Fire Officer Academy: The Company Officer is an initiative designed to further develop leaders in the fire service. The program utilizes a blended learning environment – both in and outside the classroom – so that students have both the knowledge and hands-on experiences necessary to succeed as a company officer with their department. Those who successfully complete the course will receive a certificate from the South Carolina Fire Academy. Participants must be Fire Officer I certified prior to enrolling in the program.
The week-long Fire Officer Academy is held at the South Carolina Fire Academy where students will stay on campus in a platoon style environment. Daily activities include physical fitness drills, projects, hearing from guest speakers and live burn evaluations.
Note that an application is required, including a resume and letter from the applicant’s Chief. Applicants do not need to be a member of the South Carolina State Firefighters’ Association Officers Section but membership with the Officers Section is preferred. Applications will be vetted prior to being accepted into the program and will be sent pre-course assignments to be completed prior to final selection. The Fire Officer Academy is limited to 25 people.
Deadline to apply is January 31, 2022.