Suffolk County Fire Academy | Evaluated Learning Experience
Introduction to Fire Officer
21 hours (6 weeks).
November 2014 - Present.
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 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.
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) (8/20). 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.