COURSE OFFERINGS FOR
WISCONSIN NATIONAL FIRE ACADEMY WEEKEND
OCTOBER 11-13, 2019
VOLK FIELD CRTC – CAMP DOUGLAS, WI
Leadership in Supervision: Perspectives in Thinking (F0647)
This two-day course provides the supervisor with the conceptual foundation and framework for success in leadership roles by exploring creative, analytical, political and critical thinking perspectives. The course addresses skills needed for assessing situations from multiple perspectives, making critical decisions, fostering creativity and innovation, and using persuasion.
Incident Command System and Resource Management for the Fire Service (F0376)
course will provide students with an understanding of the Incident Command
System (ICS) and resource management for the fire service and their application
in both emergency and nonemergency situations.
This course addresses the need for an ICS, an overview of the structure and flexibility of ICS, an understanding of the command skills necessary to function effectively in an ICS structure, and the need to effectively manage your resources.
This course meets the requirements of ICS-100 and ICS-200.
Preparation for Initial Company Operations (F0458)
course is designed to develop a better understanding of the role and
responsibilities of Company Officers (COs) in preparing their company for
incident operations and to clarify the transition from firefighter to CO and
the new roles relating to leadership and safety.
This course is designed for COs, acting COs, or senior firefighters responsible for the management of a single fire company at an emergency incident, including those officers who are responsible for company readiness, personnel safety, and leadership as it relates to company operation.
Strategy and Tactics for Initial Company Operations (F0455)
This two-day course is designed to meet the needs of Company Officers (COs) responsible for managing the operations of one or more companies during structural firefighting operations. This course is designed to develop the management skills needed by COs to accomplish assigned tactics at structure fires.
In addition to the above courses, additional training activities will be offered for Friday, Oct. 11. Details will be posted soon.
The lead agency handling participant registration for the Wisconsin NFA Weekend is the Wisconsin State Fire Chiefs Association. Watch their website for opening of registration:
Click on the button at right to download a summary of the rulemaking process that was conducted in revising Wisconsin's Fire Department Safety and Health Standard, SPS 330.
Fire Officer job opportunities: One at Truax Field in Madison one at Volk Field.
We are looking for a couple of good people to join our Fire Department Management Teams.
Truax Field is the home of the 115th Fighter Wing with F-16 fighter aircraft assigned. Our coverage area is the Dane County Regional Airport and we are active members of MABAS Division 115. Truax FD has 31 State Fire Fighters and a Military Fire Chief on the career side as well as 27 traditional Air National Guard Fire Fighters who work at the station on Guard Drill weekends. We have very recently earned Accredited status with CPSE.
Volk Field is one of four Air National Guard Training Centers in the country and is the site for some unique national exercises every year. We provide crash and structural fire coverage as well as (non-transport) EMS and are active members of Division 136. Volk is home for the WI Emergency Services Academy (WESA) and the entire management team gets involved in the coordination for the large events. Volk is also home to the REACT Center and we enjoy a great working relationship with them. We have 17 State Fire Fighters and one Military Fire Chief and are in the process of pursuing CPSE Accreditation.
The two departments work a different variation of a 56 hour week shift schedule.
For job details, application procedures, and exam information, go here:
If you have any application and/or exam process questions contact Allisa Brown at 608-242-3164 or Allisa.Brown@wi.gov
For nuts and bolts FD questions, contact Chief Peck for Truax at firstname.lastname@example.org or me for Volk Field at email@example.com