National Fire Academy
Michigan, Kentucky, Georgia & Indiana
“State Weekend”
Emmitsburg, Maryland
July 15-16, 2023

Class 1:


Emergency Response to Terrorism:  Strategic Considerations

This updated 2-day course is designed for responders who may be responsible for initial and expanded command of incidents involving terrorism. The course is intended to build upon the students’ existing skills as Incident Commanders (ICs) and practitioners of the Incident Command System (ICS) with knowledge of the National Incident Management System, the National Response Framework and terrorism.

The class will assist the officers in preparing an effective response to the consequences of terrorism. ICs must be prepared to operate as part of a multiagency, multidiscipline, and multijurisdictional response. The course uses lecture supported by case studies and practice scenarios to address the command and control challenges that will likely confront the IC. This will enable the students to apply their knowledge of pre-incident planning, managing emergency incidents, and operating as part of a Unified Command structure to ensure the safety of responders while bringing the incident to a successful conclusion.

Class 2:


Fire Service Safety Culture:  Who Protects Firefighters from Firefighters

This 2-day course is designed to assist emergency services personnel in defining and advocating organizational change within the fire service relating to safety.

Topics include:

  • Safety and risk cultures within organizations.
  • Influences on safety culture and risk categories.
  • Concepts, goals, and processes of risk management.

The course incorporates facilitated student-centered methodologies including lecture, small and large group activities, and individual assessments.

Class 3:


Health and Safety Program Manager

This 2-day course will provide fire and emergency medical services department personnel and other related emergency responders with the aptitudes and abilities necessary to manage the duties and responsibilities of the Health and Safety Program Manager (HSPM) within their respective organizations.

Successful completion of this course will enable participants to:

  • Adapt the HSPM roles and responsibilities while applying risk management health and safety concepts within their organization to determine system-wide needs and to develop support to institutionalize opportunities to meet the needs assessment.
  • Evaluate and prioritize health and safety-related strengths and weaknesses within their organizations.
  • Evaluate the environmental barriers affecting the implementation and impact of the organization’s safety and health programs.
  • Evaluate and integrate the organization’s and individual’s responsibility to impact health and wellness positively.

Class 4:


Incident Safety Officer

This two-day course examines the Safety Officer’s role at emergency responses. A specific focus on operations within an Incident Command System (ICS) as a Safety Officer is a main theme. Response to all-hazards types of situations will be emphasized.

Class 5:


Leadership in Supervision:  Creating Environments for Professional Growth.

This 2-day course presents the supervisor with the basic leadership skills and tools needed to perform effectively in the fire and emergency medical services (EMS) environment. The course includes concepts related to a successful transition to supervisory and leadership roles, including concepts of adaptive leadership; change management; active followership; effective communication, including difficult conversations and advocacy-inquiry-based dialogue; ethics; authority; power; decision-making; and active engagement through development of a personal plan.


Class 6:


Preparation for Initial Company Operations

This 2-day 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.


Class 7:


Youth Firesetting Intervention Specialist

“Youth Firesetting Intervention Specialist” is a 2-day course based on the requirements of National Fire Protection Association 1035, Standard on Fire and Life Safety Educator, Public Information Officer, Youth Firesetter Intervention Specialist and Youth Firesetter Program Manager Professional Qualifications pertaining to the youth firesetting intervention specialist.

This course focuses on how identification, intake, screening, disposition and follow-up are used to mitigate youth firesetting behavior. Course content includes understanding the motivations behind youth firesetting and how the impact of adverse childhood experiences and behavioral/mental health changes can influence firesetting behaviors. This course is for the practitioner who provides services at the program delivery level.

Precourse Assignment:



Safety for Hazardous Materials Incidents

In this 2-day class students will use scenarios and activities, you will oversee the safety officer role in preparing for, responding to, and recovering from hazardous materials/WMD incidents.



Please complete the Michigan Weekend application_2023_UPDATED 

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Please send completed forms by fax, mail or email to:

Michigan State Firemen’s Association

PO Box 405

Swartz Creek, MI 48473

Fax:  (810) 635-2858