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Dealing With Generation Differences

Hours:

8

Prerequisites:

None

Min/Max:

15/25

Description:

This course will examine the various American generations (e.g., veterans, baby boomer’s, Generation Xer’s, and “nexter’s”) and the characteristics that make each unique. Guided discussions of each generation will help students develop an understanding of why each generation reacts to situations the way it does. By identifying these characteristics, working relationships will be developed and improved because of an understanding of why generations are different. The course will include activities designed to help students understand generational characteristics and to use appropriate strategies for a particular generation.

This course is available on a limited basis dependent upon instructor availability

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Fire Officer I

Hours:

40

Prerequisites:

Fire Service Instructor I and an equivalent ICS 100-200 level course.

Min/Max:

15/20

ACE Credit Recommendation:

In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in fire service, fire science, emergency management, or emergency medical services (7/14).

Description:

This course is designed to provide individuals with the ability to perform as an entry-level supervisor in a fire service organization. Following the requirements of NFPA 1021, Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications, Chapter 4, 2014 edition, this course examines the Fire Officer level I role in Human Resources management, Community and Government Relations, Inspection and Investigation, Emergency Services Delivery, and Health and Safety.

This course is approved by the United States Fire Administration’s National Fire Academy.

This class is part of the MU FRTI Fire Officer Certificate Program.

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Fire Officer II

Hours:

40

Prerequisites:

Fire Officer I or equivalent. ICS 300 is recommended.

Min/Max:

15/20

ACE Credit Recommendation:

In the upper-division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in fire science, fire administration, fire protection, emergency management, or emergency medical services (7/14).

Description:

This course is designed to provide individuals with the ability to perform as a supervisor/manager in a fire service organization. Following the requirements of NFPA 1021, Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications, Chapter 5, 2014 edition, this course examines the Fire Officer level II role in Human Resources management, Community and Government Relations, Inspection and Investigation, Emergency Services Delivery, and Health and Safety.

This course is approved by the United States Fire Administration’s National Fire Academy.

This class is part of the MU FRTI Fire Officer Certificate Program.

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ICS 300: Intermediate ICS for Expanding Incidents

Hours:

24

Prerequisites:

Either NIMS: ICS for the Fire Service; or equivalent 100 and 200 level ICS courses.

Min/Max:

15/25

ACE Credit Recommendation:

In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in emergency management, fire science, Homeland Security, fire technology or fire administration. As of July 2014, this course is recommended for 1 semester hour in fire science, fire administration, or emergency management at the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category (7/14).

POST:

24-Technical

CEUs:

EMS Non-Core 24

Description:

The Intermediate Incident Command System for Expanding Incidents course provides training on, and resources for, personnel who require advanced application of the ICS. The course expands upon information covered in the ICS 100 and ICS 200 courses. Topics covered include: Unified Command; Incident assessment and incident objectives; the Planning process; Incident resource management; Demobilization; and, Transfer of command.

This class is part of the MU FRTI Fire Officer Certificate Program.

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Incident Command for Highrise Operations

Hours:

12

Prerequisites:

None

Min/Max:

15/25

Description:

This course is designed to assist emergency response officers who have responsibility for managing highrise incidents. This includes organizing resources, developing strategies, and managing tactical operations to protect life and to minimize damage during an incident. Students attending should have a working knowledge of basic Incident Command System organization; working knowledge of strategy and tactics for structural firefighting; knowledge of building construction; and understanding of the type of building systems existing in highrise buildings.

This class is part of the MU FRTI Fire Officer Certificate Program.

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Introduction to Emergency Management for Fire Service

Hours:

16

Prerequisites:

None

Min/Max:

15/25

ACE Credit Recommendation:

In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in fire science, fire administration, fire protection, emergency management, or emergency medical services (7/14).

Description:

This course covers basic definitions, concepts, and systems used within the emergency management discipline. It will cover the identification of hazards and risks, as well as activities found within the four phases of emergency management. It also will address federal, state, and local roles and responsibilities in a major disaster, with an emphasis on government coordination and solutions to complicated problems that frequently arise in disasters. This 2-day course is designed for firefighters, local jurisdiction officials, emergency managers, volunteers, and other emergency service personnel.

This course is approved by the United States Fire Administration’s National Fire Academy.

This class is part of the MU FRTI Fire Officer Certificate Program.

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Introduction to Fire Inspection Principles and Practices

Hours:

24

Prerequisites:

None

Min/Max:

15/40

ACE Credit Recommendation:

In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours in fire science, fire protection, or fire prevention (7/14).

CEU:

DFS 24-Inspector

Description:

This course considers the rapid changes that have taken place in the field of fire prevention in the past decade. The class provides a broad framework for the individual who has little or no experience in fire inspections and will introduce participants to inspection practices and procedures which will include a practical application of performing an actual fire inspection. The target audience is fire company personnel who have responsibility for conducting fire and life safety inspections or full-time inspection personnel with less than six months of experience.

This class is part of the MU FRTI Fire Officer Certificate Program.

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LEADERSHIP SERIES:

Leadership I for Fire and EMS: Strategies For Company Success

Hours:

12

Prerequisites:

None

Min/Max:

15/40

ACE Credit Recommendation:

In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in business administration, fire science, public administration, criminal justice, or emergency medical services (7/14).

CEU:

DFS 12-Instructor

Description:

This course presents the company officer with the basic leadership skills and tools needed to perform effectively in the fire service environment. Topics include techniques and approaches to problem solving, ways to identify and assess the needs of the company officer’s subordinates, methods for running meetings effectively in the fire service environment, and decision making skills for the company officer.

This class is part of the MU FRTI Fire Officer Certificate Program.

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Leadership II for Fire and EMS: Strategies For Personal Success

Hours:

12

Prerequisites:

None

Min/Max:

15/40

ACE Credit Recommendation:

In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in business administration, fire science, public administration, criminal justice, or emergency medical services (7/14).

CEU:

DFS 12-Instructor

Description:

Designed to meet the needs of the company officer, this course provides participants with the basic skills and tools to perform effectively as a leader in the fire service environment. This presentation addresses ethics, use and abuse of power at the company level, creativity in the fire service environment, and managing the multiple roles of the company officer. If you are currently a company officer, or are preparing for the position, this class will help you in that role.

This class is part of the MU FRTI Fire Officer Certificate Program.

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Leadership III for Fire and EMS: Strategies For Supervisory Success

Hours:

12

Prerequisites:

None

Min/Max:

15/40

ACE Credit Recommendation:

In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in business administration, fire science, public administration, criminal justice, or emergency medical services (7/14).

CEU:

DFS 12-Instructor

Description:

This course provides the company officer with the basic leadership skills and tools to perform effectively in the fire service environment. This course covers when and how to delegate to subordinates, assess personal leadership styles through situational leadership, discipline subordinates, and apply coaching/motivating techniques for the company officer.

This class is part of the MU FRTI Fire Officer Certificate Program.

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Managing in a Changing Environment

Hours:

12

Prerequisites:

None

Min/Max:

15/30

ACE Credit Recommendation:

In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in fire science, economics, sociology, management, or business (7/14).

Description:

This course will focus on the four major areas having an impact on the future of the fire service. Economic, social, political, and technological influences on the world, nation, and community in which the fire service operates will be identified and their impacts on the fire service will be discussed. The participants will identify the specific impacts, both for them personally and for their own organization. Finally, the participants will discuss and then practice strategies for managing the changes brought about by those influences.

This class is part of the MU FRTI Fire Officer Certificate Program.

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NIMS: Incident Command System for the Fire Service (ICS-100 and ICS-200)

Hours:

12

Prerequisites:

I-100, IS-700

Min/Max:

15/30

ACE Credit Recommendation:

In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in fire science, fire administration, emergency management, or public administration (7/14).

POST:

2-hrs Legal, 5-hrs Technical, 5-hrs Skill, 4-hrs Interpersonal

CEUs:

EMS CEUs-Non Core-12

Description:

This course meets the needs of emergency response personnel with the responsibilities to implement and/or function within a departmental Incident Command System (ICS). This program addresses the need for incident management systems, an overview of the structure and expandable nature of ICS, an understanding of the command skills needed by departmental officers to effectively use ICS guidelines, an overview of the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and scenario practice on how to apply ICS. In addition resource information will be provided for setting up and implementing an ICS.

This class is part of the MU FRTI Fire Officer Certificate Program.

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STRATEGY and TACTICS SERIES:

Preparing for Initial Company Operations

Hours:

12

Prerequisites:

NIMS: ICS for the Fire Service

Min/Max:

15/30

ACE Credit Recommendation:

In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in fire science or fire administration (7/14)

Description:

This course is designed to develop a better understanding of the roles and responsibilities of a Company Officer in preparing their company for incident operations. In addition, to clarify the transition from firefighter to company officer and the new roles relating to leadership and safety. This course is designed for company officers, acting company officers, or senior firefighters responsible for the management of a single fire company at an emergency incident. Those officers who are responsible for company readiness, personnel safety, and leadership as it relates to company operation. (Formerly Managing Company Tactical Operations: Preparation)

This class is part of the MU FRTI Fire Officer Certificate Program.

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Decision Making for Initial Company Operations

ACE Credit Recommendation:

In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in fire science or fire administration (7/14)

Description:

The course is designed to develop the decision making skills needed by Company Officers to accomplish assigned tactics at structure fires. All activities and scenarios used in this course are based on structure fires. As a Company Officer with the real possibility of being the first to arrive at an incident, the Company Officers initial decisions will have an impact throughout the entire incident. It is vital that they 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 Company Officer may well be assigned a subordinate position within the ICS organization. Company Officers need to have a clear understanding of the system, the position they are assigned, and their role in the organization if they are to function effectively and help make the system work.

This class is part of the MU FRTI Fire Officer Certificate Program.

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Strategy and Tactics for Initial Company Operations

Hours:

12

Prerequisites:

MCTO: Decision Making or DMICO

Min/Max:

15/25

ACE Credit Recommendation:

In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in fire science, or emergency medical services (7/14).

Description:

This course is designed to develop the management skills needed by company officers to accomplish assigned tactics at structure fires. The following topics will be covered: the purpose and use of the Communications Model and the Quick Access Prefire Plan (QAP); implementation of the Command Sequence; selection of an appropriate strategic mode based on consideration of risk/benefit and available resources; the six steps required to implement the Tactical Action Model; determination of the appropriate strategies and tactics; and operation within an appropriate Incident Command System (ICS) at a fire in a single-family dwelling.

This class is part of the MU FRTI Fire Officer Certificate Program.

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Shaping the Future

Hours:

12

Prerequisites:

None

Min/Max:

15/40

ACE Credit Recommendation:

In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in fire science, fire administration, emergency management, or emergency medical services (7/14).

Description:

This course will focus on the skills and techniques that mid-level mangers need in order to provide effective leadership and direction for their fire departments. Students will focus on identifying opportunities, including methods to reframe problems accurately. Students also will solve problems as groups, rather than continually using the traditional fire service groups. Other topics discussed will include brain writing and whole-brain thinking, problem solving strategies, benchmarks, and the need to use resources outside the fire department and government. Finally, students will focus on the how and why it is important to quantify, justify, and communicate decisions in order to implement them effectively.

This class is part of the MU FRTI Fire Officer Certificate Program.

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Simulated Incident Management for First Arriving Officer

First Arriving Officer

Hours:

8

Prerequisites:

I-200: ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incidents

Min/Max:

15/20

Description:

Officers first arriving on single- and multi-family residential structure fires are faces with many challenges and often fewer resources than needed for full incident mitigation. This course is designed to refresh students on primary incident management skills while providing the opportunity for hands-on, simulated application. Course topic coverage and computer simulations customized to specific department needs. Topics include: command and control, incident organization, size-up, communications, personnel accountability and incident benchmarking.

This class is part of the MU FRTI Fire Officer Certificate Program.

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