Fire Officer 4

Classroom dates: 
October 9 - 12, 2023

You will learn what it takes to advance into the upper management of your department. This course has an emphasis on management and will include community relations, resource management, budgets, safety programs, communication requirements and risk management for the Chief Officer. This course will consist of interactive group projects to support lecture materials.

Special Requirements
You must have completed the Fire Officer I, II & III classes.

Required Textbook

The textbook for this course is, Chief Officer: Principles and Practice from IAFC and NFPA, 2nd or 3rd Editions are acceptable, published by Jones and Bartlett (ISBN: 2nd Edition 978-1-284-03842-2   3rd Edition   978-1-284-17247-8)

Lead Instructors
Graylin Stargell, Battalion Chief (retired) Shaker Heights Fire Dept
Theresa Halsell, Captain, Detroit Fire Dept


"I’ve had the privilege of completing Fire Officer I, II, III and IV through the State Fire School program at BGSU. Each of these courses build upon the prior to prepare fire service leaders to address the ever-changing needs of their organization and community. The instructional format of the Fire Officer IV course allows for much interaction and provides opportunity to learn from the instructors (facilitators) and students alike. This is what the future of adult education looks like."

~Shawn Kasson, Fire Marshal, Hudson Fire Dept.

Updated: 06/15/2023 09:11AM