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    • 09/16/2019
    • 10/25/2019
    • 2 sessions
    • Charlotte Fire / Police Training Academy | Charlotte, NC
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    WEEK 1: SEPTEMBER 16-20, 2019
    WEEK 2: OCTOBER 21-25, 2019

    NCAFC Member   $450
    Non-Member       $475
    (Join Now & Save $25! Membership open to all Fire Service Officers & Professionals)

    APPLICATION DEADLINE:  August 23, 2019

    PLEASE NOTE:  Any applications received after the first 50, prior to the August 23rd deadline, will be placed on a stand by / waiting list only.  Should an opening become available, we will notify you accordingly.

    Presented in conjunction with Central Piedmont Community College, NC Office of State Fire Marshal, NC Emergency Management, and Charlotte Fire Department

    REMINDER:  PAYMENT MUST BE RECEIVED BEFORE YOUR APPLICATION WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR APPROVAL.  A CONFIRMATION LETTER WILL BE SENT TO YOU UPON APPROVAL OF YOUR APPLICATION.  Participants must apply individually, logged in with their NCAFC Member credentials (if applicable) to receive the NCAFC member pricing discount. 

    Class registration will be limited to 50 students or until August 23rd so register early!  A confirmation letter will be sent for each student who meets the eligibility for acceptance.  Due to the expenses associated with presenting this program there will be no refunds after August 23, 2019.  

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    The NC Association of Fire Chiefs Executive Board proudly announces the Chief Fire Officers Executive Development Program to be held at the Charlotte Fire/Police Training Academy.  The two-week course will be presented in two sessions with the first being held September 16-20, 2019, and the second to be held October 21-25, 2019.  Sponsored by the NC Association of Fire Chiefs, this course is being held in conjunction with Central Piedmont Community College, NC Office of State Fire Marshal, NC Emergency Management, and Charlotte Fire Department. Special thanks to the Chief Fire Officers Executive Development Program Advisory Committee. 

    The program will offer training and information critical to today's fire officer with topics including management/leadership, budgeting, strategic planning, human resources and employment law, working with local and state government officials/agencies, career and organizational development, effective communications, and many other topics of interest.  Program faculty will consist of instructors from the Fire Service, local government and private sector, and will offer the most up-to-date information and strategies to help the fire officer meet his/her daily responsibilities.  Classes will begin at 1:00 p.m. each Monday and end at 1:00 p.m. on Friday.  Tuesday-Thursday classes will be begin daily at 8:30 a.m. with end times varying, based on program schedule. 


    Lodging

    Special lodging is available at the Embassy Suites Hotel, 4800 South Tryon St., Charlotte, NC 28217 at a cost of $145.00 plus tax per night. Individuals are responsible for their own reservations either by phone or online.

    Full breakfast buffet is provided for each registered guest of the hotel. Nightly Manager’s Reception that includes 2 complimentary cocktails and light snack is also available to all hotel guest. To take advantage of the special rate and make your reservations ASAP.

    Week 1: September 16-20, 2019

    Phone:  1-800-EMBASSY or 704-527-8400 with the group code “AFC.”  The cutoff date to make reservations is August 29th.

    BOOK ONLINE

    Week 2: October 21-25, 2019

    Phone: 1-800-EMBASSY or 704-527-8400 with the group code “NCF” (different code from first week). The cutoff date to make reservations is September 20th.

    BOOK ONLINE

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    Program registration fee is $450.00 per person for NCAFC Members and  $475.00 for non-members which includes class materials, lunch Tuesday-Thursday, and one evening meal on Monday.  The course is open to all chiefs, chief officers and those having chief officer responsibilities.  The local fire chief will verify a student's eligibility to participate, and the Program Advisory Committee will confirm the student's enrollment.  A confirmation letter of acceptance will be sent to each participant prior to class and will contain specific details related to the program. 

    Remember!  Class size will be limited to 50 students; therefore, please register early. 

    The North Carolina Fire Service is operating in interesting times with more challenges for the chief officer.  This course is designed to give practical, everyday methods of meeting the challenges facing you and your personnel each day.  We are looking forward to having you or your chief officers join us for this timely and critical officer training course.  This is an opportunity for training that should not be missed.

    For more information, contact Jake Whisnant, Executive Director, at 1-888-50-CHIEF (2-4433), or by email at jwhisnant@ncafc.com.

    • 09/23/2019
    • 09/25/2019
    • Great Wolfe Lodge, Concord, NC
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    REGISTRATION DEADLINE: September 16, 2019

    Have Questions?  Please contact Kim Williams, Deputy Director of NC OSFM at 919-647-0089 or by email at kim.williams@ncdoi.gov

    • 11/22/2019
    • 11/24/2019
    • National Fire Academy in Emmitsburg, Maryland
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    North Carolina Weekend – Emmitsburg, Maryland

    2-day On-Campus Program at the National Fire Academy (State Weekend)

    November 22 - 24, 2019

    TUITION:  $80 (Online Payment Only)

    The 2-Day on-Campus Program (formerly State Weekend Program) is targeted for fire service personnel with a minimum of 3 years’ experience.  Most 2-day courses are designed for mid-level officers rather than chief officers or firefighters.

    2019 NFA Weekend Schedule

    November 22, 2019 - Travel Day
    4:00 - 6:00 PM - Registration
    5:00 PM - Dinner (campus cafeteria)
    6:15 PM - Opening Session (ATTENDANCE IS MANDATORY)
    7:00 PM - Classes begin
    9:00 PM - Classes end for the day

    November 23, 2019
    8:00 AM - Classes resume
    5:00 PM - Classes end for the day

    November 24, 2019
    8:00 AM - Classes resume
    2:00 PM - Classes end

    Students:  Please read and follow the instructions prior to registering.

    To apply for a course, you need a FEMA Student Identification Number (SID). This number will be used in place of a Social Security Number on General Admissions Application forms. This includes applications for the 2-day on-campus program (the State Weekend Program).  Please click on the link below to obtain your SID. The process takes about 10 minutes.

    Register for SID:   https://cdp.dhs.gov/femasid/register

    Eligibility to receive a certificate of completion requires class attendance Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  Failure to do so, will result in your entire department being banned from State Weekend programs for a period of 3 years.  If you have an emergency, and must leave the campus, please contact Student Services in Building “C” and ask them to inform Kim Williams.

    Registration: The registration fee is $80.00, payable online by credit card only.  This fee covers meals in the Campus Cafeteria - Friday dinner through Sunday lunch (at the campus cafeteria), socials and a recreational pass required by the National Fire Academy.  Lodging and course costs are absorbed by the Academy.  Transportation expenses and meals in route and return are the responsibility of the student.

    Please note that alcohol will not be purchased by NC DOI OSFM or the NC Associations of Fire Chiefs.  Alcohol will be available for purchase by individuals in the Pub.   

    REGISTRATION FEE MUST BE PAID ONLINE

    Application Deadline: Online registration and payment is required AND a hard copy of Form 119-25- https://www.usfa.fema.gov/downloads/pdf/ff_119_25_2_75_5a.pdf  must be mailed to the address below, postmarked no later than August 31st, 2019.

    Before an application is eligible for review the online registration must be completed and payment must made online.   

    Each application will be reviewed to determine participation eligibility.  Applications received by our office, without a Student Identification Number (SID) and/or online payment, as indicated above, will not be processed.

    Please mail NFA applications to:

    NC OSFM
    ATTN: NFA Weekend
    1202 Mail Service Center
    Raleigh, NC 27609-1202

    OR email them to monna.gillespie@ncdoi.gov .

    Individual applicants will be notified, by email, of acceptance or denial on or before October 1st.  Please provide a valid email address on your NFA application and online registration.

    Refunds will not be issued after October 15, 2019.

    NOTE:  The National Fire Academy now requires testing for all classes.

    COURSE SELECTIONS

    You will be asked for first, second and third class choices.   Every effort will be made to place you in your first choice however it is not always possible.  Please make sure you really wish to take the second and third choices.  If a second or third choice is not indicated on your application, you will be placed in a class with the lowest registration numbers.

    Please ensure the you meet the selection criteria to ensure that you qualify for the classes you select.

    W0349 – Fire Service Safety Culture: Who Protects Firefighters from Firefighters? (Course available only during NFA Sponsored State Weekends)

    Curriculum – Responder Health and Safety

    This two-day course is designed to assist emergency services personnel in defining and advocating organizational change within the fire service relating to safety.

    ·         Safety and risk cultures within organizations. 
    ·         Influences on safety culture and risk categories. 
    ·         Concepts, goals, and processes of risk management. 
    ·         The course incorporates facilitated student-centered methodologies including lecture, small & large group activities, and individual assessments. 

    Selection Criteria

    ·         Fire and rescue personnel with an interest in changing culture in his or her organization.
    ·         Interested individuals and community people who are responsible for risk management.

    Prerequisites: Incident Command System (ICS)-100-level and ICS-200-level training. Preferred courses are Q0462 and Q0463, available through NFA Online at www.usfa.dhs.gov/nfa/nfaonline. Chief's signature attests that the applicant has completed this required training.

    Student pre-course materials and course syllabus

    https://nfa.usfa.fema.gov/ax/syll/syllabus_w0349.pdf  PDF 134KB

    W0549 - Emergency Response to Terrorism: Strategic Considerations  (Course available only during NFA Sponsored State Weekends)

    Curriculum – Emergency Response to Terrorism

    This updated two-day course is designed for the responder(s) who may be responsible for initial and expanded command of incidents involving terrorism. The course is intended to build upon the students' existing skills as Incident Commanders (ICs) and practitioners of the Incident Command System (ICS), with knowledge of National Incident Management System, the National Response Framework, and terrorism.

    The class will assist the officers in preparing an effective response to the consequences of terrorism. ICs must be prepared to operate as part of a multiagency, multidiscipline and multijurisdictional response. The course uses lecture supported by case studies and practice scenarios to address the command and control challenges that will likely confront the IC. This will enable the students to apply their knowledge of pre-incident planning, managing emergency incidents, and operating as part of a Unified Command structure to ensure the safety of responders while bringing the incident to a successful conclusion.

    Selection Criteria

    ·         Fire and emergency services personnel (chief officers, shift supervisors, etc.) who hold command-level positions in their organizations. These individuals should have command and control responsibilities of incidents involving terrorism and be familiar with operating in an incident management structure.

    Prerequisites: Incident Command System (ICS)-100-level and ICS-200-level training. Preferred courses are Q0462 and Q0463, available through NFA Online at www.usfa.dhs.gov/nfa/nfaonline. Chief's signature attests that the applicant has completed this required training.

    Student pre-course materials and course syllabus

    https://nfa.usfa.fema.gov/ax/syll/syllabus_w0549.pdf PDF 131KB

    W0636 – Building Organizational Support for Community Risk Reduction (Course available only during NFA Sponsored State Weekends)

    Curriculum: Planning & Information Management

    This two-day course is designed to help fire and emergency services learn what community risk reduction is and how to build organizational support for it. This course will address the challenges that fire departments face in shifting their priorities from response to prevention. In many departments, community risk reduction is still considered a low priority. This course will show you how community risk reduction can help you and your department become more of a community player in times of decreased budgets.

    This course includes three units of instruction:

    ·         Unit 1: Components of Community Risk Reduction.

    ·         Unit 2: Community Risk Reduction as a Service Priority.

    ·         Unit 3: Building Organizational Support for Community Risk Reduction.

    Selection Criteria

    ·         Fire and emergency services personnel who want to learn about community risk reduction.

    ·         Fire and emergency services personnel who are currently involved with fire prevention and have an interest in advancing risk-reduction efforts in their community.

    Prerequisites: Incident Command System (ICS)-100-level and ICS-200-level training. Preferred courses are Q0462 and Q0463, available through NFA Online. Chief's signature attests that the applicant has completed this required training.

    Student pre-course materials and course syllabus

    https://nfa.usfa.fema.gov/ax/pcm/pcm_f0636.pdf PDF 22KB

    https://nfa.usfa.fema.gov/ax/syll/syllabus_w0636.pdf   PDF 98KB


    W0646 - Leadership in Supervision: Creating Environments for Professional Growth (Course available only during NFA Sponsored State Weekends)

    Curriculum: Leadership and Executive Development

    This two-day course presents the supervisory with the basic leadership skills and tools needed to perform effectively in the fire service environment. The course includes concepts related to a successful transition to supervisory and leadership roles, including concepts of adaptive leadership; change management; active followership; effective communication, including difficult conversations and advocacy-inquiry based dialogue; ethics; authority; power; decision-making; and active engagement through development of a personal plan.

    Selection Criteria

    The primary target audience for this course are those individuals who are at the first line level of supervision. For purposes of student selection first line level is considered to be those at the Company Officer or Unit (fire prevention, fire education, communications, EMS, etc.) Supervisor level. More specifically primary selection criteria are as follows:

    • First line supervisors in fire and emergency medical services organizations.
    • Fire and emergency medical services personnel due for promotion/appointment to a first line supervisory position within 18 months.
    • Fire and emergency medical services personnel who are regularly assigned acting supervisory positions.
     • Fire and emergency medical services personnel currently enrolled in the NFA Managing Officer will be provided priority selection.

    The secondary target audiences are fire and EMS personnel at the first line management level (Chief Officer or above). Students at this level may be given consideration on a space available basis.

    Prerequisites: ICS-100-level and ICS-200-level training. Preferred courses are Q0462 and Q0463, available through NFA Online. Chief's signature attests that the applicant has completed this required training.

    Student pre-course materials and course syllabus

    https://nfa.usfa.fema.gov/ax/syll/syllabus_w0646.pdf (113KB, PDF Help)

    W0647 - Leadership in Supervision: Perspectives in Thinking (Course available only during NFA Sponsored State Weekends) 

    Curriculum: Leadership and Executive Development

    This two-day course provides the supervisor with the conceptual foundation and framework for success in leadership roles by exploring creative, analytical, political and critical thinking perspectives. The course addresses skills needed for assessing situations from multiple perspectives, making critical decisions, fostering creativity and innovation, and using persuasion.

    Selection Criteria

    The primary target audience for this course are those individuals who are at the first line level of supervision. For purposes of student selection first line level is considered to be those at the Company Officer or Unit (fire prevention, fire education, communications, EMS, etc.) Supervisor level. More specifically primary selection criteria are as follows:

    • First line supervisors in fire and emergency medical services organizations.

    • Fire and emergency medical services personnel due for promotion/appointment to a first line supervisory position within 18 months.

    • Fire and emergency medical services personnel who are regularly assigned acting supervisory positions.

    • Fire and emergency medical services personnel currently enrolled in the NFA Managing Officer will be provided priority selection.

    The secondary target audiences are fire and EMS personnel at the first line management level (Chief Officer or above). Students at this level may be given consideration on a space available basis.

    Prerequisites:  ICS-100-level and ICS-200-level training. Preferred courses are Q0462 and Q0463, available through NFA Online. Chief's signature attests that the applicant has completed this required training.

    Student pre-course materials and course syllabus:

    https://nfa.usfa.fema.gov/ax/syll/syllabus_w0647.pdf (127KB, PDF Help)

    W0648 - Leadership in Supervision: Frameworks to Success                         (Course available only during NFA Sponsored State Weekends)

     Curriculum: Leadership and Executive Development

    This two-day course provides the supervisor with the knowledge and skills to perform successfully in the fire and Emergency Medical Services environments. The course addresses professionalism, resilience, emotional intelligence, and situational awareness, as well as managing conflict, delegating mentoring, coaching, empowering, and building collaboration and synergy for professional growth.

    Selection criteria

    The primary target audience for this course are those individuals who are at the first line level of supervision. For purposes of student selection first line level is considered to be those at the Company Officer or Unit (fire prevention, fire education, communications, EMS, etc.) Supervisor level. More specifically primary selection criteria are as follows:


    • First line supervisors in fire and emergency medical services organizations.

    • Fire and emergency medical services personnel due for promotion/appointment to a first line supervisory position within 18 months.

    • Fire and emergency medical services personnel who are regularly assigned acting supervisory positions.

    • Fire and emergency medical services personnel currently enrolled in the NFA Managing Officer will be provided priority selection.

    The secondary target audiences are fire and EMS personnel at the first line management level (Chief Officer or above). Students at this level may be given consideration on a space available basis.

    Prerequisites: ICS-100-level and ICS-200-level training. Preferred courses are Q0462 and Q0463, available through NFA Online. Chief's signature attests that the applicant has completed this required training.

    Student pre-course materials and course syllabus

    https://nfa.usfa.fema.gov/ax/syll/syllabus_w0648.pdf (127KB, PDF Help)

    W0760 - New Fire Chief: Challenging Issues                                                                                  (Course available only during NFA Sponsored State Weekends)

    Curriculum: Leadership and Executive Development

    This two-day course is designed to develop the managerial, administrative and leadership skills necessary for the first time fire chief and chief officer who desire a leadership position in their department. This course addresses critical knowledge and skills pertaining to the responsibilities of a fire chief. Topics covered include:

    • Local politics and the role of the chief officer.
    • Liability and risk management.
    • Resources and items of knowledge needed to become a first time leader in a new position in his or her agency.

    Selection Criteria

    The primary candidates for this course include new or emerging chief officers in a volunteer or combination fire department or emergency service organization.

    The secondary candidates are new career chiefs, department leaders or emerging leaders of a fire department or emergency service organization.

    This course is open to all interested emergency services personnel, including volunteer, career and allied professionals.

    The class is intended primarily for those who have served or will begin to serve soon in leadership positions and who seek to learn more effective ways of managing and leading their agency.

    Prerequisites: ICS-100-level and ICS-200-level training. Preferred courses are Q0462 and Q0463, available through NFA Online. Chief's signature attests that the applicant has completed this required training.

    Student pre-course materials and course syllabus

    https://nfa.usfa.fema.gov/ax/syll/syllabus_w0760.pdf  PDF 100KB

    W0761 - New Fire Chief: Administrative Issues                                                                             (Course available only during NFA Sponsored State Weekends)

    Curriculum: Leadership and Executive Development

    This two-day course is to provide students with the managerial, administrative and leadership skills and awareness necessary for new or recently appointed or elected chiefs to effectively meet their obligations of the position.

    Selection Criteria

    The primary audience is newly appointed fire chiefs in volunteer, combination or career departments, as well as Emergency Medical Services (EMS) chiefs.

    The secondary audience is department leaders and current officers who may become fire chiefs, as well as local government administrators and elected officials who are involved in the administration of a fire department or EMS.

    Prerequisites:  ICS-100-level and ICS-200-level training. Preferred courses are Q0462 and Q0463, available through NFA Online. Chief's signature attests that the applicant has completed this required training.

    Student pre-course materials and course syllabus:

    https://nfa.usfa.fema.gov/ax/syll/syllabus_w0761.pdf   PDF 98 KB

    W0762 - New Fire Chief: Contemporary Issues                                                                             (Course available only during NFA Sponsored State Weekends)

    Curriculum: Leadership and Executive Development

    This two-day course will develop the managerial skills, leadership skills, and contemporary issues and awareness necessary for newly appointed or elected fire chiefs to effectively meet their obligations. The course will help to develop knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for them to perform effectively now and in the future.

    Selection criteria

    The primary audience is newly appointed or elected fire chiefs in volunteer, combination or career departments.

    The secondary audience is departmental leaders who may become fire chiefs and local-level government administrators and elected officials, including fire district commissioners, board members, etc.

    Prerequisites: ICS-100-level and ICS-200-level training. Preferred courses are Q0462 and Q0463, available through NFA Online. Chief's signature attests that the applicant has completed this required training.

    W0770 – Fire Investigation: Awareness                                                                                         (Course available only during NFA Sponsored State Weekends)

    Curriculum: Leadership and Executive Development

    This two-day course presents a basic overview of a fire investigation. Students will review the basics of fire chemistry and develop an enhanced understanding with respect to fire suppression and fire investigation. The course will stress the importance of fire scene awareness, evidence identification, preservation, and the basics of a fire investigation. Students will develop an appreciation of the convergence of suppression, investigation, science, and law.

    Selection criteria

    Fire and emergency services personnel who respond to fires or might conduct preliminary investigations into the origin and cause of fires.

    Prerequisites: None

    Student pre-course materials and course syllabus

    https://nfa.usfa.fema.gov/ax/syll/syllabus_w0762.pdf   PDF 94.3 KB

    Registration Information

    NFA Application Form 119-25-2

    Contact Monna Gillespie via email at monna.gillespie@ncdoi.gov if you have any questions. 

    • 01/28/2020
    • 02/02/2020
    • Embassy Suites Convention Center, Concord, NC
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    Registration Deadlines: Early Bird Pricing (11-1-19); Online Registration (12-6-19); Onsite Registration will also be Available

    Special Pricing for NCAFC Members (Member Login Required)

    Great Training, Keynotes & Fellowship with Colleagues


    • 01/29/2020
    • 11:00 AM
    • Rocky River Golf Club, 6900 Bruton Smith Road, Concord, NC
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    Golf Tournament 

    Rocky River Golf Club
    6900 Bruton Smith Road
    Concord, NC 

    Wednesday, January 29th | Shotgun Start @ 11:00 AM  

    $55 Per Player  |  Mulligans $5 Each  |  Forward Tees $5 Each

    • Four-Man Scramble Captains Choice
    • Awards to Top Three Teams
    • Longest Drive & Closest to the Pin, Front & Back

    Teams will be assigned by the Tournament Coordinator. Vendors are welcome to participate.

    Register online or onsite registration will be available.

    QUESTIONS?  Contact David Summey (919-218-1387) or Todd Eury (704-791-3015)

    • 01/30/2020
    • 01/31/2020
    • Embassy Suites Convention Center, Concord, NC
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