Two NFA Off-Campus Courses Need Your Help

Two, free, NFA off-campus courses are in need of students. Students in Connecticut and New Hampshire are urged to register via the appropriate State Fire/EMS Training Director as soon as possible to assure that the course will not be cancelled.

National Fire Incident Reporting System: Program Manager (N0491)

Curriculum: Planning & Information Management

This 6-day course is offered to enhance the knowledge and skills of those individuals responsible for the managing of NFIRS and/or multiple fire/EMS data bases in their organization, and/or for those responsible for the training of field-level data collection and reporting staffs. This course provides information about the systems capabilities, data collection and analysis, and the available reporting features. Focus is on the higher level knowledge, skills, and abilities required to collect, compile, and analyze NFIRS data, to develop decision packages used as the basis for Standards of Cover and for comparative data based on local, State, or national data and trends. The NFA's computer lab is used extensively for this course.

NOTE: Class activities require knowledge of NFIRS coding, and familiarity with Microsoft Excel? sufficient to navigate the toolbars. You will be directed in the Admission's Acceptance Letter to access the pre-course information. You must contact your NFIRS State Program Manager 4 weeks prior to the start of class to obtain permission for data access for use during the training. Additionally, you will need to complete a pre-course skills evaluation; data collection activities and recommended readings, which are found in the pre-course information.

Selection Criteria

 

State, metropolitan, and fire department NFIRS/EMS program managers/developers and other personnel responsible for NFIRS and multi-source data collection/analysis, and for the training of field-level data collection and reporting staffs. Special consideration is available for groups of students from the same organization attending the same session. All applications must be submitted at the same time.

Delivery Type

6-Day Off-Campus

Prerequisites

1) ICS 100 level and ICS 200 level training. Preferred courses are Q462 and Q463 available through NFA Online at www.nfaonline.dhs.gov. Chief's signature attests that the applicant has completed this required training. 2) Applicants must have attended one of the following or an equivalent: The NFA's 2-day Introduction to NFIRS 5.0 course; a State or regionally sponsored 2-day Introduction to NFIRS course; or the NFA's online Q494 Introduction to NFIRS self-study course available at www.usfa.dhs.gov/fireservice/nfirs/training/index.shtm

ACE Recommendation

ACE has not yet reviewed this course.

CEU's

4.5

Post-Course Requirements

None

Student Pre-Course Materials

None.

NFPA Standards

None.

Student Comments

Not available at this time.

Course Schedule Information

 

 

Dates  

Availability

Location

Contact(s)

 

 

 

September 23 - 28, 2013

 

Windsor Locks, Connecticut

Adam Piskura
Director of Training
Connecticut Fire Academy
(860) 627-6363 x272
Adam.piskura@ct.gov

 

 Emergency Medical Services: Quality Management (N0158)

Training Specialist

Curriculum: Emergency Medical Services

The Emergency Medical Services Quality Management (EMS QM) course will provide the critical components, background and principles associated with the implementation, or enhancement, of a department’s Quality Management Program. The course teaches students how to create, implement and maintain a Quality Management Program, including historical examples, current models and best practices of quality assurance and improvement, process improvement and data collection and analysis.

Throughout the course, students work on culminating activities relating to the development of a Quality Management Program. Students present the culminating activity with classmates and instructors at the end of the course, allowing all students to take examples of Quality Management Programs to their departments.

 

Selection Criteria

Individuals who have department-level Quality Management (Quality Assurance, Quality Improvement) management, oversight or supervisory responsibilities.

Delivery Type

6-Day Off-Campus

Prerequisites

ICS 100 level and ICS 200 level training. Preferred courses are Q462 and Q463 available through NFA Online at www.nfaonline.dhs.gov. Chief's signature attests that the applicant has completed this required training.

ACE Recommendation

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours in Public Safety or Fire Prevention.

CEU's

0

Post-Course Requirements

 

Student Pre-Course Materials

None.

NFPA Standards

None.

Student Comments

 

Course Schedule Information

 

 

Dates

Availability

Location

Contact(s)

 

 

 

September 17 - 22, 2013

 

Concord, New Hampshire

Perry Plummer
Director
New Hampshire Fire Standards andTraining and Emergency Medical Services
(603) 223-4200
perry.plummer@dos.nh.gov

 

 

Dennis Rosolen
Chief
New Hampshire Fire Standards andTraining and Emergency Medical Services
(603) 223-4200
dennis.rosolen@dos.nh.gov

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