Fire Officer IV (PILOT)
Instructional Hours: 42.00
This course has a Canvas component which requires internet access.
Course Objective: To provide students with the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to function as the chief fire officer for an organization. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to plan and monitor group projects; plan and evaluate community service's needs; analyze process activity performance and use simulation to identify the means to correct any problems; provide ethical leadership; conduct risk management; manage training, grievance, member assistance and member incentive programs; and develop emergency operations and major incident action plans.
Course Description: Major topics covered in this course include effective use of teams and communications; leadership; personal awareness tools; leadership theories; managing change; community relations; demographics; cultural awareness; customer service; research papers; government relations and participation; the political decision making process; monitoring legislative regulation and accreditation; human resources management, laws, regulations, and court decisions; managing diversity; the recruitment hiring/employment process; employee/ management issues; collective bargaining; effective negotiations; incentive programs; long-range planning; organizational values and mission; risk, hazard, and value analysis; standards of coverage; capital resource procurement; education and in-service training goals, delivery, and evaluation; disaster planning and prevention and mitigation strategies; response and recovery efforts; health and safety programs; firefighter safety; critical incident stress management; and monitoring risk management programs. Methods of instruction include lecture, discussion, online learning activities and classroom individual and group activities.
Successful Completion: Students must attend required classroom sessions and complete all required online activities. This program involves required individual/group project assignments outside normal class time with classroom presentations and requires a solid background in verbal and written communication skills. All project assignments and presentations must be submitted at the designated time. All group assignments require mandatory participation by group members.
*This course partially satisfies the professional certification requirements for Fire Officer IV.
The prerequisite for this course is MFRI Fire Officer III (MGMT 301) or MFSPQB, NBFSPQ, IFSAC or DOD/IFSAC Fire Officer III certification.