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Ward and Pugh
Senior Fire Officer Completes Executive Program

The Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) U.S. Fire Administration's (USFA) National Fire Academy (NFA) announced March 27, 2021, that Robert W. Pugh successfully completed the Executive Fire Officer Program (EFOP)

The required courses were:

Executive Development is the foundational course for the EFOP. This course is intended to provide a framework in which leadership is a process whereby you and others perform adaptive work. The major goals are to improve the executive fire officer's ability to build high performance teams, exercise adaptive leadership skills, manage change, value diversity, and use critical thinking skills.

The next course in the sequence, Executive Analysis of Community Risk Reduction, is a mixture of philosophy and application -- the value of the community risk reduction and the process of applying risk reduction to the community. It involves developing partnerships with the community to implement programs, initiatives, and services that prevent and/ or mitigate the risk of human made or natural disasters.

For the third year, participants complete Executive Analysis of Fire Service Operations in Emergency Management course. This course is designed to help students better prepare their communities for large scale, multiagency, all-hazard incidents.

The final course, Executive Leadership, examines all aspects of executive-level leadership and ties together the educational experiences of the previous three years.