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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Suffolk County Fire Academy | Evaluated Learning Experience

Introduction to Fire Officer

Location: 

Suffolk County Fire Academy, Maple Avenue, Yaphank, NY

Length: 

21 hours (6 weeks).

Dates: 

November 2014 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: discuss the difference between leadership and management and their role in the fire service; styles of leadership and the qualities and traits of leaders; importance of management and communications; officers' roles in safety, size-up, action plans and strategy and tactics; single company operations, tactical objectives, incident command and resource management.

Instruction: 

Instruction is provided in a traditional classroom setting including classroom discussions, hands-on activities and various scenarios.  Major topics include: assuming the role of company officer; leadership, supervision and management; fire department communications; the company officers role in safety, emergency response and size-up; strategy and tactics for single engine companies and incident management. This course meets the NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) Standard 1021. Successful course completion results in a New York State certificate. 

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate degree category, 1 semester hour in Fire Science, Fire Protection Technology, Fire Service Administration, Supervision/Administration, Business Management, or Strategies and Tactics (3/15). 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.

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