Additional Fire Service Related Programs

2117: Introduction to Volunteer Emergency Services Management

  • Prerequisite: None
  • Contact Hours: 16
  • This course demonstrates the basic management techniques needed to effectively administer a volunteer emergency service organization. Participants will explore the transition from firefighting into management. Students will also learn and apply basic principles of communication, motivation, problem solving, decision making, and the management process to accomplish agency missions and goals.

2124: Department Wellness Program

  • Prerequisite: None
  • Contact Hours: 16
  • This course is designed to provide the outline and resources for a fire/EMS department to implement and maintain a wellness program, in coordination with the department’s health and safety program. Using current recommendations, standards, and guidance from national resources, the Department Wellness Coordinator will be able to assess the mental and physical health needs of their department’s personnel and develop program objectives to meet those needs. Topics include medical and wellness screenings, nutrition, physical fitness, behavioral health, and resources available.

2150: Incident Safety Officer

  • Prerequisite: None
  • Contact Hours: 16
  • This course is designed to teach students how to identify and analyze safety concerns as they relate to all-hazards scene evaluation and communicate recommended solutions to the command authority. This course examines the safety officer’s role at emergency response situations. A specific focus is on operations within an incident command system as a safety officer.

2151: Health and Safety Officer (HSO)

  • Prerequisite: None
  • Contact Hours: 16
  • This course examines the HSO’s role in identifying, evaluating, and implementing policies and procedures affecting health and safety for emergency responders. Risk analysis, wellness, and other occupational safety issues are the main emphasis of the program.

5246: National Fire Incident Reporting System: Introduction to NFIRS 5.0

  • Prerequisite: None
  • Contact Hours: 16
  • This course is designed to teach students how to use standardized forms to achieve uniformity in their incident and activity reporting. It is designed specifically to support local fire service organizations, and will assist them in providing data to management and to decision-makers, as well as to their state uniform fire reporting system. At a local level, the NFIRS data can be used to: describe a community’s fire problem, support budget requests, improve decision-making for allocation of resources, assist in planning for future fire protection, help identify opportunities for scheduling nonemergency activities, evaluate code enforcement programs, and identify target audiences for public fire education programs.

7177: Training Operations in Small Departments

  • Prerequisite: None
  • Contact Hours: 16
  • This course is designed to provide students with basic tools and skills to coordinate training in a small fire/EMS organization. A training function in a smaller department typically may include conducting training drills and coordinating training with a nearby larger city or state training function. Course content includes leadership issues in fire service training (such as why and how the local training officer must be a catalyst for change), personal motivators within the department, identifying the legal issues affecting the training function, including an understanding of a standard of care, and the impact of OSHA and NFPA standards. Additional topics include safety considerations in training, marketing training internally, and identifying ways to justify training needs, and effective delivery and evaluation of training.

8316: Traffic Incident Management (TIM)

  • Prerequisite: None
  • Contact Hours: 4
  • This course is designed to define the four main components of Traffic Incident Management in the TIM Responder Training Program, help responders recognize dangers encountered working in or near traffic, list the principal laws relating to responder safety, and safe, quick clearance. It also covers how the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) relates to TIM. It differentiates between Move it and Work it incidents, defines lane plus 1 blocking (and the need for it), as well as the safe practices for working around or avoiding the ZERO buffer, and the need for the advanced warning area.