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This 5-day course is activity intensive and designed to better prepare emergency response personnel to manage large, complex incidents effectively by using the functional components of the Incident Command System. The focus of the course is to enhance the skills necessary to operate as a team in various Command and General Staff positions and to promote a better understanding of team operations through application during various simulations.

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The goal of this course is to prepare students whom will be designated by an incident commander (IC) as the incident safety officer (ISO). This course will teach students how to monitor the various types of incidents including Fire, EMS, Technical Rescue, and Hazardous Materials scenes, and report to the IC the status of conditions, hazards, and risks present. This course will also cover accident investigation and review procedures as well as how to develop and participate in a post-incident analysis.

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This course is designed for firefighters pursuing a Fire Officer I certification or seeking a quality fire prevention foundation. The course is designed to train and equip students in the introductory areas of fire prevention; including fire inspection, fire investigation and public education activities.

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The Instructor I course is designed to give the student the knowledge and ability to teach from prepared materials which are predominantly skills oriented. Areas covered include: communication, concepts of learning, human relations in the teaching-learning environment, methods of teaching, organizing the learning environment, records and reports, testing and evaluation, instructor's roles and responsibilities, teaching techniques, and use of instructional materials.

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The Instructor II course designed to place an emphasis on teaching formalized lessons from materials prepared by the instructor, including relating information from one lesson or class to the next. Coverage includes: writing performance objectives, developing lesson plans, preparing instructional materials, constructing evaluation devices, demonstrating selected teaching methods, completing training records and reports, and identifying reference resources.

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This course is designed provide the knowledge and skills for successful certification in Fire Instructor 3. The Fire Instructor 3 course satisfies the requirements of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1041, Chapter 6 and provides the tools necessary to obtain certification through the National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications (Pro Board).

It is designed around classroom lectures and group interactive exercises to improve your abilities to act as a fire instructor. This includes responsibilities such as instructional resource management, policy development, and program design.  This class may also involve assignments & projects that the student will have to complete outside of the scheduled class time each day (homework). Skills taught include: Training record administration, policy development, Instructional staff selection, development, & evaluation, purchasing / course costing, program & curriculum development, course administration, development, & evaluations.

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Due to time constraints of job, family, and the needs of the department/district, many leaders are unable to commit the time required to attend formalized classes on leadership. This course is designed to address the leadership principles necessary to effectively direct and manage volunteer, combination and small to medium sized career departments. This course will identify leadership philosophies and facilitate a patch of discovery designed to help the student identify their own leadership qualities, strengths and weaknesses. Discussion of individual department challenges in a case study format is encouraged. Primary focus will be for Intermediate or advanced command level/supervisory personnel, but can include fire service/emergency services personnel at all levels.

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The Management I course is designed to provide the Fire Officer, who is in charge of a single fire company or station, with information and skills in supervisory practices and personnel management. Subject areas covered will include: the role and function of the Company Fire Officer, basic management principles and concepts, leadership, motivation, order giving, discipline, and conflict resolution.

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The Management II course is designed to provide the Fire Officer, who is in charge of a single fire company or station, with information and skills in personnel management. This course provides coverage in the areas of basics of communications, report writing, interpersonal communication, group dynamics, coaching and counseling skills, and performance appraisal.

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The Management III course is designed to provide the Fire Officer, who is in charge of multiple fire companies or stations, with information and skills in officer supervision and administrative functions. Subject areas covered will include: planning and decision-making, finance and budgeting, risk management, public relations and the news media.

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The Management IV course is designed to provide the Fire Officer, who is in charge of multiple fire companies or stations, with information and skills in personnel management.

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The Tactics & Strategy I course is designed for the Fire Officer who is responsible for commanding one to two companies at the fire or emergency scene, such as Company Officers and Chief Officers of small fire departments. Subject areas which will be covered are: company officer leadership, safety, pre-fire planning, fire behavior, building construction, fire fighting tactics, engine company and truck company operations, RIT officer, and tactical exercises.

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The Tactics & Strategy II course is designed for the Fire Officer who is responsible for commanding a fire or emergency scene involving multiple companies. Subject areas which will be covered are: strategic concepts in fire fighting, duties and responsibilities of command officers, incident command system (scene, manpower, apparatus and RIT management), multi-company operations, disasters, high-rise operations, critical incident stress, and tactical exercises.

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