the following required documents from their department 

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
  • Safety Programs & Risk Management
  • Trends & Support Organizations
  • Inspection & Investigation Programs
  • 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

Note: Live Online Instructor-Led (webinar) courses are not eligible for TCOLE credit.

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

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