As an EFO Program student, you are enhancing your professional development through a series of four graduate and upper-division-baccalaureate equivalent courses taken over a four-year period. Each course is two weeks in length. You must complete an Applied Research Project (ARP) that relates to your organization within six months after the completion of each of the four courses.
Hosted by the NFA and the EFO Section of the International Association of Fire Chiefs, the program will include information sharing, education, networking and discussions about some of the strategic aspects of our profession. Outstanding research papers from each of the academic programs will be presented. All EFO Program alumni are invited to attend. The symposium is also open to fire service executives and their colleagues in government management.
This year's keynote speaker is Philadelphia Fire Department Fire Commissioner Adam Thiel. Commissioner Thiel will be joined by retired San Francisco Fire Department Chief Joanne Hayes-White and Atlanta Fire Rescue Chief Randall Slaughter.
NEW at this year's symposium: Day 2 breakout sessions.
Please contact John Carnegis at 301-447-1072.
The NFA’s EFO Program experience was exceptional! The opportunity to network with exemplary fire officers throughout the country, along with the cutting-edge curriculum prepared me for the challenges of being selected as Aurora’s new fire chief in 2007.— Fire Chief Ray Michael Garcia, Aurora, Colorado Fire Department
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