Politics and the White Helmet (F121)
Course Hours: 16.0 Hours
This 2-day course is aimed at providing the chief officers in both fire service and EMS agencies with a overview of the ways to succeed and work within the local, county and state level political system to achieve positive results for their department. It will give the officer an improved insight into better ways to relate and speak to citizens and others to gain support and understanding of their needs for bond issues, tax votes, and general elections. Participants learn about successful approaches appropriate for government employees and volunteers. The course identifies successful tools needed to address the challenge necessary to bring about change, and how a department's culture of power, influence, negotiation, and coalition building is important to success.
Who Should Attend
Key fire service personnel in positions of leadership and Company Officers or other ranks above Company Officer and those who seek to learn of new approaches to better deal with their community's fire and EMS challenges including departmental officers and leaders, operational and administrative, in the Nation's departments. The course is directed at persons who hold officer or leadership position in both fire and EMS agencies. Open to all interested emergency services officers, including volunteer, career, and allied professions
The National Fire Academy does not utilize Social Security Numbers on their registration form; this form is in addition to the Georgia Public Safety Training Center application process. The NFA form will be completed on the first day of the course. Students must provide the Student Identification Number on the first day of the course. What this means to you: This number is used in place of a Social Security Number and is obtained through the Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP). Applications for NFA courses that do not include a SID will not be processed, failure to provide the SID will result in the student not receiving credit for the course. To obtain a SID: 1. Register at https://cdp.dhs.gov/femasid 2. Select "Need a FEMA SID?" on the right side of the screen. 3. Follow the instructions to create your account. 4. You will receive an email with your SID. Save this number in a secure location. Use the SID in place of the SSN on the General Admissions Application Form (FEMA Form 119-25-1) and General Admissions Application Short Form (FEMA Form 119-25-2).
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