Fire Executive Management Training Program (FEMT)

The Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas is partnering with the Texas Fire Marshals' Association to provide the first executive management training session for the discipline in the nation. The program will address the professional qualifications for fire marshals and evaluate the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to meet essential tasks of the job based on National Fire Protection Association standards. The program also will focus on the day-to-day operations of the job as well as community risk assessments and resource distribution. Admission to the program will be on a competitive basis through an application process.

Topics Covered / Course Objectives

  • Module I:
    • Review laws, codes, standards, and regulatory agencies governing fire marshals
    • Manage budgets, records, information and human resources for your agency
    • Develop strategic planning
    • Evaluate community risk management
    • Improve community relations strategies for fire and life safety
    • Participate in professional development
    • Learn advanced fire prevention, inspection and education techniques
  • Module II:
    • Servant Leadership
    • Advanced Fire Prevention Organization
    • Advanced Community Risk Reduction
    • Advanced Fire Prevention Inspection
    • Advanced Plan Review
    • Advanced Public Education
    • Advanced Investigations
    • Contemporary Issues

Who Should Attend / Admission Requirements

  • Hold a certification as a fire inspector, fire investigator or public educator (Acceptable certifications include those through TCFP, IFSAC, Pro Board, SFFMA, ICC, or NFPA)
  • Have current appointment as a fire marshal or receive waiver granted by the Texas Fire Marshal Professional Development Program
  • Completed TCOLE Course 3737, TCFP Fire Officer I or II, or hold bachelor's degrees in business or public administration or other approved fields of study

Course Length

Fire Executive Management Training Program (FEMT) is held in two, 40-hour modules.

Course Hours

Participants receive 40 hours of TCOLE credit per module

Course Cost / Fee Policy

Fire Executive Management Training Program (FEMT) is $1000 per person.

Registration Process

Applicants begin the FEMT process by submitting an application. Applications are accepted during a specified timeframe. Please download the FEMT FMPDP application from the table of Upcoming Events (below) and note these dates.

All incoming applications will be processed and those selected by the board who meet all requirements will receive an email regarding registration and payment process. You will not receive confirmation of the class until your payment has been received.

Cancellation / No-Show Policy

If the participant has already paid, he/she will be refunded half the cost of the registration fee if written notice of cancellation is received by the Program Coordinator no later than seven (7) business days prior to the program. No refunds are available after this date, but substitutions of attendees are permitted.

If no written cancellation is received and the participant does not attend the program, the participant or their agency will be required to pay 100% of the registration fee if the registration fee was not previously paid.

Course Contact

Andrea Hoke, Project Coordinator
Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas
George J. Beto Criminal Justice Building
Sam Houston State University
Huntsville, TX 77341-2417
Fax: (936) 294-3926
Phone: (936) 294-3702
Phone: 800-477-9248

Upcoming Events

* Additional fees may apply

OPENMay 07 - 11, 2018Fire Executive Management Training Program (FEMT) Module IHuntsville, TX Application $1000.00
OPENAug 06 - 10, 2018Fire Executive Management Training Program (FEMT) Module IIHuntsville, TXSee Program$1000.00
OPENNov 05 - 09, 2018Fire Executive Management Training Program (FEMT) Module IIHuntsville, TXSee Program$1000.00

* Additional fees may apply

Additional Information

Hotel, Travel, and Meals:
The participant or their agency is responsible for expenses incurred for travel to and from the training. Hotel, breakfast, lunch and one evening meal will be provided. Hotel information will be included in the confirmation email.

Schedule for the Week:
Class begins at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 5:00 p.m. The program involves working lunches (lunch is provided).

Dress for the Week:
Business casual is the dress for the week. Clothing should be professional, and no caps/hats or shorts are permitted. It is always recommended to bring a light jacket in case the training room is cold.