Host: The Department of Public Safety Standards and Training (DPSST), in cooperation with Maryland Fire & Rescue Institute, is pleased to host the six-day "Fire Officer II" Train-the-Trainer class. The class will be held at the Oregon Public Safety Academy in Salem, Oregon.
Registration is limited to 25 students. Registration deadline is September 25, 2012.
Instructor(s): Tom Harmon, Scott Wood (Maryland Fire & Rescue Institute)
NFPA Standard: 1021
Date: October 8-13, 2012
Time: 0800-1700, Monday thru Saturday
Location: Oregon Public Safety Academy, 4190 Aumsville Hwy SE, Salem, Oregon 97317
Cost: FREE (lunch will be provided)
DPSST will provide all instructional materials at no cost to student. This is a turnkey program and each student that completes the course will be given all materials to effectively deliver the program within the State of Oregon.
Attire: Business Casual "NO JEANS"
Prerequisite: Currently certified as a DPSST Fire Officer II and Instructor I.
Registration application can be accessed at: http://www.oregon.gov/DPSST/FT/docs/Fire_Training_Application.pdf
Once you have completed the application fax it to: Thelma Denney @ Fax: 503-378-3345. If you have any question you can call her at 503-378-2408 or email email@example.com.
Lodging: Dorm room lodging and meals are available at DPSST for those traveling more than 75 miles one-way. If you would like to request dorm room housing (AFTER you receive an e-mail confirming you have been registered for the class), please contact Rebecca Nolte at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-378-4399 no later than September 28, 2012.
Course Description: Fire Officer II provides the student an opportunity to further develop leadership and management skills introduced in the Fire Officer I course. Fire Officer II is designed for the firefighter Seeking promotion to company officer, and the company officer who wants to refine leadership skills or seek promotion to chief officer. The course includes the study and practice of fire service leadership and management skills such as team building, personnel evaluation, and Budget and policy development, as well as emergency operation skills like using the Incident Command System to control multi-unit incidents. An important component of this course is the emphasis on developing writing skills. As the fire service adopts more sophisticated management techniques, the ability of officers to write well becomes more important. The Fire Officer II course offers several opportunities for the student to develop and practice these essential skills. Another aspect of this course is a focus on the operations and policies of the students' home organizations. Within the diverse field of emergency services, teaching a specific method for such topics as personnel management or budgeting would be difficult and inapplicable to many students' needs. The solution is to present standard methods or processes that can be tailored to the needs of each student's organization.