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EMMITSBURG, MD - The Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) United States Fire Administration (USFA)/National Fire Academy (NFA) announced May 8, 2023, that the following individual, from the state of California, successfully completed the Managing Officer (MO) program.

Captain Brett Jones, Rescue Fire Protection District,

5221 Deer Valley Road, Rescue, California 95672

The Managing Officer program's goals are to promote and enhance the professional growth of fire service leadership while preparing future leaders through a combination of education and linking people and ideas. Participants in this program receive instruction on leadership, community risk reduction, firefighter and community safety, contemporary training issues, and analytical tools for decision making. Students also gain critical insight concerning national response planning and incident management. This important two-year program comprises four unique courses requiring the participant to develop and complete a Capstone project directly benefitting the fire officer's department and community. This Capstone project permits the student an opportunity to demonstrate application of course theory and concepts to real-life situations. The final project is then evaluated through a formal peer review.

The NFA continues to offer programs and courses for fire service leaders, managers, and allied professions. Courses are delivered at the Emmitsburg, Maryland campus and throughout the nation in coordination with state and local fire training officials, colleges, and universities.

For more information regarding the Managing Officer's Program and many other USA Programs, visit:

Contact Individual:

Tina Crevier

Program Coordinator - Executive Fire Officer and Managing Officer Programs

U.S. Department of Homeland Security, FEMA, U.S. Fire Administration National Fire Academy Division, Leadership & Community Risk Reduction Branch

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