As the start of the second semester enrollment period has begin, officials of the National Fire Academy 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 six-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 problems; 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 and ends Sept. 30, 2003. The enrollment and application period for the second semester officially opened Nov. 1 and ends Dec. 31. Applications received that are post-marked before Nov. 1 or after Dec. 31, 2002 can't 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 .