This project-based course prepares future chief officers as they transition from company officers and become problem solving leaders for their organization. Some of the topics include leadership, professional development, communications, legal issues, human resources, intergovernmental relations, budget and finance issues, strategic planning, managing the code enforcement process, emergency management, community risk reduction, and response planning.
Upon satisfactory completion of this course, the student should be able to perform the following outcomes and supporting objectives: National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1021, Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications, at the Fire Officer III & IV level.
Pre-requisites: Fire Officer I and Fire Officer II Certifications.
Required textbook to be purchased by the student:
Purchase, David J. Chief Officer Principles and Practice, 3rd Edition. Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2021.