Executive Programs

All professionals need quality programs that offer opportunities to focus on personal leadership and problem solving. Two executive programs are available to meet those needs, with one created for elected and agency officials and the other designed for fire service professionals. To better understand their roles during a disaster, senior elected or agency officials may select among workshops and courses for all-hazards preparedness, and public information in an all-hazards incident. For fire service professionals who want to become outstanding leaders in the fire services community, courses include all levels of the Texas Fire Officer Program and the Fire Service Chief Executive Officer Program. The annual Leadership Development Symposium allows fire and EMS service staff and command to receive up-to-date information on leadership, management, safety, budgeting and other topics relevant to these challenging times.


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DHS Funded AWR330 Whole Community Emergency Management Planning
Through guided discussions, individual and group activities, the AWR-330 Whole Community Emergency Management Planning Course helps participants identify and better understand the stakeholders and resources within their communities. Students will learn to develop strategies to better incorporate stakeholders into their emergency planning process, with a goal of increasing individual, community, and national resilience to all hazards.  Show less
Through guided discussions, individual and group activities, the AWR-330 Whole Community Emergency Management Planning Course helps participants identify and better understand the stakeholders and resources within their communities. Students will learn to develop strategies to better…
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DHS Funded AWR375 Risk Management for After School Activities and Interscholastic Athletics
The goal of this course is to enhance the safety and security awareness of individuals responsible for organizing, supervising, and supporting after school activities and interscholastic athletics. This innovative training will provide an online platform for learning while improving the awareness level of security and resilience within school districts and communities hosting special events and interscholastic athletics.

This course was developed in a partnership effort between The University of Southern Mississippi’s National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (USM/NCS4) and the TEEX National Emergency Response and Recovery Training Center (NERRTC).This course meets Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) requirements for Risk & Safety Management course #7821. Show less

The goal of this course is to enhance the safety and security awareness of individuals responsible for organizing, supervising, and supporting after school activities and interscholastic athletics. This innovative training will provide an online platform for learning while improving the…
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DHS/FEMA
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NERRTC Learn More about Risk Management for After School Activities and Interscholastic Athletics
DHS Funded MGT312 Senior Officials Workshop for All-Hazards Preparedness
This workshop provides an interactive forum to better understand the roles and responsibilities of community leaders as related to all-hazard disaster preparedness, to share proven strategies and best practices, and to enhance coordination among whole of community partners.Participants will introduced.to a basic understanding of planning operational coordination and public information and warning through lecture and group discussions.  The participant will have the opportunity to work through a customized tabletop exercise focused on the strategic objectives faced by senior leaders.  The final activity of the class is the development of an action plan to improve the preparedness posture of the community/organization. Show less
This workshop provides an interactive forum to better understand the roles and responsibilities of community leaders as related to all-hazard disaster preparedness, to share proven strategies and best practices, and to enhance coordination among whole of community partners.Participants will…
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GSADHS/FEMA
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DHS Funded MGT318 Public Information in an All-Hazards Incident
This course examines the role of public information in all-hazards incident management and provides practical training in crisis communication techniques.  In a major incident, it is imperative that community leaders, incident managers, and Public Information Officers (PIOs) are prepared to communicate with the public through traditional and social media. The course consists of three modules.The first module reviews the topics of terrorism, Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMDs), national response structures, incident management, and government and agency roles.  Participants learn about the passing of information to the public in WMD terrorism, or other all-hazards incident and the function of joint information operations.The second module covers issues unique to interacting with members of the media to help you build more effective relationships and avoid common mistakes when providing information to the press and public. The module includes a mock press conference exercise in which the class is broken into groups to prepare for and conduct press conference exercise in which the class is broken into groups to prepare for and conduct press conferences based on fictional WMD, terrorism and all-hazards incident scenarios.  These scenarios are taken from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) National Planning Scenarios.The third module introduces the crisis communication life cycle and crisis communication planning.  A six-phase cycle is discussed, with public information objectives and key actions for managing each phase provided.  Participants learn how to create a crisis communication plan and develope a crisis communication team to execute it.   Show less
This course examines the role of public information in all-hazards incident management and provides practical training in crisis communication techniques.  In a major incident, it is imperative that community leaders, incident managers, and Public Information Officers (PIOs) are prepared…
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GSADHS/FEMA
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DHS Funded MGT340 Crisis Leadership
This seminar uses one of four case studies to examine the dynamics of crisis leadership and decision making from an elected or community leaders prospective.  This four-hour seminar explores recent case studies to frame the discussion regarding methods to overcome leadership challenges in planning and responding to a large-scale incident.  The seminar’s outcome is developing individual and jurisdictional action plans to guide improved preparedness and emergency response. Available Case Studies:Hurricane Harvey: Chaos on the Gulf CoastMayhem at Mandalay BayThe Camp Fire: Crisis in CaliforniaFear and Realities: Managing Ebola in Dallas Show less
This seminar uses one of four case studies to examine the dynamics of crisis leadership and decision making from an elected or community leaders prospective.  This four-hour seminar explores recent case studies to frame the discussion regarding methods to overcome leadership challenges in…
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GSADHS/FEMA
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Leadership Development AWR375 Risk Management for After School Activities and Interscholastic Athletics
The goal of this course is to enhance the safety and security awareness of individuals responsible for organizing, supervising, and supporting after school activities and interscholastic athletics. This innovative training will provide an online platform for learning while improving the awareness level of security and resilience within school districts and communities hosting special events and interscholastic athletics.

This course was developed in a partnership effort between The University of Southern Mississippi’s National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (USM/NCS4) and the TEEX National Emergency Response and Recovery Training Center (NERRTC).This course meets Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) requirements for Risk & Safety Management course #7821. Show less

The goal of this course is to enhance the safety and security awareness of individuals responsible for organizing, supervising, and supporting after school activities and interscholastic athletics. This innovative training will provide an online platform for learning while improving the…
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DHS/FEMA
Online
NERRTC Learn More about Risk Management for After School Activities and Interscholastic Athletics
Leadership Development BFL002 Brave Fire Leader Academy Level II Online
The Brave Fire Leader Academy, level II is advanced leadership training for current and aspiring chief officers. Courses cover a variety of topics that are designed to enable successful leadership at the chief level. Complete listing of topics below. Watch online 2 courses per week. Each course is approximately 30 – 40 minutes.Five (5) Zoom Sessions: Weekly 60 – 90 minute classes. Added benefit of interaction with instructors and attendees for additional learning.Registration Brave Fire Leader Academy  Show less
The Brave Fire Leader Academy, level II is advanced leadership training for current and aspiring chief officers. Courses cover a variety of topics that are designed to enable successful leadership at the chief level. Complete listing of topics below. Watch online 2 courses per week. Each…
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Leadership Development FOP200 NFPA 1021 Fire Officer II
This course is designed to meet the needs of the mid-level officer/supervisor and satisfies the requirements of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1021 Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications, Chapter five “Fire Officer II.”  It is designed around classroom lectures and group interactive exercises to improve your abilities to manage multiple fire companies. This includes responsibilities such as strategic planning and operations, personnel development, and organizational communications.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 Firefighters’ 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 FirefighterRegistration 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.  Show less
This course is designed to meet the needs of the mid-level officer/supervisor and satisfies the requirements of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1021 Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications, Chapter five “Fire Officer II.”  It is designed around classroom…
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Leadership Development FOP300 NFPA 1021 Fire Officer III
This course meets the needs of fire executive management and satisfies the requirements of National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1021 Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications, Chapter six “Fire Officer 3”.  The course is designed around classroom lectures and group interactive exercises to improve your abilities to manage a fire service organization. The course emphasizes community/government relations, model planning, budgeting, human resources, trends and support organizations, and emergency service delivery. The course includes a written project that requires you to develop a strategic plan.Upon completion of this course you are eligible to take the National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications (Pro Board) written exam and project based testing.  Participants that receive a Pro Board certification are eligible for certification through Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP) reciprocity.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 Non-Texas Municipal or State FirefighterRegistration 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.  Show less
This course meets the needs of fire executive management and satisfies the requirements of National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1021 Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications, Chapter six “Fire Officer 3”.  The course is designed around classroom lectures and group…
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Leadership Development FOP400 NFPA 1021 Fire Officer IV
This course meets the needs of fire executive management and satisfies the requirements of National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1021 Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications,
Chapter seven “Fire Officer 4”.  The course is designed around classroom lectures and group interactive exercises to improve your abilities to manage a fire service organization. The course emphasizes community/government relations, model planning, budgeting, human resources, trends and support organizations, and emergency service delivery. The course includes a written project that requires you to develop a strategic plan.Upon completion of this course you are eligible to take the National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications (Pro Board) written exam and project based testing.  Participants that receive a Pro Board certification are eligible for certification through Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP) reciprocity.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 Non-Texas Municipal or State FirefighterRegistration 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.  Show less
This course meets the needs of fire executive management and satisfies the requirements of National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1021 Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications,
Chapter seven “Fire Officer 4”.  The course is designed around classroom lectures and group…
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Leadership Development LDR001 TEEX- Leadership Development Symposium
This Leadership Symposium is designed to provide continuing education and professional development for managers and leaders across a broad range of subjects focused on supervision, management, human resource management, and leadership issues. Sessions are presented by nationally recognized authorities and subject matter experts. Sessions are designed to challenge and stimulate discussion and to prepare leaders/managers for the challenges of today and tomorrow affecting organizational and/or unit capabilities.Keep up with the latest information at our event site.  Show less
This Leadership Symposium is designed to provide continuing education and professional development for managers and leaders across a broad range of subjects focused on supervision, management, human resource management, and leadership issues. Sessions are presented by nationally recognized…
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Leadership Development LDR500 Fire Service Chief Executive Officer
TEEX Emergency Services Training Institute and the Texas A&M Mays Business School are proud to offer an executive development capstone program for current and aspiring fire service chief executive officers. The Fire Service Chief Executive Officer Program (FSCEO) is delivered by professors from the Mays Business School and is designed to provide advanced level professional development to sharpen leadership skills of executives within the fire service. Upon completion of the program you will receive the designation of FSCEO and will join the alumni of the many professionals who have graduated the program. Additionally, graduates will receive a framed Fire Service Chief Executive Officer certificate and coin from TEEX and Texas A&M University. Admission to the program will be on a competitive basis through an application process. Please note, the FSCEO program is designed to support and enhance the careers of active duty Chief Executive Officers in the Fire Service. 2024 Class Dates: (Application period is closed, both classes are full)May 20 – 24, 2024 and October 28 – November 1, 2024Application period for 2025 FSCEO classes will be open from October 1 – 31, 2024General Program Questions: FAQ’s HERE Show less
TEEX Emergency Services Training Institute and the Texas A&M Mays Business School are proud to offer an executive development capstone program for current and aspiring fire service chief executive officers. The Fire Service Chief Executive Officer Program (FSCEO) is delivered by…
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Leadership Development LFI100 NFPA 1041 Live Fire Instructor
This course is designed for firefighting personnel qualified to become live fire instructors and satisfies the requirements of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1041 Standard for Fire and Emergency Services Instructor Professional Qualifications, Chapter 7, “Live Fire Instructor.” It is designed around classroom lectures, group discussions, and group exercises to enhance skills needed to act as a live fire instructor and safely provide live fire training to emergency responders. You will develop skills such as applying safety guidelines and implementing live fire training procedures before, during, and after training evolutions
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. 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: $265.00/student for Texas Firefighters, departments or agencies Standard Cost: $525.00/student  Show less
This course is designed for firefighting personnel qualified to become live fire instructors and satisfies the requirements of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1041 Standard for Fire and Emergency Services Instructor Professional Qualifications, Chapter 7, “Live Fire…
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Leadership Development LFI200 NFPA 1041 Live Fire Instructor – Instructor In-Charge
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to act as a live fire instructor in charge and safely provide live fire training to emergency responders by developing pre-burn plans, performing pre- and post-burn inspections, conducting pre- and post-burn briefings and maintaining the training environment.  Show less
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to act as a live fire instructor in charge and safely provide live fire training to emergency responders by developing pre-burn plans, performing pre- and post-burn inspections, conducting pre- and post-burn briefings and maintaining…
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Leadership Development LFI240 NFPA 1041 Live Fire Instructor and Instructor In-Charge (Combination)
This course is designed for firefighting personnel qualified to become live fire instructors and live fire instructor in-charge.  The course satisfies the requirements of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1041 Standard for Fire and Emergency Services Instructor Professional Qualifications, Chapter 7, Live Fire Instructor. The class is designed around classroom lectures, group discussions, and group exercises to enhance skills needed to act as a live fire instructor / Instructor in-charge and safely provide live fire training to emergency responders. Participants will develop skills such as applying safety guidelines, implementing live fire training procedures and supervising live fire training evolution events. Participants will be able to perform the duties required of a Live Fire Instructor and Live Fire Instructor in-charge to safely provide live fire training to emergency responders. Upon completion of this course, participants will be eligible to take the National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications (Pro Board) written exam and skills testing. Show less
This course is designed for firefighting personnel qualified to become live fire instructors and live fire instructor in-charge.  The course satisfies the requirements of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1041 Standard for Fire and Emergency Services Instructor Professional…
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