Fire Officer I/II - Vermont Fire Academy - Pittsford
Location: Vermont Fire Academy, Pittsford
Dates: Orientation - Monday, March 26
Week 1 - April 9 - 13
Week 2 - April 23 - 27
Week 3 - May 7 - 11
Time: 0830 - 1700
Registration deadline: March 12, 2018
Register by submitting a General Admission Application to the Vermont Fire Academy by the deadline indicated above.
This program provides the current Fire Officers and aspiring officers timely information that aids in the performance as a company officer. This educationally sound, objective-based course addresses and complies with the National Fire Protection Association Standard, NFPA 1021, Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications, 2009 Edition. Topics covered include developing the proper mind set, accountability and responsibility, cultural diversity, safety and wellness, crew resource management, public relations, functional leadership, incident command, affirmative action issues, budgeting process, strategic planning, and strategy and tactics. The course also includes a research component where the participants complete 12 research projects on assigned topics based on their own fire departments protocol, policies and practices. An additional 40 to 80 hours of course work is required in addition to the course hours listed above.
Prerequisite: National certifications in Responder Hazardous Materials Operations, Firefighter II, and Fire and Emergency Services Instructor I. NIMS Certificate: ICS - 200