Fire Officer I
Old Course Code: FOTIR

Instructional Hours: 63.00


Objective: To provide entry-level training in company operations and administration at the first-line supervisory level. Versions 1 and 2

Learning Outcome: Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to effectively manage human resources, community/public relations, fire department organizations and administration, fire inspection, investigation and public education, emergency service delivery and safety as a company officer. (NFPA 1021: Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications). A score of 70% or better is required on all examinations. Students must also successfully complete the Preceptorship Program prior to session 20. Versions 1 and 2

Course Content: Major topics covered in the course are the role of the fire officer, the fire officer's responsibility in facing compliance and accountability, managing cultural diversity, safety and wellness, quality management within the organizational structure, community awareness, public relations, fire safety education, functional leadership, problem solving, performance appraisal, building construction, fire cause determination, effective communication skills, and the incident command system with strategy and tactics. Versions 1 and 2

Methods of Instruction: Lecture, discussion, classroom exercises, case studies, audio/visual material, learner presentations/reports, preceptorship program, quizzes, a final examination, and completion of required skills and preceptorship program. Versions 1 and 2

The prerequisites for this course are MFRI Firefighter II


MFSPQB, NBFSPQ, IFSAC or DOD/IFSAC Firefighter II certification.

It is suggested a minimum of one year experience as a Firefighter II be completed before enrolling in this program.

Upon successful completion, this course partially satisfies the professional certification requirements for:

  • Fire Officer I