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The New EFO Program: What You Need to Know

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Ready to pursue your Executive Fire Officer (EFO) certification? Tonya Hoover, Superintendent at the National Fire Academy, discusses the big changes coming to the EFO program in early 2020. Changes include:

  • residential courses and blended online learning from home or work
  • program shortened from 4 years to 24 months
  • cohort learning that allows for groups of students to take EFO classes together.
  • completion of a graduate-level thesis as opposed to four Applied Research Projects.

You'll also hear from Deputy Chief William Hyde, Rogers (Arkansas) and IAFC EFO Section Vice Chair, who shares how these changes benefit chief officers both personally and also their departments.

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