Accredited: IFSAC: No, NPQS: No
Prerequisites: Fire Officer III
Description: Fire Officer IV is a senior level fire officer and supervisor/chief in a fire department organization, a person certified to this level will be able to appraise/evaluate/initiate changes to the department's human resource polices; development programs for employee assistance; education and in-service training goals; and employee incentive programs. Be aware of and participate in community relationships. Develop long-range agency plan. Develop plan for capital improvements for agency. Complete comprehensive community risk and hazard assessment plan. Develop comprehensive health and safety plan for organization.
Requirements for Certification: Candidates shall be at least 18 years of age.Complete Practical Skill Test for Fire Officer IV. Practical exam for this level is accomplished by submitting a Portfolio that identifies each JPR of the NFPA 1021 Fire Officer Standard. Candidates must submit complete documentation to support their application. Certification Advisory Committee must approve the Portfolio for completion of the practical skills component. Complete a 100 question written exam with a passing score of 70% or higher.
NFPA, Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications, NFPA 1021, 2014
IFSTA, Chief Fire Officer, 2nd Edition, 1st Printing
Jones and Bartlett, Chief Officer, Principles and Practices, 1st Edition