Three Additional National Fire Academy Courses Introduced to the Nation’s Fire Service

Emmitsburg, MD – As the start of the second semester enrollment period has begin, officials of the National Fire Academy (NFA) announce three additional new course offerings to the NFA list of available areas of educational focus. These three new course offerings are:

Advanced Safety Operations and Management (VIP)
A 6-day course focused on applying the risk management model to health and safety aspects of emergency services operations and incident safety. Content areas include firefighter and emergency services fatality and injury problem; the risk management process; safety responsibilities of department members; regulations, standards, and policies affecting emergency services safety; and appropriate documentation and recordkeeping pertaining to firefighter and emergency services health and safety.

Leading Community Risk Reduction
This course is a brand-new offering (required course) within the Executive Fire Officer Program (EFOP). This 2-week curriculum provides senior fire executives with strategic perspectives on comprehensive risk management with an emphasis on fire prevention.

Evaluating Performance-Based Designs
This 6-day course is designed to provide the fundamental knowledge, skills, and abilities to assess performance-based fire safe building designs employing sophisticated computer modeling techniques. Students will be introduced to concepts and technologies that shift building design from traditional prescriptive-based building and fire regulations to strategies where engineers, architects, and designers employ a variety of options to meet specific performance goals.

The second semester begins April 1, 2003 and ends September 30, 2003. The enrollment and application period for the second semester officially opened November 1 and ends December 31, 2002. Applications received that are post-marked before November 1, 2002 or after December 31, 2002 cannot be accepted.

To find out more about the National Fire Academy and to obtain a General Admission’s application for second semester residential training courses and programs, please visit: www.usfa.fema.gov/dhtml/fire-service/nfa.cfm.

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