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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

New York City Fire Department | Evaluated Learning Experience

Battalion Chiefs Training Course

Course Category: 
182 hours (5.5 weeks).*
Fort Totten, Bayside, New York.
January 2002 - September 2007.**
Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: deploy, coordinate, and direct fire suppression personnel during fire fighting operations; assess fire conditions, both initially and throughout fire operations; exercise command and control of personnel during firefighting operations; evaluate structural integrity of buildings during operations; utilize personnel and equipment within established safety parameters; develop proper firefighting strategy, dependent on conditions encountered; implement the Incident Command System of control and coordination for operations; determine if fire was accidental or suspicious; record all pertinent information regarding operations for necessary reports; apply appropriate resources to mitigate hazardous materials; apply knowledge of building construction to predicting fire travel and extension in various structures; maintain effective communication between units at scene and department dispatcher; prepare and transmit ongoing evaluation reports of fire conditions; determine effectiveness of on-scene resources and implementation of additional resources to manage the situation; perform tasks of a middle level manager in administration of multiple fire companies; oversee and coordinate the operations in fire, multiple casualty, and emergency medical incidents.


Major topics include: accident investigation; administrative procedures; brownstone building operations; building collapse operations; building construction; building inspection supervision; commercial building operations; confined space operations; EMS protocol; fire investigation; fire report preparation; fire-ground communications; foam operations; hazardous materials operations; high rise building operations; hydraulics; Incident Command System; leadership; loft building operations; marine company operations; multiple dwelling operations; new types of building construction; private dwelling operations; row frame dwelling operations; safety operations; scaffolding operations; subway operations; training; utility emergencies.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 4 semester hours in Strategic Management of Fire and Rescue Operations, and 1 semester hour in Hazardous Materials, and 1 semester hour in Leadership (9/02). *NOTE: This course includes Safety Coordinator instruction, which is recommended for credit separately. Please see the course exhibit under that title for further information. **NOTE: An earlier version of this course was offered between September 1996 and December 2001. Credit is recommended for individuals who completed the course between those dates if the individual has successfully completed all course examinations administered at any point after January 2002. The individual's transcript should indicate that eligibility to apply for college credit is based on this arrangement, should document the original dates of training, and should document the date that testing occurred after January 2002. NOTE: This course and Battalion Chiefs Command Course (MNG 400) are essentially the same course evaluated by two different agencies. Both exhibits have been retained to minimize confusion.