This course will train personnel in how to develop a fire and life safety program using the systematic planning process. They will become familiar with program issues and administration to include political issues and the use of the cost/benefit analysis method. They will learn to develop public policy and understand legislative procedures at the local, state, and national level. The students will learn to create original fire and life safety educational materials that relate to local issues. They will learn to create training and awareness programs to meet local identified fire and life safety needs. They will learn how to create a comprehensive report on programs and how to develop an evaluation instrument to measure the outcome of programs. The course will detail methods and procedures on how to create fire and life safety goals and objectives, mission statements and review loss statistics so that goals are consistent with the organization’s mission. The student will create a program budget, as well as, evaluate subordinate performance. The student will also demonstrate the ability to use local, state and federal employment regulations as they apply to personnel and organizations.
Upon successful completion of the class, participants will be able to get a certificate from the Arizona Center for Fire Service Excellence. Participants need to provide their ERMA ID number on the registration form.