Extension/NFA/Area Schools

Delivered at no cost to fire personnel in Texas, Fire Extension programs bring the highest quality training directly to departments and agencies across Texas. This diverse training combines classroom knowledge with hands-on training that satisfies both certification and continuing education requirements. Standard-based training such as Pro Board and the Texas Commission on Fire Protection is available as well as National Fire Academy and State Firemen’s and Fire Marshals’ Association training courses. Regional coordinators are available to help assess and facilitate training and schools to meet individual department needs and can provide information about rural assistance program for volunteer fire departments and the grant assistance program for career fire departments. The Extension Fire Program goal is to provide exceptional, standard-based training to State of Texas fire and emergency service personnel to protect of life and property in every region throughout Texas.

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Fire Extension CoursesARE002Abilene Area Fire School
This Area School is held each year at Abilene, Texas. Topics vary from year to year. Once the Area School is scheduled information will be posted at teex.org/extension
This Area School is held each year at Abilene, Texas. Topics vary from year to year. Once the Area School is scheduled information will be posted at

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Fire Extension CoursesARE003Canyon Area Fire School
The Canyon Area Fire School is an annual event held during September in Canyon, Texas. This one day event covers various topics in fire fighting, rescue, investigation, inspection, and emergency medical care fields. Lecture and hands on sessions occur during two four hour blocks during the day and culminate in “night burns” held at the Canyon fire Department training field during the evening after the classroom sessions. Show less
The Canyon Area Fire School is an annual event held during September in Canyon, Texas. This one day event covers various topics in fire fighting, rescue, investigation, inspection, and emergency medical care fields. Lecture and hands on sessions occur during two four hour blocks during the day…
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Fire Extension CoursesARE005Higgins Area Rescue
The Higgins Rescue School is an annual event held during June in Higgins, Texas.  This one-day event covers various topics in structure firefighting, wildland firefighting and rescue.  Lecture and hands on sessions occur during two four-hour blocks during the day:Live fire training Rescue Operations Wildland Firefighting Pump Operations Self-contained Breathing Apparatus Forcible Entry  Show less
The Higgins Rescue School is an annual event held during June in Higgins, Texas.  This one-day event covers various topics in structure firefighting, wildland firefighting and rescue.  Lecture and hands on sessions occur during two four-hour blocks during the day:Live fire…
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Fire Extension CoursesARE023North Central Area Fire School
North Central Texas Area Fire Protection School is held each year during October in Mineral Wells, Texas and is sponsored by the Mineral Wells Volunteer Fire Department. Various firefighting and rescue topics are offered and vary from year to year.
North Central Texas Area Fire Protection School is held each year during October in Mineral Wells, Texas and is sponsored by the Mineral Wells Volunteer Fire Department. Various firefighting and rescue topics are offered and vary from year to

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Fire Extension CoursesARE032Red River District Fire Protection School
Red River SFFMA District Fire Protection School is held each year during September in North Central Texas and is sponsored by the Red River District of the State Firefighters’ and Fire Marshals’ Association of Texas. Various firefighting and rescue topics are offered and vary from year to year.
Red River SFFMA District Fire Protection School is held each year during September in North Central Texas and is sponsored by the Red River District of the State Firefighters’ and Fire Marshals’ Association of Texas. Various firefighting and rescue topics are offered and vary from year to

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Fire Extension CoursesARE034Bell Co Area Hands on Training
The overarching mission of the Bell County HOT series of area fire schools is to bring practical, meaningful and purposeful hands-on fire training to that is easily accessible to central Texas Firefighters in terms of both location and cost. Bell County HOT was established in 2019, drawing Firefighters from as far as Flower Mound and Rowlett. It was quickly apparent that we would need to expand our course offerings and redesign the delivery to ensure Firefighters in need of basic, formative training could come into a learning environment geared towards the foundations and fundamentals of learning the trade from the ground up. Also evident was the need to hit the ground running with our more seasoned participants with just twenty, short hours devoted to thought provoking lectures and intensive, reality-based HOT sessions and scenarios.What we soon found is that it would be impossible to offer the quantity…more importantly the quality…of the content we were striving for in a single weekend. Bell County HOT brings two weekends packed full of top-notch lecture and HOT sessions back to Temple Fire & Rescue’s Training Center, each with a very specific bent towards both unique audiences. Sought after instructors from around the state will be on hand to spread the gospel. Show less
The overarching mission of the Bell County HOT series of area fire schools is to bring practical, meaningful and purposeful hands-on fire training to that is easily accessible to central Texas Firefighters in terms of both location and cost. Bell County HOT was established in 2019, drawing…
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Fire Extension CoursesARE044Mile High Rescue School
The Mile High Fire/Rescue School is held each October at Fort Davis, Texas and is sponsored by the Fort Davis Volunteer Fire Department. Various firefighting, rescue topics, and apparatus operations are offered and vary from year to year.
The Mile High Fire/Rescue School is held each October at Fort Davis, Texas and is sponsored by the Fort Davis Volunteer Fire Department. Various firefighting, rescue topics, and apparatus operations are offered and vary from year to

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Fire Extension CoursesARE052Katy Area Rescue School
The Katy Area Vehicle Extrication and Rescue School is held every November at Katy, Texas. The area school covers the requirements for Vehicle Rescuer Level I and Level II Based on NFPA 1670. Students may enroll in either Level I or Level II.
The Katy Area Vehicle Extrication and Rescue School is held every November at Katy, Texas. The area school covers the requirements for Vehicle Rescuer Level I and Level II Based on NFPA 1670. Students may enroll in either Level I or Level

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Fire Extension CoursesARE053Livingston Area Fire School
The Livingston Area Fire School is held each February at Livingston, Texas and is hosted by the Livingston Fire Department.  Various firefighting, rescue, and leadership classes are offered from year to year and include topics such as: Live fire trainingVehicle ExtricationPump Maintenance Pump OperationsSelf-contained Breathing Apparatus Forcible Entry   Show less
The Livingston Area Fire School is held each February at Livingston, Texas and is hosted by the Livingston Fire Department.  Various firefighting, rescue, and leadership classes are offered from year to year and include topics such as: Live fire trainingVehicle ExtricationPump…
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Fire Extension CoursesARE057Beeville Area Fire School
The Beeville Area School is held each Spring and Fall at Beeville, Texas and is sponsored by the Beeville Fire Department. Various firefighting and rescue topics are offered and vary from year to year.
The Beeville Area School is held each Spring and Fall at Beeville, Texas and is sponsored by the Beeville Fire Department. Various firefighting and rescue topics are offered and vary from year to

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Fire Extension CoursesARE062Guadalupe County Area School
The Guadalupe County Area School is held each Fall at McQueeney, Texas and is sponsored by the Guadalupe County Firefighters Association. Various firefighting and rescue topics are offered and vary from year to year.
The Guadalupe County Area School is held each Fall at McQueeney, Texas and is sponsored by the Guadalupe County Firefighters Association. Various firefighting and rescue topics are offered and vary from year to

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Fire Extension CoursesARE063Wintergarden Area School
The WinterGarden Area School is held each Spring and Fall at Uvalde, Texas and is sponsored by the WinterGarden Firefighters District. Various firefighting and rescue topics are offered and vary from year to year.
The WinterGarden Area School is held each Spring and Fall at Uvalde, Texas and is sponsored by the WinterGarden Firefighters District. Various firefighting and rescue topics are offered and vary from year to

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Fire Extension CoursesARE064Edinburg Annual Fire & Public Safety Academy
The Annual Fire & Public Safety Academy in Edinburg Texas is held annually in February and March.  The school classes span four consecutive weekends and provide training to First Responders in the region. This school includes hands-on training along with classroom training.  Please refer to the appropriate flyer at  https://teex.org/extension webpage.    Show less
The Annual Fire & Public Safety Academy in Edinburg Texas is held annually in February and March.  The school classes span four consecutive weekends and provide training to First Responders in the region. This school includes hands-on training along with classroom training. …
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Fire Extension CoursesARE067South TX/Coastal Bend FF Acad
The South Texas/Coastal Bend Fire Training Academy (STCBFTA) Area School is held each Spring at Refugio, Texas and is sponsored by the Refugio Fire Department. Various firefighting and rescue topics are offered and vary from year to year.
The South Texas/Coastal Bend Fire Training Academy (STCBFTA) Area School is held each Spring at Refugio, Texas and is sponsored by the Refugio Fire Department. Various firefighting and rescue topics are offered and vary from year to

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Fire Extension CoursesARE106Extension Supported Area School
The Extension program facilitates over 100 area schools and conferences each year. Newer and one time area schools and conferences are assigned to course number ARE106. Once established and reoccurring, area schools and conferences will receive a unique course number and course name. Flyers for area schools and conferences are posted at www.teex.org/extension 30 to 90 days from their start date. Show less
The Extension program facilitates over 100 area schools and conferences each year. Newer and one time area schools and conferences are assigned to course number ARE106. Once established and reoccurring, area schools and conferences will receive a unique course number and course name. Flyers…
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Fire Extension CoursesARE109West Texas FIre/ Arson Investigators Association Annual Training Conference
Various topics are discussed during each conference with emphasis on current issues in fire and arson investigation and fire inspection practices.
Various topics are discussed during each conference with emphasis on current issues in fire and arson investigation and fire inspection

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Fire Extension CoursesARE110South Texas Investigators Seminar
The South Texas Fire Investigator Seminar (STFIS) Area School is held each Fall at South Padre Island, Texas and is sponsored by the South Texas Fire Investigators Association and the Texas Chapter International Association of Arson Investigators. Various fire and arson topics are offered and vary from year to year. Show less
The South Texas Fire Investigator Seminar (STFIS) Area School is held each Fall at South Padre Island, Texas and is sponsored by the South Texas Fire Investigators Association and the Texas Chapter International Association of Arson Investigators. Various fire and arson topics are offered and…
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Fire Extension CoursesARE118North Texas Fire Marshal’s Conference
The North Texas Fire Marshal’s Conference is held each January in Richardson, Texas and is sponsored by the North Texas Fire Investigator’s Association, Fire Prevention Association of North Texas, Texas Fire Marshal’s Office, Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service.  The Conference is aimed at the continuing education requirements of Fire Investigators, Fire Marshals, Law Enforcement, Public Education, and Fire and Emergency Responders.  Guest instructors from multiple disciplines are brought in to cover topics in three categories: Inspections, Investigations and Public Education. Show less
The North Texas Fire Marshal’s Conference is held each January in Richardson, Texas and is sponsored by the North Texas Fire Investigator’s Association, Fire Prevention Association of North Texas, Texas Fire Marshal’s Office, Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service.  The…
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Fire Extension CoursesARE121Greater Houston Area Fire Marshals’ Training Conference
The Greater Houston Area Fire Marshals’ Council Training Conference has two tracks of training.  There is a Fire Investigation Track and an Inspections Track.  These classes will assist you in meeting the CE hours needed as inspectors, Investigators and you will receive TCOLE credit for the classes. Show less
The Greater Houston Area Fire Marshals’ Council Training Conference has two tracks of training.  There is a Fire Investigation Track and an Inspections Track.  These classes will assist you in meeting the CE hours needed as inspectors, Investigators and you will receive TCOLE credit…
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Fire Extension CoursesARE126Brush County Medicine & Survival Conference
Often low frequency-high risk incidents occur in the brush country. This conference addresses medical issues as it relates to hunting, response to assist or treat hunting related injuries (ie. insect/snake bites, gun shot, hunting preparation emergency survival, heat related illness, emergency medical care). Show less
Often low frequency-high risk incidents occur in the brush country. This conference addresses medical issues as it relates to hunting, response to assist or treat hunting related injuries (ie. insect/snake bites, gun shot, hunting preparation emergency survival, heat related illness, emergency…
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Fire Extension CoursesARE127Vehicle Rescuer Level 1: NFPA 1006
This vehicle extrication course meets or exceeds the requirements for NFPA 1006 Standards for Technical Rescuer Professional Qualification, Vehicle Rescuer – Level 1.  The course includes classroom lecture and hands on training. The main focus of the course is Incidents involving common  passenger vehicles. Show less
This vehicle extrication course meets or exceeds the requirements for NFPA 1006 Standards for Technical Rescuer Professional Qualification, Vehicle Rescuer – Level 1.  The course includes classroom lecture and hands on training. The main focus of the course is Incidents involving…
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Fire Extension CoursesARE128Vehicle Rescuer Level 2: NFPA 1006
This Vehicle Extrication course meets or exceeds the requirements for NFPA 1006 Standards for Technical Rescuer Professional Qualification, Vehicle Rescuer – Level 2.  The course includes classroom lecture and hands on training of large heavy vehicles incidents. The course main focus is on lifting and stabilization of large vehicles. Show less
This Vehicle Extrication course meets or exceeds the requirements for NFPA 1006 Standards for Technical Rescuer Professional Qualification, Vehicle Rescuer – Level 2.  The course includes classroom lecture and hands on training of large heavy vehicles incidents. The course main focus…
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Fire Extension CoursesARE131Texas Association of Fire Educators Conference
The Texas Association of Fire Educators (TAFE) conference provides fire educators with training resources, educational support, and advancement of fire education. TAFE oversees the George M. Hughes Texas Instructor of the Year Award and the Earl Malone Texas Training Officer of the Year Award.
The Texas Association of Fire Educators (TAFE) conference provides fire educators with training resources, educational support, and advancement of fire education. TAFE oversees the George M. Hughes Texas Instructor of the Year Award and the Earl Malone Texas Training Officer of the Year

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Fire Extension CoursesARE132Alamo Area F.O.O.L.S.
Courses vary from year to year. The Alamo Area F.O.O.L.S. provide realistic hands on fire training to better assist firefighters to operate safely on the fire ground.
Courses vary from year to year. The Alamo Area F.O.O.L.S. provide realistic hands on fire training to better assist firefighters to operate safely on the fire

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Fire Extension CoursesARE133Texas Intrastate Fire Mutual Aid System (TIFMAS) Symposium
The annual TIFMAS Symposium is an opportunity for the Texas Fire Service to join together to work to improve the Texas Intrastate Fire Mutual Aid System. The symposium is designed to give the fire agencies across Texas a better understanding of TIFMAS, to include incident response discussions, case studies and the lessons learned. Show less
The annual TIFMAS Symposium is an opportunity for the Texas Fire Service to join together to work to improve the Texas Intrastate Fire Mutual Aid System. The symposium is designed to give the fire agencies across Texas a better understanding of TIFMAS, to include incident response discussions,…
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Fire Extension CoursesARE134San Angelo Fire Training School
The San Angelo Fire Area School is held each year in Texas and is hosted by the San Angelo Fire Department. Various firefighting and rescue topics are offered and vary from year to year. Please refer to the appropriate flyer at the teex.org/extension extension webpage.   
The San Angelo Fire Area School is held each year in Texas and is hosted by the San Angelo Fire Department. Various firefighting and rescue topics are offered and vary from year to year. Please refer to the appropriate flyer at the teex.org/extension extension webpage. 

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Fire Extension CoursesARE137Texas IAAI Fire & Arson Investigators Seminar
Receive up-to-date, cutting edge information, and technology that will aid you in the fight against arson in our state. Advance your education in the area of fire cause determination, arson investigation, and prosecution through top-notch speakers and presenters.
Receive up-to-date, cutting edge information, and technology that will aid you in the fight against arson in our state. Advance your education in the area of fire cause determination, arson investigation, and prosecution through top-notch speakers and

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Fire Extension CoursesARE146Texas Emergency Management Conference
The Conference attracts over 3,000 elected officials, first responders, emergency managers and decision makers from across Texas.  The Conference provides jurisdictions an opportunity to see and learn about innovative products and services from numerous organizations. 
The Conference attracts over 3,000 elected officials, first responders, emergency managers and decision makers from across Texas.  The Conference provides jurisdictions an opportunity to see and learn about innovative products and services from numerous

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Fire Extension CoursesARE147Extension Supported Area School – NON TCOLE
The Extension program facilitates over 100 area schools and conferences each year.  Newer and one time area schools and conferences are assigned to course number ARE106.  Once established and reoccurring, area schools and conferences will receive a unique course number and course name.  Flyers for area schools and conferences are posted at www.teex.org/extension 30 to 90 days from their start date.  Show less
The Extension program facilitates over 100 area schools and conferences each year.  Newer and one time area schools and conferences are assigned to course number ARE106.  Once established and reoccurring, area schools and conferences will receive a unique course number and course…
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Fire Extension CoursesARE148SFFMA
The Annual SFFMA Training Conference and Convention is the premier conference for Texas volunteer firefighters and emergency services professionals.  Attendees can interreact with exhibitors during the vendor show, network with others during the main business sessions and training workshops.  The exhibit show is held on the Saturday of the convention and is open to the general public. The convention is held in a different Texas city every year.  Additional information:  https://www.sffmatx.org/ Show less
The Annual SFFMA Training Conference and Convention is the premier conference for Texas volunteer firefighters and emergency services professionals.  Attendees can interreact with exhibitors during the vendor show, network with others during the main business sessions and training…
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Fire Extension CoursesARE149South Texas All Harzards Conference
The South Texas All Hazards Conference is one of the largest and most comprehensive conferences dealing with emergency response in the state.  The Hidalgo County Health and Human Services conference takes a proactive approach to public health and emergency preparedness.  Emergency responders hone their skills and utilize all available resources to be prepared for all emergencies, whether they are related to the weather, disease, accident, a deliberate act or any critical event.   Show less
The South Texas All Hazards Conference is one of the largest and most comprehensive conferences dealing with emergency response in the state.  The Hidalgo County Health and Human Services conference takes a proactive approach to public health and emergency preparedness.  Emergency…
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Fire Extension CoursesARE150Sweetwater Creek Area Fire Control School
The Sweetwater Creek Area Fire School is held each Spring at Mobeetie, Texas and is sponsored by the Sweetwater Creek Firefighters Association.  Various firefighting and rescue topics are offered and vary from year to year. 
The Sweetwater Creek Area Fire School is held each Spring at Mobeetie, Texas and is sponsored by the Sweetwater Creek Firefighters Association.  Various firefighting and rescue topics are offered and vary from year to

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Fire Extension CoursesARE645Fire Marshal Discussion Series
This meeting provides an opportunity for local agency and industry personnel to meet with representatives from the State Fire Marshal’s Office and discuss concerns and goals. SFMO will present the initiatives the office is working on. In addition, other state agencies, such as the Texas Commission on Fire Protection, will be present to offer updates on their own activities and to answer questions.   Show less
This meeting provides an opportunity for local agency and industry personnel to meet with representatives from the State Fire Marshal’s Office and discuss concerns and goals. SFMO will present the initiatives the office is working on. In addition, other state agencies, such as the Texas…
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Fire Extension CoursesIND029Industrial Emergencies for Municipal-Based Responders Phase II
Phase II (16-hour) is designed to teach strategic and tactical requirements to properly handle, either defensively or offensively, an industrial emergency incident with the resources that your agency has available. The classroom portion of this class is targeted to give a specific tactical approach at handling industrial emergency incidents. The practical hands-on exercises introduce and reinforce the tactical methods required to mitigate an industrial emergency incident. This course provides a unique opportunity for municipal emergency response personnel to apply specific strategies and tactics for the assessment, management and control of industrial emergency incidents through simulated and live fire activities.   Show less
Phase II (16-hour) is designed to teach strategic and tactical requirements to properly handle, either defensively or offensively, an industrial emergency incident with the resources that your agency has available. The classroom portion of this class is targeted to give a specific tactical…
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Fire Extension CoursesINS100NFPA 1041 Fire Instructor I
This course is designed to meet the needs of entry-level fire and emergency service instructors by meeting or exceeding the job performance requirements in National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1041, Standard for Fire Service Instructor Professional Qualifications, Chapter 4 “Fire Instructor I”. 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: $420 per student for Texas Firefighters, departments or agencies Standard Cost: $840.00 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 is designed to meet the needs of entry-level fire and emergency service instructors by meeting or exceeding the job performance requirements in National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1041, Standard for Fire Service Instructor Professional Qualifications, Chapter 4 “Fire…
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Fire Extension CoursesINS200NFPA 1041 Fire Instructor II
This course is designed to meet the needs of the intermediate-level fire instructor by meeting or exceeding the job performance requirements in National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1041, Standard for Fire Service Instructor Professional Qualifications, Chapter 5 “Fire Instructor II”. The Fire Instructor II course is designed around classroom lectures and exercises.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: $420.00 per student for Texas Firefighters, departments or agencies Standard Cost: $840.00 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 is designed to meet the needs of the intermediate-level fire instructor by meeting or exceeding the job performance requirements in National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1041, Standard for Fire Service Instructor Professional Qualifications, Chapter 5 “Fire Instructor II”….
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Fire Extension CoursesNFA001Fire Investigation: First Responders (NFA)
“Fire Investigation: First Responders.” This two-day course presents a basic overview of fire investigation. Students will review the basics of the fire chemistry and develop an enhanced understanding with respect to fire suppression and fire investigation. The course will stress the importance of fire scene awareness, evidence identification, preservation and the basics of a fire investigation. Students will develop an appreciation of the convergence of suppression, investigation, science and law.  Show less
“Fire Investigation: First Responders.” This two-day course presents a basic overview of fire investigation. Students will review the basics of the fire chemistry and develop an enhanced understanding with respect to fire suppression and fire investigation. The course will stress the…
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Fire Extension CoursesNFA024Health & Safety Program Manager (NFA)
To provide fire, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) department personnel, and other related emergency responders with the aptitudes and abilities necessary to manage the duteis and responsibilities of the Health and Safety Program Manager (HSPM) within their respective organizations.  
To provide fire, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) department personnel, and other related emergency responders with the aptitudes and abilities necessary to manage the duteis and responsibilities of the Health and Safety Program Manager (HSPM) within their respective

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Fire Extension CoursesNFA029Incident Safety Officer (NFA)
The goal of this course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of the Incident Safety Officer (ISO) during incident operations and training evolutions. 
The goal of this course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of the Incident Safety Officer (ISO) during incident operations and training

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Fire Extension CoursesNFA041Preparation For Initial Company Operations
 The goal of the course is to clarify the role the Company Officer (CO) plays in the preparation and education of firefighters. 
 The goal of the course is to clarify the role the Company Officer (CO) plays in the preparation and education of

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Fire Extension CoursesNFA047Shaping the Future (NFA)
This 2-day course is designed to assist first-and-second-level supervisors and Company Officers (COs) in developing knowledge and skills in contemporary approaches to organizational problem-solving. Topics include: Use of creative approaches to identifying trends within their organizations. Applying problem-solving methodologies. The importance and application of continuous improvement within organizations. How to quantify problems and solutions. Factors in organizational and individual resistance to change. Strategies for implementing change.The course incorporates facilitated, student-centered methodologies, including lecture, small and large group activities, and individual assessments.  Show less
This 2-day course is designed to assist first-and-second-level supervisors and Company Officers (COs) in developing knowledge and skills in contemporary approaches to organizational problem-solving. Topics include: Use of creative approaches to identifying trends within their…
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Fire Extension CoursesNFA048Command & Control of Wildland
This 2-day course is designed to provide students with the essential tools and skills to operate safely in a wildland urban interface (WUI) incident. Course content covers: Interface incidents.Fire behavior.Safety and operational considerations.
This 2-day course is designed to provide students with the essential tools and skills to operate safely in a wildland urban interface (WUI) incident. Course content covers: Interface incidents.Fire behavior.Safety and operational

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Fire Extension CoursesNFA055Strat & Tact Initial CO (NFA)
This 2-day course is designed to meet the needs of Company Officers (COs) responsible for managing the operations of 1 or more companies during structural firefighting operations. This course is designed to develop the management skills needed by COs to accomplish assigned tactics at structure fires.  Show less
This 2-day course is designed to meet the needs of Company Officers (COs) responsible for managing the operations of 1 or more companies during structural firefighting operations. This course is designed to develop the management skills needed by COs to accomplish assigned tactics at structure…
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Fire Extension CoursesNFA056Training Operations in Small Departments (NFA)
To apply a leadership philosophy to the Training Function in small departments. 
To apply a leadership philosophy to the Training Function in small

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Fire Extension CoursesNFA064ICS 300: Intermediate Incident Command System for Expanding Incidents
The goal of this professional development course, ICS 300 Intermediate Incident Command System for Expanding Incidents, is to provide training on and resources for overall incident management skills for personnel who require intermediate application of the Incident Command System (ICS).
The goal of this professional development course, ICS 300 Intermediate Incident Command System for Expanding Incidents, is to provide training on and resources for overall incident management skills for personnel who require intermediate application of the Incident Command System

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Fire Extension CoursesNFA065ICS 400: Advanced Incident Command System for Complex Incidents
ICS400 is intended for an audience of experienced responders and other senior emergency management personnel who may perform in a management capacity for major or complex incidents (Type 1 or Type 2 incidents).  Large and complex incidents that require the application of area command don’t happen often.  Although this is an advanced ICS course, it is not intended to develop mastery of area command.  The purpose of this course is to expose students to the concepts of utilizing area command in major and complex incidents. Show less
ICS400 is intended for an audience of experienced responders and other senior emergency management personnel who may perform in a management capacity for major or complex incidents (Type 1 or Type 2 incidents).  Large and complex incidents that require the application of area command…
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Fire Extension CoursesNFA073Decision Making for Initial Company Operations
This course is designed to develop the decision-making skills needed by Company Officers (COs) to accomplish assigned tactics at structure fires. All activities and scenarios used in this course are based on structure fires. Often first to arrive at an incident, the CO’s initial decisions will have an impact throughout the entire incident. It is vital that they be able to make good management decisions with a favorable impact on the eventual outcome. In addition to a possible role as the initial Incident Commander (IC), the CO may be assigned a subordinate position within the Incident Command System (ICS) organization. COs need to have a clear understanding of the system, the position they are assigned, and their role in the organization if they are to function effectively and help make the system work. Show less
This course is designed to develop the decision-making skills needed by Company Officers (COs) to accomplish assigned tactics at structure fires. All activities and scenarios used in this course are based on structure fires. Often first to arrive at an incident, the CO’s initial decisions will…
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Fire Extension CoursesNFA088Wildland/ Urban Interface Firefighting for the Structural Company Officer
This two-day course demonstrates to participants nationally recognized principles that, when used appropriately, can lead to COs or Chief Officers who may be in command of a single resource, Strike Team or Task Force at the scene of a WUI incident. This course may also be appropriate for those structural firefighters participating under the command of a structural CO during a WUI incident.  Show less
This two-day course demonstrates to participants nationally recognized principles that, when used appropriately, can lead to COs or Chief Officers who may be in command of a single resource, Strike Team or Task Force at the scene of a WUI incident. This course may also be appropriate for those…
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Fire Extension CoursesNFA092Department Wellness Program
This two-day course demonstrates to participants nationally recognized principles that, when used appropriately, can lead to providing an outline and resources for a fire/EMS department to implement and maintain a wellness program, in coordination with the department’s health and safety program.   Show less
This two-day course demonstrates to participants nationally recognized principles that, when used appropriately, can lead to providing an outline and resources for a fire/EMS department to implement and maintain a wellness program, in coordination with the department’s health and safety…
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Fire Extension CoursesNFA096New Fire Chief – Challenging Issues
This 2-day course address critical knowledge and skills pertaining to the responsibilities of a fire chief; the nature of local politics and the fire chief’s role in local politics; and liability and risk management issues and resources available to help the new fire chief meet his/ her responsibilities.  Show less
This 2-day course address critical knowledge and skills pertaining to the responsibilities of a fire chief; the nature of local politics and the fire chief’s role in local politics; and liability and risk management issues and resources available to help the new fire chief meet his/ her…
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Fire Extension CoursesNFA097New Fire Chief – Administrative Issues
This 2-day course is to address critical knowledge and skills pertaining to the responsibilities of a fire chief or EMS manager, the nature of local politics and the organization’s leadership role in local politics, and liability and risk management issues and resources available to help the new fire chief meet his or her responsibilities.  Show less
This 2-day course is to address critical knowledge and skills pertaining to the responsibilities of a fire chief or EMS manager, the nature of local politics and the organization’s leadership role in local politics, and liability and risk management issues and resources available to help the…
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Fire Extension CoursesNFA098New Fire Chief – Contemporary Issues
This 2-day course is to address critical knowledge and skills pertaining to the responsibilities of a fire chief or Emergency Medical Services (EMS) manager, including collaboration and cooperation, leadership and management , community engagement, and capital purchase. 
This 2-day course is to address critical knowledge and skills pertaining to the responsibilities of a fire chief or Emergency Medical Services (EMS) manager, including collaboration and cooperation, leadership and management , community engagement, and capital

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Fire Extension CoursesNFA104Executive Skills Series Exercising Leadership Within Communities
In this course, participants will learn the adaptive leadership model and how the model relates to being in an authority role and exercising leadership. Both adaptive and technical challenges will be examined to develop understanding of the differences between them, along with disequilibrium as a necessary element in accomplishing adaptive change.Participants will also learn the definitions of community and dynamic situations. A spotlight will be focused on recognizing the existence of differences within a community, understanding the challenges that arise and produce conflict, and identifying desired outcomes as a component of exercising leadership to address the challenge.Additionally, participants will focus on how to analyze a community challenge using a variety of tools and strategies to collect information about systems, politics, demographics and cultural perspectives. They will also go over several tools and strategies that can be applied to address challenges within different communities and achieve desired outcomes, as well as identify what success looks like and how to measure it.The purpose of the “Executive Skills Series: Exercising Leadership Within Communities” (ESS: ELWC) course is to provide fire service authority figures with knowledge and skills which enable them to exercise leadership when confronting adaptive challenges presented by increasingly different internal and external communities. Show less
In this course, participants will learn the adaptive leadership model and how the model relates to being in an authority role and exercising leadership. Both adaptive and technical challenges will be examined to develop understanding of the differences between them, along with disequilibrium…
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Fire Extension CoursesNFA105Executive Skills Series Exercising Leadership to Facilitate Adaptive Change
In this course, participants will learn the adaptive leadership model and how the model relates to being in an authority role and exercising leadership. Both adaptive and technical challenges will be examined in order to develop understanding of the differences between them, along with disequilibrium as a necessary element in accomplishing adaptive change.Participants will also be introduced to the functions of holding an authority role within their organization. They will be taught to recognize where their authority comes from, what the boundaries of their authority are, and what can compromise their authority. This forms the foundation for the participants to recognize the distinctions between acting as an authority figure and exercising leadership to effect change within their organizations.Additionally, participants will examine two models for managing change: Analysis, Planning, Implementation and Evaluation (APIE) (a structural approach), and Bridges’ Transition Model (a psychological approach). Participants will also be introduced to the Four P’s component of Bridges’ Transition Model for facilitating change.The purpose of the “Executive Skills Series: Exercising Leadership to Facilitate Adaptive Change” (ESS: ELFAC) course is to provide skills that individuals in positions of authority can use to exercise leadership when confronted with adaptive challenges. Show less
In this course, participants will learn the adaptive leadership model and how the model relates to being in an authority role and exercising leadership. Both adaptive and technical challenges will be examined in order to develop understanding of the differences between them, along with…
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Fire Extension CoursesNFA106Executive Skills Series Exercising Leadership Through Difficult Conversations
In this course, participants are introduced to the adaptive leadership model and how the model relates to being in an authority role and exercising leadership. They will examine the sources of power and the limits of one’s authority. Participants will also focus on defining difficult conversations and recognizing when they should occur, analyzing the elements of a difficult conversation to appropriately plan for its conduct, and examining how their own personal feelings and traits play a role in a difficult conversation. Additionally, participants will examine several tools for conducting difficult conversations, including the Ladder of Inference tool, the Left-Hand Column tool, and the Balancing Inquiry and Support tool. Finally, participants will focus on conducting a difficult conversation. They will learn several leadership skills that are useful in conducting a difficult conversation, and go over the five steps for conducting a difficult conversation. By the end of the course, participants will have developed a plan for conducting a difficult conversation in their lifetime. The purpose of this “Executive Skills Series: Exercising Leadership Through Difficult Conversations” (ESS: ELTDC) course is to provide knowledge and skills in having difficult conversations in order to exercise leadership when addressing adaptive challenges. Show less
In this course, participants are introduced to the adaptive leadership model and how the model relates to being in an authority role and exercising leadership. They will examine the sources of power and the limits of one’s authority. Participants will also focus on defining difficult…
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Fire Extension CoursesNFA107Leadership in Supervision Creating Environments for Professional Growth
This two-day course presents the participant with the basic leadership and supervisory knowledge, skills and tools needed to perform effectively in the fire and EMS environment. The course includes:Transition to Supervisor: At the completion of this unit, participants will be able to apply concepts related to a successful transition to supervisory and leadership roles, including models of leadership, change management, active followership, and active involvement in fire and EMS.Effective Communication: At the completion of this unit, participants will be able to identify effective communication processes across a multitude of scenarios and environments, to include written, oral, paraverbal, nonverbal, dialogue-focused, inquiry- and support-based, and crucial conversations.Ethics, Authority and Responsibility: At the completion of this unit, participants will be able to apply an ethical perspective to responsibility, authority, power, decision-making and discipline in a supervisory or leadership role in fire or EMS.Active Involvement: At the completion of this unit, participants will be able to create a personal plan for active involvement as a supervisor and leader in fire and EMS, using concepts presented in this course. Show less
This two-day course presents the participant with the basic leadership and supervisory knowledge, skills and tools needed to perform effectively in the fire and EMS environment. The course includes:Transition to Supervisor: At the completion of this unit, participants will be able to apply…
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Fire Extension CoursesNFA111Leadership in Supervision: Perspectives in Thinking
This course provides a conceptual foundation and framework for a successful transition by fire and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel to first line supervisor by exploring a broad spectrum of perspectives in thinking. This two-day course presents the participant with the basic leadership and supervisory knowledge, skills and tools needed to perform effectively in the fire and EMS environment. The course includes: Unit 1: Thinking Perspectives: At the completion of this unit, participants will be able to assess situations from multiple perspectives. Unit 2: Think Imaginatively, Act Creatively: At the completion of this unit, participants will be able to articulate techniques for fostering an environment of creativity and innovation. Unit 3: Think Analytically, Politically and Critically: At the completion of this unit, participants will be able to create a personal plan as a supervisor and leader in fire and EMS based on the thinking perspectives presented in this course. The NFA supports courses for federal, state and local fire and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel to include professional development within the disciplines of leadership and executive development. This curriculum is intended to serve the professional development needs of fire and emergency services personnel who are at or are preparing for first line supervisory positions. The curriculum is also intended to serve as prerequisite course work for participants of the NFA Managing Officer Program. Show less
This course provides a conceptual foundation and framework for a successful transition by fire and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel to first line supervisor by exploring a broad spectrum of perspectives in thinking. This two-day course presents the participant with the basic…
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Fire Extension CoursesNFA112Leadership in Supervision: Frameworks to Success
This course provide a conceptual foundation and framework for a successful transition by fire and EMS personnel to first line supervisor by exploring concepts of self, others, and teams in developing frameworks for organizational and personal success. This two-day course presents the participant with the basic leadership and supervisory knowledge, skills and tools needed to perform effectively in the fire and EMS environment. The course includes: Unit 1: Self: At the completion of this unit, participants will be able to apply the concepts of professionalism to create a roadmap for professional success. Unit 2: Creating Environments for Growth in Others: At the completion of this unit, participants will be able to explain how the concepts of managing conflict, empowerment, empathy, authorization and delegation can contribute to creating an environment for professional growth in others. Unit 3: Together: At the completion of this unit, participants will be able to apply the concepts of failure, collaboration, synergy and team dysfunction to your creation of a personal plan of active involvement as a supervisor and leader in fire and EMS. The NFA supports courses for federal, state and local fire and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel to include professional development within the disciplines of leadership and executive development. This curriculum is intended to serve the professional development needs of fire and emergency services personnel who are at or are preparing for first line supervisory positions. The curriculum is also intended to serve as prerequisite course work for participants of the NFA Managing Officer Program. Show less
This course provide a conceptual foundation and framework for a successful transition by fire and EMS personnel to first line supervisor by exploring concepts of self, others, and teams in developing frameworks for organizational and personal success. This two-day course presents the…
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Fire Extension CoursesNFA113Leadership In Supervision: Growth-Thinking-Success
This 40 hour course is the combination of the three two-day courses within the Leadership Series: Creating Environments for Professional Growth, Perspectives in Thinking, and Frameworks to Success.This series presents the fire and emergency medical (EMS) supervisor with the basic leadership skills and tools needed to perform effectively in the fire and EMS environment, to successfully transition to supervisory and leadership roles, and establish a conceptual foundation and framework for success in leadership roles by exploring creative, analytical, political and critical thinking perspectives.The course includes the development of a personal plan for active involvement in the provision of leadership in supervision.This course meets the requirements of the Managing Officer Program for completion of Leadership I, II and III. Show less
This 40 hour course is the combination of the three two-day courses within the Leadership Series: Creating Environments for Professional Growth, Perspectives in Thinking, and Frameworks to Success.This series presents the fire and emergency medical (EMS) supervisor with the basic leadership…
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Fire Extension CoursesNFA114Best Practices in Community Risk Reduction
“Best Practices in Community Risk Reduction” demonstrates to students nationally recognized principles that, when used appropriately, can lead to community risk reduction programs that can measure success in local communities. This course will give students the opportunity to explore programs from communities across the U.S. that have been showcased at Vision 20/20 symposiums. These programs demonstrate what nationally recognized organizations identify as examples of “best practices” in community risk reduction.  Show less
“Best Practices in Community Risk Reduction” demonstrates to students nationally recognized principles that, when used appropriately, can lead to community risk reduction programs that can measure success in local communities. This course will give students the opportunity to explore programs…
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Fire Extension CoursesNFA115EMS Function in ICS
The goal of this course is to ensure Emergency medical Services (EMS) personnel can make critical decisions effectively during an emergency/disaster by employing the appropriate EMS functions in Incident Commant System (ICS) knowledge, sills, and abilities (KSAs), and decision-making techniques.  Show less
The goal of this course is to ensure Emergency medical Services (EMS) personnel can make critical decisions effectively during an emergency/disaster by employing the appropriate EMS functions in Incident Commant System (ICS) knowledge, sills, and abilities (KSAs), and decision-making…
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Fire Extension CoursesXFD001Introduction to the Fire Service and Fire Fighting
This is the IFSTA Essentials of Fire Fighting lesson covering fire department organization.  This lesson describes the fire service mission, organization, and regulations.  This lesson also covers firefighter roles and skills, as well as firefighter safety, health, and wellness. (Note: Skills portion may or may not be included in this course please contact the host agency for details.) Show less
This is the IFSTA Essentials of Fire Fighting lesson covering fire department organization.  This lesson describes the fire service mission, organization, and regulations.  This lesson also covers firefighter roles and skills, as well as firefighter safety, health, and…
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Fire Extension CoursesXFD002Communications
This is the IFSTA Essentials of Fire Fighting lesson covering fire department communications.  This lesson describes different communication systems used within the fire department.  It also explains the procedures for receiving emergency and nonemergency calls, as well as the radio procedures used for internal communications.  (Note:  Skills portion may or may not be included in this course please contact the host agency for details.)   Show less
This is the IFSTA Essentials of Fire Fighting lesson covering fire department communications.  This lesson describes different communication systems used within the fire department.  It also explains the procedures for receiving emergency and nonemergency calls, as well as the radio…
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Fire Extension CoursesXFD004Building Construction
This is the lesson covering building construction. This lesson describes building construction classifications, including types of factory-built homes. The lesson also covers floors, ceilings, walls, basements, stairs, roofs, doors, and windows. (Note: Skills portion may or may not be included in this course please contact the host agency for details) Show less
This is the lesson covering building construction. This lesson describes building construction classifications, including types of factory-built homes. The lesson also covers floors, ceilings, walls, basements, stairs, roofs, doors, and windows. (Note: Skills portion may or may not be included…
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Fire Extension CoursesXFD005Fire Dynamics
This is the lesson covering fire dynamics. This lesson describes the science of fire. It includes information about thermal energy, fuel, and oxygen, as well as self-sustained chemical reactions. The lesson also covers fire development in a compartment, structure fire development, and the reaction of building construction to fire.  (Note: Skills portion may or may not be included in this course please contact the host agency for details.)  Show less
This is the lesson covering fire dynamics. This lesson describes the science of fire. It includes information about thermal energy, fuel, and oxygen, as well as self-sustained chemical reactions. The lesson also covers fire development in a compartment, structure fire development, and the…
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Fire Extension CoursesXFD006Firefighter PPE
This is the lesson covering personal protective clothing and equipment. This lesson describes different types of protective clothing and equipment, safety considerations related to protective clothing and equipment, and how to prepare clothing and equipment for reuse. The lesson also covers self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA). It describes how to don and doff SCBA, how to inspect and maintain SCBA, and how to use respiratory equipment.(Note: Skills portion may or may not be included in this course please contact the host agency for details)  Show less
This is the lesson covering personal protective clothing and equipment. This lesson describes different types of protective clothing and equipment, safety considerations related to protective clothing and equipment, and how to prepare clothing and equipment for reuse. The lesson also covers…
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Fire Extension CoursesXFD007Portable Fire Extinguishers
This is the IFSTA Essentials of Fire Fighting lesson covering portable fire extinguishers. The course describes different classes and types of portable fire extinguishers. The lesson also details how to select and use portable fire extinguishers. (Note: Skills portion may or may not be included in this course please contact the host agency for details)  Show less
This is the IFSTA Essentials of Fire Fighting lesson covering portable fire extinguishers. The course describes different classes and types of portable fire extinguishers. The lesson also details how to select and use portable fire extinguishers. (Note: Skills portion may or may not be…
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Fire Extension CoursesXFD008Ropes, Webbing, and Knots
This is the lesson covering ropes and knots. This lesson describes different types of ropes and webbing, as well as procedures for maintaining and storing rope. The lesson also covers different types of knots and their uses. (Note:  Skills portion may or may not be included in this course please contact the host agency for details.)  Show less
This is the lesson covering ropes and knots. This lesson describes different types of ropes and webbing, as well as procedures for maintaining and storing rope. The lesson also covers different types of knots and their uses. (Note:  Skills portion may or may not be included in this…
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Fire Extension CoursesXFD010Structural Search and Rescue
After completing this lesson, the student shall be able to explain practices for firefighter survival during interior operations, describe search and rescue operations. Students shall also be able to describe MAYDAY protocols, evacuation, and rapid intervention operations. (Note: Skills portion may or may not be included in this course please contact the host agency for details)  Show less
After completing this lesson, the student shall be able to explain practices for firefighter survival during interior operations, describe search and rescue operations. Students shall also be able to describe MAYDAY protocols, evacuation, and rapid intervention operations. (Note: Skills…
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Fire Extension CoursesXFD011Forcible Entry
After completing this lesson, the student shall be able to recognize different types of forcible entry tools and describe methods for forcing entry through doors, windows, and walls.(Note: Skills portion may or may not be included in this course please contact the host agency for details)
After completing this lesson, the student shall be able to recognize different types of forcible entry tools and describe methods for forcing entry through doors, windows, and walls.(Note: Skills portion may or may not be included in this course please contact the host agency for

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Fire Extension CoursesXFD012Ground Ladders
After completing this lesson, the student shall be able to identify types of ladders and the parts of a ladder. They shall also describe safe practices for using, carrying, and placing a ground ladder. Students shall be able to describe methods for raising and lowering a ladder, working from a ladder, and assisting victims down a ladder.(Note: Skills portion may or may not be included in this course please contact the host agency for details)  Show less
After completing this lesson, the student shall be able to identify types of ladders and the parts of a ladder. They shall also describe safe practices for using, carrying, and placing a ground ladder. Students shall be able to describe methods for raising and lowering a ladder, working from a…
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Fire Extension CoursesXFD013Tactical Ventilation
After completing this lesson, the student shall be able to describe the purpose of tactical ventilation and to explain the process for ventilating flat or pitched roofs(Note: Skills portion may or may not be included in this course please contact the host agency for details)
After completing this lesson, the student shall be able to describe the purpose of tactical ventilation and to explain the process for ventilating flat or pitched roofs(Note: Skills portion may or may not be included in this course please contact the host agency for

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Fire Extension CoursesXFD015Fire Hose
After completing this lesson, the student shall be able to describe the characteristics of hoses, and understand how to inspect, care for, and maintain fire hose. They should also be able to differentiate between different types of hose rolls and loads.(Note: Skills portion may or may not be included in this course please contact the host agency for details) Show less
After completing this lesson, the student shall be able to describe the characteristics of hoses, and understand how to inspect, care for, and maintain fire hose. They should also be able to differentiate between different types of hose rolls and loads.(Note: Skills portion may or may not be…
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Fire Extension CoursesXFD016Hose Operations and Hose Streams
After completing this lesson, the student shall be able to describe water supply, methods used to deploy hose, and methods used to advance hose. Students shall also be able to explain how to operate types of hose lines, nozzles, and master stream devices.(Note:  Skills portion may or may not be included in this course please contac tthe host agency for details.) Show less
After completing this lesson, the student shall be able to describe water supply, methods used to deploy hose, and methods used to advance hose. Students shall also be able to explain how to operate types of hose lines, nozzles, and master stream devices.(Note:  Skills portion may or may…
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Fire Extension CoursesXFD017Fire Suppression
After completing this lesson, the student shall be able to explain fire suppression methods for structure fires, vehicle fires, exterior fires, and ground cover fires.(Note: Skills portion may or may not be included in this course please contact the host agency for details) 
After completing this lesson, the student shall be able to explain fire suppression methods for structure fires, vehicle fires, exterior fires, and ground cover fires.(Note: Skills portion may or may not be included in this course please contact the host agency for

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Fire Extension CoursesXFD018Overhaul Property Conservation and Scene Preservation
After completing this lesson, the student shall be able to describe firefighters’ roles during overhaul, salvage, and scene preservation.(Note: Skills portion may or may not be included in this course please contact the host agency for details)
After completing this lesson, the student shall be able to describe firefighters’ roles during overhaul, salvage, and scene preservation.(Note: Skills portion may or may not be included in this course please contact the host agency for

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Fire Extension CoursesXFD019Origin and Cause Determination
After completing this lesson, the student shall be able to describe the roles and responsibilities of firefighters and fire investigators with regards to fire origin and cause determination and evidence preservation.(Note: Skills portion may or may not be included in this course please contact the host agency for details). Show less
After completing this lesson, the student shall be able to describe the roles and responsibilities of firefighters and fire investigators with regards to fire origin and cause determination and evidence preservation.(Note: Skills portion may or may not be included in this course please contact…
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Fire Extension CoursesXFD022First Aid Provider
After completing this lesson, the student shall be able to describe major functions of first responders providing emergency medical care.(Note: Skills portion may or may not be included in this course please contact the host agency for details)
After completing this lesson, the student shall be able to describe major functions of first responders providing emergency medical care.(Note: Skills portion may or may not be included in this course please contact the host agency for

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Fire Extension CoursesXFD025Action Options and Response Objectives
After completing this lesson, the student shall be able to identify action options and response objectives for different types of hazmat incidents. (Note: Skills portion may or may not be included in this course please contact the host agency for details)
After completing this lesson, the student shall be able to identify action options and response objectives for different types of hazmat incidents. (Note: Skills portion may or may not be included in this course please contact the host agency for

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Fire Extension CoursesXFD026Analyzing the Incident
After completing this lesson, the student shall be able to identify hazardous materials and their potential hazards. (Note: Skills portion may or may not be included in this course please contact the host agency for details.) 
After completing this lesson, the student shall be able to identify hazardous materials and their potential hazards. (Note: Skills portion may or may not be included in this course please contact the host agency for

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Fire Extension CoursesXFD027Building Materials Structural Collapse and Effects of Fire Suppression
After completing this lesson, the student shall be able to identify effects of fire on building materials, describe structural collapse considerations, and explain the effects of fire suppression activities on building materials. (Note: Skills portion may or may not be included in this course please contact the host agency for details.)  Show less
After completing this lesson, the student shall be able to identify effects of fire on building materials, describe structural collapse considerations, and explain the effects of fire suppression activities on building materials. (Note: Skills portion may or may not be included in this…
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Fire Extension CoursesXFD028Community Risk Reduction
After completing this lesson, the student shall be able to explain the importance of fire and life safety programs, fire and life safety surveys, fire and life safety presentations, and pre-incident planning. (Note: Skills portion may or may not be included in this course please contact the host agency for details.) Show less
After completing this lesson, the student shall be able to explain the importance of fire and life safety programs, fire and life safety surveys, fire and life safety presentations, and pre-incident planning. (Note: Skills portion may or may not be included in this course please contact…
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Fire Extension CoursesXFD029Foam Fire Fighting Liquid Fires and Gas Fires
After completing this lesson, the student shall be able to describe fire fighting foam production and operations. They will also be able to describe operations involving liquid and gas fuel fires. (Note: Skills portion may or may not be included in this course please contact the host agency for details.)  Show less
After completing this lesson, the student shall be able to describe fire fighting foam production and operations. They will also be able to describe operations involving liquid and gas fuel fires. (Note: Skills portion may or may not be included in this course please contact the host…
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Fire Extension CoursesXFD030Incident Scene Operations
After completing this lesson, the student shall be able to describe the process for initiating incident operations and transferring Command. Students will also be able to explain how unit operations are coordinated and how post incident reports are used. (Note: Skills portion may or may not be included in this course please contact the host agency for details)  Show less
After completing this lesson, the student shall be able to describe the process for initiating incident operations and transferring Command. Students will also be able to explain how unit operations are coordinated and how post incident reports are used. (Note: Skills portion may or may…
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Fire Extension CoursesXFD031Maintenance and Testing Responsibilities
After completing this lesson, the student shall be able to describe procedures for maintaining equipment and service testing fire hose. (Note: Skills portion may or may not be included in this course please contact the host agency for details.)
After completing this lesson, the student shall be able to describe procedures for maintaining equipment and service testing fire hose. (Note: Skills portion may or may not be included in this course please contact the host agency for

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Fire Extension CoursesXFD032National Incident Management System ? Incident Command Structure
After completing this lesson, the student shall be able to describe the use of NIMS-ICS, identify the traits and values of an effective leader, and explain how incidents are managed. (Note:  Skills portion may or may not be included in this course please contact the host agency for details.)  Show less
After completing this lesson, the student shall be able to describe the use of NIMS-ICS, identify the traits and values of an effective leader, and explain how incidents are managed. (Note:  Skills portion may or may not be included in this course please contact the host agency for…
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Fire Extension CoursesXFD033Personal Protective Equipment Product Control and Decontamination
After completing this lesson, the student shall be able to discuss personal protective equipment, product control, and decontamination as they relate to hazardous materials incidents.  (Note: Skills portion may or may not be included in this course please contact the host agency for details.)  Show less
After completing this lesson, the student shall be able to discuss personal protective equipment, product control, and decontamination as they relate to hazardous materials incidents.  (Note: Skills portion may or may not be included in this course please contact the host agency for…
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Fire Extension CoursesXFD034Technical Rescue Support and Vehicle Extrication Operations
After completing this lesson, the student shall be able to describe different types of rescue situations, the hazards involved in those situations, and the Fire Fighter II’s responsibility at vehicle extrication and rescue incidents. (Note: Skills portion may or may not be included in this course please contact the host agency for details) Show less
After completing this lesson, the student shall be able to describe different types of rescue situations, the hazards involved in those situations, and the Fire Fighter II’s responsibility at vehicle extrication and rescue incidents. (Note: Skills portion may or may not be included in…
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Fire Extension CoursesXTN040Courage to be Safe – General Delivery
Firefighters must have the courage to face a multitude of risks in order to save lives and protect their communities. Their courage allows them to willingly risk their own lives so that others can be saved. A different type of courage is required to stay safe in potentially dangerous situations, avoiding needless risks, and tragic consequences. This provocative and moving presentation is designed to change the culture of accepting the loss of firefighters as a normal occurrence. Building on the untold story of Line-of-Duty Death (LODD) survivors, it reveals how family members must live with the consequences of a firefighter’s death, and provides a focus on the need for firefighters and officers to change fundamental attitudes and behaviors in order to prevent line of duty deaths. The central theme promotes the courage to do the right thing in order to protect yourself and other firefighters and ensure that, “Everyone Goes Home” at the end of the day. Show less
Firefighters must have the courage to face a multitude of risks in order to save lives and protect their communities. Their courage allows them to willingly risk their own lives so that others can be saved. A different type of courage is required to stay safe in potentially dangerous…
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Fire Extension CoursesXTN041Emergency Vehicle Driver Training (EVDT)
Operators of emergency vehicles carry a heavy responsibility. The penalty for not adequately training your operators also carries legal consequences; emergency vehicle operators and the entities they represent have been held both criminally and civilly responsible for their actions. This Emergency Vehicle Driver Training (EVDT) course was developed to teach the emergency vehicle operator proper driving techniques, including the mental and physical aspects of driving. The program points out the long-term impact of an accident involving an emergency vehicle on the operator, the emergency service organization, and the community in which they serve. Show less
Operators of emergency vehicles carry a heavy responsibility. The penalty for not adequately training your operators also carries legal consequences; emergency vehicle operators and the entities they represent have been held both criminally and civilly responsible for their actions. This…
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Fire Extension CoursesXTN047Safe Practices for Traffic Incident Responders-SHRP2 Lecture
This lecture course stresses how to address two simultaneous objectives specific to traffic collisions: safe procedures used to clear a crash scene, and maximizing roadway space available for continued traffic movement. Promoting best practices while working traffic incidents using guidance from the Texas Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), Texas State Motor Vehicle Code, and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) guidelines. Show less
This lecture course stresses how to address two simultaneous objectives specific to traffic collisions: safe procedures used to clear a crash scene, and maximizing roadway space available for continued traffic movement. Promoting best practices while working traffic incidents using guidance…
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Fire Extension CoursesXTN048Extension Supported
Extension Supported courses vary and may include classes such as: SLICE-RS Hurricane Vehicle Extrication Theater Shooting & High Risk Extraction Trench Rescue Refresher NFPA Remembering When Safety Officer Hazardous Materials SFFMA District SFFMA Conference Fire Marshall Discussion Art of Reading Smoke Live Fire Training Brush Country Medicine & Survival Vehicle Rescuer Rescuer Apprentice Command and Control Decision Making for Multi-Alarm Incidents Public Information Officer Building Construction Fire Chiefs Conference State Fire Marshal Discussion/Codes Amtrak & Railway Response Operations Synthetic Drug Abuse Electrical Safety Texas Firefighters & Fire Marshals Association   Show less
Extension Supported courses vary and may include classes such as: SLICE-RS Hurricane Vehicle Extrication Theater Shooting & High Risk Extraction Trench Rescue Refresher NFPA Remembering When Safety Officer Hazardous Materials SFFMA District …
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Fire Extension CoursesXTN073Managing an Evacuation Shelter
This course will focus on the duties and responsibilities of the Shelter Manager, Assistant Manager, and their workers, during the actual operation of the shelter throughout the day and night operational periods. The course will detail successful shelter management based on best practices, actual experience, and lessons learned. The course will conclude with a scenario to assist the participant in bringing the information received together and reinforcing the learning through a practical exercise. This course will lead the audience from the arrival of the 1st shelter manager through the operational periods to demobilization, with events in the chronological order they normally will happen. No matter how large or small; a city, county, or community’s ability to train its own shelter managers and workers will be aided and encouraged by this course. Course will start at activation, continue with opening the shelter, include setup, floor plans, and flow, cover responsibility for FNSS capabilities, talk about our “guests”, expand on the different needs for different ages and genders, have a more specific discussion of duties for day and night operational periods, contain information on partners and those relationships, cover customer service, discuss various types of communication and media, and differentiate between management of needs for the 1st 48 hours and the recognition of expanding services needed for the ongoing days. Pets and their management either in a co-locating scenario or a separate facility will also be discussed. Daily inventory and ordering sheets will be presented and discussed. Finally, repopulation preparations and demobilization responsibilities will be covered. Show less
This course will focus on the duties and responsibilities of the Shelter Manager, Assistant Manager, and their workers, during the actual operation of the shelter throughout the day and night operational periods. The course will detail successful shelter management based on best practices,…
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Fire Extension CoursesXTN074Safe Practices for Traffic Incident Responders-SHRP2 Lecture and Exercises
This course is a combination of lecture and exercises. The lecture course stresses how to address two simultaneous objectives specific to traffic collisions: safe procedures used to clear a crash scene, and maximizing roadway space available for continued traffic movement. Promoting best practices while working traffic incidents using guidance from the Texas Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD), Texas State Motor Vehicle Code, and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) guidelines. The tabletop exercises are performed in student teams from a blend of the various disciplines (law, fire, EMS, rescue, towing, etc.) Show less
This course is a combination of lecture and exercises. The lecture course stresses how to address two simultaneous objectives specific to traffic collisions: safe procedures used to clear a crash scene, and maximizing roadway space available for continued traffic movement. Promoting best…
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Fire Extension CoursesXTN075Emergency Services UTV/ATV Safety
Utility Terrain Vehicles (UTV) and All Terrain Vehicles (ATV) have gained wider acceptance and use in both the fire service and emergency medical service (EMS). These vehicles can help responders take quicker action with less physical exhaustion of department members. These vehicles not only help the EMS providers or firefighters that use them, but may also benefit the individuals serviced by the emergency service organization (ESO). Adding UTVs and ATVs to an ESO fleet may provide great benefits but might also present safety issues if those using the vehicle have not been properly trained in the operation and maintenance. This safety program was developed to provide training for ESOs that use these types of specialty vehicles. Show less
Utility Terrain Vehicles (UTV) and All Terrain Vehicles (ATV) have gained wider acceptance and use in both the fire service and emergency medical service (EMS). These vehicles can help responders take quicker action with less physical exhaustion of department members. These vehicles not only…
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Fire Extension CoursesXTN079Sheltering For Disasters
Along with the Shelter Branch planning and activities; the curriculum includes an overview of job descriptions and duties of the Shelter Manager, Shelter Assistant Manager, and Shelter Worker. Relationships and interaction with involved agencies and organizations such as Red Cross, Health, VOAD, Food Bank, Animal Care, and Law Enforcement amongst others will be discussed. Pet sheltering for both co-locating and separate facility will be explained. Functional Need Support Service; FNSS, and child friendly planning are also presented. Information including facility checklists, push pak sheets, and daily inventory, will be explained and provided to assist in the sheltering process. The instructor(s) have operated all aspects of evacuee and responder shelters; from pre-season site acquisition and planning, through operations, to demobilization, starting in 2005 up to present day. These events involved single and multiple operations running with populations from 100 up to 8,000 at one mega shelter. This course will explain and emphasize the capability for cities, counties, and communities to be self sufficient in the area of disaster sheltering. Based on actual hands-on experience, established best practices, and lessons learned; this course will provide the knowledge, instruction, information, and confidence to enable any local jurisdiction to set up and operate disaster shelters on their own. Show less
Along with the Shelter Branch planning and activities; the curriculum includes an overview of job descriptions and duties of the Shelter Manager, Shelter Assistant Manager, and Shelter Worker. Relationships and interaction with involved agencies and organizations such as Red Cross, Health,…
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Fire Extension CoursesXTN081Industrial Emergencies for Municipal-Based Responders Phase I
Phase I is an awareness level class. The goal of this class is to make municipal emergency responders aware of what can potentially be an industrial emergency incident and to recognize hazards and potential hazards on those incidents.
Phase I is an awareness level class. The goal of this class is to make municipal emergency responders aware of what can potentially be an industrial emergency incident and to recognize hazards and potential hazards on those

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Fire Extension CoursesXTN085Leadership, Accountability, Culture, and Knowledge (LACK)
This course educates fire officers how to make changes in their departments that will help prevent line of duty deaths. The course begins with the devastating impact of an LODD and the surprising fact that many contributing factors to LODDs result from the fire service culture, the reinforcement of unsafe behaviors, and breakdowns in safety priorities. The course then explains how a balanced approach of leadership, accountability, culture, and knowledge can reverse these contributing factors and help prevent LODDs. In each of these four areas, the course provides practical and specific information that the fire officer can immediately implement to save firefighter lives and reduce injuries. This course includes writing exercises throughout the presentation. While these exercises are optional, they are designed to help you get the most out of this program and provide a reference for you as you move forward with implementing what you learn in this course. Show less
This course educates fire officers how to make changes in their departments that will help prevent line of duty deaths. The course begins with the devastating impact of an LODD and the surprising fact that many contributing factors to LODDs result from the fire service culture, the…
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Fire Extension CoursesXTN087Large Animal Rescue Awareness & Operations: Veterinary & First Responders
This course partnership between TEEX and TAMU VET and assumes the adherence to NFPA 1670-14 Awareness/Operations level standards for Animal Technical Rescue. The course is designed to meet the needs of responding to the different victims wherever possible and to incorporate appropriate sections of NFPA 1006 as needed.Awareness level training prepares the participant to understand scene size-up, recognize the need for technical rescue, identify necessary resources and determine how to obtain them, demonstrate equipment identification, recognize the hazards associated with animal technical rescue, and know the methods for mitigating these hazards. Operations level training prepares the participant to demonstrate skills of rope rigging to include hauling and lowering systems, demonstrate knowledge of rope related and animal related technical rescue equipment, edge protection, single and multi-point anchor systems, and to be able to perform simple assists, low angle lifts from a stable location, and rescue glide/patient transport packaging.The course will discuss the necessity and operations of the Incident Command System. Understanding how ICS works as well as its role in animal technical rescue situations, particularly those with multiple agencies responding is essential.Animal behavior and care are covered with respect to horses, cattle, dogs, and cats, as these species will likely make up the majority of animal technical rescue missions. Body language and positioning of both animals and humans are considered. Safety concerns are also addressed, as well as basic first aid for animals. Show less
This course partnership between TEEX and TAMU VET and assumes the adherence to NFPA 1670-14 Awareness/Operations level standards for Animal Technical Rescue. The course is designed to meet the needs of responding to the different victims wherever possible and to incorporate appropriate…
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Fire Extension CoursesXTN088Large Animal Rescue Technician Level: Veterinary & First Responders
This course partnership between TEEX and TAMU VET and assumes the adherence to NFPA 1670 Awareness/Operations/Technician level standards for Animal Technical Rescue. The course is designed to meet the needs of responding to the different victims wherever possible and to incorporate appropriate sections of NFPA 1006 as needed.This course covers situations involving confined space, below grade, low and high angle rescues. Techniques for each type are discussed and applied to a variety of scenarios that a responder is likely to encounter. A capstone experience at the end of the course requires that participants apply the knowledge gained throughout the course to a practice scenario involving a mannequin with limited assistance from the instructors.The course will discuss the necessity and operations of the Incident Command System. Understanding how ICS works as well as its role in animal technical rescue situations, particularly those with multiple agencies responding is essential. The ability to employ ICS to a scene not only improves the speed and efficiency of the rescue, but also its effectiveness, as the order provided minimizes risk of death or injury to the rescuers and the victim as a result of miscommunications.Rigging systems are also covered in depth, with special attention given to rope and knots, various types of equipment that are important to animal technical rescue, how to use anchors effectively, and the use of simple and compound mechanical advantage systems. Participants will be able to set up appropriate rigging systems for a given situation and have a general understanding of how the equipment functions.Animal behavior and care are covered with respect to horses, cattle, dogs, and cats, as these species will likely make up the majority of animal technical rescue missions. Body language and positioning of both animals and humans are considered. Safety concerns are also addressed, as well as basic first aid for animals. Show less
This course partnership between TEEX and TAMU VET and assumes the adherence to NFPA 1670 Awareness/Operations/Technician level standards for Animal Technical Rescue. The course is designed to meet the needs of responding to the different victims wherever possible and to incorporate appropriate…
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Fire Extension CoursesXTN089Wildland Fire Assessment Program
Wildland Fire Assessment Program (WFAP) is a four-hour course. The course provides attendees an overview of the problems and issues that fire departments face in the WUI environment, basic concepts of defensible space, considerations in completing basic home risk assessments and available resources to the fire department. WFAP was developed by the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) as a national program. Due to critical specific wildland fire issues facing Texas and resources only available in Texas, Texas Forest Service (TFS) modified the national WFAP to create a Texas version of WFAP. The Texas version of WFAP includes information on the Texas Wildfire Risk Assessment Portal, Texas Community Protection Plans methods and practices and historical wildfires in Texas. Target audience is paid, combination, volunteer fire departments, and other public safety organizations protecting citizens within the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI). Show less
Wildland Fire Assessment Program (WFAP) is a four-hour course. The course provides attendees an overview of the problems and issues that fire departments face in the WUI environment, basic concepts of defensible space, considerations in completing basic home risk assessments and available…
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Fire Extension CoursesXTN092Industrial Emergencies for Municipal Based Responders – Phase I (online)
IEMBR Phase I is an awareness level class. The goal of this online class is to make municipal emergency responders aware of what can potentially be an industrial emergency incident and to recognize hazards and potential hazards on those incidents.
IEMBR Phase I is an awareness level class. The goal of this online class is to make municipal emergency responders aware of what can potentially be an industrial emergency incident and to recognize hazards and potential hazards on those

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Fire Extension CoursesXTN093Fertilizer-Grade Ammonium Nitrate (FGAN) Hazards
This course provides emergency responders with the skills and knowledge to respond to a fire or emergency incident involving Fertilizer-Grade Ammonium Nitrate (FGAN). It focuses on analyzing a possible FGAN incident, determining if an evacuation is required, and if not, containing any FGAN near the incident while planning and implementing a response. Show less
This course provides emergency responders with the skills and knowledge to respond to a fire or emergency incident involving Fertilizer-Grade Ammonium Nitrate (FGAN). It focuses on analyzing a possible FGAN incident, determining if an evacuation is required, and if not, containing any FGAN…
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Fire Extension CoursesXTN095Alternative Fuel Vehicle Safety and Incident Response
The purpose of this program is to familiarize participants with how Alternative Fuel Vehicles (AFVs) and their supporting infrastructure function. This course covers AFV safety (part 1) and incident response (part 2).The first part of this course provides an overview of AFV functionality and operational information intended to increase safety awareness levels. Primary hazards associated with alternative fuels and filling stations are also covered. AFV safety lessons are designed to provide participants with a general awareness of common alternative fuel vehicles, available fuel types, fuel storage, and general safety issues. Additionally, information on resources associated with the utilization of AFV technologies for commercial, public and private use are included.The second part of this course will familiarize participants with AFV incident response information and considerations. Although we discuss some of the potential tactical considerations associated with responding to incidents involving AFVs, this training does not establish specific tactics.Incident response lessons are designed to provide participants with an overview of pre-planning and response factors for alternative fuel vehicle incidents. Size-up considerations are the primary focus of the training. This course is not intended to address tactical issues for first responders.The course intent is for the participant to incorporate the general concepts discussed in this program into the operating procedures and guidelines established by their agency, or develop new procedures or guidelines that address AFVs. Show less
The purpose of this program is to familiarize participants with how Alternative Fuel Vehicles (AFVs) and their supporting infrastructure function. This course covers AFV safety (part 1) and incident response (part 2).The first part of this course provides an overview of AFV functionality and…
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Fire Extension CoursesXTN098Rescue 1:Rope Rescue Awareness & Operations (NFPA1006)
This course is designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge required to perform basic rope rescue operations utilizing appropriate equipment, methodologies, protocols, and patient and resource management techniques.  This is NOT a ProBoard eligible course. 
This course is designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge required to perform basic rope rescue operations utilizing appropriate equipment, methodologies, protocols, and patient and resource management techniques.  This is NOT a ProBoard eligible

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Fire Extension CoursesXTN104Honor Guard Academy
The Honor Guard Academy teaches emergency services personnel the fundamental elements of honor guard duties. The academy provides honor guard members the foundation to build/strengthen an honor guard team. The honor guard academy will enable participants to perform ceremonial duties within and also outside of their community. It is recognized by the Texas Line of Duty Death Task Force. Show less
The Honor Guard Academy teaches emergency services personnel the fundamental elements of honor guard duties. The academy provides honor guard members the foundation to build/strengthen an honor guard team. The honor guard academy will enable participants to perform ceremonial duties within and…
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Fire Extension CoursesXTN106Fire Dynamics and Behavior for Structural Firefighting
This course is designed to increase firefighter effectiveness and safety by providing a framework for educating and training firefighters about the current fire dynamics research. This course will demonstrate how the knowledge of fire dynamics can be directly translated into strategic fire ground decision-making, and into highly applicable, usable, real-life fire ground tactics and tasks. The course has hands on activities, as well as, a small scale live burn simulation of a structure fire. Show less
This course is designed to increase firefighter effectiveness and safety by providing a framework for educating and training firefighters about the current fire dynamics research. This course will demonstrate how the knowledge of fire dynamics can be directly translated into strategic fire…
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Fire Extension CoursesXTN108Taking Action Against Cancer in the Fire Service
The goal of this course is to educate firefighters and EMS personnel about their increased risk of developing cancer; encourage actions and behaviors to reduce or prevent exposure to occupational cancer hazards; encourage healthy lifestyle choices to further reduce cancer risk; and provide information about resources available to firefighters, EMS personnel, and their families following a cancer diagnosis.   Show less
The goal of this course is to educate firefighters and EMS personnel about their increased risk of developing cancer; encourage actions and behaviors to reduce or prevent exposure to occupational cancer hazards; encourage healthy lifestyle choices to further reduce cancer risk; and provide…
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Fire Extension CoursesXTN109Calling the Mayday
This course is designed to increase the awareness of both career and volunteer firefighters and related emergency service personnel who may be required to call a mayday or respond to a mayday incident. This course is not designed to supplant local operation procedures and does not purport to instruct firefighters in all aspects of mayday response. This course does not replace the need for hands-on training and for practice in calling for or responding to mayday incidents. Show less
This course is designed to increase the awareness of both career and volunteer firefighters and related emergency service personnel who may be required to call a mayday or respond to a mayday incident. This course is not designed to supplant local operation procedures and does not purport to…
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Fire Extension CoursesXTN112Emergency Services Trailer Operations
This course will teach the student to: Identify the current challenges of towing a trailer;Identify the five characteristics that influence vehicle performance while towing a vehicle; Understand the tow vehicle and trailer capacities; Understand the importance of pre-towing inspection; Demonstrate proper hook-up procedures and loading; Perform trailer inspection and maintenance; and Complete a skills course and over-the-road evaluation. (Note: Skills portion may or may not be included in this course please contact the host agency for details.)  Show less
This course will teach the student to: Identify the current challenges of towing a trailer;Identify the five characteristics that influence vehicle performance while towing a vehicle; Understand the tow vehicle and trailer capacities; Understand the importance of pre-towing…
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Fire Extension CoursesXTN113EMS Vehicle Operations
Driving an ambulance is a privilege and a position of tremendous responsibility in which proper training is critical. Participants in this course will have the opportunity to gain and/or verify a broad range of competencies associated with emergency vehicles. Understanding of emergency response, vehicle dynamics, operations, and skills.  (Note: Skills portion may or may not be included in this course please contact the host agency for details.) Show less
Driving an ambulance is a privilege and a position of tremendous responsibility in which proper training is critical. Participants in this course will have the opportunity to gain and/or verify a broad range of competencies associated with emergency vehicles. Understanding of emergency…
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Fire Extension CoursesXTN114Leadership SO Everyone Goes Home
This program is intended to focus on the strategies to help students exercise leadership within their organization, regardless of whether their role is as a senior firefighter, company level officer or chief officer.  Exdercising leadership is a critical component in helping our nations’ fire service successfully implement many of the programs and initiatives to help reduce firefighter deaths and injuries.  Show less
This program is intended to focus on the strategies to help students exercise leadership within their organization, regardless of whether their role is as a senior firefighter, company level officer or chief officer.  Exdercising leadership is a critical component in helping our nations’…
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Fire Extension CoursesXTN115After Action Review
After Action Review (AAR) offers the fire service the opportunity to formalize the tradition of informal post-incident conversations into a simple, but systematic, guided process of analyzing, refining, and improving incident response.  This fire service training module explains the origins of After-Action Review, its application to the fire service, how to implement it, and the important role it plays in culture change.  This is a National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) course.  Show less
After Action Review (AAR) offers the fire service the opportunity to formalize the tradition of informal post-incident conversations into a simple, but systematic, guided process of analyzing, refining, and improving incident response.  This fire service training module explains the…
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Fire Extension CoursesXTN116Preventing the Preventable
Preventing the Preventable class will emphasize the critical tie between Public Education, Code Enforcement, and Sprinklers to Firefighter Health and Safety.  The goal is to make you a championfor prevention because it will save YOUR life. 
Preventing the Preventable class will emphasize the critical tie between Public Education, Code Enforcement, and Sprinklers to Firefighter Health and Safety.  The goal is to make you a championfor prevention because it will save YOUR

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Fire Extension CoursesXTN117L.E.A.D. – NFFF
Four steps to building quality leaders and inspiring highly motivated followers.  This is a National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) course. 
Four steps to building quality leaders and inspiring highly motivated followers.  This is a National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF)

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National Fire Academy (NFA) CoursesNFA001Fire Investigation: First Responders (NFA)
“Fire Investigation: First Responders.” This two-day course presents a basic overview of fire investigation. Students will review the basics of the fire chemistry and develop an enhanced understanding with respect to fire suppression and fire investigation. The course will stress the importance of fire scene awareness, evidence identification, preservation and the basics of a fire investigation. Students will develop an appreciation of the convergence of suppression, investigation, science and law.  Show less
“Fire Investigation: First Responders.” This two-day course presents a basic overview of fire investigation. Students will review the basics of the fire chemistry and develop an enhanced understanding with respect to fire suppression and fire investigation. The course will stress the…
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National Fire Academy (NFA) CoursesNFA024Health & Safety Program Manager (NFA)
To provide fire, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) department personnel, and other related emergency responders with the aptitudes and abilities necessary to manage the duteis and responsibilities of the Health and Safety Program Manager (HSPM) within their respective organizations.  
To provide fire, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) department personnel, and other related emergency responders with the aptitudes and abilities necessary to manage the duteis and responsibilities of the Health and Safety Program Manager (HSPM) within their respective

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National Fire Academy (NFA) CoursesNFA029Incident Safety Officer (NFA)
The goal of this course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of the Incident Safety Officer (ISO) during incident operations and training evolutions. 
The goal of this course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties of the Incident Safety Officer (ISO) during incident operations and training

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National Fire Academy (NFA) CoursesNFA041Preparation For Initial Company Operations
 The goal of the course is to clarify the role the Company Officer (CO) plays in the preparation and education of firefighters. 
 The goal of the course is to clarify the role the Company Officer (CO) plays in the preparation and education of

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National Fire Academy (NFA) CoursesNFA047Shaping the Future (NFA)
This 2-day course is designed to assist first-and-second-level supervisors and Company Officers (COs) in developing knowledge and skills in contemporary approaches to organizational problem-solving. Topics include: Use of creative approaches to identifying trends within their organizations. Applying problem-solving methodologies. The importance and application of continuous improvement within organizations. How to quantify problems and solutions. Factors in organizational and individual resistance to change. Strategies for implementing change.The course incorporates facilitated, student-centered methodologies, including lecture, small and large group activities, and individual assessments.  Show less
This 2-day course is designed to assist first-and-second-level supervisors and Company Officers (COs) in developing knowledge and skills in contemporary approaches to organizational problem-solving. Topics include: Use of creative approaches to identifying trends within their…
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National Fire Academy (NFA) CoursesNFA048Command & Control of Wildland
This 2-day course is designed to provide students with the essential tools and skills to operate safely in a wildland urban interface (WUI) incident. Course content covers: Interface incidents.Fire behavior.Safety and operational considerations.
This 2-day course is designed to provide students with the essential tools and skills to operate safely in a wildland urban interface (WUI) incident. Course content covers: Interface incidents.Fire behavior.Safety and operational

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National Fire Academy (NFA) CoursesNFA055Strat & Tact Initial CO (NFA)
This 2-day course is designed to meet the needs of Company Officers (COs) responsible for managing the operations of 1 or more companies during structural firefighting operations. This course is designed to develop the management skills needed by COs to accomplish assigned tactics at structure fires.  Show less
This 2-day course is designed to meet the needs of Company Officers (COs) responsible for managing the operations of 1 or more companies during structural firefighting operations. This course is designed to develop the management skills needed by COs to accomplish assigned tactics at structure…
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National Fire Academy (NFA) CoursesNFA056Training Operations in Small Departments (NFA)
To apply a leadership philosophy to the Training Function in small departments. 
To apply a leadership philosophy to the Training Function in small

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National Fire Academy (NFA) CoursesNFA064ICS 300: Intermediate Incident Command System for Expanding Incidents
The goal of this professional development course, ICS 300 Intermediate Incident Command System for Expanding Incidents, is to provide training on and resources for overall incident management skills for personnel who require intermediate application of the Incident Command System (ICS).
The goal of this professional development course, ICS 300 Intermediate Incident Command System for Expanding Incidents, is to provide training on and resources for overall incident management skills for personnel who require intermediate application of the Incident Command System

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National Fire Academy (NFA) CoursesNFA065ICS 400: Advanced Incident Command System for Complex Incidents
ICS400 is intended for an audience of experienced responders and other senior emergency management personnel who may perform in a management capacity for major or complex incidents (Type 1 or Type 2 incidents).  Large and complex incidents that require the application of area command don’t happen often.  Although this is an advanced ICS course, it is not intended to develop mastery of area command.  The purpose of this course is to expose students to the concepts of utilizing area command in major and complex incidents. Show less
ICS400 is intended for an audience of experienced responders and other senior emergency management personnel who may perform in a management capacity for major or complex incidents (Type 1 or Type 2 incidents).  Large and complex incidents that require the application of area command…
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National Fire Academy (NFA) CoursesNFA073Decision Making for Initial Company Operations
This course is designed to develop the decision-making skills needed by Company Officers (COs) to accomplish assigned tactics at structure fires. All activities and scenarios used in this course are based on structure fires. Often first to arrive at an incident, the CO’s initial decisions will have an impact throughout the entire incident. It is vital that they be able to make good management decisions with a favorable impact on the eventual outcome. In addition to a possible role as the initial Incident Commander (IC), the CO may be assigned a subordinate position within the Incident Command System (ICS) organization. COs need to have a clear understanding of the system, the position they are assigned, and their role in the organization if they are to function effectively and help make the system work. Show less
This course is designed to develop the decision-making skills needed by Company Officers (COs) to accomplish assigned tactics at structure fires. All activities and scenarios used in this course are based on structure fires. Often first to arrive at an incident, the CO’s initial decisions will…
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National Fire Academy (NFA) CoursesNFA088Wildland/ Urban Interface Firefighting for the Structural Company Officer
This two-day course demonstrates to participants nationally recognized principles that, when used appropriately, can lead to COs or Chief Officers who may be in command of a single resource, Strike Team or Task Force at the scene of a WUI incident. This course may also be appropriate for those structural firefighters participating under the command of a structural CO during a WUI incident.  Show less
This two-day course demonstrates to participants nationally recognized principles that, when used appropriately, can lead to COs or Chief Officers who may be in command of a single resource, Strike Team or Task Force at the scene of a WUI incident. This course may also be appropriate for those…
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National Fire Academy (NFA) CoursesNFA092Department Wellness Program
This two-day course demonstrates to participants nationally recognized principles that, when used appropriately, can lead to providing an outline and resources for a fire/EMS department to implement and maintain a wellness program, in coordination with the department’s health and safety program.   Show less
This two-day course demonstrates to participants nationally recognized principles that, when used appropriately, can lead to providing an outline and resources for a fire/EMS department to implement and maintain a wellness program, in coordination with the department’s health and safety…
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National Fire Academy (NFA) CoursesNFA096New Fire Chief – Challenging Issues
This 2-day course address critical knowledge and skills pertaining to the responsibilities of a fire chief; the nature of local politics and the fire chief’s role in local politics; and liability and risk management issues and resources available to help the new fire chief meet his/ her responsibilities.  Show less
This 2-day course address critical knowledge and skills pertaining to the responsibilities of a fire chief; the nature of local politics and the fire chief’s role in local politics; and liability and risk management issues and resources available to help the new fire chief meet his/ her…
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National Fire Academy (NFA) CoursesNFA097New Fire Chief – Administrative Issues
This 2-day course is to address critical knowledge and skills pertaining to the responsibilities of a fire chief or EMS manager, the nature of local politics and the organization’s leadership role in local politics, and liability and risk management issues and resources available to help the new fire chief meet his or her responsibilities.  Show less
This 2-day course is to address critical knowledge and skills pertaining to the responsibilities of a fire chief or EMS manager, the nature of local politics and the organization’s leadership role in local politics, and liability and risk management issues and resources available to help the…
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National Fire Academy (NFA) CoursesNFA098New Fire Chief – Contemporary Issues
This 2-day course is to address critical knowledge and skills pertaining to the responsibilities of a fire chief or Emergency Medical Services (EMS) manager, including collaboration and cooperation, leadership and management , community engagement, and capital purchase. 
This 2-day course is to address critical knowledge and skills pertaining to the responsibilities of a fire chief or Emergency Medical Services (EMS) manager, including collaboration and cooperation, leadership and management , community engagement, and capital

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National Fire Academy (NFA) CoursesNFA100NFA Supported
Extension teaches many NFA classes. Periodically we receive a new or one time NFA course. These special NFA classes will be assigned to this course number, NFA100.
Extension teaches many NFA classes. Periodically we receive a new or one time NFA course. These special NFA classes will be assigned to this course number,

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National Fire Academy (NFA) CoursesNFA104Executive Skills Series Exercising Leadership Within Communities
In this course, participants will learn the adaptive leadership model and how the model relates to being in an authority role and exercising leadership. Both adaptive and technical challenges will be examined to develop understanding of the differences between them, along with disequilibrium as a necessary element in accomplishing adaptive change.Participants will also learn the definitions of community and dynamic situations. A spotlight will be focused on recognizing the existence of differences within a community, understanding the challenges that arise and produce conflict, and identifying desired outcomes as a component of exercising leadership to address the challenge.Additionally, participants will focus on how to analyze a community challenge using a variety of tools and strategies to collect information about systems, politics, demographics and cultural perspectives. They will also go over several tools and strategies that can be applied to address challenges within different communities and achieve desired outcomes, as well as identify what success looks like and how to measure it.The purpose of the “Executive Skills Series: Exercising Leadership Within Communities” (ESS: ELWC) course is to provide fire service authority figures with knowledge and skills which enable them to exercise leadership when confronting adaptive challenges presented by increasingly different internal and external communities. Show less
In this course, participants will learn the adaptive leadership model and how the model relates to being in an authority role and exercising leadership. Both adaptive and technical challenges will be examined to develop understanding of the differences between them, along with disequilibrium…
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National Fire Academy (NFA) CoursesNFA105Executive Skills Series Exercising Leadership to Facilitate Adaptive Change
In this course, participants will learn the adaptive leadership model and how the model relates to being in an authority role and exercising leadership. Both adaptive and technical challenges will be examined in order to develop understanding of the differences between them, along with disequilibrium as a necessary element in accomplishing adaptive change.Participants will also be introduced to the functions of holding an authority role within their organization. They will be taught to recognize where their authority comes from, what the boundaries of their authority are, and what can compromise their authority. This forms the foundation for the participants to recognize the distinctions between acting as an authority figure and exercising leadership to effect change within their organizations.Additionally, participants will examine two models for managing change: Analysis, Planning, Implementation and Evaluation (APIE) (a structural approach), and Bridges’ Transition Model (a psychological approach). Participants will also be introduced to the Four P’s component of Bridges’ Transition Model for facilitating change.The purpose of the “Executive Skills Series: Exercising Leadership to Facilitate Adaptive Change” (ESS: ELFAC) course is to provide skills that individuals in positions of authority can use to exercise leadership when confronted with adaptive challenges. Show less
In this course, participants will learn the adaptive leadership model and how the model relates to being in an authority role and exercising leadership. Both adaptive and technical challenges will be examined in order to develop understanding of the differences between them, along with…
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National Fire Academy (NFA) CoursesNFA106Executive Skills Series Exercising Leadership Through Difficult Conversations
In this course, participants are introduced to the adaptive leadership model and how the model relates to being in an authority role and exercising leadership. They will examine the sources of power and the limits of one’s authority. Participants will also focus on defining difficult conversations and recognizing when they should occur, analyzing the elements of a difficult conversation to appropriately plan for its conduct, and examining how their own personal feelings and traits play a role in a difficult conversation. Additionally, participants will examine several tools for conducting difficult conversations, including the Ladder of Inference tool, the Left-Hand Column tool, and the Balancing Inquiry and Support tool. Finally, participants will focus on conducting a difficult conversation. They will learn several leadership skills that are useful in conducting a difficult conversation, and go over the five steps for conducting a difficult conversation. By the end of the course, participants will have developed a plan for conducting a difficult conversation in their lifetime. The purpose of this “Executive Skills Series: Exercising Leadership Through Difficult Conversations” (ESS: ELTDC) course is to provide knowledge and skills in having difficult conversations in order to exercise leadership when addressing adaptive challenges. Show less
In this course, participants are introduced to the adaptive leadership model and how the model relates to being in an authority role and exercising leadership. They will examine the sources of power and the limits of one’s authority. Participants will also focus on defining difficult…
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National Fire Academy (NFA) CoursesNFA107Leadership in Supervision Creating Environments for Professional Growth
This two-day course presents the participant with the basic leadership and supervisory knowledge, skills and tools needed to perform effectively in the fire and EMS environment. The course includes:Transition to Supervisor: At the completion of this unit, participants will be able to apply concepts related to a successful transition to supervisory and leadership roles, including models of leadership, change management, active followership, and active involvement in fire and EMS.Effective Communication: At the completion of this unit, participants will be able to identify effective communication processes across a multitude of scenarios and environments, to include written, oral, paraverbal, nonverbal, dialogue-focused, inquiry- and support-based, and crucial conversations.Ethics, Authority and Responsibility: At the completion of this unit, participants will be able to apply an ethical perspective to responsibility, authority, power, decision-making and discipline in a supervisory or leadership role in fire or EMS.Active Involvement: At the completion of this unit, participants will be able to create a personal plan for active involvement as a supervisor and leader in fire and EMS, using concepts presented in this course. Show less
This two-day course presents the participant with the basic leadership and supervisory knowledge, skills and tools needed to perform effectively in the fire and EMS environment. The course includes:Transition to Supervisor: At the completion of this unit, participants will be able to apply…
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National Fire Academy (NFA) CoursesNFA114Best Practices in Community Risk Reduction
“Best Practices in Community Risk Reduction” demonstrates to students nationally recognized principles that, when used appropriately, can lead to community risk reduction programs that can measure success in local communities. This course will give students the opportunity to explore programs from communities across the U.S. that have been showcased at Vision 20/20 symposiums. These programs demonstrate what nationally recognized organizations identify as examples of “best practices” in community risk reduction.  Show less
“Best Practices in Community Risk Reduction” demonstrates to students nationally recognized principles that, when used appropriately, can lead to community risk reduction programs that can measure success in local communities. This course will give students the opportunity to explore programs…
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National Fire Academy (NFA) CoursesNFA115EMS Function in ICS
The goal of this course is to ensure Emergency medical Services (EMS) personnel can make critical decisions effectively during an emergency/disaster by employing the appropriate EMS functions in Incident Commant System (ICS) knowledge, sills, and abilities (KSAs), and decision-making techniques.  Show less
The goal of this course is to ensure Emergency medical Services (EMS) personnel can make critical decisions effectively during an emergency/disaster by employing the appropriate EMS functions in Incident Commant System (ICS) knowledge, sills, and abilities (KSAs), and decision-making…
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