Fire and EMS Administrative Officer Course
Class Date(s) Saturday, Jan 11 2020 8:00AM-4:00PM  
Saturday, Feb 1 2020 8:00AM-4:00PM  
Saturday, Feb 22 2020 8:00AM-4:00PM  
Class# 19FS98011  

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Description: The Pennsylvania State Fire Academy is offering this 24-hour Fire and EMS Administrative Officer Course to educate those in an administrative leadership positions within a volunteer or combination Fire/EMS organizations. The course outlines modern management techniques, to include managing the business of the organization, board management and governance, managing human resources, risk management and dealing with the public and elected officials. This course is presented in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations (PANO) with financial support of the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED).

The course instructors are a combination of PA State Fire Academy and PANO instructors. Students are required to attend (three 8-hour classroom sessions that meet once a month for three months), participate in class activities and complete homework assignments specifically designed to improve the operations of their organizations. The instructors review the homework assignments and provide feedback.

Benefits of this Training Include:

  • Access Course Content and Educational Resources Provided by the Standards of Excellence® Ethics and Accountability Program for Nonprofit Organizations
  • Learn the Implementation of Best Practices to Create Efficiency and Effectiveness of Operations
  • Strengthen Your Knowledge and Oversight of the Legal and Fiduciary Requirements for Running a Nonprofit Fire/EMS Organization


Training Audience: Anyone in an administrative leadership positions within a volunteer or combination Fire/EMS organizations.

Prerequisite(s): None

Course Length: 24-hours

Certification: Pennsylvania State Fire Academy

Equipment Needs: Pen / pencil, note-taking material.

Pennsylvania Department of Health Continuing Education Hours: None

Course Fees: This class is being offered in conjunction with the Pennsylvania State Fire Academy and as such payment for this course must be made directly to the State Fire Academy and not to Chester County.


All students registered for this class are required to bring a check made payable to the "Commonwealth of Pennsylvania" in the amount of $150.00 on the first day of class. Only a check or money order will be accepted as payment.

Failure to do so could result in the student not being admitted to the class.


DUE to instructor conflict the original posted dates for this class have been changed.  The remaining classes will take place in 2020 and have yet to be scheduled.   Once they are determined students will be emailed.


Price $150.00
Class Location
Academic Bldg. #121 / Arcelor Mittal Room
Public Safety Training Campus , 137 Modena Road
Coatesville, PA   19320
(610) 344-4100