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New York City Fire Department | Evaluated Learning Experience

First Line Supervisors Training Program (MNG 201)

Formerly First Line Supervisors Training Program; and Formerly 1. Fire Company Administration I; 2. Fire Ground Management I; and 3. Fire Officer Development I
Location: 
New York City Fire Academy, Randalls Island, New York.
Length: 

Version 1: Course 1. and 2:  41 hours (4 weeks); and Course 3: 36 hours (4 weeks). Version 2, 3, or 4: 137 hours (4 weeks). Version 5: 200 hours (5 weeks). Version 6: 200 hours (5 weeks). Version 7: 240 hours (6 weeks).

Dates: 

Version 1: February 1977 - March 1985. Version 2: April 1985 - December 1989. Version 3: January 1990 - January 2000. Version 4: February 2000 - July 2004. Version 5: August 2004 - August 2009. Version 6: September 2009 - May 2015. Version 7: June 2015 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Version 1: The purpose of the course is to provide students with a working knowledge of company-level administrative practices and procedures, company-level procedures for effective fire control, and basic supervisory techniques. Version 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6: Within the context of the fire service, students will be able to: describe the role of the first line supervisor in relation to higher level managers, subordinates, and the public; use problem assessment and incident command techniques to select appropriate firefighting tactics and strategies; describe techniques for managing various kinds of hazardous material incidents; and apply lesson planning and presentation techniques to the dissemination of job-related information to subordinates. Version 7: Includes all the outcomes covered in Version 1-6, additionally, demonstrate proficiency in instructor training; management and leadership skills; human resources; and management principles.

Instruction: 

Version 1: Major topics include: fire company administration, record-keeping, and reporting procedures; evaluation and decision making in fire situations; engine and ladder company operations; supervision, leadership, and personnel management. Version 2 and 3: fire company administration; principles of supervision; problem assessment and the supervisor’s role in firefighting tactics and strategies; building construction and collapse; educational methodology; arson awareness; hazardous materials; safety; gender integration; high-rise building fires; the supervisor’s role in counseling subordinates with problem behavior and dealing with critical incident stress. Version 4 and 5: fire company administration; principles of supervision; problem assessment and the supervisor’s role in firefighting tactics and strategies; building construction and collapse; educational methodology; arson awareness; hazardous materials; safety; gender integration; high-rise building fires; foam; auto extrication; the supervisor’s role in counseling subordinates with problem behavior and dealing with critical incident stress. Version 6: Includes all of the topics covered in Version 4 and 5, additionally, 16 hours of building inspection and 24 hours of tactical training. Version 7: Includes all of the topics covered in Version 6. Students who successfully pass both written and practical exams, receive a National Fire Officer Certificate.

Credit recommendation: 

Version 1 or 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate category, 3 semester hours in Fire Administration or Fire Protection Technology (2/82). NOTE: Course 1, 2, and 3 must all be completed to receive credit. Version 3: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Supervision/Administration; in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 2 semester hours in Educational Methodology; in the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours in Fire Tactics and Strategies; and in the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in Hazardous Materials (1/95). Version 4: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in Supervision/Administration; in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 2 semester hours in Educational Methodology; in the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Fire Tactics and Strategies (1/00 revalidation). NOTE: It is recommended that a maximum of 12 semester hours be awarded for students who complete both Fire Supression and Control (FSC 100) and First Line Supervisors Traininng Program (MNG 201). Version 5: Six (6) semester hours distributed as follows: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours in Supervision/Administration AND 2 semester hours in Strategies and Tactics AND in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 2 semester hours in Educational Methodology (11/07 revalidation). Version 6: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category 9 semester hours distributed as follows: 3 semester hours in Supervision/Administration, and 3 semester hours in Building Construction or Safety and in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Strategies and Tactics or Educational Methodology (7/10 revalidation). Version 7: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category 12 semester hours distributed as follows: 5 semester hours in Supervision/Management, 1 semester hour in Administration, and 3 semester hours in Building Construction or Safety AND in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Strategies and Tactics or Educational Methodology (Fire Service Instructor) (6/15 revalidation). NOTE: This course and Fire Service Instructor Level I overlap in content. Care should be taken to avoid awarding duplicate credit.

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