Fire Officer 1 – Hybrid Online/Face-to-Face format

Classroom dates: 
May 15-18, 2023
Online dates: 
May 20 - June 17, 2023

For recently promoted officers or firefighters with at least five years of experience who are working toward promotion.

This class conforms to the NFPA standard for Fire Officer. In addition to the standard curriculum, this class will stress decision-making skills, professionalism, critical thinking, communication, team building, human resources issues, and transitioning from peer to officer. The online part of the class will also teach you valuable skills about communicating and teaching in a modern, electronic world. Forty hours will be spent in class at BGSU during the week of May 15-18 and an orientation to the online class site will be conducted during the face-to-face instructional time. The online portion of the class will begin on May 20 and will conclude by June 17.

Special Requirements
Candidates must hold a valid certificate to practice as a firefighter issued under section 4765.55 of the Ohio Revised Code (ORC) or equivalent; have at least five years of experience in the fire service; have completed ICS 100 and ICS 200.

Required Textbook
You must purchase and bring Fire Officer Principles and Practice from IAFC and NFPA, Third Edition, published by Jones and Bartlett. (ISBN: 978-1-284-06836-8).   Workbook is optional

Lead Instructor
Chris Niswander, Chief, Monroe Twp. Fire Dept.


Updated: 03/01/2023 09:41AM