NFA096 – 16.00 Hours

Currently there are no scheduled classes for this course. However, this course can be scheduled to meet your specific needs. For more information about this course or to schedule a class, please contact Emergency Services Training Institute at (866) 878-8900 or esti@teex.tamu.edu to get the latest schedule.

Course Description

NFA logoThis course is designed to develop the managerial, administrative, and leadership skills necessary for the first time fire chief and chief officer who desire a leadership position in their department. This course addresses critical knowledge and skills pertaining to the responsibilities of a fire chief including such topics as local politics and the role of the chief officer, liability and risk management, resources and items of knowledge needed to become a first time leader in a new position in their agency.

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Attendance Requirements

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.

Topics

  • Responsibilities of the Fire Chief
  • Politics
  • Liability/Risk Management
  • Toolbox/Resources

Suggested Audience

The class is intended primarily for those who have served or will begin to serve soon in leadership positions and who seek to learn more effective ways of managing and leading their agency. The primary audience for this course include

  • new or emerging chief officers in a volunteer or combination fire department or emergency service organization.
  • person who is a new career chief, department leader or emerging leader of fire department or emergency service organization

This course is open to all interested emergency services personnel including volunteer, career, and allied professionals.

Continuing Education And Professional Credits

  • Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)
  • Texas Commission of Fire Protection (TCFP)
  • State Firefighters’ and Fire Marshals’ Association of Texas (SFFMA)

Other Information

To request this class in your jurisdiction or department, please use the Emergency Services Training Institute (ESTI) Extension Course Request Form.

To request admission to an already-scheduled course, call the contact person listed in this course schedule. This will allow the course host to provide appropriate numbers of student manuals.

Classroom only.

Contact Information

ESTI

Phone: (979) 845-7641
Email: esti@teex.tamu.edu

In October 2010, a suspected gunman was reported on the Texas A&M University Campus. Campus and local police immediately responded. Fortunately, the gunman was only carrying a replica weapon.

The training and support that we received from NERRTC and the TEEX Law Enforcement Training Division aided university and local responders as they deployed the Incident Command System in response to the incident.

— Chris Meyer, Assistant Vice President, Texas A&M Office of Safety and Security
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