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Posted by Nick Hrkman | Fire and Rescue, Training
Friday, April 6th, 2012 9:04 am

One week left to apply for National Fire Academy online course

From the NFA site:

The National Fire Academy is currently recruiting students to help pilot test its first online instructor mediated courseAdvanced Principles of Fire and Emergency Services Safety and Survival (C249).  The course will be delivered through NFA Online at: www.nfaonline.dhs.gov

An online instructor mediated course balances self-study components with interactions and discussions between the students and the instructor.  This course is done in an asynchronous fashion.  Students and the instructor will likely be online at different times and will post and respond to discussions on their own schedule.  After reviewing the self-study materials, the students will have the opportunity to participate in discussions with other students on various assigned topics.  The instructor will open each module, provide feedback on assignments, summarize discussions, and provide mentoring to meet the unique needs of individual students.

This course is being offered in conjunction with the colleges and universities that comprise the NFA’s Degrees at a Distance Program. Students who successfully complete this course may be eligible to receive college credit from one of the following schools:

For more information concerning college credit eligibility, please contact:  NFAOnlineHelp@fema.dhs.gov

Prospective students should have a thorough understanding of the course requirements before submitting their application.  Please familiarize yourself with the course requirements and review the Sample Module Lesson Assignment (PDF, 107 Kb).  Please Note:  This is a college-level, writing intensive course.  You will be expected to adhere to the American Psychological Association (APA) Style Guidelines for all written assignments.

Important Dates

Application Period: Applications accepted now until April 13, 2012

First Day of Class: June 4, 2012

End of Class: August 26, 2012

Please Note:  This is a 12 week course.

Course Description

This course examines the 16 Firefighter Life Safety Initiatives (FLSI)–what they mean and how they can be adapted by every fire and emergency service organization. The 16 FLSI were developed by the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) with the support and consultation of virtually every major United States fire service organization. The goal of this course, set at the supervisory and managerial level, is to formulate and put into practice health and safety procedures that address firefighter injuries and fatalities. The course will also focus on the need for a culture change, especially regarding how decisions made at the managerial and operational levels can exert influence to ensure that “everyone goes home.”

Read more about this course offering and much more fire industry news and information at www.usfa.fema.gov.

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