402 - Fire Officer I

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Instructional Hours: 63


Course Description:

The objective of this course is to provide entry-level training in company operations and administration at the first-line supervisory level.

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to find ways to effectively manage human resources; community/public relations; fire department organizations and administration, including budgets, reports, and planning; fire inspection, investigation, and public education; emergency service delivery; and safety. (National Fire Protection Association 1021 Standard, Fire Officer Professional Qualifications).


The prerequisites for this course are MFRI Firefighter II, or MFSPQB, NPQS, or IFSAC Firefighter II certification. It is suggested a minimum of one year experience as a Firefighter II be completed before enrolling in this program.

Additional Information

Major topics covered in the course are the role of the fire officer, fire officer's responsibility in facing compliance and accountability, recognition and managing cultural diversity, safety and wellness of fire, quality management within the organizational structure, community awareness, public relations, fire safety education, functional leadership, problem solving, performance appraisal, building construction, fire cause determination, effective communication skills, and incident command system with strategy and tactics.

Methods of instruction include lecture, discussion, classroom exercises, case studies, audio/visual material, learner presentations/reports, preceptorship program, quizzes, a final examination, and completion of required skills and preceptorship program.

ACE Credit Recommendations: The ACE/CREDIT recommendation for this course in the vocational certificate category or lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 4 semester hours in Fire Science Technology, Emergency Medical Service Technology, Emergency Management, or Public Administration (11/94) (12/99) (10/04). 

Upcoming Classes

NFPA 1403 Live Fire Instructor Course
11-18-2017 8:00 am
Category:  District 01
503 - Hazardous Materials Awareness/Operations
11-21-2017 6:00 pm
Category:  District 06
701 - Investigator I
11-28-2017 8:30 am
Category:  District 05
402 - Fire Officer I
11-28-2017 6:00 pm
Category:  District 07
FF Module C
11-28-2017 6:00 pm
Category:  District 06
FF Module B
11-28-2017 6:00 pm
Category:  District 07
Emergency Response to Domestic Biological Incidents
12-01-2017 8:00 am
Category:  District 08
Fire Instructor In-Service
12-02-2017 8:00 am
Category:  District 02
401 - Fire Officer: Strategy and Tactics
12-04-2017 8:00 am
Category:  District 06
FF Module B
12-05-2017 6:00 pm
Category:  District 08

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