New Fire Chief – Administrative Issues

NFA097 – 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 EMS manager, the nature of local politics and the organization’s leadership role in local politics, and liability and risk management issues and resources available to help the new fire chief meet his or her responsibilities. 


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 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:

  • Implement and sustain an effective strategic plan.
  • Describe the key elements of financial accountability and effective fiscal planning, budgeting, procurement and property management to support long-term fiscal sustainability.
  • Develop viable solutions to human resources management issues consistent with federal and state laws, regulations, and best human resource management principles and practices.

Suggested Audience

The target audience for the “New Fire Chief: Administrative Issues” course is new or recently appointed or elected fire chiefs in volunteer, combination or career departments, as well as Emergency Medical Services (EMS). The secondary audience is department leaders who may become fire chiefs and local government administrators and elected officials who are involved in the administration of a fire department or EMS service. 

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]