Officer Development

The goal of the Officer Development Academy is to provide regulated, systematic, and uniform training to all promotional candidates. This will ensure that all promotional candidates receive standardized training commensurate with National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1021 as applicable to the Rogers Fire Department.

Attendance
Each promotional candidate will be required to attend all applicable portions of the Officer Development Academy (ODA) that will be hosted by the department on an annual basis. Attendance in one course every 2 years will be required to maintain eligibility. Equivalency can only be issued by the Fire Chief.

Attendance in the Officer Development Academy is detailed in the following:
  • Rogers Fire Department Standard Operating Procedure 139 Future Company Officers Program
  • Rogers Fire Department Standard Operating Procedure 140 Future Chief Officers Program
Topic Criteria
The following represents the components of the Rogers Fire Department Officer Development Academy. This academy will be delivered on an annual basis and will be comprised of the following topics. The Deputy Chief of Special Operations and Training (DFC-SOT) will determine variations within each topic and a curriculum will be published 30 days prior to the academy. The Officer Development Academy will be delivered in accordance with the Annual Training Plan.

The following criteria will be delivered for Officer Development. These topics may be adjusted with approval of the Fire Chief.

Human Resource Management
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Job Performance Evaluation
  • Employee Assistance
  • Coaching/Counseling
  • Plan development for Improved Performance
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Problem Solving
  • Absenteeism
  • Standard Operating Procedures
  • Accountability
Administration
  • Accident Investigation
  • Budgeting and requests
  • Project Cost Analysis
  • Media Relations
  • Data Analysis
  • Ethics
Community & Government
  • Public Education
  • Public Speaking
  • Community Risk Reduction
  • Citizen Complaints
  • City Government
Inspection & Investigation
  • Fire Inspection and Code Enforcement
  • Code Comprehension
  • Fire Investigation
  • Fire Cause Determination
  • Fire Inspection Principles
  • Standard Operating Procedures and Practices
Health  Safety
  • Accident Analysis
  • Pre / Post Incident Analysis
  • Standard Operating Procedures
Emergency Service Delivery
  • Fire Strategy
  • Incident Command
  • Accountability
  • High Risk / Low Frequency Events
  • Staging
  • Standard Operating Procedures
  • Simulations
General
  • Research
  • Reading and Comprehension
  • Department Organization