Fire Corps to Hold Free Online Training on March 8

Thursday, 03 March 2011

Participation is limited to 30 so register today!

What: Fire Corps is hosting an online training session titled: FC-100 Introduction to Fire Corps. It is the first course in the new Fire Corps Academy. The training is free and will be conducted through a live webinar.

When: Tuesday, March 8, from 6:45 - 8:00 pm EST

Why: FC-100 provides an overview of how the Fire Corps program is organized and introduces the benefits, depth, and scope of community volunteer activities in fire and emergency service departments. FC-100 also identifies the basic steps and components to building the infrastructure of a local Fire Corps program.

Who Should Attend: Fire chiefs, department personnel, municipal officials, and other interested parties who want to learn about the fundamentals of Fire Corps and how to achieve more in their departments through a local Fire Corps program. Participation is limited to 30 attendees, so register today!

How: Register Now!

About Fire Corps: Fire Corps is a federally-funded program under the Citizen Corps initiative, which is a national grassroots effort to help communities prevent, prepare for, and respond to natural disasters and other emergencies. Fire Corps connects community volunteers to their local emergency service department to provide non-operational support, thus increasing the capacity and services the department can offer. It is administered on a national level by the National Volunteer Fire Council in partnership with the International Association of Fire Chiefs and many other organizations that make up the National Advisory Committee. Learn more.

About the Instructor: The webinar will be taught by Warren Sprecher, the Arizona State Advocate for Fire Corps.

About the Fire Corps Academy: The Fire Corps Academy is a series of free training sessions and resources designed for Fire Corps program managers, department leaders, and local Fire Corps volunteers who wish to start and/or participate in a Fire Corps program. Department personnel and Fire Corps program coordinators can benefit from the training to learn about different aspects of implementing, managing, and expanding a local program. Additional course offerings – both online and in-person – will be available throughout the year.

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