Criteria Announced for Harvard Fire Executive Fellowship Program

Emmitsburg, MD — Application procedures have been established for the 2002 Harvard Fire Executive Fellowship Program. Eight senior fire executives will be awarded fellowships to attend Harvard’s annual Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government. The three-week program is conducted on the Harvard campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

The following selection criteria and guidelines have been established for the 2002 program:

* Application is open to senior fire executives who have demonstrated significant career accomplishments and have the potential to effect and initiate change.

* Preference may be given to applicants who are graduates of the NFA’s Executive Fire Officer Program, although program completion is not a prerequisite.

* Preference also may be given to applicants who have completed graduate-level degree programs or course work.

* Individuals whose organizations have been represented in the Harvard Fellowship Program during 1999, 2000, or 2001 will not be considered.

A FEMA General Admission Application (Form 75-5) (found at

http://www.usfa.fema.gov/nfa/tr_gen.htm) is required and must be postmarked no later than January 31, 2002. An organizational chart of the applicant’s sponsoring organization (with applicant’s position highlighted) must be included with the General Admission application. All applicants are encouraged to include a resume. All packages should be forwarded to the following address: U.S. Fire Administration, Harvard Fellowship Program, 16825 South Seton Ave., Emmitsburg, MD, 21727.

Semi-finalists will be sent complete program information and materials for a secondary application process that is essay-based.

The program is sponsored through a partnership between the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC), and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)–United States Fire Administration’s (USFA) National Fire Academy (NFA). The NFPA and the IAFC will fund the tuition and provide travel expenses for the interview portion of the program. The NFA will administer the selection process.

For questions regarding the program, e-mail charles.burkell@fema.gov, or call (800) 238-3358, ext. 1072, or (301) 447-1072.

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