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.

Book: To purchase the Fire Officer: Principles and Practice, 4th Edition Book, click here. Please note that the "Navigate Access Dropdown Option" should be marked as "Advantage".


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.  Click here for pricing and specifications

Prerequisite: Fire Officer I

Book: To purchase the Fire Officer: Principles and Practice, 4th Edition Book, click here. Please note that the "Navigate Access Dropdown Option" should be marked as "Advantage".


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. 

Cost: $850/student

Book: To purchase the Fire Officer: Principles and Practice, 4th Edition Book, click here. Please note that the "Navigate Access Dropdown Option" should be marked as "Advantage".


Upcoming Classes

Fire Officer I at Madison Township Fire Department - March 4-8; 11-15, 2024

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 2024

Wednesday
24
2024
April 24 (10:00AM) - 25 (4:00PM), 2024

Peer Support Training (In-Person)

Akron Fire Department - Akron, Ohio

May 2024


Monday
6
2024
May 6 (10:00AM) - 7 (4:00PM), 2024

Peer Support Training (In-Person)

Franklin-Springboro Public Library - Springboro, Ohio


Tuesday
7
2024
May 7 - 8, 2024

Peer Support Training (In-Person)

Pritchard Laughlin Civic Center - Cambridge, OH


Tuesday
14
2024
May 14 - 16, 2024

Peer Support Training (Virtual)

June 2024


Wednesday
5
2024
June 5 (10:00AM) - 6 (4:00PM), 2024

Peer Support Training (In-Person)

Sidney Fire Rescue - Sidney, Ohio

July 2024


Monday
22
2024
July 22 (10:00AM) - 23 (4:00PM), 2024

Peer Support Training (In-Person)

Bath Township Fire Department - Lima, Ohio

August 2024


Tuesday
6
2024
August 6 (10:00AM) - 7 (4:00PM), 2024

Peer Support Training (In-Person)

Concord Fire Department - Concord, Ohio


Tuesday
13
2024
August 13 - 15, 2024

Peer Support Training (Virtual)

September 2024


Tuesday
10
2024
September 10 - 11, 2024

Peer Support Training (In-Person)

Athens Community Center - Athens, OH