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    Default NFA course vacancies announced

    For those of you who have not attended the National Fire Academy, I strongly suggest that you apply for an on-campus course. It is well worth the time and the price is right (paid for by the Feds, except for meals).

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    There are no good reasons for the fire service to allow any course vacancies in any class, but here they are:

    R101: CODE MANAGEMENT: A SYSTEMS APPROACH
    8/22 -9/2/05 = 6 Vacancies

    R107: FIRE SERVICE COMMUNICATIONS
    9/19 - 9/30/05 = 13 Vacancies

    R114: FIRE SERVICE COURSE DESIGN
    7/25 - 8/5/05 = 13 Vacancies

    R116: PRESENTING EFFECTIVE PUBLIC EDUCATION PROGRAMS
    5/29 - 6/3/05 = 3 Vacancies

    R119: DISCOVERING THE ROAD TO HIGH RISK AUDIENCES
    4/18 - 4/29/05 = 5 Vacancies

    R125: EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP
    8/22 - 9/2/05 = 5 Vacancies

    R152: EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES: SPECIAL OPERATIONS
    8/22 - 9/2/05 = 7 Vacancies

    R207: MANAGEMENT FOR ARSON PREVENTION AND CONTROL
    8/22 - 9/2/05 = 11 Vacancies

    R309: STRATEGIC ANALYSIS OF COMMUNITY RISK REDUCTION
    8/8 - 8/19/05 = 18 Vacancies

    R317: COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF FUNCTIONS IN THE INCIDENT COMMAND SYSTEM
    (Prerequisite is Q316 Self-Study)
    9/11 - 9/16/05 = 12 Vacancies

    R331: ORGANIZATIONAL THEORY IN PRACTICE
    7/11 - 7/22/05 = 2 Vacancies

    R333: FIRE SERVICE FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT
    7/11 - 7/22/05 = 11 Vacancies

    R342: TRAINING PROGRAM MANAGEMENT
    8/22 - 9/2/05 = 2 Vacancies

    R499: NATIONAL FIRE INCIDENT REPORTING SYSTEMS
    6/20 - 7/1/05 = 1 Vacancy

    R506: EXECUTIVE PLANNING
    4/4 - 4/15/05 = 2 Vacancies
    7/25 - 8/5/05 = 9 Vacancies

    VOLUNTEER INCENTIVE PROGRAMS
    R810: LEADERSHIP AND ADMINISTRATION
    9/11 - 9/16/05 = 14 Vacancies

    R811: FIRE CAUSE DETERMINATION FOR COMPANY OFFICERS
    9/11 - 9/16/05 = 5 Vacancies

    R815: CHALLENGES FOR LOCAL TRAINING OFFICERS
    9/11 - 9/16/05 = 10 Vacancies

    R816: COMMUNITY EDUCATION LEADERSHIP
    6/12 - 6/17/05 = 13 Vacancies

    R824: MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS
    9/11 - 9/16/05 = 4 Vacancies

    R825: COMMAND AND CONTROL OF FIRE DEPARTMENT OPERATIONS AT TARGET HAZARDS
    9/11 - 9/16/05 = 24 Vacancies

    R826: PRESENTING EFFECTIVE PUBLIC EDUCATION PROGRAMS
    9/11 - 9/16/05 = 21 Vacancies

    R827: FIRE PROTECTION SYSTEMS FOR INCIDENT COMMANDERS
    6/12 - 6/17/05 = 24 Vacancies

    R831: COMMAND AND CONTROL OF INCIDENT OPERATIONS
    9/11 - 9/16/05 = 9 Vacancies
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    Not for nuthin', but when DHS looks at the NFA and starts to cut, it will be hard to bitch that the place is so important when there are tons of vacancies every semester. They pay,basically for everything except your meals. And the meal ticket is dirt cheap for what you get.

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    Can I get another AMEN?
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    R207: MANAGEMENT FOR ARSON PREVENTION AND CONTROL
    Thats looks interesting......
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    Thumbs up OK, Here's another...............

    Originally posted by ullrichk
    Can I get another AMEN?
    AMEN!

    I just recieved a email from the Chairman of the National Fire Academy Alumni Association regarding these vacancies. I"ll ask on his behalf, as well as mine, please get the word out to anyone who may have an interest in these courses. George is correct, we ask for courses, then don't bother to attend them, so any proposed cuts should not be a suprise to anyone.
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    Question is, who can take them?

    I'm aware of atleast one of two cadets that are interested, if there are vacancies, can they attend?
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    Originally posted by Res343cue
    Question is, who can take them?

    I'm aware of atleast one of two cadets that are interested, if there are vacancies, can they attend?
    Res343cue, I would be surprised if cadets would be considered for admission.

    Most courses have some prerequisites because the NFA wants to deliver the training to the people who need it most.

    As a rule, members of paid departments are not eligible for Volunteer Incentive Program (VIP) classes; you have to have a primary job responsibility for arson detection in order to take the arson courses (except arson detection for the company officer); you have to be involved in code enforcement in order to enroll in the inspection curriculum, etc.

    I don't know if they relax these requirements when you apply to fill vacancies. But there is probably something for everyone (prevention, for example), even if it doesn't seem to have the "cool" factor of the arson courses.

    Just go to the web site for more information - there are even some online self-study courses. You have nothing to lose by applying.
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    I don't know if they relax these requirements when you apply to fill vacancies. But there is probably something for everyone (prevention, for example), even if it doesn't seem to have the "cool" factor of the arson courses.
    I noticed the prevention / public education listings in there...Good jobs for the cadets to be involved in.

    Should look into it some more.
    Quote Originally Posted by ThNozzleMan
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    Too bad you likely have to be a member of a US dept to be eligible.

    VOLUNTEER INCENTIVE PROGRAMS
    R810: LEADERSHIP AND ADMINISTRATION
    9/11 - 9/16/05 = 14 Vacancies

    and

    R815: CHALLENGES FOR LOCAL TRAINING OFFICERS
    9/11 - 9/16/05 = 10 Vacancies

    Look interesting.
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    Originally posted by MalahatTwo7
    Too bad you likely have to be a member of a US dept to be eligible.

    VOLUNTEER INCENTIVE PROGRAMS
    R810: LEADERSHIP AND ADMINISTRATION
    9/11 - 9/16/05 = 14 Vacancies

    and

    R815: CHALLENGES FOR LOCAL TRAINING OFFICERS
    9/11 - 9/16/05 = 10 Vacancies

    Look interesting.
    Might not be accurate. One of the last classes that I taught on campus had two fire fighters from Montreal in it. Call and check it out.

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