Fire Service Leadership Education

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Make a difference in your organization and career

Today’s fire service needs leaders—professionals equipped to meet challenges and inspire change. Get what you need to step into a more advanced role through Dalhousie’s internationally recognized Fire Service Leadership Program.

Our courses build on your technical knowledge. You’ll develop administrative, leadership and critical thinking skills that will make an immediate difference to your job and career. You’ll be ready to navigate obstacles and create strategic plans to bring your organization into the future.

Expertise and support

Dalhousie University has been a leader in fire service leadership and management development for more than 25 years. Offered 100% online, you’ll have access to leading experts and resources when and where it works best for you. Our program offers:

•    Access to experienced fire officials and experts
•    Actionable learning for immediate impact on your job
•    The knowledge you need to take on more senior roles
•    The courses required to gain professional certification.



Certificate programs

Built for members of modern fire services, our certificates give you the knowledge and skills to get ahead in your profession.

Fire Service Leadership – Register by March 25, 2019
Sharpen your management skills to compliment your technical training with this three-course certificate. A prerequisite to the Fire Service Administration certificate. 

Fire Service Administration – Register by March 25, 2019
Specialize by choosing from five areas of concentration, including leadership, strategic planning, operation planning, emergency management and human resources.

Incdent Command – Register by March 25, 2019
A specialized certificate for experienced incident commanders exploring the latest research and techniques.



Certification

Fire Officer III and IV Certification

Leveraging courses from across our certificates, our certification programs provide all of the courses required to gain certification by both IFSAC and ProBoard – a important step toward professional promotion.


 

Courses


Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
Learn negotiation skills to reduce misunderstandings and effectively manage conflict.

Theoretical Foundations of Incident Command Thinking
Delve into the latest incident command research, including recognition-primed decision-making and accident theory.  

Fire Service Strategic Planning I
Learn the principles of strategic planning—and demonstrate those skills with confidence.


How to register

1. Download the registration form.
2. Complete the form.
3. Submit via email or fax (902-494-3662)

Questions?

Gwen Doary
Program Manager
902-494-8838
gwen.doary@dal.ca