Fire Officer Classes

After three years of fielding concerns, The Ohio Fire & Emergency Services Foundation developed a Fire Officer I, II, and III Class.

Testimonial from a recent Fire Officer I Program participant...

“In 18 years in the fire service, this is the best educational money ever spent on me. In fact, I might go so far as to say this class can/will do more for my career than any other class I have taken. I will have the opportunity to share with my Chief why this is the right place to be sending our members. The transition to a fire officer can go many different ways. With the help of instructors like you sharing your experiences and teaching us what to do and not to do, we will no doubt succeed. Thank you Chief.”

Fire Officer I
The two-week Fire Officer I course has been developed to meet the intent of NFPA 1021 Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualification.

We are prepared to bring this high quality class to you. Currently, no one else offering this program will do the same. All of our instructors are officers with many years experience. There are no firefighters teaching firefighters. Fire departments participating in this program get better trained officers. However, in order to deliver this prestigious course that includes in class lectures, large and small group discussions, oral presentations, written assignments, research, and role playing, certain specifications must be met. Click here for pricing and specifications.


Fire Officer II Class-Boardman TownshipFire Officer II
This course builds on the experience learned in the Fire Officer I class and is step 2 in preparing Ohio’s Fire & Emergency Services Leaders for the challenges facing them tomorrow. The Fire Officer II program requires team work, group projects, application, analysis and synthesis. As the officers attain the rank of Fire Officer II, their responsibilities include the management and leadership of multiple projects and companies. It is essential for the Fire Officer II to be able to prioritize the multiple demands on the time of the organization, the companies, the crews and the teams by working in groups. Time management is essential.

All of our instructors are officers with many years experience. There are no firefighters teaching firefighters. Fire departments participating in this program get better trained officers. However, in order to deliver this prestigious course, certain specifications must be met. Click here for pricing and specifications.

Prerequisite: Fire Officer I


Fire Officer III
Building off of Fire Officer I and II, Fire Officer III is the third step in preparing Ohio's fire and emergency services leaders for the challenges they may experience. Fire Officer III is for the fire officer at, or preparing for promotion to, the managerial/administrative level and/or those who have recently been promoted to Battalion Chief or Deputy Chief.

Fire Officer III course content include: Human Resource Issues; Legal Issues; Budget and Finance; Strategic Planning; Emergency Management; Communications; Personal and Professional Development; Intergovernmental Relations; and Managing the Code Enforcement Process. This 48-hour course meets the NFPA 1021 standard for Chief Officer. 

Prerequisite: Fire Officer I; Fire Officer II 


Weekend Fire Officer Classes

Weekend Fire Officer I & II
Weekend Fire Officer I & II is a course specifically designed for the future or current fire officers from career, combination, or volunteer departments. Class is scheduled for one weekend a month on Saturday and Sunday from 8am to 5pm for five months. It has a forty-hour homework portion that is mandatory.

With the eighty-hour classroom and the forty-hour homework portion, the students receive certificates for Fire Officer I and Fire Officer II. There is a mid-term and a final exam. Also, one assignment is a fifteen-minute presentation that is conducted on the last day of class. 

Weekend Fire Officer I & II satisfies the requirements of NFPA 1021 standard for fire officer professional qualifications. 

Weekend Fire Officer III
Weekend Fire Officer III is scheduled for one weekend a month for three months. This course is designed for the fire officer at, or preparing for promotion to, the managerial/administrative level and/or those who have recently been promoted to Battalion Chief or Deputy Chief.

The class includes forty-eight hours of classroom with eight hours of homework. The eight hour homework assignment is an assignment that requires a research paper that is 2-3 pages in APA format with required citations. At the end of class, there is also a 150 question final exam. 

This 48-hour course meets the NFPA 1021 standard for Chief Officer. Attendance is mandatory. 

Prerequisite: Fire Officer I; Fire Officer II


Upcoming Classes

Fire Officer II at Colerain Township - October 3-8, 2021

Fire Officer I Class December 6-10, 2021; 13-17, 2021 at Colerain Township Fire Department

June 2021

Wednesday
23
2021
June 23, 2021
10:00-11:00AM

The Fight Beyond the Fire: Battling Carcinogens Before, During and After the Fire Ground

Webinar

July 2021


Monday
12
2021
July 12-16, 2021

2021 Ohio Fire & Rescue Officer Development Conference

Hilton Columbus at Easton; Columbus, Ohio

September 2021


Friday
24
2021
September 24-26, 2021

OFCA Board of Directors Meeting

Mohican State Park


Saturday
25
2021
September 25-26, 2021

Resource Symposium

Mohican State Park

November 2021


Monday
8
2021
November 8-11, 2021

OFE Class 20, Week 3

OFCA Training Facility


Thursday
18
2021
November 18, 2021
10:00AM-4:00PM

OFCA Board of Directors Meeting

OFCA Office


Friday
19
2021
November 19, 2021
9:00-11:00AM

OFESF Board of Trustees Meeting

OFCA Office

January 2022


Thursday
20
2022
January 20, 2022
10:00AM-4:00PM

OFCA Board of Directors Meeting

OFCA Office

February 2022


Monday
28
2022
February 28, 2022
4:00-6:00PM

OFCA Board of Directors Meeting

March 2022


Tuesday
1
2022
March 1-2, 2022

OFCA Winter Symposium

Downtown Columbus


Wednesday
2
2022
March 2, 2022
11:30AM-1:00PM

OFESF Board of Trustees Meeting

April 2022


Thursday
21
2022
April 21, 2022
10:00AM-4:00PM

OFCA Board of Directors Meeting

OFCA Office

June 2022


Thursday
16
2022
June 16, 2022
10:00AM-4:00PM

OFCA Board of Directors Meeting

OFCA Office


Friday
17
2022
June 17, 2022
9:00-11:00AM

OFESF Board of Trustees Meeting

OFCA Office

July 2022


Monday
18
2022
July 18-22, 2022

2022 Ohio Fire & Rescue Officer Development Conference

Columbus Hilton at Easton

Foundation