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WSFA Announces 2023 NFA Course Selection

Course Selection

Dates: March 9-10, 2022

Location: La Crosse Center, La Crosse, WI

Health & Safety Manager (F-0722)

Course Description:

This two-day course will provide fire, 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.

Selection criteria:

Individuals with department-level health and safety responsibilities and responsibility for setting policy for the department on such issues.

Individuals attending this course should have a working knowledge of the Incident Command System as taught by the National Fire Academy, and working knowledge of applicable National Fire Protection Association, and Occupational Safety and Health Administration requirements and recommendations.

Prerequisites: None

Post-course requirements: None

Strategies & Tactics for Initial Company Operations (F-0455)

This two-day course is designed to meet the needs of Company Officers (COs) responsible for managing the operations of one or more companies during structural firefighting operations. This course is designed to develop the management skills needed by COs to accomplish assigned tactics at structure fires.

Selection criteria

Senior firefighters who may at times assume the responsibilities of the CO (National Fire Protection Association 1001, Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications, Level II).



Post-course requirements