FOP100 – 45.00 Hours
|03/03/24 – 03/08/24
|College Station, TX
|FP FOP100 302
This schedule is subject to change without notice. If you have not received confirmation of the class prior to the class start, please contact the division at (866) 878-8900 or [email protected] to get the latest schedule.
This course is designed for the first-line company officer/supervisor and satisfies the requirements of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1021 Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications, Chapter four “Fire Officer I”. It is designed around classroom lectures and group exercises to improve your abilities to manage a single fire company. This includes responsibilities such as the development of an Incident Action Plan (IAP), personnel management and mentoring, and community relations.
Upon completion of this course you are eligible to take the National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications (Pro Board) written exam and skills testing. Participants that receive a Pro Board certification are eligible for certification through Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP) through reciprocity. In addition, participants can apply for certification through State Firefighter’s and Fire Marshals’ Association (SFFMA).
Pricing Information: Employees or members of a Fire Department or Agency that is a political subdivision of, or component thereof, the State of Texas are eligible to receive tuition credit from TEEX based on subsidized funding from the State of Texas for this class.
Cost: $460.00 per student for Texas Firefighters, departments or agencies
Standard Cost: $920.00 per student for Non-Texas Municipal or State Firefighter
Registration Information: For regional open enrollment classes, a minimum of 15 students must be registered no less than 21 days prior to the start date of class. If the minimum enrollment requirement is not met, the class will be cancelled.
Pro Board Certification Requirements
Participants pursuing Pro Board certification must provide proof of NFPA 1001 Firefighter II and NFPA 1041 Fire Instructor I dated prior to the last day of class. The documentation must meet the certification office requirements.
TCFP Certification Requirements
TCFP testing is not completed during this course. Participants that would like to earn their TCFP certification can submit their Pro Board certification to the Commission for reciprocity.
SFFMA Certification Requirements
Participants that successfully complete this course, can submit their TEEX certificate of completion, along with SFFMA certification application, to the SFFMA office for processing.
Course Completion Requirements
For classroom activities, participants must wear full length pants, closed-toe shoes, and short sleeve/ long sleeve shirts (no sleeveless shirts). It is preferred that participants wear duty uniform or business casual dress.
Pro Board Certification Testing
Participants are required to provide a photo ID at time of Pro Board testing.
Participants Must Provide
- Textbook: IFSTA, Fire and Emergency Services Company Officer, 6th edition*
- Laptop computer
- Flash drive
- a photo identification on the first day of class. See the Participant Handbook for approved forms of identification and additional guidelines.
*Be sure review your registration confirmation to determine if the textbook is provided as a part of your class tuition or if you are required to bring it to class
Class attendance is an essential part of the education process and participants in TEEX courses are expected to attend all class sessions and field exercises. This course requires participants to attend 100% of the class hours as a component of successful course completion and to sit for the Pro Board certification exam.
It is recommended that participants have a working knowledge of basic computer function, Microsoft PowerPoint and Word applications, and computer projection equipment.
Upon successful completion, you will be able to:
- Role of the Fire Officer
- Public Relations
- Recognizing & Managing Cultural Diversity
- Safety & Wellness of Fire Personnel
- Management within Organizational Structure
- Community Awareness
- Building Construction
- Incident Command System (ICS)
- Fire Officer Responsibilities in Compliance & Accountability
- Fire Safety Education
- Functional Leadership
- Fire Cause Determination
- Problem Solving
- Performance Appraisals
- Effective Communication Skills
- Strategy & Tactics
- Military and Department of Defense (DoD) Firefighters
- Municipal Firefighters
- Industrial Firefighters
Continuing Education And Professional Credits
Note: Live Online Instructor-Led (webinar) courses are not eligible for TCOLE credit.
- Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE)
- Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP)
- State Firefighters’ and Fire Marshals’ Association of Texas (SFFMA)
- Pro Board
Annual Fire Training School Information
If you are attending this course as part of TEEX’s Texas Annual Fire Training School, you need to be aware of the following additional information:
The pricing quoted above is meant for course delivery at a location other than the Brayton Fire Training Field, for example, a fire station training room or other facility provided by the host department.
Course delivery during an annual school will have additional facility costs factored into the cost of tuition. Therefore, the cost quoted above may differ from the tuition cost on the annual school announcement.
Annual Fire Training School Registration Requirements
Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service in cooperation with the Texas A&M Forest Service is aligning the payment process for annual schools with all other requests for tuition assistance under the House Bill 2604 program and TIFMAS training grants. Vouchers or grant approval numbers will no longer be accepted as purchase order agreements.
The process will follow the typical Application – Approval – Registration – Training/Certification – Reimbursement pattern.
Before registering for a class on the TEEX website, obtain approval for tuition assistance via TAMFS FireConnect.
Helpful videos about the FireConnect process can be found here.
Return to the TEEX website and complete online registration.
You may secure your registration with a credit card or company/department purchase order (PO).
TEEX policy requires the PO must be submitted within 48 hours of registration, or the enrollment may be canceled. You may upload the PO through your student portal or email it as an attachment to [email protected].
Please make sure your PO includes the following:
- Agency or company name
- Billing address
- Contact name and phone number
- Description of goods and/or services provided
- Amount of charges
- Authorized signature
- Tax Payer ID, EIN, or FEIN. The field should be in the following format: xx-xxxxxxx.
The PO contact email needs to be either yourself or a responsible person within your organization.
If your organization is not an established TEEX customer, or if you are not sure, please include a completed W-9 with the PO.
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Identified
Annual Fire Training School Contact Information
If you have any questions about Annual Schools, call (866) 878-8900 or email [email protected].