Montana State University


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Certification Test Booklets

Firefighter I
Firefighter II

Instructor I
Instructor II
Instructor III

Academy Training Dates and Info Can be Found Here: Click Here

Other Agency Training Around the State:

Montana Disaster and Emergency Services - (MT DES Calendar)

Montana DNRC Fire & Aviation Management - (Training Calendar)

Upcoming Courses

This is a listing of courses that are being offered throughout the state. Most courses require you to register for them 1-2 months prior to the start date to allow for logistics, instructors, and other needs to make the class happen.

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NFA - Strategy and Tactics for Initial Company Operations

Curriculum: Incident Management

STICO is designed to meet the needs of Company Officers responsible for managing the operations of one or more companies during structural firefighting operations. STICO is designed to develop the management skills needed by company officers to accomplish assigned tactics at structure fires.

Location: Butte Silver Bow Public Archives
When: February 28 - March 1 2015
Tuition: Free

*Registration Deadline of 15 students before 45 days of the start day of the course! Register Early!

*Register online at http://www.montana.edu/wwwfire/register.php or email jonathan.marshall@montana.edu

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NFA - Leadership I for Fire and EMS: Strategies for Company Success

Curriculum: Management Science

This 2-day course presents the company officer with the basic leadership skills and tools needed to perform effectively in the fire service environment. The course includes techniques and approaches to problem-solving, ways to identify and assess the needs of the company officer's subordinates, methods for running meetings effectively in the fire service environment, and decision making skills for the company officer.

Course Instructor: Brian Crandall, Former Fire Chief, Training Officer and FSTS trainer
Course Location: Flathead County OES, 625 Timberwolf Pkwy, Kalispell
Course Date: March 14 & 15, 2015
Course Time: 0830-1600 Saturday & Sunday

*Register online at http://www.montana.edu/wwwfire/register.php or email jonathan.marshall@montana.edu

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DES Coordinator's Workshop

Location: Fort Harrison, Helena
When: March 17-18
Register/Contact: Marschal Rothe 406-324-4776 mrothe@mt.gov

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Advanced Critical Incident Stress Management

Location: Choteau
When: March 30-31
Register/Contact: Carol Staben-Burroughs carent@montana.net

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NFA Leadership II for Fire & EMS: Strategies for Personal Success

Leadership II for Fire & EMS: Strategies for Personal Success provides the company officer with the basic leadership skills and tools needed to perform effectively in the fire service environment. The course addresses ethics, use and abuse of power at the company officer level, creativity in the fire service environment, and management of the multiple roles of the company officer.

Course Instructor: Brian Crandall, Former Fire Chief, Training Officer and FSTS trainer
Course Location: Flathead County OES, 625 Timberwolf Pkwy, Kalispell
Course Date: April 25 & 26, 2015
Course Time: 0830-1600 Saturday & Sunday

*Register online at http://www.montana.edu/wwwfire/register.php or email jonathan.marshall@montana.edu

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NFA Wildland/Urban Interface Firefighting for the Structural Company Officer

Wildland/Urban Interface Firefighting for the Structural Company Officer identifies operational activities and safety concerns for structural company officers assigned to a Wildland/Wildland Urban Interface incident. Topics covered include Introduction to Wildland/Wildland Urban Interface firefighting, interface environment, wildland fire behavior, command and control issues of wildland/urban interface firefighting, and tactics.

Course Time: 1900 - 2200 Friday, 0830-1630 on Saturday
Note: Saturday will involve actual WUI visits and simulations
Equipment Required: Wildfire PPE, Portable radio
Personal Requirements: Currently serve as or aspire to serve as a company level fire officer with interest in how to safely and effectively perform in the WUI fire environment.

Course Instructor: Brian Crandall, Former Fire Chief, Training Officer and FSTS trainer
Course Location: Smith Valley Fire District, 3426 Highway 2 West, Kalispell
Course Date: May 1st & 2nd , 2015

*Register online at http://www.montana.edu/wwwfire/register.php or email jonathan.marshall@montana.edu

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NFA Leadership III for Fire & EMS: Strategies for Supervisory Success

Leadership III for Fire & EMS: Strategies for Supervisory Success provides the company officer with the basic leadership skills and tools to perform effectively in the fire service environment. The course covers when and how to delegate to subordinates, assess personal leadership styles through situational leadership, discipline subordinates, and apply coaching/ motivating techniques.

Course Instructor: Brian Crandall, Former Fire Chief, Training Officer and FSTS trainer
Course Location: Flathead County OES, 625 Timberwolf Pkwy, Kalispell
Course Date: May 16 & 17, 2015
Course Time: 0830-1600 Saturday & Sunday

*Register online at http://www.montana.edu/wwwfire/register.php or email jonathan.marshall@montana.edu