Fire Officer Classes

After three years of fielding concerns, The Ohio Fire & Emergency Services Foundation developed a Fire Officer I, II, and III Class.

Testimonial from a recent Fire Officer I Program participant...

“In 18 years in the fire service, this is the best educational money ever spent on me. In fact, I might go so far as to say this class can/will do more for my career than any other class I have taken. I will have the opportunity to share with my Chief why this is the right place to be sending our members. The transition to a fire officer can go many different ways. With the help of instructors like you sharing your experiences and teaching us what to do and not to do, we will no doubt succeed. Thank you Chief.”

Fire Officer I
The two-week Fire Officer I course has been developed to meet the intent of NFPA 1021 Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualification.

We are prepared to bring this high quality class to you. Currently, no one else offering this program will do the same. All of our instructors are officers with many years experience. There are no firefighters teaching firefighters. Fire departments participating in this program get better trained officers. However, in order to deliver this prestigious course that includes in class lectures, large and small group discussions, oral presentations, written assignments, research, and role playing, certain specifications must be met. Click here for pricing and specifications.


Fire Officer II Class-Boardman TownshipFire Officer II
This course builds on the experience learned in the Fire Officer I class and is step 2 in preparing Ohio’s Fire & Emergency Services Leaders for the challenges facing them tomorrow. The Fire Officer II program requires team work, group projects, application, analysis and synthesis. As the officers attain the rank of Fire Officer II, their responsibilities include the management and leadership of multiple projects and companies. It is essential for the Fire Officer II to be able to prioritize the multiple demands on the time of the organization, the companies, the crews and the teams by working in groups. Time management is essential.

All of our instructors are officers with many years experience. There are no firefighters teaching firefighters. Fire departments participating in this program get better trained officers. However, in order to deliver this prestigious course, certain specifications must be met. Click here for pricing and specifications.

Prerequisite: Fire Officer I


Weekend Fire Officer Classes

Weekend Fire Officer I & II
Weekend Fire Officer I & II is a course specifically designed for the future or current fire officers from career, combination, or volunteer departments. Class is scheduled for one weekend a month on Saturday and Sunday from 8am to 5pm for five months. It has a forty-hour homework portion that is mandatory.

With the eighty-hour classroom and the forty-hour homework portion, the students receive certificates for Fire Officer I and Fire Officer II. There is a mid-term and a final exam. Also, one assignment is a fifteen-minute presentation that is conducted on the last day of class. 

Weekend Fire Officer I & II satisfies the requirements of NFPA 1021 standard for fire officer professional qualifications. 

                                                                                                                       Cost: $750/student (includes workbook and instruction)


Upcoming Classes

Weekend Fire Officer I & II Registration - Palmyra Fire Department

January 2023

Thursday
5
2023
January 5, 2023
10:00AM - 11:00AM

Education Committee Meeting

Zoom


Wednesday
25
2023
January 25, 2023
10:00AM - 11:00AM

OFCA Webinar Series Featuring the Ohio State Fire Marshal's Office

An Introduction to the SFM Labratory, FEIB & Basic Fundamentals of Fire Investigation 921, 1033, 1321.

Zoom


Thursday
26
2023
January 26, 2023
9:00AM

EMS Committee Meeting

Zoom

February 2023


Thursday
2
2023
February 2, 2023
10:00AM - 11:00AM

Education Committee Meeting

Zoom


Thursday
16
2023
February 16, 2023
10:00AM - 11:00AM

OFCA Webinar Series Featuring the Ohio State Fire Marshal's Office

Applying Basic Methodology to Fire investigation

Zoom

March 2023


Thursday
2
2023
March 2, 2023
10:00AM - 11:00AM

Education Committee Meeting

Zoom


Thursday
16
2023
March 16, 2023
10:00AM - 11:00AM

OFCA Webinar Series Featuring the Ohio State Fire Marshal's Office

Documenting the Fire Scene, Evidence Collection

Zoom


Thursday
23
2023
March 23, 2023
9:00AM

EMS Committee Meeting

Zoom

April 2023


Thursday
6
2023
April 6, 2023
10:00AM - 11:00AM

Education Committee Meeting

Zoom


Thursday
13
2023
April 13, 2023
10:00AM - 11:00AM

OFCA Webinar Series Featuring the Ohio State Fire Marshal's Office

The Importance of Report Writing, Legal Aspects

Zoom

May 2023


Thursday
25
2023
May 25, 2023
9:00AM

EMS Committee Meeting

Zoom

July 2023


Thursday
27
2023
July 27, 2023
9:00AM

EMS Committee Meeting

Zoom

September 2023


Thursday
28
2023
September 28, 2023
9:00AM

EMS Committee Meeting

Zoom