Ohio Fire & Emergency Services Foundation

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 II - Jackson TownshipFire Officer Classes

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

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. They include:  Fire Officer I Specifications

Fire Officer II Class-Boardman Township

 Fire 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. They include:  Fire Officer II 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 FO at boardmanWeekend 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

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Upcoming Classes: 

September 16-20; 23-27, 2019: Fire Officer I at Violet Township Registration Form

November 3-8, 2019: Fire Officer II at Sharonville Registration Form
*This class is currently full. To join a waiting list, please email info@ohiofirechiefs.org*

 

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