This course covers the skills and techniques mid-level managers need to provide leadership and direction for their departments. Content includes an overview of significant economic, social, political, and technological influences affecting fire-service operations. You will have the opportunity to identify and relate these influences to your personal and professional situations, and to practice strategies for managing changes resulting from those influences.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
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.
TopicsEconomic impacts on the fire department+Social impacts on the fire department+Political impacts on the fire department+Technology impacts on the fire department
This course is available to all emergency and crisis response personnel.
Continuing Education and Professional CreditsTexas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)+Texas Commission of Fire Protection (TCFP)+State Firefighters' and Fire Marshals' Association of Texas (SFFMA)
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.
All extension courses are classroom only.