Training Operations in Small Departments

Training Operations in Small Departments

  • Hours: 12
  • Min/Max Students: 15/30
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  • This course curriculum is developed and maintained by the National Fire Academy and is delivered in compliance with the standards of the National Fire Academy off-campus program. Courses are registered and approved through the Missouri Division of Fire Safety as the NFA State Training Partner. Upon successful completion of this course participants will receive a National Fire Academy certificate of completion.

U.S. National Fire Academy (NFA)

This course is designed to provide students with some basic tools and skills to coordinate training in a small fire/EMS organization. A training function in a smaller department typically may include conducting training drills and coordinating training with a nearby larger city or State training function. Topics include leadership issues in fire service training, such as why and how the local training officer must be a catalyst for change, and personal motivators within the department, identifying the legal issues affecting the training function, including an understanding of a standard of care, and the impact of OSHA and NFPA standards, safety considerations in training, marketing training internally, identifying ways to justify training needs, resolving training conflicts using appropriate conflict resolution techniques, selecting and evaluating training curriculum and materials from outside sources, and effective delivery and evaluation of training.