Fire Officer III (Chief Officer)
Fire Officer I and II Certificates
|FST 251||Fire Service and Law / Risk Management and Liability||3|
|FST 257||Fire Department Administration||3|
|FST 275||Special Topics - Fire Analysis||3|
The above courses for Fire Officer III cover the Standards in NFPA 1021 - Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications, 1997 Edition, for Fire Officer III and Fire Officer IV.
FIRE OFFICER III
FST 251 Fire Service and the Law
FST 251 provides the professional fire officer with detailed information on federal, state, and local laws, ordinances, and civil and criminal liabilities that impact the fire service. It includes the OSHA and NFPA standards in-depth, as well as pensions, Workman's Compensation, drug testing, union bargaining agreements, and other topics.
FST 257 Fire Department Administration
Prerequisite: FST 206
FST 257 focuses on the operations of volunteer and combination fire departments; compliance with standards and ordinances; funding and budgeting; recruiting, hiring, and retaining employees; organizational planning; and public relations.
FST 275 Special Topics
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
FST 275 provides you with a vehicle to pursue in-depth exploration of special topics of interest not previously offered. The course includes National Fire Academy courses, VFIS courses, NFPA certification courses, or other special subject classes that do not fall under the standard FST curriculum.