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- The 30th Maine State Weekend – June 1 – 3, 2018
- Maine Fire Chiefs Association Workshop
- NFA – Fire Instructor I-II
The Maine Fire Service Institute is pleased to announce three course offerings this fall. The National Fire Academy will bring three qualified instructors to Maine Firefighter to present the following courses. The deadline to register is July 22, 2016.
These courses are subsidized by the NFA State Fire Training Grant Fund and the operating funds provided through the Fire Investigation and Prevention Tax. (FIPT) There is no fee and lunch will be provided. You are on your own for lodging.
NATIONAL FIRE ACADEMY
DIRECT TO MAINE FIRE SERVICE
September 17 & 18, 2016
REGISTRATION DEADLINE – PLEASE RESPOND BY July 22, 2016
FALL 2016 NFA- Final (pdf) Download pdf for registration materials
F0760 – New Fire Chief I – Challenging Issues
This two-day 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, and resources and items of knowledge needed to become a first time leader in a new position in his or her agency.
Selection Criteria: The primary candidates for this course include new or emerging chief officers in a volunteer or combination fire department or emergency service organization. The secondary candidates are new career chiefs, department leaders or emerging leaders of a fire department or emergency service organization. This course is open to all interested emergency services personnel, including volunteer, career and allied professionals. The class is intended primarily for those who have served or will begin to serve soon in leadership positions and who seek to learn more effective ways of managing and leading their agency.
F0636 – Building Organizational Support for Community Risk Reduction
This two-day course is designed to help fire and emergency services learn what community risk reduction is and how to build organizational support for it. This course will address the challenges that fire departments face in shifting their priorities from response to prevention. In many departments, community risk reduction is still considered a low priority. This course will show you how community risk reduction can help you and your department become more of a community player in times of decreased budgets.
Selection Criteria: The target audience for this course may include the following:
There is a pre-course assignment to complete before class that should take about one hour to complete.
O0376 – Incident Command System & Resource Management for the Fire Service
This two-day program provides 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 and ICS-200
Selection Criteria: All first responders with responsibilities to use, deploy, implement and/or function within ICS and resource management.