Connecticut Fire Academy

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Y105 - Fire Service Instructor I (56 Hours)
This seven-day course content is designed to meet the first level of instructor as identified by the National Professional Qualifications Standards. Class time is spent on instructor roles, audience analysis, communication skills, the writing of objectives, simulations and evaluation methods. Each student is required to prepare and deliver both a 10-minute and a 20-minute classroom presentation. It is required that each student has access to the IFSTA: Fire Service Instructor, 5th Ed.

Y0585 - Fire Officer I (96 hours)
Fire Officer I is a comprehensive course designed to strengthen the new or aspiring fire officer’s supervisory and leadership skills. Emergency and routine duties of the company officer are discussed. Orientated to the level of Lieutenant, topics covered in this course include: human resource management, community and government relations, public education, safety, inspection and investigation and emergency service delivery, which also includes putting students into a fire command simulator.

Y0586 - Fire Officer II (80 hours)
This course is designed for those fire officers or aspiring officers that need the skills to supervise multiple companies. Generally, this level involves the management of company supervisors involved in the operational aspects of a fire station. Orientated to the level of Captain, topics covered in this course include: group behavior, employee evaluation, communication skills, report preparation, pre-fire and operational planning, inspections, command of hazardous materials incidents, safety and emergency service delivery, which also includes putting students into a fire command simulator.

Y0587 - Fire Officer III (80 hours)
Fire Officer III moves the fire officer from the line to the office. This class is an organizational administration course designed for those that hold or aspire to be a shift commander or chief officer. It is designed to enhance the skills of the chief officer by providing a group of peers with a progressive learning environment. This semi-independent study course includes a balance of regularly scheduled peer group discussion sessions and development of individual projects. Areas covered in the discussions and projects include: human resource management, community relations, administration, inspection and investigation, safety and emergency service delivery.

Y0588 - Fire Officer IV (56 hours)
This semi-independent course consists of a balance of regularly scheduled peer group discussion sessions and the development of individual projects. This course is designed for chief officers. Areas covered in the discussions and projects will focus heavily on human resource management, administration, multi-agency emergency responses scenarios and safety. Areas specifically covered include: grievance administration, training and education goal setting, employee assistance programs, incentive programs, community event planning, long-range organizational planning and disaster planning. Students complete a long-range organizational strategic plan as their main project.