Fire Officer I
Instructional Hours: 63.00
Course Objective: To provide students with the knowledge, skills and abilities to function as a first-line supervisor in company operations and administration. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to effectively manage human resources; community/public relations; fire department organizations and administration; fire inspection, investigation, and public education; emergency service delivery; and safety as a company officer.
Course Description: Major topics covered in this course are the role of the fire officer, the fire officer's responsibility in facing compliance and accountability, managing cultural diversity, safety and wellness, 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 the incident command system with strategy and tactics. Methods of instruction include lecture, discussion, online learning activities and team-focused practical exercises.
Successful Completion: Students must attend required classroom sessions, complete all required online and classroom activities and homework assignments, demonstrate proficiency in the practical skills evolutions, and obtain a score of 70% or better on the final written and practical examinations. This course partially satisfies the professional certification requirements for Fire Officer I.
MFRI Firefighter II (FIRE 201), or MFSPQB, NBFSPQ, or IFSAC Firefighter II certification. It is suggested a minimum of one year of experience as a Firefighter II be completed before enrolling in this program.