Posted: October 08, 2014!
The 2015 National Fire Academy Florida/Maine State Weekend Training is now set for May 30 & 31, 2015. Our travel day to the NFA is Friday, May 29, 2015.
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 seven 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.
The NFA does not charge students to attend a State Weekend Training Course! In addition, the NFA will provide student lodging as well as transportation from / to Baltimore-Washington Airport (BWI) at no cost to the student.
The only expenses the student will incur are travel to / from the National Fire Academy (or BWI Airport) and the student's meal expense (as well as any incidental expenses).
Your training experience at the historical National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland will surely be a unique experience. Take a few minutes to view / download 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 taken classes at NFA previously.
Effective October 1, 2007 all National Fire Academy on-campus students must complete ICS 100 level and ICS 200 level training before arriving at the National Emergency Training Center.
Curriculum: Training Programs
This 2-day 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. Course content includes:
#2 - Community Risk Issues and Prevention Interventions (W0347)
Curriculum: Fire Prevention - Public Education
This 2-day course is designed for students who work in the field of prevention. Students learn a basic overview of the "three E's" of prevention--education, engineering, and enforcement. The course concludes that the most effective way to combat community risk issues is to develop strategies that use all "three E's." The course is designed to provide the motivation and leadership for local organizations to enhance their prevention efforts. Course content includes:
#3 - Incident Command System and Resource Management for the Fire Service (W0376)
Curriculum: Incident Management
This is a significantly revised 2-day program providing students with an understanding of the Incident Command System (ICS) and Resource Management for the Fire Service and their application in both emergency and nonemergency situations. This course addresses the need for an ICS, an overview of the structure and flexibility of ICS, and an understanding of the command skills necessary to function effectively in an ICS structure and the need to effectively manage your resources. This course meets the requirements of ICS 100 & ICS 200.
#4 - Strategy and Tactics for Initial Company Operations (W0455)
Curriculum: Incident Management
Strategy and Tactics for Initial Company Operations (STICO) is designed to meet the needs of Company Officers responsible for managing the operations of one or more companies during structural firefighting operations. STICO is designed to develop the management skills needed by company officers to accomplish assigned tactics at structure fires.
#5 - Emergency Response to Terrorism: Strategic and Tactical Considerations for Supervisors (W0549)
Curriculum: Emergency Response to Terrorism
This updated 2-day course is designed for the responder(s) who may be responsible for initial and expanded command of incidents involving terrorism. The course is intended to build upon the students' existing skills as an Incident Commander (IC), a practitioner of ICS, with knowledge of NIMS, the National Response Framework, and terrorism. The class will assist the officer in preparing an effective response to the consequences of terrorism. IC's must be prepared to operate as part of a multiagency, multidiscipline, and multijurisdictional response. The course utilizes lecture supported by case studies and practice scenarios to address the command and control challenges that likely will confront the IC. This will enable the students to apply their knowledge of preincident planning, managing emerency incidents, and operating as part of a Unified Command structure to ensure the safety of responders while bringing the incident to a successful conclusion.
#6 - New Fire Chief I: Challenging Issues (W0760)
Curriculum: Executive Development
This course is designed to develop the managerial, administrative and leadership skills necessary for the first time fire chief and chief officer who desire a leadership position in their department. This course addresses critical knowledge and skills pertaining to the responsibilities of a fire chief including such topics as 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.
#7 - Leadership I for Fire and EMS: Strategies for Company Success (W0803)
Curriculum: Management Science
This 2-day course presents the company officer with the basic leadership skills and tools needed to perform effectively in the fire service environment. The course includes techniques and approaches to problem-solving, ways to identify and assess the needs of the company officer's subordinates, methods for running meetings effectively in the fire service environment, and decisionmaking skills for the company officer.
Students taking advantage of the complimentary NFA Lodging are required to purchase a meal ticket. The meal ticket cost will be determined by the 1st week of March and covers: Friday's dinner; Saturday's breakfast, lunch and dinner; and Sundays breakfast.
Participants are responsible for their own travel arrangements to the National Fire Academy by airfare or other means.
If you are flying and need transportation to and from the National Fire Academy, you must fly into (BWI) Baltimore Washington International. There is no charge for NFA to pick you up, however there are specific arrival and departure times you must adhere to.
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