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National Fire Academy's

Florida/Maine State Weekend

May 13, 14 & 15, 2016

Posted: February 23, 2016!

I M P O R T A N T

ENROLLMENT FOR THE NATIONAL FIRE ACADEMY'S FLORIDA/MAINE STATE WEEKEND IS NOW OPEN!

 

If you plan on attending this event;

please read this entire page

before clicking on the Online Enrollment Form Link!



About the NFA Florida/Maine State Weekend

The 2016 National Fire Academy Florida/Maine State Weekend Training is now set for May 14 & 15, 2016. Our travel day to the NFA is Friday, May 13, 2016.

Once again, firefighters from the States of Florida and Maine will be sharing this weekend at the National Fire Academy and there are a total of six courses available to choose from. The State Weekend offers a great networking and training opportunity for Florida’s firefighters and fire officers; both career and volunteer.

Your training experience at the historical National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland will surely be a unique experience. Take a few minutes to download/view the National Fire Academy's Welcome Package This information is provided to help you plan your trip to the National Fire Academy. All NFA students must review this document; even if you have previously taken classes at the NFA.


Enrollment Instructions:

To register for the NFA Florida/Maine State Weekend, download the NFA State Weekend Application Packet, complete the Registerer Form and NFA Student Application.

 

<Click HERE to download Application Packet>

Return these forms with the $90 Registration Fee to

FLorida State Fire College

ATTN: Angie Cain

11655 NW Gainesville Road

Ocala, Florida 34482

e-mail: angie.cain@MyFloridaCFO.com

 


 

VERY, VERY IMPORTANT:

DO NOT MAKE ANY TRAVEL RESERVATIONS UNTIL INFORMED TO DO SO BY A

REPRESENTATIVE OF THE

FLORIDA STATE FIRE COLLEGE!


Course Options

(choose your top three (For Example:    #1=W0803,   #2=W0347,    #3=W0549)

Although not guaranteed, we will do our best to assign you your 1st choice!      

 

1. (W0761) NEW FIRE CHIEF II: ADMINISTRATIVE ISSUES
Curriculum: Executive Development.

This course is designed for the new or recently appointed Fire Chief / EMS Chief, Deputy/ Assistant Chief in a volunteer, combination, or career department. The goal of this course is to provide individuals with managerial, administrative and leadership skills, and the awareness necessary to effectively meet their obligations of the position. Current officers who may become a chief officer, and local government administrators or elected officials involved in the administration of a fire department or EMS service are also encouraged to attend this class.

(12 CEUs for Florida Fire Code Admin, Firesafety Insp. and Instructor I, II & III)

Audience: Fire Chief / EMS Chief / Chief Officers / Current Officers / Local Government Administrators & Elected Officials


 

2. (W0609) INTRODUCTION TO UNIFIED COMMAND FOR ALL HAZARD INCIDENTCurriculum: Incident Management

This course is designed to provide company officers with a better understanding of multiagency needs and a Unified Command structure. Attendees will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to operate in a command position effectively at complex incidents, and acquire a better understanding of the requirements and the need for a Unified Command operation.

(12 CEUs for Florida Fire Code Admin, Firesafety Insp. and Instructor I, II & III)

Audience: Officers / Fire & EMS Personnel


 

3. (W0602) SHAPING THE FUTURE (NEW 2013)
Curriculum: Leadership & Executive Development

This course is designed to assist supervisors, officers and personnel in
developing knowledge and skills with contemporary approaches for organizational problem-solving. Topics include: creative
approaches to identify trends; how to apply problem-solving methodologies; learn the importance and application of continuous
improvement; how to quantify problems and solutions; the factors in organizational and individual resistance to change; and
strategies for implementing change. Class includes lecture, small and large group activities, and individual assessments.

(12 CEUs for Florida Fire Code Admin, Firesafety Insp. and Instructor I, II & III)

Audience: Officers / Fire & EMS personnel with decision-making responsibilities


 

4. (W0458) PREPARATION FOR INITIAL COMPANY OPERATIONS [PICO]
Curriculum: Incident Management

This course is designed to develop a better understanding of the role and responsibilities of a Company Officer in preparing their company for incident operations. The course clarifies the transition from Firefighter to Company Officer, and the new roles relating to leadership and safety. PICO is designed for those officers and individuals responsible for the management of a company at an emergency incident, and those who are responsible for company readiness, personnel safety and leadership as it relates to all operations.

(12 CEUs for Florida Instructor I, II & III)

Audience: Officers / Senior Firefighters


 

5. (W0804) LEADERSHIP II FOR FIRE AND EMS: STRATEGIES FOR PERSONAL SUCCESS

Curriculum: Executive Development

This course provides the company officer with the basic leadership skills and tools needed to perform effectively in the Fire & EMS service environment. The course addresses ethics, use and abuse of power at the company officer level, creativity in the Fire and EMS environment, and management of the multiple roles of the officer.

(12 CEUs for Florida Fire Code Admin, Firesafety Insp. and Instructor I, II & III)

Audience: Fire/EMS Officers / Administrative / Training Officers / Fire & EMS Personnel aspiring to be an Officer


 

6. (W0379) INITIAL FIRE INVESTIGATION FOR FIRST RESPONDERS (NEW)Curriculum: Arson

This course is designed specifically to provide a clear definition of the role of the first responder in arson detection. It will provide essential knowledge to enable an individual to recognize the potential of intentionally set fires, how to preserve and protect the evidence, and the proper reporting of information to appropriate officials. By strengthening the partnership between first responders and investigators, the chances for successfully solving arson-related crimes will increase. The course topics will cover fire behavior, critical observations, fire causes, scene security and evidence preservation, legal considerations, and appropriate documentation of the responder’s findings.

Prerequisites: Prior to participating in the class, students are required to complete (Q0379) online at: http://www.usfa.fema.gov/training/nfa/courses/online.html

(CEUs for this course have not been determined at this time)

Audience: Fire & Emergency Services Personnel who respond to fires.



 


Lodging and Meals

 

The NFA does not charge students to attend a State Weekend Training Course! In addition, the NFA will provide student lodging at no cost to the student.

The only expenses the student will incur are travel to / from the National Fire Academy, your incidental expenses and a registration fee. The registration fee will cover meals (dinner on Friday, breakfast and lunch on Saturday, dinner at the cabin on Saturday, breakfast on Sunday) and a flower to be placed at the National Fallen Firefighter Memorial during a Memorial Service which will be held by Florida and Maine firefighters on Saturday afternoon. In addition, attendees will receive a 2016 Florida/Maine NFA State Weekend Golf Shirt and a Recreation Pass (which is required for any purchases at the NFA Pub).

The registration fee is $90.00 and checks should be made payable to:

Maine State Weekend

Checks should be sent to The Bureau of Fire Standards and Training, 11655 NW Gainesville Road, Ocala, Florida 34482-1486. Attn: Angie Cain



Transportation

 

VERY, VERY IMPORTANT:

DO NOT MAKE ANY TRAVEL RESERVATIONS UNTIL INFORMED TO DO SO BY A

REPRESENTATIVE OF THE

FLORIDA STATE FIRE COLLEGE!


Participants are responsible for their own travel arrangements to the National Fire Academy.

 

NOTE:

In the past, the NFA provided transportation between Batimore Washington international (BWI) Airport and the National Fire Academy for event attendees.

Due to federal budget constraints, this service is no longer provided.

 

If you have any questions, please contact the Florida State Fire College Registrar’s office at (352) 369-2800 or e-mail Angie.Cain@MyFloridaCFO.com


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