Suffolk County Fire Academy | Evaluated Learning Experience
24 hours (8 weeks).
January 2014 - Present.
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: plan and coordinate the assignment of tasks to subordinates; use the principles of effective writing and know the importance of recordkeeping and the company officer's role in maintenance of an effective recordkeeping system; create a budget and implement the budget process; utilize basic skills necessary to lead and manage a company or department; describe the four step procedure for presenting information and the three domains of learning as well as the development of a skills sheet; explain the importance of public education and community relations; and demonstrate proficiency in pre-incident planning, crew resource management and multiple company operations.
Instruction is provided in a traditional classroom setting including classroom discussions, hands-on activities and various scenarios. This second course in the Fire Officer series continues to examine the transition from firefighter to supervisor, further addressing the Fire Officer 1 job performance requirements of NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) Standard 1021. Major topics include: group dynamics, information management and budgets, company level training, public education, community and labor relations, pre-incident planning, crew resource management, and strategy and tactics for multiple company operations.
In the lower division baccalaureate degree category, 2 semester hours in Fire Science, Fire Protection Technology, Fire Service Administration, Supervision/Administration, Business Management, or Strategies and Tactics (3/15) (8/20 revalidation). NOTE: If both Fire Officer and Introduction to Fire Officer are successfully completed, they may be combined for 3 semester hours in Fire Science, Fire Protection Technology, Fire Service Administration, Supervision/Administration, Business Management, or Strategies and Tactics.