NFPA 1021 - Fire Officer Professional Qualifications


Redesigned to textbook based, NFPA 1021 training is now more widely available to emergency services personnel.

Prerequisite: FOTP 250 must be completed before enrolling in FOTP 300, 400 or 500. FOTP 300, 400 and 500 do not have to be taken in sequential order.

Note: Textbooks are not included in the prices listed for each FOTP course.

Successful students are eligible to apply for IFSAC and ProBoard certification through the Office of the Fire Commissioner.

Certification requires successful completion of NFPA 1001 Level II and NFPA 1041 Level I.

Level I:

• FOTP 250 Fire Officer Communications and Background Knowledge
• FOTP 300 Introduction to Basic Supervisor Functions
• FOTP 400 Safety Regulations and Basic Investigation
• FOTP 500 Single-unit Incident Management

Level II:

• FOTP 600 Legal Aspects and Evaluating Performance
• FOTP 700 Administrative Functions and Fire Investigation
• FOTP 800 Multi-unit Incident Management


Fire Officer Communications and Background Knowledge
ID# FOTP-250 This text-book based course supplies you with the background knowledge necessary to assume the role of company officer.  This includes a broad range of firefighting and managerial information that will allow you to effectively supervise and manage the firefighters in your company and contribute to the smooth operation of your fire department in routine and emergency situations. This course accommodates a broad range of written and verbal interpersonal communication skills. When you complete this course, you'll have a working knowledge of the various written documents used in the fire service, communication concepts, language perceptions, listening skills, personal image, presentation types and delivery of presentations. You will be able to operate in an information management system as well as in all levels of the incident management system used by your department.

Required Textbook: IFSTA Company Officer 4th Edition (required textbook)

Recommended Textbooks:
- Cliffs Quick Review. (2001). Writing: Grammar, usage, and style. New York, NY: Wiley Publishing, Inc. 
- Ferster Glazier, T., Wilson, P., & Wagner, K.A. (2005). The least you should know about English, Form B, First Canadian edition. (The Form A, B, and C versions are very similar, so buy the version with the best price.) 
- Hacker, D. (2004). A Canadian writer’s reference, 5th ed. Boston, MA: Bedford/St. Martin’s. 
- Sabin, W.A., Millar, W.K., Strashok, G. W., & Sine, S.L. (2010). The Gregg reference manual, sixth Canadian edition. Toronto, ON: McGraw-Hill Ryerson.

Evaluation
:
assignment, proctored written exam $655
ID# FOTP-250
This text-book based course supplies you with the background knowledge necessary to assume the role of company officer.  This includes a broad range of firefighting and managerial information that will allow you to effectively supervise and manage the firefighters in your company and contribute to the smooth operation of your fire department in routine and emergency situations. This course accommodates a broad range of written and verbal interpersonal communication skills. When you complete this course, you'll have a working knowledge of the various written documents used in the fire service, communication concepts, language perceptions, listening skills, personal image, presentation types and delivery of presentations. You will be able to operate in an information management system as well as in all levels of the incident management system used by your department.

Required Textbook: IFSTA Company Officer 4th Edition (required textbook)

Recommended Textbooks:
- Cliffs Quick Review. (2001). Writing: Grammar, usage, and style. New York, NY: Wiley Publishing, Inc. 
- Ferster Glazier, T., Wilson, P., & Wagner, K.A. (2005). The least you should know about English, Form B, First Canadian edition. (The Form A, B, and C versions are very similar, so buy the version with the best price.) 
- Hacker, D. (2004). A Canadian writer’s reference, 5th ed. Boston, MA: Bedford/St. Martin’s. 
- Sabin, W.A., Millar, W.K., Strashok, G. W., & Sine, S.L. (2010). The Gregg reference manual, sixth Canadian edition. Toronto, ON: McGraw-Hill Ryerson.

Evaluation
:
assignment, proctored written exam

Course Cost: $655
Oral Communications
ID# FOTP-200 When you complete this course, you’ll have a working knowledge of public relations in the fire service, communication concepts, language perceptions, listening, personal image, presentation types, delivery of presentations, persuasive techniques, and interviewing. You will prepare and deliver public speaking assignments for various target audiences.
Evaluation: assignment 605 This course is not scheduled. If you are interested in taking it, please contact the Office of the Registrar toll-free at 1 800 661 6490 ext. 8633.
ID# FOTP-200
When you complete this course, you’ll have a working knowledge of public relations in the fire service, communication concepts, language perceptions, listening, personal image, presentation types, delivery of presentations, persuasive techniques, and interviewing. You will prepare and deliver public speaking assignments for various target audiences.
Evaluation: assignment

Course Cost: 605
Scheduled: This course is not scheduled. If you are interested in taking it, please contact the Office of the Registrar toll-free at 1 800 661 6490 ext. 8633.
Introduction to Basic Supervisor Functions
ID# FOTP-300 This course provides students with the skills and knowledge to carry out basic supervisory and administrative functions at the unit level of the fire department. Interpersonal and oral communications are stressed as company officers supervise routine activities, train new members, recommend action for member-related problems, and apply human relations policies and procedures to administrative situations. Students will also prepare budget requests, change a departmental policy, execute routine administrative functions, and analyze and understand the purpose of each management component of the organization.

Required Textbook: IFSTA Company Officer 4th Edition

Evaluation: assignment, proctored written exam FOTP 250 (previously FOTP 100 and FOTP 200) $655 This course is not scheduled. If you are interested in taking it, please contact the Office of the Registrar toll-free at 1 800 661 6490 ext. 8633.
ID# FOTP-300
This course provides students with the skills and knowledge to carry out basic supervisory and administrative functions at the unit level of the fire department. Interpersonal and oral communications are stressed as company officers supervise routine activities, train new members, recommend action for member-related problems, and apply human relations policies and procedures to administrative situations. Students will also prepare budget requests, change a departmental policy, execute routine administrative functions, and analyze and understand the purpose of each management component of the organization.

Required Textbook: IFSTA Company Officer 4th Edition

Evaluation: assignment, proctored written exam

Prerequisite: FOTP 250 (previously FOTP 100 and FOTP 200)
Course Cost: $655
Scheduled: This course is not scheduled. If you are interested in taking it, please contact the Office of the Registrar toll-free at 1 800 661 6490 ext. 8633.
Safety Regulations and Basic Investigation
ID #FOTP-400

The Company Officer is often the liaison between the fire department and the general public. This textbook-based course gives the student the skills to initiate action on a community need, initiate action to a citizen's concern and to respond to a public enquiry. The safety and well-being of members is also the responsibility of the company officer. To that end, students learn to apply safety regulations to all department activities, to conduct an initial accident investigation, and to implement a members wellness and fitness program. They acquire the knowledge and skill to secure an incident scene, thus providing for the safety of members and the general public and conduct a fire investigation and draw up a pre-incident plan for an occupancy.

Required Textbook: IFSTA Company Officer 4th Edition

Evaluation: assignment, proctored written exam

FOTP 250 (previously FOTP 100 and FOTP 200) $655 This course is not scheduled. If you are interested in taking it, please contact the Office of the Registrar toll-free at 1 800 661 6490 ext. 8633.
ID #FOTP-400

The Company Officer is often the liaison between the fire department and the general public. This textbook-based course gives the student the skills to initiate action on a community need, initiate action to a citizen's concern and to respond to a public enquiry. The safety and well-being of members is also the responsibility of the company officer. To that end, students learn to apply safety regulations to all department activities, to conduct an initial accident investigation, and to implement a members wellness and fitness program. They acquire the knowledge and skill to secure an incident scene, thus providing for the safety of members and the general public and conduct a fire investigation and draw up a pre-incident plan for an occupancy.

Required Textbook: IFSTA Company Officer 4th Edition

Evaluation: assignment, proctored written exam



Prerequisite: FOTP 250 (previously FOTP 100 and FOTP 200)
Course Cost: $655
Scheduled: This course is not scheduled. If you are interested in taking it, please contact the Office of the Registrar toll-free at 1 800 661 6490 ext. 8633.
Single-unit Incident Management
ID# FOTP-500 In this textbook-based course, learn to develop an initial action plan at an incident. This knowledge is then synthesized with the skills needed to implement the action plan, communicate effectively in an emergency situation, complete an incident response report and conduct a post-incident analysis of the situation.

Required Textbook: IFSTA Company Officer 4th Edition

Evaluation: assignments, practical evaluations, multiple choice exam. FOTP 250 (previously FOTP 100 and FOTP 200) $655 Mar 20 - 24, 2017
ID# FOTP-500
In this textbook-based course, learn to develop an initial action plan at an incident. This knowledge is then synthesized with the skills needed to implement the action plan, communicate effectively in an emergency situation, complete an incident response report and conduct a post-incident analysis of the situation.

Required Textbook: IFSTA Company Officer 4th Edition

Evaluation: assignments, practical evaluations, multiple choice exam.

Prerequisite: FOTP 250 (previously FOTP 100 and FOTP 200)
Course Cost: $655
Scheduled: Mar 20 - 24, 2017
Legal Aspects and Evaluating Performance
ID# FOTP-600 students learn the legal and legislative responsibilities of a Level II Fire Officer and of the fire department in this textbook based course. At this level students have increased responsibilities related to the development of their members. Students learn to maximize member performance, evaluate job performance, and create a member’s professional development plan. Students also learn to analyze a member’s accident, injury or health exposure with the aim of decreasing the same. Finally students explain the benefits to the organization of cooperating with allied organizations.

Required Textbook: IFSTA Company Officer 4th Edition

Evaluation: assignment, proctored written exam NFPA 1021 Level I (FOTP250, FOTP300, FOTP400 and FOTP500) $655 This course is not scheduled at ETC. If you are interested in taking it, please contact the Office of the Registrar toll-free at 1 800 661 6490 ext. 8633.
ID# FOTP-600
students learn the legal and legislative responsibilities of a Level II Fire Officer and of the fire department in this textbook based course. At this level students have increased responsibilities related to the development of their members. Students learn to maximize member performance, evaluate job performance, and create a member’s professional development plan. Students also learn to analyze a member’s accident, injury or health exposure with the aim of decreasing the same. Finally students explain the benefits to the organization of cooperating with allied organizations.

Required Textbook: IFSTA Company Officer 4th Edition

Evaluation: assignment, proctored written exam

Prerequisite: NFPA 1021 Level I (FOTP250, FOTP300, FOTP400 and FOTP500)
Course Cost: $655
Scheduled: This course is not scheduled at ETC. If you are interested in taking it, please contact the Office of the Registrar toll-free at 1 800 661 6490 ext. 8633.
Administrative Functions and Fire Investigation
ID# FOTP-700

This text-book based course covers more advanced administrative requirements of the Level II Fire Officer including preparing a project or divisional budget, writing news releases, preparing written reports, identifying service demands for various planning areas within the service area of the organization, and developing policy or procedural changes. As part of budget preparation you will also learn the process of purchasing. Finally, you will learn how to determine the preliminary cause of fire to determine if arson is involved.

Required Textbook: IFSTA Company Officer 4th Edition

Evaluation: assignment, proctored written exam

NFPA 1021 Level I $655 This course is not scheduled at ETC. If you are interested in taking it, please contact the Office of the Registrar toll-free at 1 800 661 6490 ext. 8633.
ID# FOTP-700

This text-book based course covers more advanced administrative requirements of the Level II Fire Officer including preparing a project or divisional budget, writing news releases, preparing written reports, identifying service demands for various planning areas within the service area of the organization, and developing policy or procedural changes. As part of budget preparation you will also learn the process of purchasing. Finally, you will learn how to determine the preliminary cause of fire to determine if arson is involved.

Required Textbook: IFSTA Company Officer 4th Edition

Evaluation: assignment, proctored written exam



Prerequisite: NFPA 1021 Level I
Course Cost: $655
Scheduled: This course is not scheduled at ETC. If you are interested in taking it, please contact the Office of the Registrar toll-free at 1 800 661 6490 ext. 8633.
Multi-unit Incident Management
ID# FOTP-800 In this textbook-based course, students learn how to supervise multi-unit emergency operations, obtain and deploy resources while working within the incident management system. Realistic simulations are created to allow the student to serve in command staff and unit supervision positions. Finally, students develop and conduct a post-incident analysis for a multi-unit incident and produce a written report of their findings.

Required Textbook: IFSTA Company Officer 4th Edition

Evaluation:
practical evaluation, proctored written exam NFPA 1021 Level I $655 Oct 2 - 6, 2017
ID# FOTP-800
In this textbook-based course, students learn how to supervise multi-unit emergency operations, obtain and deploy resources while working within the incident management system. Realistic simulations are created to allow the student to serve in command staff and unit supervision positions. Finally, students develop and conduct a post-incident analysis for a multi-unit incident and produce a written report of their findings.

Required Textbook: IFSTA Company Officer 4th Edition

Evaluation:
practical evaluation, proctored written exam

Prerequisite: NFPA 1021 Level I
Course Cost: $655
Scheduled: Oct 2 - 6, 2017