On-Campus Prerequisite Courses

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Applied Research Self Study (Q0123)

Executive Development

0.5 CEUs


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This course has been developed by the NFA to provide you with specific skills that will be critical to successful completion of the research component of the Executive Development course and the four Applied Research Projects (ARPs) required in the EFOP. While the course is open to all, you will need to purchase the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Fifth Edition, typically referred to as the APA Manual to use in conjunction with the self study course.

Hydraulic Calculations for Water-Based Fire Protection Systems Plan Review (Q0137)

Fire Prevention (Technical)

0.2 CEUs


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This course will enable students to use a Windows® standard and scientific calculator to evaluate the accuracy of the fire protection hydraulics mathematics in accordance with nationally recognized standards for the design and installation of water-based fire protection systems.

ICS-100, Introduction to ICS for Operational First Responders (Q0462)

Incident Management

0.4 CEUs


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This course is a Web-based, self-study interactive program, equivalent to National Incident Management System (NIMS) ICS-100. It provides training and resources for personnel who require a basic understanding of the ICS. The course integrates the NIMS guidelines and meets the NIMS baseline ICS training requirements.

ICS-200, Basic NIMS ICS for Operational First Responders (Q0463)

Incident Management

0.4 CEUs


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Developed by the U.S. Fire Administration's National Fire Programs Branch, in partnership with the FEMA's Emergency Management Institute, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG), this intermediate level course is a Web-based, self-study, interactive equivalent to NWCG I-200. The course integrates the NIMS guidelines and meets the NIMS Baseline Training Requirements using an all-hazards, all-agency approach. It is the second in a series of courses designed to meet all-hazard, all-agency NIMS ICS requirements for operational personnel.

National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) 5.0 Self-Study (Q0494)

Planning and Information Management

1.2 CEUs


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Serving as an introduction to NFIRS 5.0, this self-study course provides an overview of the data collection system, its modules and data conversion issues. Coding scenario exercises are also included. NFIRS is the comprehensive method for detailed tracking of fire, emergency, and related incident responses. The information that can be recorded in NFIRS can be used by your emergency services organization to: track current workloads, develop response metrics and statistics, and help with current asset management; provide a basis for identifying, developing and implementing new programs, or redirect existing programs; generate and support data that may justify the acquisition of additional resources; and help reduce the needless loss of life and property in both your jurisdiction and throughout the United States.

Water-Based Fire Protection Systems Plan Review: The History of Sprinklers (P0136)

This is a pre-course reading assignment for P137; credit not awarded for completion of this assignment.

Fire Prevention (Technical)

CEUs Not Awarded


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This is a self-running, narrated and brief history of sprinkler systems in the United States. Automatic sprinklers have a more than century-old record of effective fire control. Learn about the early days and development of sprinklers, and the many innovations that have evolved to make sprinklers the best life-safety and fire protection tool we have today.