Delivered at no cost to fire personnel in Texas, Fire Extension programs bring the highest quality training directly to departments and agencies across Texas. This diverse training combines classroom knowledge with hands-on training that satisfies both certification and continuing education requirements. Standard-based training such as Pro Board and the Texas Commission on Fire Protection is available as well as National Fire Academy and State Firemen’s and Fire Marshals’ Association training courses. Regional coordinators are available to help assess and facilitate training and schools to meet individual department needs and can provide information about rural assistance program for volunteer fire departments and the grant assistance program for career fire departments. The Extension Fire Program goal is to provide exceptional, standard-based training to State of Texas fire and emergency service personnel to protect of life and property in every region throughout Texas.

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Category Course # Course Title Description Division
Fire Extension Courses ARE002 Abilene Area Fire School
This Area School is held each year at Abilene, Texas. Topics vary from year to year. Once the Area School is scheduled information will be posted at teex.org/extension
This Area School is held each year at Abilene, Texas. Topics vary from year to year. Once the Area School is scheduled information will be posted at
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Fire Extension Courses ARE003 Canyon Area Fire School
The Canyon Area Fire School is an annual event held during September in Canyon, Texas. This one day event covers various topics in fire fighting, rescue, investigation, inspection, and emergency medical care fields. Lecture and hands on sessions occur during two four hour blocks during the day and culminate in “night burns” held at the Canyon fire Department training field during the evening after the classroom sessions. Show less
The Canyon Area Fire School is an annual event held during September in Canyon, Texas. This one day event covers various topics in fire fighting, rescue, investigation, inspection, and emergency medical care fields. Lecture and hands on sessions occur during two four hour blocks during the day… Show more
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Fire Extension Courses ARE010 West of the Pecos Fire School
The West of the Pecos Fire/Rescue School is held each April at Fort Stockton, Texas and is sponsored by the Fort Stockton Volunteer Fire Department. Various firefighting, rescue topics, and apparatus operations are offered and vary from year to year.
The West of the Pecos Fire/Rescue School is held each April at Fort Stockton, Texas and is sponsored by the Fort Stockton Volunteer Fire Department. Various firefighting, rescue topics, and apparatus operations are offered and vary from year to
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Fire Extension Courses ARE023 North Central Area Fire School
North Central Texas Area Fire Protection School is held each year during October in Mineral Wells, Texas and is sponsored by the Mineral Wells Volunteer Fire Department. Various firefighting and rescue topics are offered and vary from year to year.
North Central Texas Area Fire Protection School is held each year during October in Mineral Wells, Texas and is sponsored by the Mineral Wells Volunteer Fire Department. Various firefighting and rescue topics are offered and vary from year to
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Fire Extension Courses ARE029 Wichita Falls Area School
The Wichita Falls Fire Protection School – Red River SFFMA District 10 is held each year during May in Wichita Falls, Texas and is sponsored by the Red River District 10 of the State Firefighters’ and Fire Marshals’ Association of Texas. Various firefighting and rescue topics are offered and vary from year to year. Show less
The Wichita Falls Fire Protection School – Red River SFFMA District 10 is held each year during May in Wichita Falls, Texas and is sponsored by the Red River District 10 of the State Firefighters’ and Fire Marshals’ Association of Texas. Various firefighting and rescue topics are offered and… Show more
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Fire Extension Courses ARE032 Red River District Fire Protection School
Red River SFFMA District Fire Protection School is held each year during September in North Central Texas and is sponsored by the Red River District of the State Firefighters’ and Fire Marshals’ Association of Texas. Various firefighting and rescue topics are offered and vary from year to year.
Red River SFFMA District Fire Protection School is held each year during September in North Central Texas and is sponsored by the Red River District of the State Firefighters’ and Fire Marshals’ Association of Texas. Various firefighting and rescue topics are offered and vary from year to
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Fire Extension Courses ARE034 Bell Co Area Hands on Training
The overarching mission of the Bell County HOT series of area fire schools is to bring practical, meaningful and purposeful hands-on fire training to that is easily accessible to central Texas Firefighters in terms of both location and cost. Bell County HOT was established in 2019, drawing Firefighters from as far as Flower Mound and Rowlett. It was quickly apparent that we would need to expand our course offerings and redesign the delivery to ensure Firefighters in need of basic, formative training could come into a learning environment geared towards the foundations and fundamentals of learning the trade from the ground up. Also evident was the need to hit the ground running with our more seasoned participants with just twenty, short hours devoted to thought provoking lectures and intensive, reality-based HOT sessions and scenarios.What we soon found is that it would be impossible to offer the quantity…more importantly the quality…of the content we were striving for in a single weekend. Bell County HOT brings two weekends packed full of top-notch lecture and HOT sessions back to Temple Fire & Rescue’s Training Center, each with a very specific bent towards both unique audiences. Sought after instructors from around the state will be on hand to spread the gospel. Show less
The overarching mission of the Bell County HOT series of area fire schools is to bring practical, meaningful and purposeful hands-on fire training to that is easily accessible to central Texas Firefighters in terms of both location and cost. Bell County HOT was established in 2019, drawing… Show more
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Fire Extension Courses ARE037 Brazoria County Spring School
This Area School is held each Spring at Angleton, Texas. Various firefighting and rescue topics may be offered and vary from year to year.
This Area School is held each Spring at Angleton, Texas. Various firefighting and rescue topics may be offered and vary from year to
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Fire Extension Courses ARE044 Mile High Rescue School
The Mile High Fire/Rescue School is held each October at Fort Davis, Texas and is sponsored by the Fort Davis Volunteer Fire Department. Various firefighting, rescue topics, and apparatus operations are offered and vary from year to year.
The Mile High Fire/Rescue School is held each October at Fort Davis, Texas and is sponsored by the Fort Davis Volunteer Fire Department. Various firefighting, rescue topics, and apparatus operations are offered and vary from year to
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Fire Extension Courses ARE047 Brazoria County Fall School
This Area School is held each Fall at Angleton, Texas. Various firefighting topics are offered and vary from year to year.
This Area School is held each Fall at Angleton, Texas. Various firefighting topics are offered and vary from year to
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Fire Extension Courses ARE052 Katy Area Rescue School
The Katy Area Vehicle Extrication and Rescue School is held every November at Katy, Texas. The area school covers the requirements for Vehicle Rescuer Level I and Level II Based on NFPA 1670. Students may enroll in either Level I or Level II.
The Katy Area Vehicle Extrication and Rescue School is held every November at Katy, Texas. The area school covers the requirements for Vehicle Rescuer Level I and Level II Based on NFPA 1670. Students may enroll in either Level I or Level
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Fire Extension Courses ARE057 Beeville Area Fire School
The Beeville Area School is held each Spring and Fall at Beeville, Texas and is sponsored by the Beeville Fire Department. Various firefighting and rescue topics are offered and vary from year to year.
The Beeville Area School is held each Spring and Fall at Beeville, Texas and is sponsored by the Beeville Fire Department. Various firefighting and rescue topics are offered and vary from year to
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Fire Extension Courses ARE062 Guadalupe County Area School
The Guadalupe County Area School is held each Fall at McQueeney, Texas and is sponsored by the Guadalupe County Firefighters Association. Various firefighting and rescue topics are offered and vary from year to year.
The Guadalupe County Area School is held each Fall at McQueeney, Texas and is sponsored by the Guadalupe County Firefighters Association. Various firefighting and rescue topics are offered and vary from year to
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Fire Extension Courses ARE063 Wintergarden Area School
The WinterGarden Area School is held each Spring and Fall at Uvalde, Texas and is sponsored by the WinterGarden Firefighters District. Various firefighting and rescue topics are offered and vary from year to year.
The WinterGarden Area School is held each Spring and Fall at Uvalde, Texas and is sponsored by the WinterGarden Firefighters District. Various firefighting and rescue topics are offered and vary from year to
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Fire Extension Courses ARE064 Annual Fire & Public Safety Academy
The Edinburg Fire & Public Safety Academy is held each Spring (for 4 weekends), with specialty classes held during the week in Edinburg, Texas and is sponsored by the Edinburg Fire Department. Various firefighting and rescue topics are offered in the core academy training blocks, there are also many specialty classes and National speakers. Class offerings and events vary from year to year. Show less
The Edinburg Fire & Public Safety Academy is held each Spring (for 4 weekends), with specialty classes held during the week in Edinburg, Texas and is sponsored by the Edinburg Fire Department. Various firefighting and rescue topics are offered in the core academy training blocks,… Show more
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Fire Extension Courses ARE067 South TX/Coastal Bend FF Acad
The South Texas/Coastal Bend Fire Training Academy (STCBFTA) Area School is held each Spring at Refugio, Texas and is sponsored by the Refugio Fire Department. Various firefighting and rescue topics are offered and vary from year to year.
The South Texas/Coastal Bend Fire Training Academy (STCBFTA) Area School is held each Spring at Refugio, Texas and is sponsored by the Refugio Fire Department. Various firefighting and rescue topics are offered and vary from year to
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Fire Extension Courses ARE072 Fayette Area School
The Fayette County Area School is held each Spring at La Grange, Texas and is sponsored by the Fayette County Firefighters Association. Various firefighting and rescue topics are offered and vary from year to year.
The Fayette County Area School is held each Spring at La Grange, Texas and is sponsored by the Fayette County Firefighters Association. Various firefighting and rescue topics are offered and vary from year to
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Fire Extension Courses ARE106 Extension Supported Area School
The Extension program facilitates over 100 area schools and conferences each year. Newer and one time area schools and conferences are assigned to course number ARE106. Once established and reoccurring, area schools and conferences will receive a unique course number and course name. Flyers for area schools and conferences are posted at www.teex.org/extension 30 to 90 days from their start date. Show less
The Extension program facilitates over 100 area schools and conferences each year. Newer and one time area schools and conferences are assigned to course number ARE106. Once established and reoccurring, area schools and conferences will receive a unique course number and course name. Flyers… Show more
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Fire Extension Courses ARE109 West Texas FIre/ Arson Investigators Association Annual Training Conference
Various topics are discussed during each conference with emphasis on current issues in fire and arson investigation and fire inspection practices.
Various topics are discussed during each conference with emphasis on current issues in fire and arson investigation and fire inspection
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Fire Extension Courses ARE110 South Texas Investigators Seminar
The South Texas Fire Investigator Seminar (STFIS) Area School is held each Fall at South Padre Island, Texas and is sponsored by the South Texas Fire Investigators Association and the Texas Chapter International Association of Arson Investigators. Various fire and arson topics are offered and vary from year to year. Show less
The South Texas Fire Investigator Seminar (STFIS) Area School is held each Fall at South Padre Island, Texas and is sponsored by the South Texas Fire Investigators Association and the Texas Chapter International Association of Arson Investigators. Various fire and arson topics are offered and… Show more
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Fire Extension Courses ARE113 Vehicle Extrication Area School
Vehicle Extrication area schools not utilizing the complete Vehicle Rescuer Level 1 or 2 curriculum may offer this course which varies from host to host.
Vehicle Extrication area schools not utilizing the complete Vehicle Rescuer Level 1 or 2 curriculum may offer this course which varies from host to
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Fire Extension Courses ARE118 North Texas Fire Marshal’s Conference
The North Texas Fire Marshal’s Conference is held each January in Richardson, Texas and is sponsored by the North Texas Fire Investigator’s Association, Fire Prevention Association of North Texas, Texas Fire Marshal’s Office, Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service.  The Conference is aimed at the continuing education requirements of Fire Investigators, Fire Marshals, Law Enforcement, Public Education, and Fire and Emergency Responders.  Guest instructors from multiple disciplines are brought in to cover topics in three categories: Inspections, Investigations and Public Education. Show less
The North Texas Fire Marshal’s Conference is held each January in Richardson, Texas and is sponsored by the North Texas Fire Investigator’s Association, Fire Prevention Association of North Texas, Texas Fire Marshal’s Office, Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service.  The… Show more
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Fire Extension Courses ARE120 Kaufman County Area Fire School
This Area School will consist of classroom activities, lecture, and hands-on field exercises on using hydraulic tools, hand tools, power tools, stabilizing jacks, lifting bags, cribbing, and extrication techniques for passenger vehicles, trucks, and school buses.
This Area School will consist of classroom activities, lecture, and hands-on field exercises on using hydraulic tools, hand tools, power tools, stabilizing jacks, lifting bags, cribbing, and extrication techniques for passenger vehicles, trucks, and school
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Fire Extension Courses ARE121 Greater Houston Area Fire Marshals’ Training Conference
The Greater Houston Area Fire Marshals’ Council Training Conference has two tracks of training.  There is a Fire Investigation Track and an Inspections Track.  These classes will assist you in meeting the CE hours needed as inspectors, Investigators and you will receive TCOLE credit for the classes. Show less
The Greater Houston Area Fire Marshals’ Council Training Conference has two tracks of training.  There is a Fire Investigation Track and an Inspections Track.  These classes will assist you in meeting the CE hours needed as inspectors, Investigators and you will receive TCOLE credit… Show more
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Fire Extension Courses ARE125 Lefors Wilderness SAR School
This area school is designed for individuals who may respond to an incident involving a lost person or persons in a wilderness or wilderness/urban interface environment, or those who desire training/certification in this field. This course follows the SFFMA curriculum and objectives for Wilderness Rescuer (NFPA 1006, ed. 2013). While not a prerequisite for attending this course, individuals wishing SFFMA certification will be required to show proof of rescue apprentice training before certification will be issued.Must attend all sessions for credit. Show less
This area school is designed for individuals who may respond to an incident involving a lost person or persons in a wilderness or wilderness/urban interface environment, or those who desire training/certification in this field. This course follows the SFFMA curriculum and objectives for… Show more
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Fire Extension Courses ARE126 Brush County Medicine & Survival Conference
Often low frequency-high risk incidents occur in the brush country. This conference addresses medical issues as it relates to hunting, response to assist or treat hunting related injuries (ie. insect/snake bites, gun shot, hunting preparation emergency survival, heat related illness, emergency medical care). Show less
Often low frequency-high risk incidents occur in the brush country. This conference addresses medical issues as it relates to hunting, response to assist or treat hunting related injuries (ie. insect/snake bites, gun shot, hunting preparation emergency survival, heat related illness, emergency… Show more
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Fire Extension Courses ARE127 Vehicle Rescuer Level 1: NFPA 1006
This vehicle extrication course meets or exceeds the requirements for NFPA 1006 Standards for Technical Rescuer Professional Qualification, Vehicle Rescuer – Level 1.  The course includes classroom lecture and hands on training. The main focus of the course is Incidents involving common  passenger vehicles. Show less
This vehicle extrication course meets or exceeds the requirements for NFPA 1006 Standards for Technical Rescuer Professional Qualification, Vehicle Rescuer – Level 1.  The course includes classroom lecture and hands on training. The main focus of the course is Incidents involving… Show more
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Fire Extension Courses ARE128 Vehicle Rescuer Level 2: NFPA 1006
This Vehicle Extrication course meets or exceeds the requirements for NFPA 1006 Standards for Technical Rescuer Professional Qualification, Vehicle Rescuer – Level 2.  The course includes classroom lecture and hands on training of large heavy vehicles incidents. The course main focus is on lifting and stabilization of large vehicles. Show less
This Vehicle Extrication course meets or exceeds the requirements for NFPA 1006 Standards for Technical Rescuer Professional Qualification, Vehicle Rescuer – Level 2.  The course includes classroom lecture and hands on training of large heavy vehicles incidents. The course main focus… Show more
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Fire Extension Courses ARE130 Kaufman County Area Rescue School
This Area School will consist of classroom activities, lecture, and hands-on field exercises on using hydraulic tools, hand tools, power tools, stabilizing jacks, lifting bags, cribbing, and extrication techniques for passenger vehicles, trucks, and school buses.
This Area School will consist of classroom activities, lecture, and hands-on field exercises on using hydraulic tools, hand tools, power tools, stabilizing jacks, lifting bags, cribbing, and extrication techniques for passenger vehicles, trucks, and school
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Fire Extension Courses ARE131 Texas Association of Fire Educators Conference
The Texas Association of Fire Educators (TAFE) conference provides fire educators with training resources, educational support, and advancement of fire education. TAFE oversees the George M. Hughes Texas Instructor of the Year Award and the Earl Malone Texas Training Officer of the Year Award.
The Texas Association of Fire Educators (TAFE) conference provides fire educators with training resources, educational support, and advancement of fire education. TAFE oversees the George M. Hughes Texas Instructor of the Year Award and the Earl Malone Texas Training Officer of the Year
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Fire Extension Courses ARE132 Alamo Area F.O.O.L.S.
Courses vary from year to year. The Alamo Area F.O.O.L.S. provide realistic hands on fire training to better assist firefighters to operate safely on the fire ground.
Courses vary from year to year. The Alamo Area F.O.O.L.S. provide realistic hands on fire training to better assist firefighters to operate safely on the fire
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Fire Extension Courses ARE133 Texas Intrastate Fire Mutual Aid System (TIFMAS) Symposium
The annual TIFMAS Symposium is an opportunity for the Texas
Fire Service to join together to work to improve the Texas Intrastate Fire
Mutual Aid System. The symposium is designed to give the fire
agencies across Texas a better understanding of TIFMAS, to include incident
response discussions, case studies and the lessons learned. Show less
The annual TIFMAS Symposium is an opportunity for the Texas
Fire Service to join together to work to improve the Texas Intrastate Fire
Mutual Aid System. The symposium is designed to give the fire
agencies across Texas a better understanding of TIFMAS, to include incident
response discussions,… Show more
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Fire Extension Courses ARE135 Central Texas Fire Investigators
The goal of the association is to provide a means of coordinating information on techniques and methods to improve the investigative
process.The association also hopes to raise the awareness of the public through education programs addressing the impact of fire and arson on society.Central Texas Fire Investigators Association offers two training seminars/conferences, one in the fall and one in the spring. Topics vary with each conference. Show less
The goal of the association is to provide a means of coordinating information on techniques and methods to improve the investigative
process.The association also hopes to raise the awareness of the public through education programs addressing the impact of fire and arson on society.Central… Show more
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Fire Extension Courses ARE140 Coastal Bend Hurricane Conference
Annual Coastal Bend Hurricane Conference sponsored by the Coastal Bend Emergency Managers Association.  Previous conferences have welcomed over 1,000 participants representing the full range of local, state and federal governmental responders and policy makers, voluntary organizations, healthcare, private business and industry representatives.  Our audience includes professionals ranging from those new to emergency preparedness, all the way to expert emergency managers, with many years of experience.  This regional conference has had great success along the mid Texas Coast by ensuring full engagement of community stakeholders by providing high quality training and networking that is typically only available at more expensive, statewide and national level conferences.   Show less
Annual Coastal Bend Hurricane Conference sponsored by the Coastal Bend Emergency Managers Association.  Previous conferences have welcomed over 1,000 participants representing the full range of local, state and federal governmental responders and policy makers, voluntary… Show more
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Fire Extension Courses ARE141 Texas Commission Fire Protection
This is a meeting for Texas Commission on Fire Protection stakeholders to have an opportunity to ask question of TCFP Leadership and receive updates on Agency activities affecting the Texas Fire Service.  These meetings are designed to allow face conversations between Agency staff and those regulated by TCFP to improve relationships and ensure the transparency of TCFP operations.   Show less
This is a meeting for Texas Commission on Fire Protection stakeholders to have an opportunity to ask question of TCFP Leadership and receive updates on Agency activities affecting the Texas Fire Service.  These meetings are designed to allow face conversations between Agency staff and… Show more
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Fire Extension Courses ARE142 Texas Commission Fire Protection Commission Meeting
This is a quarterly meeting of the Texas Commission on Fire Protection. During this meeting the Commissioners will receive reports on various topics and take action on fire service related matters, as deemed appropriate.
This is a quarterly meeting of the Texas Commission on Fire Protection. During this meeting the Commissioners will receive reports on various topics and take action on fire service related matters, as deemed
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Fire Extension Courses ARE143 TCFP Firefighter Advisory Committee
This is a quarterly meeting of the Texas Commission on Fire Protection Committee.  During this meeting the committee will discuss matters which have been referred to them by the Commission. 
This is a quarterly meeting of the Texas Commission on Fire Protection Committee.  During this meeting the committee will discuss matters which have been referred to them by the
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Fire Extension Courses FPE100 NFPA 1031 Plans Examiner I
This course is designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge described in Chapter 7, “Plan Examiner I” of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1031, Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire Inspector and Plan Examiner. The course covers the basics of plans administration and plans review.
Upon completion of this course you are eligible to take the National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications (Pro Board) written exam and skills testing. In addition, participants can apply for certification through State Firefighters’ and Fire Marshals’ Association (SFFMA).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: $500.00/student for Texas Firefighters, departments or agencies Standard Cost: $1,000.00/student  Show less
This course is designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge described in Chapter 7, “Plan Examiner I” of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1031, Standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire Inspector and Plan Examiner. The course covers the basics of plans… Show more
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Fire Extension Courses IND029 Industrial Emergencies for Municipal-Based Responders Phase II
Phase II (16-hour) is designed to teach strategic and tactical requirements to properly handle, either defensively or offensively, an industrial emergency incident with the resources that your agency has available. The classroom portion of this class is targeted to give a specific tactical approach at handling industrial emergency incidents. The practical hands-on exercises introduce and reinforce the tactical methods required to mitigate an industrial emergency incident. This course provides a unique opportunity for municipal emergency response personnel to apply specific strategies and tactics for the assessment, management and control of industrial emergency incidents through simulated and live fire activities.   Show less
Phase II (16-hour) is designed to teach strategic and tactical requirements to properly handle, either defensively or offensively, an industrial emergency incident with the resources that your agency has available. The classroom portion of this class is targeted to give a specific tactical… Show more
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Fire Extension Courses INS100 NFPA 1041 Fire Instructor I
This course is designed to meet the needs of entry-level fire and emergency service instructors by meeting or exceeding the job performance requirements in National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1041, Standard for Fire Service Instructor Professional Qualifications, Chapter 4 “Fire Instructor I”. Upon completion of this course you are eligible to take the National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications (Pro Board) written exam and skills testing.  Participants that receive a Pro Board certification are eligible for certification through Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP) through reciprocity. In addition, participants can apply for certification through State Firefighters’ and Fire Marshals’ Association (SFFMA).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: $425/student for Texas Firefighters, departments or agencies Standard Cost: $850.00/student  Show less
This course is designed to meet the needs of entry-level fire and emergency service instructors by meeting or exceeding the job performance requirements in National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1041, Standard for Fire Service Instructor Professional Qualifications, Chapter 4 “Fire… Show more
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Fire Extension Courses INS200 NFPA 1041 Fire Instructor II
This course is designed to meet the needs of the intermediate-level fire instructor by meeting or exceeding the job performance requirements in National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1041, Standard for Fire Service Instructor Professional Qualifications, Chapter 5 “Fire Instructor II”. The Fire Instructor II course is designed around classroom lectures and exercises.Upon completion of this course you are eligible to take the National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications (Pro Board) written exam and skills testing. Participants that receive a Pro Board certification are eligible for certification through Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP) through reciprocity. In addition, participants can apply for certification through State Firefighters’ and Fire Marshals’ Association (SFFMA).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: $425.00/student for Texas Firefighters, departments or agencies Standard Cost: $850.00/student  Show less
This course is designed to meet the needs of the intermediate-level fire instructor by meeting or exceeding the job performance requirements in National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1041, Standard for Fire Service Instructor Professional Qualifications, Chapter 5 “Fire Instructor II”…. Show more
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Fire Extension Courses INV100 Fire Investigator Phase I
This course satisfies a portion of the job performance requirements as described in National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1033, Standard for Fire Investigator Professional Qualifications.This is the first of three courses for those seeking certification through the Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP) or State Firefighters’ and Fire Marshals’ Association (SFFMA). Participants must complete all three courses to be eligible for TCFP or SFFMA.This class does NOT offer Pro Board certification. Show less
This course satisfies a portion of the job performance requirements as described in National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1033, Standard for Fire Investigator Professional Qualifications.This is the first of three courses for those seeking certification through the Texas Commission on… Show more
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Fire Extension Courses INV200 Fire Investigator Phase 2
This course satisfies a portion of the job performance requirements as described in National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1033, Standard for Fire Investigator Professional Qualifications.This is the second of three courses for those seeking certification through the Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP) or State Firefighters’ and Fire Marshals’ Association (SFFMA) to become a Fire Investigator. Participants must complete all three courses to be eligible for TCFP or SFFMA. This class does NOT offer Pro Board certification.  Show less
This course satisfies a portion of the job performance requirements as described in National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1033, Standard for Fire Investigator Professional Qualifications.This is the second of three courses for those seeking certification through the Texas Commission… Show more
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Fire Extension Courses INV300 Fire Investigator, T.C.F.P. Course Completer
This is the final of three courses for those seeking certification through the Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP) or State Firefighters’ and Fire Marshals’ Association (SFFMA). Participants must complete all three courses to be eligible for TCFP or SFFMA.
This course satisfies the 27 mandatory skills required by the TCFP and prepares the student for the TCFP certification exam.This class does NOT offer Pro Board certification. Show less
This is the final of three courses for those seeking certification through the Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP) or State Firefighters’ and Fire Marshals’ Association (SFFMA). Participants must complete all three courses to be eligible for TCFP or SFFMA.
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Fire Extension Courses NFA024 Health & Safety Program Manager (NFA)
This two-day course will provide fire, Emergency Medical Services department personnel and other related emergency responders with the aptitudes and abilities necessary to manage the duties and responsibilities of the Health and Safety Program Manager (HSPM) within their respective organizations.
Successful completion of this course will enable participants to:Adapt the HSPM roles and responsibilities while applying risk management health and safety concepts within their organization to determine system-wide needs and to develop support to institutionalize opportunities to meet the needs assessment.Evaluate and prioritize health and safety related strengths and weaknesses within their organizations.Evaluate the environmental barriers affecting the implementation and impact of the organization’s safety and health programs.Evaluate and integrate the organization’s and individual’s responsibility to impact health and wellness positively. Show less
This two-day course will provide fire, Emergency Medical Services department personnel and other related emergency responders with the aptitudes and abilities necessary to manage the duties and responsibilities of the Health and Safety Program Manager (HSPM) within their respective… Show more
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Fire Extension Courses NFA029 Incident Safety Officer (NFA)
This course examines the Safety Officer’s role at emergency response situations, specifically focusing on operations within an Incident Command System (ICS) as a Safety Officer.Does not meet the NFPA 1521 certification requirements for TCFP or SFFMA. Does qualify as an TCFP Track B and SFFMA Master Certification class. Show less
This course examines the Safety Officer’s role at emergency response situations, specifically focusing on operations within an Incident Command System (ICS) as a Safety Officer.Does not meet the NFPA 1521 certification requirements for TCFP or SFFMA. Does qualify as an TCFP Track B and SFFMA… Show more
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Fire Extension Courses NFA041 Preparation For Initial Company Operations
This National Fire Academy (NFA) course is designed to help you develop a better understanding of the roles and responsibilities of a Company Officer in preparing a company for incident operations, to clarify the transition from firefighter to company officer, and to highlight the new roles relating to leadership and safety. This course is designed for company officers, acting company officers, or senior firefighters responsible for the management of a single fire company at an emergency incident. Show less
This National Fire Academy (NFA) course is designed to help you develop a better understanding of the roles and responsibilities of a Company Officer in preparing a company for incident operations, to clarify the transition from firefighter to company officer, and to highlight the new roles… Show more
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Fire Extension Courses NFA047 Shaping the Future (NFA)
This course covers the skills and techniques mid-level managers need to provide leadership and direction for their departments. The first module focuses on identifying opportunities and/or problems. Topics include environmental scanning, paradigm shifts, and methods for reframing problems accurately. The second module deals with group problem-solving techniques. The third module explains the need to quantify, justify, and communicate decisions so they will be implemented effectively. Managing change is discussed in the final module. Show less
This course covers the skills and techniques mid-level managers need to provide leadership and direction for their departments. The first module focuses on identifying opportunities and/or problems. Topics include environmental scanning, paradigm shifts, and methods for reframing problems… Show more
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Fire Extension Courses NFA048 .
This course provides you with essential tools and skills to operate safely in a wildland/urban interface incident.
This course provides you with essential tools and skills to operate safely in a wildland/urban interface
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Fire Extension Courses NFA050 Incident Cmd Highrise Ops(NFA)
This course is designed to assist emergency response officers who have responsibility for managing high-rise incidents. This includes organizing resources, developing strategies, and managing operations to protect life and minimize damage during an incident.
This course is designed to assist emergency response officers who have responsibility for managing high-rise incidents. This includes organizing resources, developing strategies, and managing operations to protect life and minimize damage during an
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Fire Extension Courses NFA055 Strat & Tact Initial CO (NFA)
The Strategy and Tactics for Initial Company Operations (STICO) curriculum is designed to meet the needs of Company Officers responsible for managing operations. STICO develops the management skills required by Company Officers to accomplish assigned tactics at structure fires.
The Strategy and Tactics for Initial Company Operations (STICO) curriculum is designed to meet the needs of Company Officers responsible for managing operations. STICO develops the management skills required by Company Officers to accomplish assigned tactics at structure
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Fire Extension Courses NFA056 Training Operations in Small Departments (NFA)
This is a two-day course designed to provide you with some basic tools and skills to coordinate training in small fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) organizations. A training function in a smaller department typically may include conducting training drills and coordinating training with a nearby larger city or state entities.
Leadership issues in fire service training, such as why and how the local training officer must be a catalyst for change and personal motivators within the department.
Identifying the legal issues affecting the training function, including an understanding of a standard of care and the impact of Occupational Safety and Health Administration and National Fire Protection Association standards. Show less
This is a two-day course designed to provide you with some basic tools and skills to coordinate training in small fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) organizations. A training function in a smaller department typically may include conducting training drills and coordinating training with a… Show more
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Fire Extension Courses NFA061 Youth Firesetter Intervention Specialist
This two-day course is based on the requirements of NFPA Standard 1035, Standard on
Fire and Life Safety Educator, Public Information Officer, Youth Firesetter
Intervention Specialist and Youth Firesetter Program Manager Professional
Qualifications. This course provides participants with a broad understanding of the
knowledge, skills and abilities that the Youth Firesetter Intervention
Specialist should have as requirements of NFPA Standard 1035 pertaining to
youth firesetting. This course is for the practitioner who provides services at
the program delivery level. It replaces Youth Firesetting Prevention and
Intervention – Level 1.

At the completion of the course, the participant will be able to:

explain national trends in youth firesetting and compare those trends to the statistics from their home communities
classify the typologies of youth firesetting 
explain intervention options to mitigate youth firesetting behavior 
present an educational intervention for a Youth Firesetting Prevention and Intervention Program Show less

This two-day course is based on the requirements of NFPA Standard 1035, Standard on
Fire and Life Safety Educator, Public Information Officer, Youth Firesetter
Intervention Specialist and Youth Firesetter Program Manager Professional
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Fire Extension Courses NFA062 Youth Firesetter Program Manager
This two-day course is based on the requirements of NFPA 1035, Standard on
Fire and Life Safety Educator, Public Information Officer, Youth Firesetter
Intervention Specialist and Youth Firesetter Program Manager Professional
Qualifications. The course is designed for the person who is responsible or will
be responsible for leading a youth firesetting prevention and intervention
program. This course replaces Youth Firesetting Prevention and Intervention –
Level 2.

At the completion of the course, participants will be able to:
Explain the differences in NFPA 1035 between Youth Firesetter Intervention Specialist
and Youth Firesetter Program Manager.
Summarize the overall job performance requirements of a youth firesetting prevention and intervention program.
Develop a youth firesetting prevention and intervention program in their community.
Demonstrate how to evaluate a youth firesetting prevention and intervention program. Show less

This two-day course is based on the requirements of NFPA 1035, Standard on
Fire and Life Safety Educator, Public Information Officer, Youth Firesetter
Intervention Specialist and Youth Firesetter Program Manager Professional
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Fire Extension Courses NFA064 ICS 300: Intermediate Incident Command System for Expanding Incidents
This course is intended to serve as a vehicle to share proven incident management strategies and practices, as well as to enhance teamwork and coordination among the agency’s mid-level managers and command staff directly responsible for emergency response to all-hazards incidents in which the Incident Command System (ICS) is employed.
The course utilizes scenarios and application exercises to highlight key issues and facilitate discussion. The concluding tabletop exercise is intended to allow you to apply the information provided during the course in a controlled environment. Show less
This course is intended to serve as a vehicle to share proven incident management strategies and practices, as well as to enhance teamwork and coordination among the agency’s mid-level managers and command staff directly responsible for emergency response to all-hazards incidents in which the… Show more
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Fire Extension Courses NFA065 ICS 400: Advanced Incident Command System for Complex Incidents
This course is intended to serve as a vehicle to share proven incident management strategies and practices, as well as to enhance teamwork and coordination among all response agencies’ officers directly responsible for emergency response to a Weapon of Mass Destruction (WMD)/terrorism incident or other Incident of national significance. The course is specifically intended for those emergency response personnel who have duties that require they be directly involved in incident management or command at either a field Incident Command Post (ICP) or in a city, county, or regional Emergency Operations Center (EOC). Show less
This course is intended to serve as a vehicle to share proven incident management strategies and practices, as well as to enhance teamwork and coordination among all response agencies’ officers directly responsible for emergency response to a Weapon of Mass Destruction (WMD)/terrorism incident… Show more
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Fire Extension Courses NFA073 Decision Making for Initial Company Operations
This course is designed to develop the decision-making skills needed by Company Officers (COs) to accomplish assigned tactics at structure fires. All activities and scenarios used in this course are based on structure fires.
Often first to arrive at an incident, the CO’s initial decisions will have an impact throughout the entire incident. It is vital that they be able to make good management decisions with a favorable impact on the eventual outcome. In addition to a possible role as the initial Incident Commander (IC), the CO may be assigned a subordinate position within the Incident Command System (ICS) organization. COs need to have a clear understanding of the system, the position they are assigned, and their role in the organization if they are to function effectively and help make the system work. Show less
This course is designed to develop the decision-making skills needed by Company Officers (COs) to accomplish assigned tactics at structure fires. All activities and scenarios used in this course are based on structure fires.
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Fire Extension Courses NFA088 Wildland/ Urban Interface Firefighting for the Structural Company Officer
This two-day course identifies operational activities and safety concerns for Structural Company Officers assigned to a Wildland or Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) incident.
This two-day course identifies operational activities and safety concerns for Structural Company Officers assigned to a Wildland or Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI)
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Fire Extension Courses NFA092 Department Wellness Program
This two-day course will provide the outline and resources for a fire/EMS department to implement and maintain a wellness program, in coordination with the department’s health and safety program. Using current recommendations, standards, and guidance from national resources, the Department Wellness Coordinator will be able to assess the mental and physical health needs of their department’s personnel and develop program objectives to meet those needs. Topics include medical and wellness screenings, nutrition, physical fitness, behavioral health, and resources available. Show less
This two-day course will provide the outline and resources for a fire/EMS department to implement and maintain a wellness program, in coordination with the department’s health and safety program. Using current recommendations, standards, and guidance from national resources, the Department… Show more
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Fire Extension Courses NFA094 Incident Command System and Resource Management for the Fire Service
This two-day program provides participants with an understanding of the Incident Command System (ICS) and Resource Management for the Fire Service and their application in both emergency and non emergency situations. This course addresses the need for an ICS, an overview of the structure and flexibility of ICS, and an understanding of the command skills necessary to function effectively in an ICS structure and the need to effectively manage your resources. This course meets the requirements of ICS 100 and ICS 200. Show less
This two-day program provides participants with an understanding of the Incident Command System (ICS) and Resource Management for the Fire Service and their application in both emergency and non emergency situations. This course addresses the need for an ICS, an overview of the structure and… Show more
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Fire Extension Courses NFA096 New Fire Chief I – Challenging Issues
This 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. Show less
This 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… Show more
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Fire Extension Courses NFA097 New Fire Chief II – Administrative Issues
The goal of this course is to provide participants the managerial, administrative and leadership skills, and awareness necessary for new or recently appointed or elected Chiefs to effectively meet their obligations of the position.
The goal of this course is to provide participants the managerial, administrative and leadership skills, and awareness necessary for new or recently appointed or elected Chiefs to effectively meet their obligations of the
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Fire Extension Courses NFA098 New Fire Chief III – Contemporary Issues
This course will develop the managerial skills, leadership skills, and contemporary issues and awareness necessary for new or newly appointed or elected fire chiefs to effectively meet their obligations. The course will help to develop knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for them to perform effectively now and in the future. Show less
This course will develop the managerial skills, leadership skills, and contemporary issues and awareness necessary for new or newly appointed or elected fire chiefs to effectively meet their obligations. The course will help to develop knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for them to… Show more
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Fire Extension Courses NFA104 Executive Skills Series Exercising Leadership Within Communities
In this course, participants will learn the adaptive leadership model and how the model relates to being in an authority role and exercising leadership. Both adaptive and technical challenges will be examined to develop understanding of the differences between them, along with disequilibrium as a necessary element in accomplishing adaptive change.Participants will also learn the definitions of community, diversity and dynamic situations. A spotlight will be focused on recognizing the existence of differences within a community, understanding the challenges that arise and produce conflict, and identifying desired outcomes as a component of exercising leadership to address the challenge.Additionally, participants will focus on how to analyze a community challenge using a variety of tools and strategies to collect information about systems, politics, demographics and cultural perspectives. They will also go over several tools and strategies that can be applied to address challenges within diverse communities and achieve desired outcomes, as well as identify what success looks like and how to measure it.The purpose of the “Executive Skills Series: Exercising Leadership Within Communities” (ESS: ELWC) course is to provide fire service authority figures with knowledge and skills which enable them to exercise leadership when confronting adaptive challenges presented by increasingly diverse internal and external communities. Show less
In this course, participants will learn the adaptive leadership model and how the model relates to being in an authority role and exercising leadership. Both adaptive and technical challenges will be examined to develop understanding of the differences between them, along with disequilibrium… Show more
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Fire Extension Courses NFA105 Executive Skills Series Exercising Leadership to Facilitate Adaptive Change
In this course, participants will learn the adaptive leadership model and how the model relates to being in an authority role and exercising leadership. Both adaptive and technical challenges will be examined in order to develop understanding of the differences between them, along with disequilibrium as a necessary element in accomplishing adaptive change.Participants will also be introduced to the functions of holding an authority role within their organization. They will be taught to recognize where their authority comes from, what the boundaries of their authority are, and what can compromise their authority. This forms the foundation for the participants to recognize the distinctions between acting as an authority figure and exercising leadership to effect change within their organizations.Additionally, participants will examine two models for managing change: Analysis, Planning, Implementation and Evaluation (APIE) (a structural approach), and Bridges’ Transition Model (a psychological approach). Participants will also be introduced to the Four P’s component of Bridges’ Transition Model for facilitating change.The purpose of the “Executive Skills Series: Exercising Leadership to Facilitate Adaptive Change” (ESS: ELFAC) course is to provide skills that individuals in positions of authority can use to exercise leadership when confronted with adaptive challenges. Show less
In this course, participants will learn the adaptive leadership model and how the model relates to being in an authority role and exercising leadership. Both adaptive and technical challenges will be examined in order to develop understanding of the differences between them, along with… Show more
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Fire Extension Courses NFA106 Executive Skills Series Exercising Leadership Through Difficult Conversations
In this course, participants are introduced to the adaptive leadership model and how the model relates to being in an authority role and exercising leadership. They will examine the sources of power and the limits of one’s authority. Participants will also focus on defining difficult conversations and recognizing when they should occur, analyzing the elements of a difficult conversation to appropriately plan for its conduct, and examining how their own personal feelings and traits play a role in a difficult conversation. Additionally, participants will examine several tools for conducting difficult conversations, including the Ladder of Inference tool, the Left-Hand Column tool, and the Balancing Inquiry and Advocacy tool. Finally, participants will focus on conducting a difficult conversation. They will learn several leadership skills that are useful in conducting a difficult conversation, and go over the five steps for conducting a difficult conversation. By the end of the course, participants will have developed a plan for conducting a difficult conversation in their lifetime.The purpose of this “Executive Skills Series: Exercising Leadership Through Difficult Conversations” (ESS: ELTDC) course is to provide knowledge and skills in having difficult conversations in order to exercise leadership when addressing adaptive challenges. Show less
In this course, participants are introduced to the adaptive leadership model and how the model relates to being in an authority role and exercising leadership. They will examine the sources of power and the limits of one’s authority. Participants will also focus on defining difficult… Show more
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Fire Extension Courses NFA107 Leadership in Supervision Creating Environments for Professional Growth
This two-day course presents the participant with the basic leadership and supervisory knowledge, skills and tools needed to perform effectively in the fire and EMS environment. The course includes:Transition to Supervisor: At the completion of this unit, participants will be able to apply concepts related to a successful transition to supervisory and leadership roles, including models of leadership, change management, active followership, and active engagement in fire and EMS.Effective Communication: At the completion of this unit, participants will be able to identify effective communication processes across a multitude of scenarios and environments, to include written, oral, paraverbal, nonverbal, dialogue-focused, inquiry- and advocacy-based, and crucial conversations.Ethics, Authority and Responsibility: At the completion of this unit, participants will be able to apply an ethical perspective to responsibility, authority, power, decision-making and discipline in a supervisory or leadership role in fire or EMS.Active Engagement: At the completion of this unit, participants will be able to create a personal plan for active engagement as a supervisor and leader in fire and EMS, using concepts presented in this course. Show less
This two-day course presents the participant with the basic leadership and supervisory knowledge, skills and tools needed to perform effectively in the fire and EMS environment. The course includes:Transition to Supervisor: At the completion of this unit, participants will be able to apply… Show more
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Fire Extension Courses NFA111 Leadership in Supervision: Perspectives in Thinking
This course provides a conceptual foundation and framework for a successful transition by fire and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel to first line supervisor by exploring a broad spectrum of perspectives in thinking. This two-day course presents the participant with the basic leadership and supervisory knowledge, skills and tools needed to perform effectively in the fire and EMS environment. The course includes: Unit 1: Thinking Perspectives: At the completion of this unit, participants will be able to assess situations from multiple perspectives. Unit 2: Think Imaginatively, Act Creatively: At the completion of this unit, participants will be able to articulate techniques for fostering an environment of creativity and innovation.
Unit 3: Think Analytically, Politically and Critically: At the completion of this unit, participants will be able to create a personal plan as a supervisor and leader in fire and EMS based on the thinking perspectives presented in this course. The NFA supports courses for federal, state and local fire and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel to include professional development within the disciplines of leadership and executive development. This curriculum is intended to serve the professional development needs of fire and emergency services personnel who are at or are preparing for first line supervisory positions. The curriculum is also intended to serve as prerequisite course work for participants of the NFA Managing Officer Program. Show less
This course provides a conceptual foundation and framework for a successful transition by fire and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel to first line supervisor by exploring a broad spectrum of perspectives in thinking. This two-day course presents the participant with the basic… Show more
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Fire Extension Courses NFA112 Leadership in Supervision: Frameworks to Success
This course provide a conceptual foundation and framework for a successful transition by fire and EMS personnel to first line supervisor by exploring concepts of self, others, and teams in developing frameworks for organizational and personal success. This two-day course presents the participant with the basic leadership and supervisory knowledge, skills and tools needed to perform effectively in the fire and EMS environment. The course includes: Unit 1: Self: At the completion of this unit, participants will be able to apply the concepts of professionalism to create a roadmap for professional success. Unit 2: Creating Environments for Growth in Others: At the completion of this unit, participants will be able to explain how the concepts of managing conflict, empowerment, empathy, authorization and delegation can contribute to creating an environment for professional growth in others. Unit 3: Together: At the completion of this unit, participants will be able to apply the concepts of failure, collaboration, synergy and team dysfunction to your creation of a personal plan of active engagement as a supervisor and leader in fire and EMS. The NFA supports courses for federal, state and local fire and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel to include professional development within the disciplines of leadership and executive development. This curriculum is intended to serve the professional development needs of fire and emergency services personnel who are at or are preparing for first line supervisory positions. The curriculum is also intended to serve as prerequisite course work for participants of the NFA Managing Officer Program. Show less
This course provide a conceptual foundation and framework for a successful transition by fire and EMS personnel to first line supervisor by exploring concepts of self, others, and teams in developing frameworks for organizational and personal success. This two-day course presents the… Show more
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Fire Extension Courses NFA113 Leadership In Supervision: Growth-Thinking-Success
This 40 hour course is the combination of the three two-day courses within the Leadership Series: Creating Environments for Professional Growth, Perspectives in Thinking, and Frameworks to Success.This series presents the fire and emergency medical (EMS) supervisor with the basic leadership skills and tools needed to perform effectively in the fire and EMS environment, to successfully transition to supervisory and leadership roles, and establish a conceptual foundation and framework for success in leadership roles by exploring creative, analytical, political and critical thinking perspectives.The course includes the development of a personal plan for active engagement in the provision of leadership in supervision.This course meets the requirements of the Managing Officer Program for completion of Leadership I, II and III. Show less
This 40 hour course is the combination of the three two-day courses within the Leadership Series: Creating Environments for Professional Growth, Perspectives in Thinking, and Frameworks to Success.This series presents the fire and emergency medical (EMS) supervisor with the basic leadership… Show more
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Fire Extension Courses NFA114 Best Practices in Community Risk Reduction
This two-day course demonstrates to participants nationally recognized principles that, when used appropriately, can lead to community risk-reduction programs that can measure success in local communities. This course will give participants the opportunity to explore programs from communities across the United States that have been showcased at Vision 20/20 symposiums. These programs demonstrate what nationally recognized organizations identify as examples of “best practices” in community risk reduction. Show less
This two-day course demonstrates to participants nationally recognized principles that, when used appropriately, can lead to community risk-reduction programs that can measure success in local communities. This course will give participants the opportunity to explore programs from communities… Show more
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Fire Extension Courses XFD001 Introduction to the Fire Service and Fire Fighting
This is the IFSTA Essentials of Fire Fighting lesson covering fire department organization.  This lesson describes the fire service mission, organization, and regulations.  This lesson also covers firefighter roles and skills, as well as firefighter safety, health, and wellness. (Note: Skills portion may or may not be included in this course please contact the host agency for details.) Show less
This is the IFSTA Essentials of Fire Fighting lesson covering fire department organization.  This lesson describes the fire service mission, organization, and regulations.  This lesson also covers firefighter roles and skills, as well as firefighter safety, health, and… Show more
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Fire Extension Courses XFD002 Communications
This is the IFSTA Essentials of Fire Fighting lesson covering fire department communications.  This lesson describes different communication systems used within the fire department.  It also explains the procedures for receiving emergency and nonemergency calls, as well as the radio procedures used for internal communications.  (Note:  Skills portion may or may not be included in this course please contact the host agency for details.)   Show less
This is the IFSTA Essentials of Fire Fighting lesson covering fire department communications.  This lesson describes different communication systems used within the fire department.  It also explains the procedures for receiving emergency and nonemergency calls, as well as the radio… Show more
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Fire Extension Courses XFD004 Building Construction
This is the lesson covering building construction. This lesson describes building construction classifications, including types of factory-built homes. The lesson also covers floors, ceilings, walls, basements, stairs, roofs, doors, and windows. (Note: Skills portion may or may not be included in this course please contact the host agency for details) Show less
This is the lesson covering building construction. This lesson describes building construction classifications, including types of factory-built homes. The lesson also covers floors, ceilings, walls, basements, stairs, roofs, doors, and windows. (Note: Skills portion may or may not be included… Show more
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Fire Extension Courses XFD005 Fire Dynamics
This is the lesson covering fire dynamics.  This lesson describes the science of fire.  It includes information about thermal energy, fuel, and oxygen, as well as self-sustained chemical reactions.  The lesson also covers fire development in a compartment, structure fire development, and the reaction of building construction to fire.  (Note: Skills portion may or may not be included in this course please contact the host agency for details.)  Show less
This is the lesson covering fire dynamics.  This lesson describes the science of fire.  It includes information about thermal energy, fuel, and oxygen, as well as self-sustained chemical reactions.  The lesson also covers fire development in a compartment, structure fire… Show more
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Fire Extension Courses XFD006 Firefighter PPE
This is the lesson covering personal protective clothing and equipment. This lesson describes different types of protective clothing and equipment, safety considerations related to protective clothing and equipment, and how to prepare clothing and equipment for reuse. The lesson also covers self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA). It describes how to don and doff SCBA, how to inspect and maintain SCBA, and how to use respiratory equipment.(Note: Skills portion may or may not be included in this course please contact the host agency for details)  Show less
This is the lesson covering personal protective clothing and equipment. This lesson describes different types of protective clothing and equipment, safety considerations related to protective clothing and equipment, and how to prepare clothing and equipment for reuse. The lesson also covers… Show more
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Fire Extension Courses XFD007 Portable Fire Extinguishers
This is the IFSTA Essentials of Fire Fighting lesson covering portable fire extinguishers. The course describes different classes and types of portable fire extinguishers. The lesson also details how to select and use portable fire extinguishers. (Note: Skills portion may or may not be included in this course please contact the host agency for details)  Show less
This is the IFSTA Essentials of Fire Fighting lesson covering portable fire extinguishers. The course describes different classes and types of portable fire extinguishers. The lesson also details how to select and use portable fire extinguishers. (Note: Skills portion may or may not be… Show more
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Fire Extension Courses XFD008 Ropes, Webbing, and Knots
This is the lesson covering ropes and knots.  This lesson describes different types of ropes and webbing, as well as procedures for maintaining and storing rope.  The lesson also covers different types of knots and their uses. (Note:  Skills portion may or may not be included in this course please contact the host agency for details.)  Show less
This is the lesson covering ropes and knots.  This lesson describes different types of ropes and webbing, as well as procedures for maintaining and storing rope.  The lesson also covers different types of knots and their uses. (Note:  Skills portion may or may not be… Show more
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Fire Extension Courses XFD010 Structural Search and Rescue
After completing this lesson, the student shall be able to explain practices for firefighter survival during interior operations, describe search and rescue operations. Students shall also be able to describe MAYDAY protocols, evacuation, and rapid intervention operations. (Note: Skills portion may or may not be included in this course please contact the host agency for details)  Show less
After completing this lesson, the student shall be able to explain practices for firefighter survival during interior operations, describe search and rescue operations. Students shall also be able to describe MAYDAY protocols, evacuation, and rapid intervention operations. (Note: Skills… Show more
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Fire Extension Courses XFD011 Forcible Entry
After completing this lesson, the student shall be able to recognize different types of forcible entry tools and describe methods for forcing entry through doors, windows, and walls.(Note: Skills portion may or may not be included in this course please contact the host agency for details)
After completing this lesson, the student shall be able to recognize different types of forcible entry tools and describe methods for forcing entry through doors, windows, and walls.(Note: Skills portion may or may not be included in this course please contact the host agency for
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Fire Extension Courses XFD012 Ground Ladders
After completing this lesson, the student shall be able to identify types of ladders and the parts of a ladder. They shall also describe safe practices for using, carrying, and placing a ground ladder. Students shall be able to describe methods for raising and lowering a ladder, working from a ladder, and assisting victims down a ladder.(Note: Skills portion may or may not be included in this course please contact the host agency for details)  Show less
After completing this lesson, the student shall be able to identify types of ladders and the parts of a ladder. They shall also describe safe practices for using, carrying, and placing a ground ladder. Students shall be able to describe methods for raising and lowering a ladder, working from a… Show more
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Fire Extension Courses XTN018 SFFMA Conference
The Annual SFFMA Training Conference and Convention is the premier conference for Texas volunteer firefighters and emergency services professionals. Attendees can interact with exhibitors during the vendor show, network with others during the main business sessions and training workshops.The exhibit show is held on the Saturday of the convention and is open to the general public.The convention is held in a different Texas city every year. Additional information: www.sffma.org Show less
The Annual SFFMA Training Conference and Convention is the premier conference for Texas volunteer firefighters and emergency services professionals. Attendees can interact with exhibitors during the vendor show, network with others during the main business sessions and training workshops.The… Show more
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Fire Extension Courses XTN040 Courage to be Safe – General Delivery
Firefighters must have the courage to face a multitude of risks in order to save lives and protect their communities. Their courage allows them to willingly risk their own lives so that others can be saved.
A different type of courage is required to stay safe in potentially dangerous situations, avoiding needless risks, and tragic consequences. This provocative and moving presentation is designed to change the culture of accepting the loss of firefighters as a normal occurrence.
Building on the untold story of Line-of-Duty Death (LODD) survivors, it reveals how family members must live with the consequences of a firefighter’s death, and provides a focus on the need for firefighters and officers to change fundamental attitudes and behaviors in order to prevent line of duty deaths.
The central theme promotes the courage to do the right thing in order to protect yourself and other firefighters and ensure that, “Everyone Goes Home” at the end of the day. Show less
Firefighters must have the courage to face a multitude of risks in order to save lives and protect their communities. Their courage allows them to willingly risk their own lives so that others can be saved.
A different type of courage is required to stay safe in potentially dangerous… Show more
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Fire Extension Courses XTN041 Emergency Vehicle Driver Training (EVDT)
Operators of emergency vehicles carry a heavy responsibility. The penalty for not adequately training your operators also carries legal consequences; emergency vehicle operators and the entities they represent have been held both criminally and civilly responsible for their actions.
This Emergency Vehicle Driver Training (EVDT) course was developed to teach the emergency vehicle operator proper driving techniques, including the mental and physical aspects of driving. The program points out the long-term impact of an accident involving an emergency vehicle on the operator, the emergency service organization, and the community in which they serve. Show less
Operators of emergency vehicles carry a heavy responsibility. The penalty for not adequately training your operators also carries legal consequences; emergency vehicle operators and the entities they represent have been held both criminally and civilly responsible for their actions.
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Fire Extension Courses XTN043 Emergency Vehicle Response Safety Program
Every year there continues to be traffic collisions involving emergency vehicles.
This course focuses on providing the emergency services that have been pledged to the public by getting to the scene in a safe and proficient manner.
Every year there continues to be traffic collisions involving emergency vehicles.
This course focuses on providing the emergency services that have been pledged to the public by getting to the scene in a safe and proficient
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Fire Extension Courses XTN047 Safe Practices for Traffic Incident Responders-SHRP2 Lecture
This lecture course stresses how to address two simultaneous objectives specific to traffic collisions: safe procedures used to clear a crash scene, and maximizing roadway space available for continued traffic movement. Promoting best practices while working traffic incidents using guidance from the Texas Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), Texas State Motor Vehicle Code, and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) guidelines. Show less
This lecture course stresses how to address two simultaneous objectives specific to traffic collisions: safe procedures used to clear a crash scene, and maximizing roadway space available for continued traffic movement. Promoting best practices while working traffic incidents using guidance… Show more
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Fire Extension Courses XTN048 Extension Supported
Extension Supported courses vary and may include classes such as:

SLICE-RS
Hurricane
Vehicle Extrication
Theater Shooting & High Risk Extraction
Trench Rescue Refresher
NFPA Remembering When
Safety Officer
Hazardous Materials
SFFMA District
SFFMA Conference
Fire Marshall Discussion
Art of Reading Smoke
Live Fire Training
Brush Country Medicine & Survival
Vehicle Rescuer
Rescuer Apprentice
Command and Control Decision Making for Multi-Alarm Incidents
Public Information Officer
Building Construction
Fire Chiefs Conference
State Fire Marshal Discussion/Codes
Amtrak & Railway Response Operations
Synthetic Drug Abuse
Electrical Safety
Texas Firefighters & Fire Marshals Association

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Extension Supported courses vary and may include classes such as:

SLICE-RS
Hurricane
Vehicle Extrication
Theater Shooting & High Risk Extraction
Trench Rescue Refresher
NFPA Remembering When
Safety Officer
Hazardous Materials
SFFMA District
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Fire Extension Courses XTN053 National Traffic Incident Management -SHRP2
This course is designed to bring everyone who might respond to a roadway incident together to promote best practices while working traffic incidents using guidance from the Texas Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), Texas State Motor Vehicle Code, and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) guidelines. This course can be modified for rural or urban roadway delivery to best suit the needs of all areas within Texas. Show less
This course is designed to bring everyone who might respond to a roadway incident together to promote best practices while working traffic incidents using guidance from the Texas Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), Texas State Motor Vehicle Code, and the National Fire Protection… Show more
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Fire Extension Courses XTN054 NFFF Courage To Be Safe “Train-the-Trainer”
Firefighters must have the courage to face a multitude of risks in order to save lives and protect their communities. Their courage allows them to willingly risk their own lives so that others can be saved.
A different type of courage is required to stay safe in potentially dangerous situations, avoiding needless risks, and tragic consequences. This provocative and moving presentation is designed to change the culture of accepting the loss of firefighters as a normal occurrence.
Building on the untold story of Line-of-Duty Death (LODD) survivors, it reveals how family members must live with the consequences of a firefighter’s death, and provides a focus on the need for firefighters and officers to change fundamental attitudes and behaviors in order to prevent line of duty deaths.
The central theme promotes the courage to do the right thing in order to protect yourself and other firefighters and ensure that, “Everyone Goes Home” at the end of the day. Show less
Firefighters must have the courage to face a multitude of risks in order to save lives and protect their communities. Their courage allows them to willingly risk their own lives so that others can be saved.
A different type of courage is required to stay safe in potentially dangerous… Show more
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Fire Extension Courses XTN055 ICS 200: ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents
This course is designed to enable personnel to operate efficiently within the Incident Command System (ICS) during an incident or event. This course focuses on the management of single resources.
This course is designed to enable personnel to operate efficiently within the Incident Command System (ICS) during an incident or event. This course focuses on the management of single
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Fire Extension Courses XTN056 ICS100: Introduction to ICS
This course provides training on and resources for personnel who require a basic understanding of the Incident Command System (ICS). ICS 100, Introduction to the Incident Command System, introduces the Incident Command System (ICS) and provides the foundation for higher level ICS training. This course describes the history, features and principles, and organizational structure of the Incident Command System. It also explains the relationship between ICS and the National Incident Management System (NIMS). Show less
This course provides training on and resources for personnel who require a basic understanding of the Incident Command System (ICS). ICS 100, Introduction to the Incident Command System, introduces the Incident Command System (ICS) and provides the foundation for higher level ICS training…. Show more
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Fire Extension Courses XTN063 S 190: Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior
This is a six- to eight-hour course designed to meet the training needs of a Firefighter Type 2 (FFT2) on an incident as outlined in the Wildland Fire Qualification System Guide (PMS) 310-1, and the Position Task Book (PTB) developed for the position.
The Wildland Fire Qualification System Guide (PMS) 310-1 provides guidance and a national wildfire standard for establishing minimum training, skills, knowledge, experience, and physical fitness requirements for the participating agencies of the National Wildfare Coordinating Group (NWCG). Show less
This is a six- to eight-hour course designed to meet the training needs of a Firefighter Type 2 (FFT2) on an incident as outlined in the Wildland Fire Qualification System Guide (PMS) 310-1, and the Position Task Book (PTB) developed for the position.
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Fire Extension Courses XTN064 S130, S190, L180 Field Day Course Completer
This is blended course, student must complete the online prerequisite courses prior to being accepted in the blended course completer that includes a written exam and instructor led field day exercises. To succeed on the field exercise, students must understand the concepts taught in the S130, S190, L180 Online Wildland Firefighter Training Course. Students will need to successfully complete and pass the S130 Wildland Firefighter written exam with a score of 80 percent on the day of the Field Day Exercises. Upon successful completion of the written exam students will proceed to the Instructor led field day exercises.  Wildland PPE will be needed to complete the Field Day Exercises. Student will need to bring a Incident Response Pocket Guide (IRPG) or download the IRPG app on their smart phone.  Show less
This is blended course, student must complete the online prerequisite courses prior to being accepted in the blended course completer that includes a written exam and instructor led field day exercises. To succeed on the field exercise, students must understand the concepts taught in the… Show more
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Fire Extension Courses XTN073 Managing an Evacuation Shelter
This course will focus on the duties and responsibilities of the Shelter Manager, Assistant Manager, and their workers, during the actual operation of the shelter throughout the day and night operational periods. The course will detail successful shelter management based on best practices, actual experience, and lessons learned. The course will conclude with a scenario to assist the participant in bringing the information received together and reinforcing the learning through a practical exercise.
This course will lead the audience from the arrival of the 1st shelter manager through the operational periods to demobilization, with events in the chronological order they normally will happen. No matter how large or small; a city, county, or community’s ability to train its own shelter managers and workers will be aided and encouraged by this course.
Course will start at activation, continue with opening the shelter, include setup, floor plans, and flow, cover responsibility for FNSS capabilities, talk about our “guests”, expand on the different needs for different ages and genders, have a more specific discussion of duties for day and night operational periods, contain information on partners and those relationships, cover customer service, discuss various types of communication and media, and differentiate between management of needs for the 1st 48 hours and the recognition of expanding services needed for the ongoing days. Pets and their management either in a co-locating scenario or a separate facility will also be discussed. Daily inventory and ordering sheets will be presented and discussed. Finally, repopulation preparations and demobilization responsibilities will be covered. Show less
This course will focus on the duties and responsibilities of the Shelter Manager, Assistant Manager, and their workers, during the actual operation of the shelter throughout the day and night operational periods. The course will detail successful shelter management based on best practices,… Show more
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Fire Extension Courses XTN074 Safe Practices for Traffic Incident Responders-SHRP2 Lecture and Exercises
This course is a combination of lecture and exercises. The lecture course stresses how to address two simultaneous objectives specific to traffic collisions: safe procedures used to clear a crash scene, and maximizing roadway space available for continued traffic movement. Promoting best practices while working traffic incidents using guidance from the Texas Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), Texas State Motor Vehicle Code, and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) guidelines. The tabletop exercises are performed in student teams from a blend of the various disciplines (law, fire, EMS, rescue, towing, etc.) Show less
This course is a combination of lecture and exercises. The lecture course stresses how to address two simultaneous objectives specific to traffic collisions: safe procedures used to clear a crash scene, and maximizing roadway space available for continued traffic movement. Promoting best… Show more
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Fire Extension Courses XTN075 Emergency Services UTV/ATV Safety
Utility Terrain Vehicles (UTV) and All Terrain Vehicles (ATV) have gained wider acceptance and use in both the fire service and emergency medical service (EMS). These vehicles can help responders take quicker action with less physical exhaustion of department members. These vehicles not only help the EMS providers or firefighters that use them, but may also benefit the individuals serviced by the emergency service organization (ESO). Adding UTVs and ATVs to an ESO fleet may provide great benefits but might also present safety issues if those using the vehicle have not been properly trained in the operation and maintenance. This safety program was developed to provide training for ESOs that use these types of specialty vehicles. Show less
Utility Terrain Vehicles (UTV) and All Terrain Vehicles (ATV) have gained wider acceptance and use in both the fire service and emergency medical service (EMS). These vehicles can help responders take quicker action with less physical exhaustion of department members. These vehicles not only… Show more
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Fire Extension Courses XTN078 S-190/S-130 Wildland Firefighter
This course, Firefighter Training, S-130 and Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior, S-190, are required training for all personnel prior to certification as a Firefighter (FFT2) under the Wildland Fire Qualification System Guide (PMS) 310-1. An adapted version of L-180, “Human Factors on the Fireline,” has been included as part of this course. This entry-level course for all new firefighters can also be used as a refresher course for returning firefighters. The purpose of this course is to train new firefighters in basic firefighting skills. Firefighters who successfully complete this course and the Work Capacity Test are qualified to suppress wildland fires while under close supervision. Participants that successfully complete S-130 should also be given credit and a certificate for completing L-180, “Human Factors on the Fireline.”
Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior, S-190 is a six- to eight-hour course designed to meet the training needs of a Firefighter Type 2 (FFT2) on an incident as outlined in the Wildland Fire Qualification System Guide, PMS 310-1, and the Position Task Book (PTB) developed for the position. The Wildland Fire Qualification System Guide (PMS) 310-1 provides guidance and a national wildfire standard for establishing minimum training, skills, knowledge, experience, and physical fitness requirements for the participating agencies of the National Wildfire Cooperating Group (NWCG). This course allows instructors to utilize the most recent Incident Response Pocket Guide (IRPG) and Fireline Handbook (FHB) – Appendix B to illustrate and emphasize various points throughout the course. Show less
This course, Firefighter Training, S-130 and Introduction to Wildland Fire Behavior, S-190, are required training for all personnel prior to certification as a Firefighter (FFT2) under the Wildland Fire Qualification System Guide (PMS) 310-1. An adapted version of L-180, “Human Factors on the… Show more
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Fire Extension Courses XTN079 Sheltering For Disasters
Along with the Shelter Branch planning and activities; the curriculum includes an overview of job descriptions and duties of the Shelter Manager, Shelter Assistant Manager, and Shelter Worker. Relationships and interaction with involved agencies and organizations such as Red Cross, Health, VOAD, Food Bank, Animal Care, and Law Enforcement amongst others will be discussed.
Pet sheltering for both co-locating and separate facility will be explained. Functional Need Support Service; FNSS, and child friendly planning are also presented. Information including facility checklists, push pak sheets, and daily inventory, will be explained and provided to assist in the sheltering process.
The instructor(s) have operated all aspects of evacuee and responder shelters; from pre-season site acquisition and planning, through operations, to demobilization, starting in 2005 up to present day. These events involved single and multiple operations running with populations from 100 up to 8,000 at one mega shelter. This course will explain and emphasize the capability for cities, counties, and communities to be self sufficient in the area of disaster sheltering.
Based on actual hands-on experience, established best practices, and lessons learned; this course will provide the knowledge, instruction, information, and confidence to enable any local jurisdiction to set up and operate disaster shelters on their own. Show less
Along with the Shelter Branch planning and activities; the curriculum includes an overview of job descriptions and duties of the Shelter Manager, Shelter Assistant Manager, and Shelter Worker. Relationships and interaction with involved agencies and organizations such as Red Cross, Health,… Show more
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Fire Extension Courses XTN081 Industrial Emergencies for Municipal-Based Responders Phase I
Phase I is an awareness level class. The goal of this class is to make municipal emergency responders aware of what can potentially be an industrial emergency incident and to recognize hazards and potential hazards on those incidents.
Phase I is an awareness level class. The goal of this class is to make municipal emergency responders aware of what can potentially be an industrial emergency incident and to recognize hazards and potential hazards on those
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Fire Extension Courses XTN089 Wildland Fire Assessment Program
Wildland Fire Assessment Program (WFAP) is a four-hour course. The course provides attendees an overview of the problems and issues that fire departments face in the WUI environment, basic concepts of defensible space, considerations in completing basic home risk assessments and available resources to the fire department. WFAP was developed by the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) as a national program. Due to critical specific wildland fire issues facing Texas and resources only available in Texas, Texas Forest Service (TFS) modified the national WFAP to create a Texas version of WFAP. The Texas version of WFAP includes information on the Texas Wildfire Risk Assessment Portal, Texas Community Protection Plans methods and practices and historical wildfires in Texas. Target audience is paid, combination, volunteer fire departments, and other public safety organizations protecting citizens within the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI). Show less
Wildland Fire Assessment Program (WFAP) is a four-hour course. The course provides attendees an overview of the problems and issues that fire departments face in the WUI environment, basic concepts of defensible space, considerations in completing basic home risk assessments and available… Show more
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Fire Extension Courses XTN091 South Texas All Hazards Conference
The South Texas All Hazards Conference is one of the largest and most comprehensive conferences dealing with emergency response in the state. The Hidalgo County Health and Human Services conference takes a proactive approach to public health and emergency preparedness. Emergency responders hone their skills and utilize all available resources to be prepared for all emergencies, whether they are related to the weather, disease, accident, a deliberate act or any critical event. Show less
The South Texas All Hazards Conference is one of the largest and most comprehensive conferences dealing with emergency response in the state. The Hidalgo County Health and Human Services conference takes a proactive approach to public health and emergency preparedness. Emergency responders… Show more
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Fire Extension Courses XTN092 Industrial Emergencies for Municipal Based Responders – Phase I (online)
IEMBR Phase I is an awareness level class. The goal of this online class is to make municipal emergency responders aware of what can potentially be an industrial emergency incident and to recognize hazards and potential hazards on those incidents.
IEMBR Phase I is an awareness level class. The goal of this online class is to make municipal emergency responders aware of what can potentially be an industrial emergency incident and to recognize hazards and potential hazards on those
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Fire Extension Courses XTN093 Fertilizer-Grade Ammonium Nitrate (FGAN) Hazards
This course provides emergency responders with the skills and knowledge to respond to a fire or emergency incident involving Fertilizer-Grade Ammonium Nitrate (FGAN). It focuses on analyzing a possible FGAN incident, determining if an evacuation is required, and if not, containing any FGAN near the incident while planning and implementing a response. Show less
This course provides emergency responders with the skills and knowledge to respond to a fire or emergency incident involving Fertilizer-Grade Ammonium Nitrate (FGAN). It focuses on analyzing a possible FGAN incident, determining if an evacuation is required, and if not, containing any FGAN… Show more
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Fire Extension Courses XTN095 Alternative Fuel Vehicle Safety and Incident Response
The purpose of this program is to familiarize participants with how Alternative Fuel Vehicles (AFVs) and their supporting infrastructure function. This course covers AFV safety (part 1) and incident response (part 2).The first part of this course provides an overview of AFV functionality and operational information intended to increase safety awareness levels. Primary hazards associated with alternative fuels and filling stations are also covered. AFV safety lessons are designed to provide participants with a general awareness of common alternative fuel vehicles, available fuel types, fuel storage, and general safety issues. Additionally, information on resources associated with the utilization of AFV technologies for commercial, public and private use are included.The second part of this course will familiarize participants with AFV incident response information and considerations. Although we discuss some of the potential tactical considerations associated with responding to incidents involving AFVs, this training does not establish specific tactics.Incident response lessons are designed to provide participants with an overview of pre-planning and response factors for alternative fuel vehicle incidents. Size-up considerations are the primary focus of the training. This course is not intended to address tactical issues for first responders.The course intent is for the participant to incorporate the general concepts discussed in this program into the operating procedures and guidelines established by their agency, or develop new procedures or guidelines that address AFVs. Show less
The purpose of this program is to familiarize participants with how Alternative Fuel Vehicles (AFVs) and their supporting infrastructure function. This course covers AFV safety (part 1) and incident response (part 2).The first part of this course provides an overview of AFV functionality and… Show more
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Fire Extension Courses XTN097 Rescue Apprentice
This course is designed to meet the NFPA 1670 and the SFFMA qualifications for Rescue Apprentice. (20 hours)The course is required to apply for rescue certifications for the SFFMA.
This course is designed to meet the NFPA 1670 and the SFFMA qualifications for Rescue Apprentice. (20 hours)The course is required to apply for rescue certifications for the
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Fire Extension Courses XTN098 Rescue 1:Rope Rescue Awareness & Operations (NFPA1006)
This course teaches the skills needed to safely and efficiently perform basic technical rescues in industrial and municipal environments.Successful completion of this course will also provide the participant with the skills necessary to meet Rescue Technician Professional Qualifications, in accordance with National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1006, (Standard for Rescue Technician Professional Qualifications(2003 Ed.) Chapter 5, “Job Performance Requirements”.This course does not lead to a National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications (Pro Board) certification. Show less
This course teaches the skills needed to safely and efficiently perform basic technical rescues in industrial and municipal environments.Successful completion of this course will also provide the participant with the skills necessary to meet Rescue Technician Professional Qualifications, in… Show more
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Fire Extension Courses XTN101 Wildland Firefighter Skills
The TCFP Basic Wildland Firefighter Skills Testing (8 – Hours).Part 1- 4 hours of classroom training to allow participants to practice the skills and ask questions related to the TCFP Basic Wildland Firefighter Skills.Part 2 – 4 hours is allowed to administer the the TCFP Basic Wildland Skills exams.The TCFP Basic Wildland Fire Fighter performance skills were designed to meet both the NFPA and NWCG national standards. For optimal learning, scenario-based training and role-playing is recommended; however, based on departmental needs certain activities may be simulated by other means. Skills demonstration requires realism, and should be conducted at various wildland/urban interface situations when possible. The Course Instructor should specify time constraints as necessary. Show less
The TCFP Basic Wildland Firefighter Skills Testing (8 – Hours).Part 1- 4 hours of classroom training to allow participants to practice the skills and ask questions related to the TCFP Basic Wildland Firefighter Skills.Part 2 – 4 hours is allowed to administer the the TCFP Basic Wildland Skills… Show more
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Fire Extension Courses XTN103 S-131 NWCG Firefighter 1
Firefighter Type 1, S-131 (includes S133/S134), is a course designed to meet the training needs of the Firefighter Type 1 (FFT1). This course is designed to be interactive in nature. It contains several exercises designed to facilitate group and class discussion. The course will identify position responsibilities and demonstrate the ability to apply principles of Operational Leadership found in the Incident Response Pocket Guide (IRPG). The participants will describe how to incorporate and maintain open lines of communication with appropriate personnel as well as Identify Look Up, Down and Around indicators, and demonstrate the ability to apply the components of Lookouts, Communications, Escape Routes, and Safety Zones (LCES). Participants will apply wildland tactical decision-making procedures. Show less
Firefighter Type 1, S-131 (includes S133/S134), is a course designed to meet the training needs of the Firefighter Type 1 (FFT1). This course is designed to be interactive in nature. It contains several exercises designed to facilitate group and class discussion. The course will identify… Show more
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Fire Extension Courses XTN104 Honor Guard Academy
The Honor Guard Academy teaches emergency services personnel the fundamental elements of honor guard duties. The academy provides honor guard members the foundation to build/strengthen an honor guard team. The honor guard academy will enable participants to perform ceremonial duties within and also outside of their community. It is recognized by the Texas Line of Duty Death Task Force. Show less
The Honor Guard Academy teaches emergency services personnel the fundamental elements of honor guard duties. The academy provides honor guard members the foundation to build/strengthen an honor guard team. The honor guard academy will enable participants to perform ceremonial duties within and… Show more
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Fire Extension Courses XTN106 Fire Dynamics and Behavior for Structural Firefighting
This course is designed to increase firefighter effectiveness and safety by providing a framework for educating and training firefighters about the current fire dynamics research. This course will demonstrate how the knowledge of fire dynamics can be directly translated into strategic fire ground decision-making, and into highly applicable, usable, real-life fire ground tactics and tasks. The course has hands on activities, as well as, a small scale live burn simulation of a structure fire. Show less
This course is designed to increase firefighter effectiveness and safety by providing a framework for educating and training firefighters about the current fire dynamics research. This course will demonstrate how the knowledge of fire dynamics can be directly translated into strategic fire… Show more
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Fire Extension Courses XTN108 Taking Action Against Cancer in the Fire Service
The goal of this course is to educate firefighters and EMS personnel about their increased risk of developing cancer; encourage actions and behaviors to reduce or prevent exposure to occupational cancer hazards; encourage healthy lifestyle choices to further reduce cancer risk; and provide information about resources available to firefighters, EMS personnel, and their families following a cancer diagnosis.   Show less
The goal of this course is to educate firefighters and EMS personnel about their increased risk of developing cancer; encourage actions and behaviors to reduce or prevent exposure to occupational cancer hazards; encourage healthy lifestyle choices to further reduce cancer risk; and provide… Show more
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Fire Extension Courses XTN109 Calling the Mayday
This course is designed to increase the awareness of both career and volunteer firefighters and related emergency service personnel who may be required to call a mayday or respond to a mayday incident. This course is not designed to supplant local operation procedures and does not purport to instruct firefighters in all aspects of mayday response. This course does not replace the need for hands-on training and for practice in calling for or responding to mayday incidents. Show less
This course is designed to increase the awareness of both career and volunteer firefighters and related emergency service personnel who may be required to call a mayday or respond to a mayday incident. This course is not designed to supplant local operation procedures and does not purport to… Show more
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Fire Extension Courses XTN110 TCFP Annual Injury Report CE
The Injury Report training course is designed to meet the TCFP continuing education requirement for certification renewal. The two-hour course consists of reviewing the most recent TCFP injury report, with a focus on the top three leading causes of injuries during the reporting period.
The Injury Report training course is designed to meet the TCFP continuing education requirement for certification renewal. The two-hour course consists of reviewing the most recent TCFP injury report, with a focus on the top three leading causes of injuries during the reporting
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National Fire Academy (NFA) Courses NFA024 Health & Safety Program Manager (NFA)
This two-day course will provide fire, Emergency Medical Services department personnel and other related emergency responders with the aptitudes and abilities necessary to manage the duties and responsibilities of the Health and Safety Program Manager (HSPM) within their respective organizations.
Successful completion of this course will enable participants to:Adapt the HSPM roles and responsibilities while applying risk management health and safety concepts within their organization to determine system-wide needs and to develop support to institutionalize opportunities to meet the needs assessment.Evaluate and prioritize health and safety related strengths and weaknesses within their organizations.Evaluate the environmental barriers affecting the implementation and impact of the organization’s safety and health programs.Evaluate and integrate the organization’s and individual’s responsibility to impact health and wellness positively. Show less
This two-day course will provide fire, Emergency Medical Services department personnel and other related emergency responders with the aptitudes and abilities necessary to manage the duties and responsibilities of the Health and Safety Program Manager (HSPM) within their respective… Show more
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National Fire Academy (NFA) Courses NFA029 Incident Safety Officer (NFA)
This course examines the Safety Officer’s role at emergency response situations, specifically focusing on operations within an Incident Command System (ICS) as a Safety Officer.Does not meet the NFPA 1521 certification requirements for TCFP or SFFMA. Does qualify as an TCFP Track B and SFFMA Master Certification class. Show less
This course examines the Safety Officer’s role at emergency response situations, specifically focusing on operations within an Incident Command System (ICS) as a Safety Officer.Does not meet the NFPA 1521 certification requirements for TCFP or SFFMA. Does qualify as an TCFP Track B and SFFMA… Show more
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National Fire Academy (NFA) Courses NFA041 Preparation For Initial Company Operations
This National Fire Academy (NFA) course is designed to help you develop a better understanding of the roles and responsibilities of a Company Officer in preparing a company for incident operations, to clarify the transition from firefighter to company officer, and to highlight the new roles relating to leadership and safety. This course is designed for company officers, acting company officers, or senior firefighters responsible for the management of a single fire company at an emergency incident. Show less
This National Fire Academy (NFA) course is designed to help you develop a better understanding of the roles and responsibilities of a Company Officer in preparing a company for incident operations, to clarify the transition from firefighter to company officer, and to highlight the new roles… Show more
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National Fire Academy (NFA) Courses NFA047 Shaping the Future (NFA)
This course covers the skills and techniques mid-level managers need to provide leadership and direction for their departments. The first module focuses on identifying opportunities and/or problems. Topics include environmental scanning, paradigm shifts, and methods for reframing problems accurately. The second module deals with group problem-solving techniques. The third module explains the need to quantify, justify, and communicate decisions so they will be implemented effectively. Managing change is discussed in the final module. Show less
This course covers the skills and techniques mid-level managers need to provide leadership and direction for their departments. The first module focuses on identifying opportunities and/or problems. Topics include environmental scanning, paradigm shifts, and methods for reframing problems… Show more
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National Fire Academy (NFA) Courses NFA048 .
This course provides you with essential tools and skills to operate safely in a wildland/urban interface incident.
This course provides you with essential tools and skills to operate safely in a wildland/urban interface
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National Fire Academy (NFA) Courses NFA050 Incident Cmd Highrise Ops(NFA)
This course is designed to assist emergency response officers who have responsibility for managing high-rise incidents. This includes organizing resources, developing strategies, and managing operations to protect life and minimize damage during an incident.
This course is designed to assist emergency response officers who have responsibility for managing high-rise incidents. This includes organizing resources, developing strategies, and managing operations to protect life and minimize damage during an
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National Fire Academy (NFA) Courses NFA055 Strat & Tact Initial CO (NFA)
The Strategy and Tactics for Initial Company Operations (STICO) curriculum is designed to meet the needs of Company Officers responsible for managing operations. STICO develops the management skills required by Company Officers to accomplish assigned tactics at structure fires.
The Strategy and Tactics for Initial Company Operations (STICO) curriculum is designed to meet the needs of Company Officers responsible for managing operations. STICO develops the management skills required by Company Officers to accomplish assigned tactics at structure
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National Fire Academy (NFA) Courses NFA056 Training Operations in Small Departments (NFA)
This is a two-day course designed to provide you with some basic tools and skills to coordinate training in small fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) organizations. A training function in a smaller department typically may include conducting training drills and coordinating training with a nearby larger city or state entities.
Leadership issues in fire service training, such as why and how the local training officer must be a catalyst for change and personal motivators within the department.
Identifying the legal issues affecting the training function, including an understanding of a standard of care and the impact of Occupational Safety and Health Administration and National Fire Protection Association standards. Show less
This is a two-day course designed to provide you with some basic tools and skills to coordinate training in small fire/Emergency Medical Services (EMS) organizations. A training function in a smaller department typically may include conducting training drills and coordinating training with a… Show more
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National Fire Academy (NFA) Courses NFA061 Youth Firesetter Intervention Specialist
This two-day course is based on the requirements of NFPA Standard 1035, Standard on
Fire and Life Safety Educator, Public Information Officer, Youth Firesetter
Intervention Specialist and Youth Firesetter Program Manager Professional
Qualifications. This course provides participants with a broad understanding of the
knowledge, skills and abilities that the Youth Firesetter Intervention
Specialist should have as requirements of NFPA Standard 1035 pertaining to
youth firesetting. This course is for the practitioner who provides services at
the program delivery level. It replaces Youth Firesetting Prevention and
Intervention – Level 1.

At the completion of the course, the participant will be able to:

explain national trends in youth firesetting and compare those trends to the statistics from their home communities
classify the typologies of youth firesetting 
explain intervention options to mitigate youth firesetting behavior 
present an educational intervention for a Youth Firesetting Prevention and Intervention Program Show less

This two-day course is based on the requirements of NFPA Standard 1035, Standard on
Fire and Life Safety Educator, Public Information Officer, Youth Firesetter
Intervention Specialist and Youth Firesetter Program Manager Professional
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National Fire Academy (NFA) Courses NFA062 Youth Firesetter Program Manager
This two-day course is based on the requirements of NFPA 1035, Standard on
Fire and Life Safety Educator, Public Information Officer, Youth Firesetter
Intervention Specialist and Youth Firesetter Program Manager Professional
Qualifications. The course is designed for the person who is responsible or will
be responsible for leading a youth firesetting prevention and intervention
program. This course replaces Youth Firesetting Prevention and Intervention –
Level 2.

At the completion of the course, participants will be able to:
Explain the differences in NFPA 1035 between Youth Firesetter Intervention Specialist
and Youth Firesetter Program Manager.
Summarize the overall job performance requirements of a youth firesetting prevention and intervention program.
Develop a youth firesetting prevention and intervention program in their community.
Demonstrate how to evaluate a youth firesetting prevention and intervention program. Show less

This two-day course is based on the requirements of NFPA 1035, Standard on
Fire and Life Safety Educator, Public Information Officer, Youth Firesetter
Intervention Specialist and Youth Firesetter Program Manager Professional
Qualifications. The course is designed for the person who is… Show more
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National Fire Academy (NFA) Courses NFA064 ICS 300: Intermediate Incident Command System for Expanding Incidents
This course is intended to serve as a vehicle to share proven incident management strategies and practices, as well as to enhance teamwork and coordination among the agency’s mid-level managers and command staff directly responsible for emergency response to all-hazards incidents in which the Incident Command System (ICS) is employed.
The course utilizes scenarios and application exercises to highlight key issues and facilitate discussion. The concluding tabletop exercise is intended to allow you to apply the information provided during the course in a controlled environment. Show less
This course is intended to serve as a vehicle to share proven incident management strategies and practices, as well as to enhance teamwork and coordination among the agency’s mid-level managers and command staff directly responsible for emergency response to all-hazards incidents in which the… Show more
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National Fire Academy (NFA) Courses NFA065 ICS 400: Advanced Incident Command System for Complex Incidents
This course is intended to serve as a vehicle to share proven incident management strategies and practices, as well as to enhance teamwork and coordination among all response agencies’ officers directly responsible for emergency response to a Weapon of Mass Destruction (WMD)/terrorism incident or other Incident of national significance. The course is specifically intended for those emergency response personnel who have duties that require they be directly involved in incident management or command at either a field Incident Command Post (ICP) or in a city, county, or regional Emergency Operations Center (EOC). Show less
This course is intended to serve as a vehicle to share proven incident management strategies and practices, as well as to enhance teamwork and coordination among all response agencies’ officers directly responsible for emergency response to a Weapon of Mass Destruction (WMD)/terrorism incident… Show more
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National Fire Academy (NFA) Courses NFA073 Decision Making for Initial Company Operations
This course is designed to develop the decision-making skills needed by Company Officers (COs) to accomplish assigned tactics at structure fires. All activities and scenarios used in this course are based on structure fires.
Often first to arrive at an incident, the CO’s initial decisions will have an impact throughout the entire incident. It is vital that they be able to make good management decisions with a favorable impact on the eventual outcome. In addition to a possible role as the initial Incident Commander (IC), the CO may be assigned a subordinate position within the Incident Command System (ICS) organization. COs need to have a clear understanding of the system, the position they are assigned, and their role in the organization if they are to function effectively and help make the system work. Show less
This course is designed to develop the decision-making skills needed by Company Officers (COs) to accomplish assigned tactics at structure fires. All activities and scenarios used in this course are based on structure fires.
Often first to arrive at an incident, the CO’s initial decisions… Show more
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National Fire Academy (NFA) Courses NFA088 Wildland/ Urban Interface Firefighting for the Structural Company Officer
This two-day course identifies operational activities and safety concerns for Structural Company Officers assigned to a Wildland or Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) incident.
This two-day course identifies operational activities and safety concerns for Structural Company Officers assigned to a Wildland or Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI)
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National Fire Academy (NFA) Courses NFA092 Department Wellness Program
This two-day course will provide the outline and resources for a fire/EMS department to implement and maintain a wellness program, in coordination with the department’s health and safety program. Using current recommendations, standards, and guidance from national resources, the Department Wellness Coordinator will be able to assess the mental and physical health needs of their department’s personnel and develop program objectives to meet those needs. Topics include medical and wellness screenings, nutrition, physical fitness, behavioral health, and resources available. Show less
This two-day course will provide the outline and resources for a fire/EMS department to implement and maintain a wellness program, in coordination with the department’s health and safety program. Using current recommendations, standards, and guidance from national resources, the Department… Show more
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National Fire Academy (NFA) Courses NFA094 Incident Command System and Resource Management for the Fire Service
This two-day program provides participants with an understanding of the Incident Command System (ICS) and Resource Management for the Fire Service and their application in both emergency and non emergency situations. This course addresses the need for an ICS, an overview of the structure and flexibility of ICS, and an understanding of the command skills necessary to function effectively in an ICS structure and the need to effectively manage your resources. This course meets the requirements of ICS 100 and ICS 200. Show less
This two-day program provides participants with an understanding of the Incident Command System (ICS) and Resource Management for the Fire Service and their application in both emergency and non emergency situations. This course addresses the need for an ICS, an overview of the structure and… Show more
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National Fire Academy (NFA) Courses NFA096 New Fire Chief I – Challenging Issues
This 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. Show less
This 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… Show more
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National Fire Academy (NFA) Courses NFA097 New Fire Chief II – Administrative Issues
The goal of this course is to provide participants the managerial, administrative and leadership skills, and awareness necessary for new or recently appointed or elected Chiefs to effectively meet their obligations of the position.
The goal of this course is to provide participants the managerial, administrative and leadership skills, and awareness necessary for new or recently appointed or elected Chiefs to effectively meet their obligations of the
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National Fire Academy (NFA) Courses NFA098 New Fire Chief III – Contemporary Issues
This course will develop the managerial skills, leadership skills, and contemporary issues and awareness necessary for new or newly appointed or elected fire chiefs to effectively meet their obligations. The course will help to develop knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for them to perform effectively now and in the future. Show less
This course will develop the managerial skills, leadership skills, and contemporary issues and awareness necessary for new or newly appointed or elected fire chiefs to effectively meet their obligations. The course will help to develop knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for them to… Show more
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National Fire Academy (NFA) Courses NFA100 NFA Supported
Extension teaches many NFA classes. Periodically we receive a new or one time NFA course. These special NFA classes will be assigned to this course number, NFA100.
Extension teaches many NFA classes. Periodically we receive a new or one time NFA course. These special NFA classes will be assigned to this course number,
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National Fire Academy (NFA) Courses NFA104 Executive Skills Series Exercising Leadership Within Communities
In this course, participants will learn the adaptive leadership model and how the model relates to being in an authority role and exercising leadership. Both adaptive and technical challenges will be examined to develop understanding of the differences between them, along with disequilibrium as a necessary element in accomplishing adaptive change.Participants will also learn the definitions of community, diversity and dynamic situations. A spotlight will be focused on recognizing the existence of differences within a community, understanding the challenges that arise and produce conflict, and identifying desired outcomes as a component of exercising leadership to address the challenge.Additionally, participants will focus on how to analyze a community challenge using a variety of tools and strategies to collect information about systems, politics, demographics and cultural perspectives. They will also go over several tools and strategies that can be applied to address challenges within diverse communities and achieve desired outcomes, as well as identify what success looks like and how to measure it.The purpose of the “Executive Skills Series: Exercising Leadership Within Communities” (ESS: ELWC) course is to provide fire service authority figures with knowledge and skills which enable them to exercise leadership when confronting adaptive challenges presented by increasingly diverse internal and external communities. Show less
In this course, participants will learn the adaptive leadership model and how the model relates to being in an authority role and exercising leadership. Both adaptive and technical challenges will be examined to develop understanding of the differences between them, along with disequilibrium… Show more
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National Fire Academy (NFA) Courses NFA105 Executive Skills Series Exercising Leadership to Facilitate Adaptive Change
In this course, participants will learn the adaptive leadership model and how the model relates to being in an authority role and exercising leadership. Both adaptive and technical challenges will be examined in order to develop understanding of the differences between them, along with disequilibrium as a necessary element in accomplishing adaptive change.Participants will also be introduced to the functions of holding an authority role within their organization. They will be taught to recognize where their authority comes from, what the boundaries of their authority are, and what can compromise their authority. This forms the foundation for the participants to recognize the distinctions between acting as an authority figure and exercising leadership to effect change within their organizations.Additionally, participants will examine two models for managing change: Analysis, Planning, Implementation and Evaluation (APIE) (a structural approach), and Bridges’ Transition Model (a psychological approach). Participants will also be introduced to the Four P’s component of Bridges’ Transition Model for facilitating change.The purpose of the “Executive Skills Series: Exercising Leadership to Facilitate Adaptive Change” (ESS: ELFAC) course is to provide skills that individuals in positions of authority can use to exercise leadership when confronted with adaptive challenges. Show less
In this course, participants will learn the adaptive leadership model and how the model relates to being in an authority role and exercising leadership. Both adaptive and technical challenges will be examined in order to develop understanding of the differences between them, along with… Show more
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National Fire Academy (NFA) Courses NFA106 Executive Skills Series Exercising Leadership Through Difficult Conversations
In this course, participants are introduced to the adaptive leadership model and how the model relates to being in an authority role and exercising leadership. They will examine the sources of power and the limits of one’s authority. Participants will also focus on defining difficult conversations and recognizing when they should occur, analyzing the elements of a difficult conversation to appropriately plan for its conduct, and examining how their own personal feelings and traits play a role in a difficult conversation. Additionally, participants will examine several tools for conducting difficult conversations, including the Ladder of Inference tool, the Left-Hand Column tool, and the Balancing Inquiry and Advocacy tool. Finally, participants will focus on conducting a difficult conversation. They will learn several leadership skills that are useful in conducting a difficult conversation, and go over the five steps for conducting a difficult conversation. By the end of the course, participants will have developed a plan for conducting a difficult conversation in their lifetime.The purpose of this “Executive Skills Series: Exercising Leadership Through Difficult Conversations” (ESS: ELTDC) course is to provide knowledge and skills in having difficult conversations in order to exercise leadership when addressing adaptive challenges. Show less
In this course, participants are introduced to the adaptive leadership model and how the model relates to being in an authority role and exercising leadership. They will examine the sources of power and the limits of one’s authority. Participants will also focus on defining difficult… Show more
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National Fire Academy (NFA) Courses NFA107 Leadership in Supervision Creating Environments for Professional Growth
This two-day course presents the participant with the basic leadership and supervisory knowledge, skills and tools needed to perform effectively in the fire and EMS environment. The course includes:Transition to Supervisor: At the completion of this unit, participants will be able to apply concepts related to a successful transition to supervisory and leadership roles, including models of leadership, change management, active followership, and active engagement in fire and EMS.Effective Communication: At the completion of this unit, participants will be able to identify effective communication processes across a multitude of scenarios and environments, to include written, oral, paraverbal, nonverbal, dialogue-focused, inquiry- and advocacy-based, and crucial conversations.Ethics, Authority and Responsibility: At the completion of this unit, participants will be able to apply an ethical perspective to responsibility, authority, power, decision-making and discipline in a supervisory or leadership role in fire or EMS.Active Engagement: At the completion of this unit, participants will be able to create a personal plan for active engagement as a supervisor and leader in fire and EMS, using concepts presented in this course. Show less
This two-day course presents the participant with the basic leadership and supervisory knowledge, skills and tools needed to perform effectively in the fire and EMS environment. The course includes:Transition to Supervisor: At the completion of this unit, participants will be able to apply… Show more
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National Fire Academy (NFA) Courses NFA114 Best Practices in Community Risk Reduction
This two-day course demonstrates to participants nationally recognized principles that, when used appropriately, can lead to community risk-reduction programs that can measure success in local communities. This course will give participants the opportunity to explore programs from communities across the United States that have been showcased at Vision 20/20 symposiums. These programs demonstrate what nationally recognized organizations identify as examples of “best practices” in community risk reduction. Show less
This two-day course demonstrates to participants nationally recognized principles that, when used appropriately, can lead to community risk-reduction programs that can measure success in local communities. This course will give participants the opportunity to explore programs from communities… Show more
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