New Fire Chief I: Challenging Issues (NFA)

Instructional Hours: 16.00

Course Objective: 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.

Course Description: Major topics covered in this course are 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. Methods of instruction include lecture, discussion and classroom activities.

Successful Completion: Students must attend all class sessions and complete classroom activities.


There are no prerequisites for this course. MFRI Fire Officer III (MGMT 301) is recommended.

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