USFA Offers Pilot Training Course

The United States Fire Administration’s National Fire Academy is conducting the first of two pilot classes at the National Emergency Training Center (NETC) in Emmitsburg (MD) for its newly developed six-day course, titled Managing Effective Fire Prevention Programs.
The first pilot class is scheduled for Sunday, December 2, 2012 through Friday, December 7, 2012.  Students will arrive on the Saturday before class and will depart the Saturday after the class ends. The second pilot will be announced at a later date. A pre-course assignment due two weeks before class.
Applications must be received by close of business, Friday, October 12, 2012 to attend the first pilot offering. Please complete FEMA General Admission Application Form 119-25-1 available on the U.S. Fire Administration Website at:
Completed applications can be mailed or faxed to: 
United States Fire Administration
NETC Admissions Office
16825 South Seton Avenue
Emmitsburg, Maryland 21727
Fax: 301-447-1441 or 301-447-1658
Applicants should not make plans to attend the pilot until notified by the Admissions Office. Stipends for eligible students are available. Attendance at pilot courses does not prevent an eligible student from obtaining another stipend within the same fiscal year.
The purpose of the course is to empower students with the ability to lead a fire prevention / risk reduction bureau. The course units will cover the following subjects:
– Defining your new role;
– Fostering cultural change;
– Building fire prevention and risk reduction bureau strength;
– Power, politics, and influence;
– Establishing bureau priorities and strategies and;
– Organizational finances

The target audience for this course is fire marshals, fire inspectors, fire and life safety educators, fire investigators and plan reviewers. It is designed for the student who has or will have responsibility for managing fire prevention/risk reduction units. It is also designed for those who aspire to lead and/or manage sections of a fire prevention/risk reduction bureau but have little or no experience and would like to learn more about the process are encouraged to apply.

For further information contact Mary Marchone, Training Specialist, by phone at 301-447-1476 or by email at

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