Training

FEMA Recruits Students for Pilot Course

The National Fire Academy is offering a six-day pilot course at the National Emergency Training Center in Emmitsburg, Md., titled Advanced Safety Operations and Management (P154). The course is scheduled May 29-June 3, 2011, with students arriving on Saturday May 28 and departing Saturday June 4.

This 6-day course provides knowledge and practice, in the context of current issues, to develop strategies of risk management associated with the provision of fire fighting and EMS services to reduce firefighter fatalities and injuries. With a focus on using the risk management model in the health and safety aspects of emergency services operations, current regulations, standards, policies and responsibilities for program management, day-to-day operations and incident safety will be addressed.

The course will accommodate 22 students, including company-level officers, chief officers and supervisors who have department level health and safety responsibilities. Prerequisites include ICS 100 and 200 level training. Preferred courses are A462 and Q463, available online at www.nfaonline.dhs.gov. Applications are due by March 4.

For enrollment information, visit http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/nfa/about/attend/apply.shtm.