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    North Carolina Weekend – Emmitsburg, Maryland

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

    November 20 - 22, 2020

    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.

    Application Process:

    1. Complete this online registration and submit payment. (Pick 3 Classes) 
      Registration Period is June 1st – July 31st
    2. Once your online registration & payment are received and your classes are assigned, you will receive an email from OSFM (Estimated Email Date is August 7th) containing the class information, link to the new NFA Online Application and deadline for completion. 
    3. Applicant must complete new NFA Online application by August 30th
    4. You will receive an email from OSFM (Estimated Email Date is September 4th) that contains full class information and NFA information. Please note: this email will only go out to those who have fully completed all the above steps.
    5. No refunds after September 4th


    2020 NFA Weekend Schedule

    November 20, 2020- 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 21, 2020

    8:00 AM - Classes resume
    5:00 PM - Classes end for the day


    November 22, 2020

    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 $100.00. 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.

    REGISTRATION FEE MUST BE PAID ONLINE

    Application Deadline: Online registration and payment is required no later than July 31st, 2020. Before an application is eligible for review the online payment and registration must be completed.

    Individual applicants will be notified by email of their acceptance or denial into the State Weekend Program. A link to complete the new USFA online class application will be emailed to the applicant on or before August 30th. Please provide a valid email address on your online registration. This must be an individual email and not one that is used for multiple people. It must be specific to the applicant.

    Failure to complete the online class application will result in your application being.

    Refunds will not be issued after September 4, 2020.

    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 that 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?

    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


    W0376 - Incident Command System and Resource Management for the Fire Service

    Curriculum – Incident Management

    This two-day course will provide students with an understanding of the Incident Command System (ICS) and resource management for the fire service and their application in both emergency and nonemergency situations. This course addresses the need for an ICS, an overview of the structure and flexibility of ICS, an understanding of the command skills necessary to function effectively in an ICS structure, and the need to effectively manage your resources.

    Selection Criteria

    • All first responders with responsibilities to use, deploy, implement and/or function within ICS and resource management.

    Prerequisites: Recommended – 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.


    W0602 – Shaping the Future

    Curriculum: Leadership and Executive Development

    This is two-day course is designed to assist first- and second-level supervisors and Company Officers (COs) in developing knowledge and skills in contemporary approaches to organizational problem-solving.

    • Use of creative approaches to identify trends within their organizations.
    • Applying problem-solving methodologies.
    • The importance and application of continuous improvement within organizations.
    • How to quantify problems and solutions.
    • Factors in organizational and individual resistance to change.
    • Strategies for implementing change.
    • The course incorporates facilitated, student-centered methodologies, including lecture, small and large group activities, and individual assessments.

    Selection Criteria

    • First- and second-level supervisors and COs who are upwardly mobile within their organizations and whose department head wishes to prepare them for increased managerial responsibility.
    • Administrative officers who are responsible for significant staff functions within the organization and who report directly to top management.
    • Emergency service workers assigned to positions with decision-making responsibilities.

    Prerequisites: Recommended – 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.


    W0636 – Building Organizational Support for Community Risk Reduction

    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.


    W0646 - Leadership in Supervision: Creating Environments for Professional Growth

    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.


    W0647 - Leadership in Supervision: Perspectives in Thinking

    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.


    W0648 - Leadership in Supervision: Frameworks to Success

    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.


    W0722 – Health and Safety Program Manager

    Curriculum: Responder Health and Safety

    This two-day course will provide fire, Emergency Medical Services department personnel and other related emergency responders with the aptitudes and abilities necessary to manage the duties and responsibilities of the Health and Safety Program Manager (HSPM) within their respective organizations.

    • Adapt the HSPM roles and responsibilities while applying risk management health and safety concepts within their organization to determine system-wide needs and to develop support to institutionalize opportunities to meet the needs assessment.
    • Evaluate and prioritize health and safety related strengths and weaknesses within their organizations.
    • Evaluate the environmental barriers affecting the implementation and impact of the organization’s safety and health programs.
    • Evaluate and integrate the organization’s and individual’s responsibility to impact health and wellness positively.

    Selection criteria

    • Individuals who have department-level health and safety responsibilities and responsibility for setting policy for the department on such issues.
    • Individuals attending this course should have working knowledge of the Incident Command System as taught by the National Fire Academy, working knowledge of applicable National Fire Protection Association and Occupational Safety and Health Administration requirements and recommendations.


    W0770 – Fire Investigation: Awareness

    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



    Registration Information

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

              


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