Significant changes are coming to the Executive Fire Officer (EFO) Program, the flagship program of the National Fire Academy (NFA). The EFO Program provides senior fire officers with a broad perspective on various facets of fire and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) administration. The courses and accompanying research examine how to exercise leadership when dealing with difficult or unique problems within communities.
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Changes to the EFO Program, which take effect in early 2020, will result in an accelerated learning experience for students. By offering residential courses and blended online learning from home or work, the NFA will shorten the program from four years to 24 months. The concentrated time frame allows for working senior fire officers to commit to the program.
Other changes to the EFO Program include:
Input for program improvements was provided by many of the NFA's stakeholders, including:
Contact the NFA's John Carnegis at 301-447-1072 for more information on the upcoming changes to the EFO Program.