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National Fire Academy's

2019 Florida State Weekend

March 29, 30 & 31, 2019

Updated: OCTOBER 3, 2018

REGISTRATION IS OPEN!



About the NFA Florida State Weekend

The 2019 National Fire Academy Florida State Weekend Training is now set for      March 30 & 31, 2019. Our travel day to the NFA is Friday, March 29, 2019.

I am pleased to report that we will again be partnering with our Brothers and Sisters from Indiana and Maine!  As such, there are ELEVEN courses available to choose from for this year's State Weekend. The State Weekend still offers a great networking and training opportunity for Florida’s firefighters and fire officers; both career and volunteer.

Your training experience at the historical National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland will surely be a unique experience. Take a few minutes to download/view the National Fire Academy's Welcome Package This information is provided to help you plan your trip to the National Fire Academy. All NFA students must review this document; even if you have previously taken classes at the NFA.


Enrollment Instructions:

 

NOTE: REGISTRATION FOR THE 2019 STATE WEEKEND IS NOW OPEN!

To register for the NFA Florida State Weekend, download the NFA State Weekend Registration Packet, complete the Registration Form and NFA Student Application.

 

Click HERE to download a Registration Packet

The registration fee is $90.00 and checks should be made payable to:

NW FL VOL Weekend Council

The Registration Form, NFA Application and your $90 payment should be sent to:

FLorida State Fire College

ATTN: Angie Cain

11655 NW Gainesville Road

Ocala, Florida 34482

e-mail: angie.cain@MyFloridaCFO.com

 

Registration must be received NO LATER THAN

Friday February 8, 2019


 

VERY, VERY IMPORTANT:

DO NOT MAKE ANY TRAVEL RESERVATIONS UNTIL INFORMED TO DO SO BY A

REPRESENTATIVE OF THE

FLORIDA STATE FIRE COLLEGE!


Course Options

(choose your top three (For Example:    #1=W0142,   #2=W0379,    #3=W0455)

Although not guaranteed, we will do our best to assign you your 1st choice!      

 

1. (W0142) Residential Sprinkler Plan Review

The scope of this course looks at the following as the primary guidance for the approval of residential sprinkler systems: • National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 13, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems. • NFPA 13D, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems in One- and Two-Family Dwellings and Manufactured Homes. • NFPA 13R, Standard for the Installation of Sprinkler Systems in Low-Rise Residential Occupancies. • International Residential Code Standard P2904. • Manufacturer's Data Sheets. • The ability to read and interpret the design is an essential element of preventive fire safety.

Audience:

This course is appropriate for building and fire code officials whose responsibility it is to review and approve residential sprinkler plans. Such officials include fire inspectors, fire marshals, and building code inspectors with at least one year of experience on the job. The audience should have an understanding of the history of water-based fire protection systems and methods used to verify hydraulic calculation.

 

Link to Course Syllabus

NOTE: Students who have taken the National Fire Academy's (NFA's) "Challenges for Local Training Officers" (R0815) through the Volunteer Incentive Program are not encouraged to take the NFA's "Training Operations in Small Departments" (W0290).


2. (W0376) Incident Command System and Resource Management

This course is designed to assist emergency services personnel in defining and advocating organizational change within the fire service relating to safety. Topics include safety and risk cultures within organizations; influences on safety culture and risk categories; concepts, goals, and processes of risk management; The course incorporates facilitated student-centered methodologies including lecture, small and large group activities, and individual assessments.

Audience:

Anyone in emergency services with an interest in changing culture in his or her organization. The secondary target audience includes all interested individuals and community people who are responsible for risk management.

Link to Course Syllabus


3. (W0379) Fire Investigation for First Responders

This course is designed to develop the decision-making skills needed by Company Officers (COs) to accomplish assigned tactics at structure fires. All activities and scenarios used in this course are based on structure fires. With the real possibility of being the first to arrive at an incident, the CO’s initial decisions will have an impact throughout the entire incident. It is vital that COs be able to make good management decisions that have a favorable impact on the eventual outcome. In addition to a possible role as the initial Incident Commander, the CO may well be assigned a subordinate position within the Incident Command System organization. COs need to have a clear understanding of the system, the position that they are assigned to, and their role in the organization if they are to function effectively and help make the system work.

Audience:

Newly appointed COs and for firefighters who may have acting CO responsibilities or who want to become a CO. This course is an excellent review for experienced COs.

Link to Course Syllabus


4. (W0455) Strategy and Tactics for Initial Company Operations

This course identifies operational activities and safety concerns for structural Company Officers (COs) assigned to a wildland urban interface (WUI) incident. Topics covered include introduction to WUI firefighting, interface environment, wildland fire behavior, command and control issues of WUI firefighting, and tactics.

Audience:

COs or chief officers who may be in command of a single resource or Strike Team at the scene of a WUI incident.

Link to Course Syllabus


5. (W0497) Introduction to NFIRS 5.0

This course is designed to help fire and emergency services learn what community risk reduction is and how to build organizational support for it. This course will address the challenges that fire departments face in shifting their priorities from response to prevention. In many departments, community risk reduction is still considered a low priority. This course will show you how community risk reduction can help you and your department become more of a community player in times of decreased budgets.

Audience:

  • Fire and emergency services personnel who want to learn about community risk reduction.
  • Fire and emergency services personnel who are currently involved with fire prevention and have an interest in advancing risk-reduction efforts in their community.

Link to Course Syllabus


6. (W0549) Emergency Response to Terrorism: Strategic and Tactical Considerations for Supervisors

This updated course is designed for the responder(s) who may be responsible for initial and expanded command of incidents involving terrorism. The course is intended to build upon the students' existing skills as Incident Commanders (ICs) and practitioners of Incident Command System (ICS), with knowledge of National Incident Management System, the National Response Framework, and terrorism. The class will assist the officers in preparing an effective response to the consequences of terrorism. ICs must be prepared to operate as part of a multiagency, multidiscipline and multijurisdictional response. The course uses lecture supported by case studies and practice scenarios to address the command and control challenges that will likely confront the IC. This will enable the students to apply their knowledge of preincident planning, managing emergency incidents, and operating as part of a Unified Command structure to ensure the safety of responders while bringing the incident to a successful conclusion.

Audience:

Individuals (chief officers, shift supervisors, etc.) who hold command-level positions in their organizations. These people should have command and control responsibilities of incidents involving terrorism, and be familiar with operating in an incident management structure.

Link to Course Syllabus

Prerequisites

1. ICS-100-level and ICS-200-level training. Preferred courses are Q0462 and Q0463, available through NFA Online at www.nfaonline.dhs.gov. Chief's signature on Application attests that the applicant has cmopleted this required training.

 


7. (W0602) Shaping the Future

This course presents the supervisor with the basic leadership skills and tools needed to perform effectively in the fire service environment. The course includes concepts related to a successful transition to supervisory and leadership roles, including concepts of adaptive leadership; change management; active followership; effective communication, including difficult conversations and advocacy-inquiry based dialogue; ethics; authority; power; decision-making; and active engagement through development of a personal plan.

Audience:

  • First line supervisors in fire and emergency medical services organizations
  • Personnel due for promotion/appointment to a first line supervisory position within 18 months
  • Personnel who are regularly assigned acting supervisory positions
  • Personnel currently enrolled in the NFA Managing Officer will be provided priority selection

 

Link to Course Syllabus


8. (W0634) Youth Firesetter Program Manager

This course will develop the managerial skills, leadership skills, and contemporary issues and awareness necessary for newly appointed or elected fire chiefs to effectively meet their obligations. The course will help to develop knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for them to perform effectively now and in the future.

Audience:

  • Newly appointed or elected fire chiefs in volunteer, combination or career departments.
  • Departmental leaders who aspire to become fire chiefs.

Link to Course Syllabus


9. (W0647) Leadership in Supervision: Perspectives in Thinking

This course will develop the managerial skills, leadership skills, and contemporary issues and awareness necessary for newly appointed or elected fire chiefs to effectively meet their obligations. The course will help to develop knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for them to perform effectively now and in the future.

Audience:

  • Newly appointed or elected fire chiefs in volunteer, combination or career departments.
  • Departmental leaders who aspire to become fire chiefs.

Link to Course Syllabus


10. (W0730) Health and Safety Officer

This course will develop the managerial skills, leadership skills, and contemporary issues and awareness necessary for newly appointed or elected fire chiefs to effectively meet their obligations. The course will help to develop knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for them to perform effectively now and in the future.

Audience:

  • Newly appointed or elected fire chiefs in volunteer, combination or career departments.
  • Departmental leaders who aspire to become fire chiefs.

Link to Course Syllabus


11. (W0760) New Fire Chief: Challenging Issues

This course will develop the managerial skills, leadership skills, and contemporary issues and awareness necessary for newly appointed or elected fire chiefs to effectively meet their obligations. The course will help to develop knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for them to perform effectively now and in the future.

Audience:

  • Newly appointed or elected fire chiefs in volunteer, combination or career departments.
  • Departmental leaders who aspire to become fire chiefs.

Link to Course Syllabus



 


Lodging and Meals

 

The NFA does not charge students to attend a State Weekend Training Course! In addition, the NFA will provide student lodging at no cost to the student.

The only expenses the student will incur are travel to / from the National Fire Academy, your incidental expenses and a registration fee. The registration fee will cover meals (dinner on Friday, breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturday, lbreakfast and lunch on Sunday) and attendees will receive a 2019 Florida NFA State Weekend Golf Shirt and a Recreation Pass (which is required for any purchases at the NFA Pub).



Transportation

 

VERY, VERY IMPORTANT:

DO NOT MAKE ANY TRAVEL RESERVATIONS UNTIL INFORMED TO DO SO BY A

REPRESENTATIVE OF THE

FLORIDA STATE FIRE COLLEGE!


Participants are responsible for their own travel arrangements to the National Fire Academy.

When looking at flights, you may wish to consider Harrisburg, PA Airport in addition to Baltimore -Washington (BWI).

 

Plan to arrive at the National Fire Academy no earlier than Friday March 29th, 2:00pm ET -

Orientation will begin at 7:30pm in the J-Building Auditorium

Plan to depart from the National Fire Academy no earlier than Sunday March 31st, 5:00pm ET

 

 

NOTE:

In the past, the NFA provided transportation between Batimore Washington international (BWI) Airport and the National Fire Academy for event attendees.

Due to federal budget constraints, this service is no longer provided.

 

If you have any questions, please contact the Florida State Fire College Registrar’s office at (352) 369-2800 or e-mail Angie.Cain@MyFloridaCFO.com


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