This is a 56 hour course that will provide you with the fundamentals and responsibilities of being a Chief Officer. This course will provide with the foundation of a Chief Officer. It will provide you guidance and a complete understanding of the role in which a Chief Officer encounters. This course follows NFPA 1021 and also covers many other NFPA Standards as well. To view the course curriculum and/or the skills that you will be tested over please click on the appropriate links below. Our course curriculum comes directly from the Texas Commission on Fire Protection.
A Fire Officer III is a midlevel supervisor who performs both supervisory and first-line managerial functions who has met all the job performance and certification requirements of Fire Officer II as defined in NFPA 1021, Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications. An individual at the Fire Officer III level as part of his or her duties and responsibilities:
•Establishes procedures for hiring, assigning, promoting, and encouraging professional development of members
•Develops programs that improve and expand service and build partnerships with the public
•Prepares a divisional or departmental budget, develops a budget management system, solicits bids, plans for resource allocation and works with information management systems
• Evaluates inspection programs to determine effectiveness and develops public safety plans
• Manages multi-agency planning, deployment, and operations
• Develops, manages and evaluates a departmental safety program