Fire Officer 1


Objective: To provide entry-level training in company operations and administration at the first-line supervisory level.

Learning Objective: 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. (NFPA 1021: Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications).

Course Content: Major topics covered in the 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: Lecture, discussion, classroom exercises, case studies, audio/visual material, learner presentations/reports, preceptorship program, quizzes, a final examination, and practical examination.

IFSAC or DOD/IFSAC Firefighter II certification.