Couch Courses “ATPC2720 Company Officer” course is a self-paced, online fire course training system with continuous enrollment. Company Officer is a 45-hour fully online course that is part of the required coursework for the Florida Fire Officer 1 Certification, as well as the opportunity to work on your degree through our partnership with Columbia Southern University.
Successful completion of the course work here in our online training system, along with the other components of the Florida Fire Officer 1 series will qualify students to sit for the Florida Fire Officer 1 certification exam through the Florida Bureau of Fire Standards and Training.
“ATPC2720 Company Officer” will familiarize students with the types of problems and issues they will confront and manage as first-level officers in the fire service. The course teaches basic theories of leadership and supervision with an emphasis on leadership within a fire company. It analyses the types of effective leadership required in the fire service with a particular focus on the roles and attitudes that are necessary for high-stress situations.
- Fire department administration
- Fire department organization
- Theories of management
- Effective leadership skills
- Effective communication skills
- Motivational theory
- Small group dynamic
- Problem-solving skills
- Achieving goals
- Comprehend the responsibilities and role of a company officer
- Understand appropriate methods to prepare for a promotion
- Understand how company officers and firefighters interact
- Understand a wide range of management principles
- Find potential risks and know the appropriate steps to take to reduce such risks
- Understand how to positively impact training and coaching methods within the company
- Understand personnel evaluating techniques such as progressive discipline
- Achieve positive outcomes when interacting with the community
- Use established techniques to effectively handle problems, deal with complaints, and fix mistakes
- Fully understand the company officer’s role with regard to code enforcement
- Create a budget and understand how it will impact the organization
- Communicate effectively
- Develop incident action plans in accordance with NFPA 1021, 4.1.1, 4.1.2, 5.1.1, and 5.1.2 and effectively manage incidents
- Create plans to promote changes within the organization
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