Fire Corps Offers Additional Courses at Academy

Fire Corps is offering free online training to help fire and EMS departments achieve more by using non-emergency community volunteers to assist with department tasks. Register now to participate in Fire Corps Academy courses on April 28 and May 6. Each course lasts one hour. Participation is limited to 30 per session, so sign up today!

When:
 
Thursday, April 28
FC-301: Fire Corps in Disaster Response – 11:00am EDT
 
Friday, May 6
FC-100: Introduction to Fire Corps – 11am EDT
FC-200: Starting and Implementing a Fire Corps Program – 1:00 EDT
FC-301: Fire Corps in Disaster Response – 3:00pm EDT
 
How:
 
Register for these sessions at http://firecorps.org/academy.
 
Course Descriptions:
 
FC-100 is designed for fire chiefs, department personnel, municipal officials, and other interested parties who want to learn about the fundamentals of Fire Corps. The session provides an overview of how the Fire Corps program is organized and introduces the benefits, depth, and scope of community volunteer activities in fire and emergency service departments. FC-100 also identifies the basic steps and components to building the infrastructure of a local Fire Corps program.
 
FC-200 provides information and activities that can be used to train fire department personnel and/or Fire Corps volunteers who are overseeing or who will oversee or manage a Fire Corps program. This session teaches how to successfully grow a program along with avoiding and mitigating issues that slow or hinder healthy growth. Participants will learn about various volunteer management practices and be provided with sample documents and tips to help sustain and further their programs.
 
FC-301 provides information and activities that can be used to train fire department personnel and/or Fire Corps volunteers who are overseeing or who will oversee or manage a Fire Corps program. This session is designed to show how Fire Corps fits into a community’s disaster response efforts. Because Fire Corps teams already assist fire and EMS departments in their duties to keep the community safe, Fire Corps volunteers can also be used to start, improve, or enhance a fire department’s disaster response efforts.
 
Additional Courses:
 
Additional sessions of the Fire Corps Academy will be offered online and in person throughout the year. Stay tuned to the Fire Corps web site at www.firecorps.org/academy for dates and times.
 
About the Academy
 
The Fire Corps Academy is a series of free training sessions and resources designed for Fire Corps program managers, department leaders, and local Fire Corps volunteers who wish to start and/or participate in a Fire Corps program. Department personnel and Fire Corps program coordinators can benefit from the training to learn about different aspects of implementing, managing, and expanding a local program. Learn more at www.firecorps.org/academy.
 
About Fire Corps
 
Fire Corps is a federally-funded program under the Citizen Corps initiative, which is a national grassroots effort to help communities prevent, prepare for, and respond to natural disasters and other emergencies. It is administered on a national level by the National Volunteer Fire Council in partnership with the International Association of Fire Chiefs and many other organizations that make up the National Advisory Committee.  Learn more about Fire Corps at www.firecorps.org.

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