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Certified Fire and Ambulance District Board Training

Certified Fire District

Hours:

8

Prerequisites:

None

Min/Max:

15/30

POST:

6-Legal

Description:

This workshop will provide the necessary training and education required for newly appointed fire district board members under Missouri state law. The Missouri Association of Fire Protection Districts has developed the curriculum used in this class to assist new board members in understanding legal liabilities and personal obligations of their position. Topics include: authority of the board, responsibilities, rules, laws of elected boards, elections, and how to preside at a meeting.

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Chief Officer: Community Risk Reduction

Hours:

16

Prerequisites:

Preferred that students attend the Chief Officer: Leadership course

Min/Max:

15/25

Description:

This course will help chief officers develop and manage response areas or neighborhood-based risk reduction programs based on a systematic analysis of their target audience and a profile of their communities. Topics will include the role of the chief officer in neighborhood-based risk reduction, developing community equity, assessing community risk, and developing a strategy to implement a community risk plan.

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Chief Officer: Human Resource Management

Hours:

32

Prerequisites:

Preferred that students attend the Chief Officer: Leadership course

Min/Max:

15/25

Description:

This course will provide students with basic skills, knowledge, and tools in the areas of organizational environment, diversity, workforce management, and personnel support. Topics covered will include internal and external organizational environment, community diversity, managing organizational diversity, workforce conflict, and managing/supporting/encouraging the workforce.

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Chief Officer: Leadership

Hours:

32

Prerequisites:

None

Min/Max:

15/25

Description:

This course will help students define and apply the concepts, theories, and history of leadership to individual and organizational leadership issues. In addition, students will develop a personal leadership development plan, apply leadership practices, learn how to design an organizational plan based on the three phases of leading change, and analyze an organizational or personal leadership issue and formulate a plan to effectively address the issue.

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Chief Officer: Operations

Hours:

80

Prerequisites:

NIMS: ICS for the Fire Service or
I-200

Min/Max:

15/25

Description:

This course will help chief officers make strategic decisions to effectively manage an emergency incident. Students will learn how to develop an incident action plan (IAP) for a complex incident and how to preplan for target hazards. Other topics covered will include incident command decision making, IAPs, Incident Command System (ICS) for emergency medical systems’ (EMS), health and safety officers, laws and regulations, incident safety officer and risk management, fire cause determination, and simulations for nursing homes, bulk storage, facility/tank farms, structural collapse, terrorism, enclosed malls, public assembly/mass casualties, highrises, dormitories, grain elevators, and penal institutions.

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Executive Skills Series: Influencing

Hours:

12

Prerequisites:

None

Min/Max:

15/25

Description:

Influencing is considered a critical leadership skill, particularly at the executive level. This course will examine how leaders successfully influence others in order to accomplish common goals. Formally planning to influence others will be a primary discussion area in the course. Case studies of executives influencing others will be analyzed to illustrate the challenges and opportunities associated with complex situations in the public sector. This course will require an extensive reading assignment on the evening of the first day.

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Executive Skills Series: Leading Diverse Communities Beyond Conflict

Hours:

16

Prerequisites:

None

Min/Max:

15/25

Description:

This course will provide senior executives in fire and emergency service organizations with information, perspectives, and tools they need to harmonize the diverse audiences that comprise their work and stakeholder communities. The course will be a springboard for forming and launching plans of action. It will break new ground in addressing fire and emergency service culture and challenges and that position its leadership in a complex and sometimes difficult society. Finally, the course will help participants mobilize support and identify resources that can make a difference. The course is intended to be a “launch pad” for action projects that students can undertake when they return to work.

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Executive Skills Series: Managing and Leading Change

Hours:

12

Prerequisites:

None

Min/Max:

15/25

Description:

This course will introduce students to a four-step model they can use to effectively manage change. Course activities will include analysis, planning, implementation, and evaluation. The same model will be used to examine the executive’s role in leading change. A variety of activities and simulations will allow students to apply management theories to issues that executive officers experience daily. This course will require an extensive assignment to be completed on the evening of the first day.

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Fire Service Case Law

Hours:

16

Prerequisites:

None

Min/Max:

15/25

Description:

This course focuses on the basics of law, the court system, and how both affect the fire service. Specific examples and case studies from fire service case laws will be examined. The course also will use the text Fire and Emergency Law Casebook by Thomas Schneid.

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I-700 National Incident Management System - An Introduction

Hours:

4

Prerequisites:

None

Min/Max:

15/50

CEUs:

EMS Non Core-4

Description:

NIMS provides a consistent nationwide template to enable all government, private-sector, and nongovernmental organizations to work together during domestic incidents. This course introduces NIMS and explains the purpose, principles, key components and benefits of NIMS. The course also contains "Planning Activity" exercises that provide participants with an opportunity to complete some planning tasks during this course. This course meets training requirements to become NIMS compliant.

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I-800 National Response Framework - An Introduction

Hours:

4

Prerequisites:

I-700

Min/Max:

15/50

Description:

The National Response Plan, or NRP, specifies how the resources of the Federal Government will work in concert with State, local, and tribal governments and the private sector to respond to Incidents of National Significance. The NRP is predicated on the National Incident Management System, or NIMS. This course introduces you to the NRP, including the concept of operations upon which the plan is built, roles and responsibilities of the key players, and the organizational structures used to manage these resources. The NRP provides a framework to ensure that we can all work together when our Nation is threatened. This course meets training requirements to become NIMS compliant.

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ICS 400: Advanced ICS for Command and General Staff - Complex Incidents

Hours:

16

Prerequisites:

ICS 300: Intermediate ICS for Expanding Incidents

Min/Max:

15/30

ACE Credit Recommendation:

In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in emergency management, fire science, Homeland Security, fire technology or fire administration. As of July 2014, this course is recommended for 1 semester hour in fire science, fire administration, or emergency management at the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category. (7/14).

CEUs:

EMS Non Core-16

POST:

16-Technical

Description:

The Advanced Incident Command System, Command and General Staff-Complex Incidents course provides training on, and resources for personnel who require advanced application of the ICS. This course expands upon information covered in ICS 100 through ICS 300 courses topics include: Complex incident management; Area command; and Multi-agency coordination.

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Introduction to Unified Command for Multi-Agency and Catastrophic Incidents

Hours:

12

Prerequisites:

NIMS: ICS for the Fire Service or
I-200

Min/Max:

15/30

Description:

This course is designed for officers who would likely function in a command or a general staff position during a multi-agency operation. Students will be exposed to lectures and activities designed to promote a better understanding of multi-agency needs and a Unified Command structure. This course will cover the requirements of a Unified Command organization and the skills necessary to operate effectively at complex incidents.

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Introduction to Volunteer Emergency Services Management

Hours:

12

Prerequisites:

None

Min/Max:

15/40

Description:

This course is designed for individuals who are responsible for managing all facets of an emergency service organization. The course will explore the transition individuals have to make when they step into a management role within their organizations. Small group activities will be used to help participants learn and apply the basic principles of communication, motivation, problem solving, decision making, and the management process in order to accomplish their organizations’ missions and goals. Upon completion, participants will have an overview of management principles as they relate to emergency services and a foundation upon which to build their management skills. (Applicable toward Division of Fire Safety Instructor re-certification)

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ISO: How To Get A Better Grade

Hours:

12

Prerequisites:

None

Min/Max:

15/50

Description:

Is your department preparing for an Insurance Services Office (ISO) grading survey? Do you understand the benefits that a good ISO survey can provide? This course will prepare you to work with the ISO to lower your insurance classification, which will benefit taxpayers in your jurisdiction. Participants will be given copies of all necessary forms, but should bring, if possible, a copy of their last grading survey and a current copy of their ISO grading schedule.

This course is available on a limited basis dependent upon instructor availability.

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Strategies of Leadership:

Recruiting Emergency Service Volunteers

Leadership 1

Hours:

4

Prerequisites:

None

Min/Max:

15/30

Description:

In this class, participants learn how to merge their goals and objectives (more volunteers) with their customerís goals. The workshop assists in identifying the various customers of the department and describes a proven, practical method of informing customers. The ROPE process (Research | Objectives | Program | Evaluation) is used to develop a program to recruit volunteers. Participants leave with an outline of a recruitment plan developed specifically for their community!

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Retaining Emergency Service Volunteers

Leadership 2

Hours:

4

Prerequisites:

None

Min/Max:

15/30

Description:

This workshop focuses on the important need to retain existing volunteers. These volunteers, then, become recruiters for future volunteers. To increase retention, 5 tactical approaches are spotlighted. They include: Leadership; Emotional support; Training; Fun; and, Recognition and incentives. Combined with these tactics, recruitment is then organized around organizational, personal and operational considerations. Participants leave with practical, proven ideas to retain their current volunteer cadre.

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