Fire Officer

The purpose of the Fire Officer Strategy and Tactics course is to provide senior firefighters and entry level Fire Officers with the knowledge and skills to meet the minimum job performance requirements as outlined in NFPA 1021 sections 4.6.1 and 4.6.2. Candidates must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to function safely and effectively as the initial incident commander. This course is designed to give the candidates the ability to perform scene size

The objective of this course is to provide entry-level training in company operations and administration at the first-line supervisory level.Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to find ways to effectively manage human resources; community/public relations; fire department organizations and administration, including budgets, reports, and planning; fire inspection, investigation, and public education; emergency service delivery;
The purpose of the Fire Officer II course is to provide advanced fire officers with the knowledge and skills to meet the minimum job performance requirements as outlined in NFPA 1021. Candidates must be self motivated and possess the skills and abilities to function independently. Candidates must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to function safely and effectively as a Fire Officer II. To obtain certification candidates must successfully

Instructional Hours: 60

Course Description:

The objective of this course is to develop the chief officer for the administrative and operational challenges of the fire service in the 21st century.

Instructional Hours: 50.00


Course Description:

This course examines the Health and Safety Officer's role in identifying, evaluating, and implementing policy and procedures that affect the safety and health aspects for emergency responders. Risk analysis, wellness issues, and other occupational safety issues will be the main emphasis of this course.

This seminar will discuss what are the strategic and tactical options when we have a problem that exceeds the number of personnel that are on scene

This presentation will discuss aggressive defensive operations and the tools we have to implement the tactical choice.  This presentation will discuss the tool box options available to the incident commander.  The seminar will discuss the water supply challenges in suburban and rural operations.


This training focuses on Type 4 and 5 incidents which account for a majority of fire department operations.  During this course the student will simulate the role of the first in officer acting in the fast attack mode and then will play the role of the strategic incident commander.  Students will get experience in five different types of structures: residential, multi-residential, strip mall, commercial and big box.


Pre-requisite for this class is completing the 40 hour on-line Blue Card training.  Go to  You must present the on-line certificate of completion the first day of class.

This course is designed specifically for the Chief Officer or those who desire to be a Chief Officer of a fire department staffed primarily with volunteers. Students who attend must meet criteria before registering to attend this course. The Fire Chief who registers for this course is encouraged to bring one of the future leaders of their organization to this seminar.
The contents of the program include:
  • Developing a recruiting plan.
  • Developing a strategic training plan for your fire department.
  • The value of standard operating procedures/guidelines and how to develop SOP/SOG's.
  • Command and Control with Limited Staffing during fireground operations / developing training simulations. 
  • Grant writing techniques.
  • Leadership development.
  • Coaching.
This course will be conducted at the Search and Rescue Academy at Camp Atterbury in Edinburgh, IN.
The first 24 students who register and pay the registration fee will be secured a spot for this training program.
Student Expectations
Certified as a Firefighter I/II.
Register to attend this course by August 15, 2012.
Must register using the registration portal.
Bring a laptop computer to the training site.

The Chief Officer Leadership Institute (COLI) is an executive development program designed for new and aspiring chief officers. The COLI seeks to develop, enhance and refine the qualities essential for leading a modern fire service organization. The program strives to help new chiefs achieve success and help aspiring chief officers in preparation for positions of greater responsibility. The program will provide new knowledge, build self-awareness of strengths and opportunities for personal development, facilitate changes in perspective, develop skills for success, and share strategies for changing behaviors.

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