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FCAM - Training & Education

Posted on: May 9, 2017


Submit Your Completed DFS/MFA Student Application CFO to:
This course, presented in partnership with the University of Massachusetts
Edward J. Collins Jr. Center for Public Management, is designed to provide the
new chief officer with a variety of leadership and management skills essential in
municipal management. The information covered and case histories will be
pertinent to Massachusetts municipal government.
The topics covered include: leadership and the chief officer; administrative
structure; communication skills; budget and financial skills; supervision and
management; human resource management; community and
intergovernmental relations; emergency management; logic, ethics and
decision making; comprehensive safety and health programs; fire and life safety
programs; and organizational and strategic planning.
This course consists of one hundred and twelve (112) hours of instructor-led
classroom training with considerable out-of-class reading and research as
This intensive course requires students to have 100% mandatory attendance
and to successfully develop an applied research paper on a topic relevant to
the duties and responsibilities as a senior fire official and practice public
speaking in a presentation to a panel.
This course meets or exceeds the job performance requirements in the NFPA
Standard 1021 Fire Officer Professional Qualifications for Fire Officer III and IV.
Selection Criteria: This is a very competitive, highly demanding cap-stone
course in the overall Fire Officer training track. Preference is given to Officers
that have demonstrated their commitment to professional development;
through achieving an academic degree from an accredited college or university
and/or fire certifications with greater weight given for Fire Officer Certifications.
The candidate’s current position and administrative responsibilities within their
respective fire department will also receive consideration in the selection
September 7, 14, 21, 28, 2017
October 5, 19, 26, 2017
November 2, 16, 30, 2017
December 7, 14, 2017
January 11, 25, 2018
Course Number:
Massachusetts Firefighting Academy
One State Road
Stow, MA
Classroom - 127
Application Due Date:
May 31, 2017
This is a “Priority Selection” course
which is not first come-first serve.
Priority Selection Date:
June 21, 2017

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