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Instructor: Richard Embrey


Phone: 307-673-0356

Notes: Once the student is registered, a link will be sent to them via email so the student can log on to the course. If you haven’t taken online courses through the IFSTA Resource One Online Training Website, you will need to establish an account. If you have already done courses through IFSTA Resource One just go to the website and log on and use the enrollment key to access the course.

Pre-course work required: Must have completed Firefighter I, Firefighter II and Hazmat Operations.

Course Description: The primary audience is the new or prospective Company Officers in career, volunteer or combination departments. The secondary audience includes responders from the energy industry.

This 6 week course addresses critical knowledge and skills pertaining to the responsibilities of a Company Officer in accordance with NFPA 1021 Standards for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications.

The purpose of Fire Officer I course, is to provide emergency services personnel with basic information necessary to meet the job performance requirements (JPRs) of National Fire Protection Association® (NFPA®) 1021 (2014) for Level I Officers. The chapters contain information that is specific to the duties generally assigned to first-line supervisors and mid-level managers.

The scope of the manual is to provide Level I Fire Officer candidates and current fire and emergency services company officers with basic supervisory and managerial knowledge. This knowledge is necessary to develop skills for ensuring safe, efficient, and effective leadership during emergency operations and nonemergency activities, as well as the daily administration within the organization.

The knowledge of fire behavior, essential fire-fighting skills, and basic emergency medical skills is assumed to have been acquired before moving to the fire officer level. Company officers must be knowledgeable in the following areas:

• Concepts of management, leadership, ethics, and human relations

• Basic administrative duties

• Community risk, awareness, and demographics

• Emergency response duties

• Teaching of skills and knowledge to company personnel

All subject assignments and activities are due on their deadline date. Failure to complete the course within the six week period will be an automatic disenrollment and result in non-completion of the course unless otherwise determined by the instructor.

Required Manual: IFSTA Fire and Emergency Services Officer, 5th Ed. To order manual contact Rebecca Bestul at 307-856-6776 or email


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