NFPA 1021–Fire Officer Level I

The NFPA 1021–Fire Officer Level I certification course is designed to give you the training needed to take the first steps towards becoming an officer at the supervisory level.

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Transition from firefighter to company supervisor

Through a theory and assignment-based practical skills fire safety training component, you will learn the organizational structure of a fire department and how different departments operate in an administrative, emergency response, and incident management capacity.

You will also be taught the current trends and socioeconomic factors influencing the fire service, the strengths presented by cultural diversity, the professional code of ethics practiced by fire departments, and more.

This course is designed to assist individuals in making the transition from firefighter to company officer at the supervisory level.

In Fire Officer Level I, students will learn:

  • the organizational structure of the department
  • geographical configuration and characteristics of response district
  • departmental operating procedures for administration
  • emergency operations, incident management systems, and safety
  • fundamentals of leadership
  • departmental budget process
  • information management and record keeping
  • fire prevention and building safety codes and ordinances applicable to the jurisdiction
  • current trends, technologies, and socioeconomic and political factors that affect the fire service
  • cultural diversity
  • methods used by supervisors to obtain cooperation within a group of subordinates and the rights of management and members
  • agreements in force between the organization and its members
  • generally accepted ethical practices, including a professional code of ethics
  • policies and procedures regarding the operation of the department as they involve supervisors and members


Approximately 30 – 40 hours of online learning; up to 26 weeks to complete


Theory component is online; practical skills are assignment-based.


$1,995 + GST


Purchase through the Alberta Fire Chiefs Association Bookstore prior to the course start date:

  •  IFSTA, Fire and Emergency Company Officer, 5th Edition (2014)

Prerequisites for certification

  • NFPA 472–Awareness
  • NFPA 472–Operations
  • NFPA 1001–Level I & II
  • NFPA 1041–Level I
  • Exam and Evaluation must be completed in Alberta

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NFPA 1021–Fire Officer Level I

Tuition & Fees:
CAD $1995.00 + GST

Custom training

We focus on the partnership. We want to support our client's success and prosperity. Whether we use our existing continuing education courses and build on that, or if we start from scratch, we will work with you to deliver results. We customize curriculum based on your business or organizational needs. Talk to us today.

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Save on the cost of training

Whether you are an individual or an organization looking for training for your staff, the Canada-Alberta Job Grant can help save on the costs. Many of our continuing education and custom training programs qualify for the grant. What does that mean? With the grant, you can save two-thirds of the costs.

For details on which courses and programs qualify, talk to one of our program officers.

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Main Office:
10230 108 Street NW
Room C100
Edmonton, AB Canada T5J 1L6
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