Applications Procedures Announced for the Harvard Fire Executive Fellowship Program

Application packages due no later than Feb. 28, 2013

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EMMITSBURG, Md. – Application procedures have been announced for the 2013 Harvard Fire Executive Fellowship Program. The program is once again sponsored through a partnership between the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC), International Fire Service Training Association/Fire Protection Publications (IFSTA/FPP), the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA). Senior fire executives who are selected will be awarded fellowships to attend Harvard's annual Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government. The three-week program is conducted on the Harvard campus in Cambridge, Mass. Selected fellows are assigned to attend one of the two session dates: June 3-23, 2013 or July 8-26, 2013. Applicants seeking a fellowship must be available to attend either session as assigned.

U.S. Fire Administrator Ernie Mitchell in announcing the 2013 program said, "Our nation's fire executives need superior professional development experiences to increase their leadership capacity. The Harvard Fire Executive Fellowship Program provides a world class opportunity to increase innovative leadership within state and local government settings."

The following criteria and guidelines have been established for the 2013 program:

Application Instructions

Please follow these steps carefully as the application procedures have changed from prior years:

For more information please regarding the Senior Executives in State and Local Government Program, refer to the Harvard University/John F. Kennedy School of Government Senior Executives in State and Local Government website. Fellowship applicants are reminded to follow the application instructions within this announcement.