New Fire Chief – Contemporary Issues

NFA098 – 13.00 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

NFA logoThis 2-day course is to address critical knowledge and skills pertaining to the responsibilities of a fire chief or Emergency Medical Services (EMS) manager, including collaboration and cooperation, leadership and management , community engagement, and capital purchase. 


Incident Command System ICS-100 and ICS-200

Preferred courses are Q0462 and Q0463, available through NFA Online.

Course Completion Requirements

Participants Must Provide

A photo identification on the first day of class. See the TEEX Participant Handbook for approved forms of identification and additional guidelines.

Laptop or tablet to view the student manual and exercises. 

Attendance Requirements

To meet NFA attendance requirements, participants must complete each training module and successfully complete all required course assignments, activities, quizzes, and pass the end of course exam to receive course completion. During the course, your instructor will review any additional requirements. 

ICS-700 National Incident Management System (NIMS) 

ICS-800 National Response Framework

Upon successful completion, you will be able to:

  • Explain collaborative partnerships and their benefits to the new fire chief and/or Emergency Medical Services (EMS) managers.
  • Identify techniques of leadership as they relate to change management, professional development, work ethics and setting priorities.
  • Identify the different types of services that the fire department performs and how these services benefit their stakeholders.
  • Develop an effective capital asset acquisition plan.

Suggested Audience

The target audience for the “New Fire Chief: Contemporary Issues” course is newly or recently appointed or elected fire chiefs in volunteer, combination or career departments. The secondary audience is departmental leaders who may become fire chiefs, local government administrators and elected officials, including fire district commissioners, board members, etc. 

Continuing Education And Professional Credits

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

  • Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)
  • Texas Commission on 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. ESTI Extension Course Request

Contact Information

Emergency Services Training Institute
Phone: (979) 845-7641 | Toll-Free: (866) 878-8900
Email: [email protected]