Fire Department Executive

Course Hours: 48.0 Hours

Course Description

The Fire Department Executive course is designed to develop the knowledge and skills necessary for chief fire officers to perform executive functions of the fire department. Additional topics in this course include dealing with human resources, professional development, government & community relations, strategic planning, purchasing, training, risk management, and emergency scene operations. At the conclusion of this course, the student will be tested by Georgia Firefighter’s Standards and Training Council for certification at the level of Fire Officer IV. 


Students must have successfully complete the Fire Administrative Officer course offered by GPSTC or possess NPQ Pro Board Fire Officer III certification.

Who Should Attend

Chief Officers aspiring to an Executive Level Chief Fire Officer position or responsibility within a Fire Organization. 

Special Notes

The student will be required to complete a strategic planning project that will coincide with the GFSTC Fire Officer IV task book. Students must have a working knowledge Microsoft Word platforms and data collection. 

Students will need to provide a personal Laptop with Microsoft Word or compatible software and thumb drive for this course. 

Students will need to bring the following textbook:
IFSTA Chief Officer 4th Edition   ISBN: 978-0-87939-644-2
FDE Student Handbook 2022

Start Date End Date Location (Hover for more information) Time Course Number Status
03/28/2022 04/12/2022 GPSTC, FORSYTH 08:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m. FFAA22155 Register