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

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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. Four full days 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 (Enhanced), published by Jones and Bartlett. (ISBN: 978-1-284-06836-8).   Workbook is optional

Class Details

33 Session(s)
Days of the Week :Multiple Days of the Week :
  Weekly - Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu.  
  Weekly - Sat, Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri.  

Location : Multiple Location : 
  Education Building
  Online Class-BGSU.

Instructor : Multiple Instructor :
 1.John Harsch  2.Rudy Ruiz  3.Chris Niswander 



Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
5/15/2023 - 5/18/2023 Weekly - Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu 08:00 AM - 05:00 PM Bowling Green, Education Building  Map Rudy Ruiz  ; John Harsch 
5/20/2023 - 6/17/2023 Weekly - Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat 12:01 AM - 11:59 PM Web, Online Class-BGSU  Map Chris Niswander