Fire Officer II
Instructional Hours: 45.00
Course Objective: To provide students with the knowledge, skills and abilities to function as an entry-level company officer. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to effectively manage human resources, community/public relations, fire department organization and administration, including budgets, reports, and planning; fire inspection, investigation, public education, and emergency service delivery; and safety.
Course Description: Major topics covered in this course are human resource management, managing affirmative action, government agencies, supervisor and subordinate interaction, the budgetary process, information management systems, health and safety, fire safety inspection, public fire education, specialized fire protection equipment, organizational communications, strategic planning, and tactics. Methods of instruction include lecture, discussion, online learning activities and team-focused practical exercises.
Successful Completion: Students must attend required classroom sessions, complete all required online and classroom activities and homework assignments, demonstrate proficiency in the practical skills evolutions, and obtain a score of 70% or better on the final written and practical examinations. This course partially satisfies the professional certification requirements for Fire Officer II.
MFRI Fire Officer I (MGMT 201), or MFSPQB, NBFSPQ, or IFSAC Fire Officer I certification. It is suggested that a minimum of one year of experience at the Fire Officer I level be completed before enrolling in this program.