NFA: New Fire Chief: Challenging Issues - Pittsford

Each year, the Vermont Fire Academy hosts National Fire Academy direct delivery courses in an effort to bring fresh, new courses to our responders without the long travel to the National Fire Academy.  The following course offerings are being presented at the Vermont Fire Academy in Pittsford.  All classes will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day.  Apply by submitting a General Admission Application to the Vermont Fire Academy by the application deadlines listed below.

New Fire Chief:  Challenging Issues - June 11 & 12, 2016
Application deadline: May 1, 2016

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.

The primary candidates for this course include new or emerging chief officers in a volunteer or combination fire department or emergency service organization. The secondary candidate is a person who is a new career chief, department leader or emerging leader of fire department or emergency service organization. This course is open to all interested emergency services personnel including volunteer, career, and allied professionals, the class is intended primarily for those who have served or will begin to serve soon in leadership positions and who seek to learn more effective ways of managing and leading their agency.


Saturday, June 11, 2016 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, June 12, 2016 - 8:00am to 5:00pm

Vermont Fire Academy
93 Davison Drive
Pittsford, VT 05763

Phone:  802-483-2755
Toll free:  800-615-3473
Fax:  802-483-2464