New Fire Chief III - Contemporary Issues (NFA)

Instructional Hours: 16.00

Course Objective: To develop the managerial skills, leadership skills, and contemporary issues and awareness necessary for new or newly appointed or elected fire chiefs to effectively meet their obligations. The course will help to develop knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for them to perform effectively now and in the future.

Course Description: Major topics covered in this course are local politics and the role of the chief officer, liability and risk management, resources and items of knowledge needed to become a first time leader in a new position in their agency. Methods of instruction include lecture, discussion and classroom activities.

Successful Completion: Students must attend all class sessions and complete classroom activities

Prerequisites

New Fire Chief II: Administrative Issues (MGMT 258)