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Training, Education, Exams
National Fire Academy Courses

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING PRORAMS LISTED BELOW:
If there is no "Apply Online" link, please complete and submit a General Admission Application in order
to register for the programs listed below.
Applications and prerequisite certification can be submitted in person, by mail, fax or email.
Signed & scanned applications can be sent via email to: nhfaadmissions@dos.nh.gov
Direct schedule, target audience, and other inquiries to the Contact Information person.

REGISTRATION GUIDELINES:

Prerequisites MUST be met at the time of registration.
All course application windows open at 8:00am.
All course application windows close at 4:00pm, unless otherwise noted.



F0647 Leadership in Supervision: Perspectives in Thinking
Prerequisites:
Federal Student Identification Number (SID#)
Course Description:
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.
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Location
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2319NFA278 NH Fire Academy
98 Smokey Bear Blvd
Concord NH 03301
09/06/2018-09/07/2018
Thurs & Fri: 8:30am-4:30pm
Closes 08/23/2018
Apply Online
Captain Scott Cathy
603-223-4223
Free

F0646 Leadership in Supervision: Creating Environments for Professional Growth
Prerequisites:
Federal Student Identification Number (SID#)
Course Description:
This two-day course presents the supervisor with the basic leadership skills and tools needed to perform effectively in the fire and EMS 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.
CREF Number
Locations
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2319NFA279 NH Fire Academy
98 Smokey Bear Blvd
Concord NH 03301
09/08/2018-09/09/2018
Sat & Sun: 8:30-4:30pm
Closes 08/23/2018
Apply Online
Captain Scott Cathy
603-223-4223
Free


Prerequisites:
Federal Student Identification Number (SID#)
Course Description:
This two-day course is designed to assist first & second level supervisors and Company Officers (COs) in developing knowledge & skills in contemporary approaches to organizational problem-solving. Topics include use of creative approaches to identifying trends within their organizations; applying problem solving methodologies; the importance & application of continuous improvement within organizations; how to quantify problems and solutions; factors in organizational & individual resistance to change; and strategies for implementing change. The course incorporates facilitated, student-centered methodologies; including lecture, small & large group activities, and individual assessments.
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2319NFA1
NH Fire Academy
98 Smokey Bear Blvd
Concord NH 03301
09/18/2018-09/19/2018
Tues & Weds: 8:30am-4:30pm
Closes 08/10/2018
Apply Online
Captain Scott Cathy
603-223-4223
Free

N0825 Command and Control of Fire Department Operations at Target Hazards
Prerequisites:
Federal Student Identifiction Number (SID#)
ICS100
ICS200
Course Description:
This six-day course is designed to introduce command officers to the complexities involved in commanding incidents in high-risk areas. Students are confronted with a number of fire and rescue incidents that include high life hazard, multiple exposure, and unusual occupancy risk considerations. The students are taught advanced applications in Incident Command Systems (ICS), command and control, decision-making, strategic and tactical considerations, preincident preparation, documentation, and post-incident analysis. Several simulations and case studies are used to depict and review incidents in various types of target hazards. Some examples of these are penal institutions, bulk oil-storage facilities, nursing homes, colleges, chemical/agricultural manufacturing plants and grain elevators. The course is comprehensive and uses lecture, case study, simulation and student participation as instructional methods. This class is not a tactics class but explains the development of Incident Management Teams.
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2319NFA169 NH Fire Academy
98 Smokey Bear Blvd
Concord NH 03301
10/22/2018-10/27/2018
M, T, W, Th, F & S: 8:30am-5pm
Closes 08/21/2018
-Will be extended if course minimums are met-
Apply Online
Captain Scott Cathy
603-223-4223
Free


F0166 EMS Function in ICS
Prerequisites:
Federal Student Identification Number (SID#)
ICS100
ICS200
Course Description:
In this two-day course, students will practice use of the Incident Command System (ICS) in coordination with other public safety responders. As a follow-up to ICS100 and ICS200 training, this course will present scenarios requiring responders to structure their EMS resources within the guidance of National Incident Management System ICS, as appropriate to the needs of the different incident types. Through simulations and role-playing, students will demonstrate the implementation of EMS components in an ICS at medium- or large-sized incidents.
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2319NFA99 NH Fire Academy
98 Smokey Bear Blvd
Concord NH 03301
10/24/2018-10/25/2018
Weds & Thurs: 8:30am-5:00pm
Closes 09/07/2018
Apply Online
Captain Scott Cathy
603-223-4223
Free

F0457 Decision Making for Initial Company Officers (DMICO)
Prerequisites:
Federal Student Identification Number (SID#)
Course Description:
This two-day course is designed to develop the decision making skills needed by Company Officers (COs) to accomplish assigned tactics at structure fires. All activities and scenarios used in this course are based on structure fires. With the real possibility of being the first to arrive at an incident, the CO's initial decisions will have an impact through the entire incident. It is vital that the CO be able to make good management decisions that have a favorable impact on the eventual outcome. In addition to a possible role as the initial Incident Commander, the CO may well be assigned a subordinate position within the Incident Command System organization. COs need to have a clear understanding to the system, the position that they are assigned to, and their role in the organization if they are to function effectively and help make the system work.
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2319NFA119 NH Fire Academy
98 Smokey Bear Blvd
Concord NH 03301
01/12/2019-01/13/2019
Sat & Sun: 8:30am-5pm
10/01/2018-11/23/2018
Apply Online
Captain Scott Cathy
603-223-4223
Free

F0646 Leadership in Supervision: Creating Environments for Professional Growth
Prerequisites:
Federal Student Identification Number (SID#)
Course Description:
This two-day course presents the supervisor 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 management through development of a personal plan.
CREF Number
Location
Course Dates
Application Window
For Course Questions, contact:
Course Price
2318NFA120 NH Fire Academy
98 Smokey Bear Blvd
Concord NH 03301
02/12/2019-02/13/2019
Tues & Weds: 8:30am-5pm
10/19/2018-12/21/2018
Apply Online
Captain Scott Cathy
603-223-4223
Free

F0379 Fire Investigations for First Responders
Prerequisites:
Federal Student Identification Number (SID#)
ICS 100
ICS 200

Suggested Pre-Course Training:
Q0379
Q0462
Q0463
Course Description:
This two-day course is designed specifically to provide a clear definition of the role of fire investigation and provide essential knowledge to enable them to recognize the potential of intentionally set fires, preservation and protection of evidence, and proper reporting of information to appropriate officials. By strengthening the partnership between first responders and investigators, the chances for successfully solving arson-related crimes will increase. The course includes topics such as fire behavior, critical observations of the first responder, fire causes, scene security and evidence preservations, legal considerations, and documentation of findings.
This course is designed for all fire and emergency service personnel who might conduct preliminary investigations into the origin and cause of fires.
CREF Number
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2319NFA121 NH Fire Academy
98 Smokey Bear Blvd
Concord NH 03301

03/09/2019-03/10/2019
Sat & Sun: 8:30am-5pm

12/03/2018-1/25/2019
Apply Online
Captain Scott Cathy
603-223-4223
Free

F0633 Youth Firesetter Intervention Specialist
Prerequisites:
Federal Student Identification Number (SID#)
US Citizen
Course Description:
This two-day course is based on requirements of National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1035, Standard on Fire and LIfe Safety Educator, Public Information Officer, Youth Firesetter Intervention SPecialist and Youth Firesetter Program Manager Professional Qualifications. This course provides students with a broad understanding of the knowledge, skills and abilities that the Youth Firesetter Intervention Specialist should have as requirements of NFPA Standard 1035 pertaining to youth firesetting. This course is for the practitioner who provides at the program delivery level. It replaces Youth Firesetting Prevention and Intervention - Level I.
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2319NFA122 NH Fire Academy
98 Smokey Bear Blvd
Concord NH 03301
04/10/2019-04/11/2019
Tues & Weds: 8:30am-5pm
12/21/2018-02/15/2019
Apply Online
Captain Scott Cathy
603-223-4223
Free

F0520 Executive Skills Series: Exercising Leadership within Communities
Prerequisites:
Federal Student Identification Number (SID#)
Course Description:
The purpose of this two-day course is to provide fire service authority figures with knowledge and skills, enabling them to exercise leadership when confronting adaptive challenges presented by increasingly adverse internal and external communities. The goal of the course is for participants to use the diversity of ideas, peoples and cultures as resources in exercising leadership to address adaptive challenges in their communities.
CREF Number
Location
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Course Price
2319NFA123 NH Fire Academy
98 Smokey Bear Blvd
Concord NH 03301
05/15/2019-05/16/2019
Weds & Thurs: 8:30am-5pm
02/04/2019-03/29/2019
Apply Online
Captain Scott Cathy
603-223-4223
Free

   
 
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