Mississippi Chief Fire Officer Designation Program



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MISSISSIPPI

FIRE CHIEFS ASSOCIATION

Mississippi Chief Fire Officer Designation Program


Revised July 22, 2015 Page 1



Purpose

The purpose of this program is to provide an established set of standards for Chief Fire Officer of fire departments in the State of Mississippi.


What It Is

Beginning January 1, 2009, the Mississippi Fire Chiefs Association made available the designation of Mississippi Chief Fire Officer. The opportunity to receive the designation of Mississippi Chief Fire Officer shall be made available to those who demonstrate:



  • their willingness to promote and support the Mississippi fire service

  • the established knowledge, skills, and ability expected of a Mississippi Chief Fire Officer


The following designation levels are available:

  • Level - I

  • Level - II

  • Level - III

All levels require a valid Mississippi driver’s license, high school diploma, a minimum of 5 years of fire service experience, and current membership in the Mississippi Fire Chiefs Association. All candidates must also meet ethical, moral, and professional expectations.
AVAILABLE LEVELS OF DESIGNATION

Requirement

Level-I

Level-II

Level-III

Tenure as Chief Fire Officer

One full year

Three Years

Five Years

Basic Fire Fighter Training

Basic Fire Fighter 1001-I or Volunteer Fire Fighter – I or 10 Years of Experience Prior to 1990

Basic Fire Fighter 1001-I or Volunteer Fire Fighter NFPA 1001-Based

Basic Fire Fighter 1001-I or Volunteer Fire Fighter NFPA 1001-Based

Fire Officer Training

Fire Officer 1021-I or Volunteer Fire Officer - I or Fire Management 101 or Certified Rural Fire Officer

Fire Officer 1021- I &II or Volunteer Fire Officer - I &II

Fire Officer 1021- III or Volunteer Fire Officer - III

Higher Education Completed

NA

Approved Executive Fire Officer Program or Associate's Degree in fire service or management field or Bachelors Degree in fire service or management field

Bachelor’s Degree in fire service or management field

or


National Fire Academy Executive Fire Officer Program

*All qualifications are subject to revision after their original inception by approval of Fire Chiefs Association.



Who Sponsors This Program?


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This program is a consolidated effort between the Mississippi Fire Chiefs Association and the Mississippi State Fire Academy. This designation is not mandatory but is created and endorsed by the Mississippi Fire Chiefs Association.
Who Is Eligible?

This designation is available to personnel who currently serve in positions such as Deputy Chief, Assistant Chief, Training Chief, District Chief, etc. This designation is available to Career and Volunteer personnel.
What Steps are Required to Become a designated Mississippi Chief Fire Officer?

  1. Obtain an application

    1. From the MFCA website

    2. From the Mississippi State Fire Academy website

    3. Contact the Chief Fire Officer Program Coordinator @ 601-932-2444

  2. Complete the application and forward it to the Chief Fire Officer Program Coordinator.

    1. All applicable documents must be included.

    2. There is a $25.00 fee, payable to Mississippi Fire Chiefs Association.

    3. Applications will be processed on a monthly basis.

  3. Designation certificates will be presented at the annual summer conference.

  4. Your designation is valid for a 2-year period and must be renewed before the end of the 2-year period.

*All qualifications are subject to revision after their original inception by approval of Mississippi Fire Chiefs Association.



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This application is also for candidates seeking

re-designation





MISSISSIPPI FIRE CHIEFS ASSOCIATION

Mississippi Chief Fire Officer Designation Application

2016

Please follow instructions carefully.

PLEASE PRINT OR TYPE ALL INFORMATION



Section I – General Information

Last Name: ________________________________ First Name: ______________________________

Official Title: _______________________________________________
Fire Department or Organization Represented: _________________________________________________
Contact Information:

Email address: ____________________________________________________________________


Mailing Address: ___________________________________________________________________

Street Address

__________________________ ______________ _____________

City State Zip Code

Telephone Numbers: Office: _______________ Cell: ______________ Other: ______________



Section II – Standard Requirements

YES NO

1. Do you have a current Mississippi driver’s license? ……………………………............... ______ _____

(Remember to include a copy.)

2. Do you have a high school diploma or GED? ……………………………………………… ______ _____

(Remember to include a copy.)

3. Do you have at least five (5) years of fire service experience?…………………………… ______ _____

(Remember to include a letter or other proof of this experience.)

4. Are you a current member of the MS Fire Chiefs Association? …………………………… ______ _____

(Remember to include a copy of your membership card.)

5. Do you meet the ethical, moral, and professional standards

expected of a fire service administrator? …………………………………………………… ______ _____



Section III- Indicate the level of designation you are applying to receive

□ Level - I □ Level - II □ Level – III

Must include copies of applicable certificates, diplomas, degrees, etc. in application package. Also, include document to verify the tenure based on the level you are requesting.
For candidates who are applying for re-designation only, List the expiration date:_____________



Send completed packages to: Mississippi State Fire Academy

MS Fire Chief/Chief Fire Officer Designation Program

#1 Fire Academy U.S.A., Jackson, MS 39208

Send $25 application fee to: Mississippi Fire Chiefs Association, Attn: Richard Watkins, P.O. Box 5231

Jackson, MS 39296-5231

For questions and more information, please contact: Mike Word, mword@msfa.state.ms.us , 601-932-2444




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