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Fire Officer I

(NFPA 1021, 2014 Edition)


This course is a 40-hour training program for professional emergency response personnel seeking or undergoing further career progression into emergency response command and leadership roles. The course curriculum is in accordance with the NFPA 1021 (2014 Edition), Fire Officer I (Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications) and focuses on command and leadership knowledge and skills. This course is Pro Board accredited, providing internationally recognized certification for Emergency Response Professionals. Delegates must undergo an examination and skills evaluation, which if completed successfully will result in Pro Board Certification.


40 hours (5 days)

Pre-Requisite Training

NFPA 1041 Fire Instructor I

Topics covered
  • Transition to the Role of Company Officer

  • Leadership

  • Supervision

  • Logic, Ethics, and Decision-Making

  • Legal Responsibilities and Liabilities

  • Interpersonal Communications

  • Oral Communications

  • Written Communications

  • Administrative Functions

  • Safety and Health Issues

  • Organizational Structure

  • Company-Level Training

  • Human Resources Management

  • Labor/Management Relations

  • Community Relations and Public Fire and Life-Safety Education

  • Records Management

  • Pre-incident Planning

  • Incident Scene Communications

  • Incident Scene Management

  • Incident Scene Operations

  • Post-Incident Activities

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