Homeland Security and Emergency Services

4 Special National Fire Academy Course Offerings

Saturday & Sunday, September 11 -12 2021 beginning at 0800 hours

W0521 - Executive Skills Series: Exercising leadership to facilitate adaptive change

This two-day course is to provide skills that individuals in positions of authority can use to exercise leadership when confronted with adaptive challenges. The goal of this course is for participants to develop an understanding of skills associated with exercising leadership to resolve adaptive problems, those problems where the solution is either unknown or requires significant change, or both.

Selection criteria: The primary target audience is fire and emergency service personnel in positions of authority (executive level officers) who have an opportunity to exercise leadership.

Note: Participants must be minimally assigned to a supervisory level position (for example, a Company Officer).

Prerequisites: Incident Command System (ICS)-100-level and ICS-200-level training. Preferred courses are Q0462 and Q0463, available through NFA Online. The chief's signature attests that the applicant has completed this required training.

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W0521 - EXEC SKILLS SERIES:EXER LEADERSHIP TO FACILITATE ADAPTIVE CHANGE (01-11-0169) - 001

 

Saturday & Sunday, September 18-19, 2021 beginning at 0800 hours

W0648 - Leadership in Supervision: Frameworks to Success

This two-day course provides the supervisor with the knowledge and skills to perform successfully in the fire and emergency medical services (EMS) environments. The course addresses professionalism, resilience, emotional intelligence, and situational awareness, as well as managing conflict, delegating mentoring, coaching, empowering, and building collaboration and synergy for professional growth.

Selection criteria: The primary target audience for this course are those individuals who are at the first line level of supervision. For purposes of student selection first line level is considered to be those at the Company Officer or Unit (fire prevention, fire education, communications, EMS, etc.) Supervisor level.

More specifically primary Selection criteria are as follows:

  • First line supervisors in fire and emergency medical services organizations.
  • Fire and emergency medical services personnel due for promotion/appointment to a first line supervisory position within 18 months.
  • Fire and emergency medical services personnel who are regularly assigned acting supervisory positions.

Fire and EMS personnel currently enrolled in the National Fire Academy Managing Officer Program will be provided priority selection.

The secondary target audiences are fire and EMS personnel at the first line management level (Chief Officer or above). Students at this level may be given consideration on a space available basis.

Prerequisites: ICS-100-level and ICS-200-level training. Preferred courses are Q0462 and Q0463, available through NFA Online. The chief's signature attests that the applicant has completed this required training.

Register: W0648 - LEADERSHIP IN SUPERVISION: FRAMEWORKS TO SUCCESS (01-11-0170) - 001

 

2 offerings- Saturday & Sunday, September 25-26, 2021 beginning at 0800 hours

W0455 - Strategies and Tactics for Initial Company Operations

This two-day course is designed to meet the needs of Company Officers (COs) responsible for managing the operations of one or more companies during structural firefighting operations. This course is designed to develop the management skills needed by COs to accomplish assigned tactics at structure fires.

Selection criteria: Senior firefighters who may at times assume the responsibilities of the CO (National Fire Protection Association 1001, Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications, Level II).

Register: W0455 - STRATEGIES AND TACTICS FOR INITIALS COMPANY OPERATIONS (01-11-0156) - 001

 

W0522 - Executive Skills Series: Exercising leadership through difficult conversations

The purpose of this two-day course is to provide knowledge and skills for having difficult conversations to exercise leadership in addressing adaptive challenges. The goal of this course is for the participant to identify and apply skills for having difficult conversations as they relate to exercising leadership when addressing adaptive challenges.

Selection criteria: The primary target audience is fire and emergency service personnel in positions of authority (executive level officers) who have an opportunity to exercise leadership.

Note: Participants must be minimally assigned to a supervisory level position (for example, a Company Officer).

Prerequisites: Incident Command System (ICS)-100-level and ICS-200-level training. Preferred courses are Q0462 and Q0463, available through NFA Online. The chief's signature attests that the applicant has completed this required training.

Register: W0522 - EXEC SKILLS SERIES EXERCISING LDRSHIP THROUGH DIFFICULT CONVER (01-11-0138) - 001

 

STUDENT FEMA STUDENT IDENTIFICATION NUMBER (SID): NFA no longer uses Social Security Numbers for their application process. Instead, a unique identifier to record class registration, send acceptance and rejection notifications, provide stipend reimbursement (when appropriate), and record course performance and transcripts will be used. A FEMA SID is required to register and to participate in any training provided by FEMA agencies. The FEMA SID serves as your personal identification number and links all your FEMA training records under one account to simplify keeping track of your FEMA training accomplishments.

If you are interested in applying for a National Fire Academy course, you need to register for a FEMA SID.

To obtain a SID:

  1. Register at https://cdp.dhs.gov/femasid.
  2. Select "Register for a FEMA SID."
  3. Follow the instructions to create your account.
  4. You will receive an email with your SID. Save this number in a secure location.

NOTE: This is not the same as your NYS training ID. Selection will be based on the National Fire Academy's Selection criteria as well as the fire service background and description of how this course relates to your current duties as provided on the application.