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, per module.

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
ahoke@shsu.edu

Upcoming Events

* Additional fees may apply

StatusDateTitleLocationRegistrationFee
OPENNov 05 - 09, 2018Fire Executive Management Training Program (FEMT) Module IIHuntsville, TX Register Online $1000.00
OPENApr 29 - May 03, 2019Fire Executive Management Training Program (FEMT) Module IHuntsville, TX Application $1000.00
OPENNov 04 - 08, 2019Fire Executive Management Training Program (FEMT) Module IIHuntsville, TXSee Program$1000.00
OPENMay 04 - 08, 2020Fire Executive Management Training Program (FEMT) Module IHuntsville, TX Application $1000.00
OPENNov 08 - 12, 2020Fire 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. Monday through Thursday; Friday class begins at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 2:00 p.m. After class activity schedule will be provided upon arrival.

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.

Firearms:
If you choose to wear your weapon you may do so in full uniform or in plain clothes with your badge fully displayed. Be aware that Sam Houston State University adopted a concealed carry policy in 2016. Individuals who are 21 years of age and who currently possess a handgun license from the State of Texas or an approved reciprocating state may legally carry a concealed handgun on or about their person. Handguns may be carried on campus, except at collegiate and UIL athletic events, health and counseling centers, and other specified locations on campus. Signs will clearly identify prohibited sites around campus.

Tobacco Products:
In order to promote a healthy, safe, and aesthetically pleasing work and educational environment, Sam Houston State University endorses a smoke free and tobacco free environment. Tobacco use is not permitted on campus grounds. Electronic cigarettes/Vapors are not allowed in training buildings.

LEMIT Building and Parking:

The Bill Blackwood Law Enforcement Management Institute of Texas is located at 1600 Bobby K. Marks Dr. (formerly Avenue H), Huntsville, Texas, at the corner of Bobby K. Marks and Bearkat Boulevard (formerly 16th Street) on the campus of Sam Houston State University. It also is located right next door to the University Hotel.

  • Effective August 24, 2016, SHSU implemented new parking requirements on campus and has changed the flow of traffic in some areas. Please note that both streets alongside LEMIT (Bobby K. Marks and 16th Street) are now one-way streets. LEMIT participants, visitors, and University Hotel guests, including marked or unmarked law enforcement vehicles, are required to register and pay for parking through an online system. Registration is required to park on campus 24/7 and parking is enforced via a License Plate Recognition (LPR) system; therefore, you will not receive a physical parking tag/permit. Registering your vehicle for parking will allow you to park in the parking lots across the street from LEMIT (Zone 2 parking lots). Approximately 30 days out from the date of the program, you will receive additional information regarding how to register/pay for parking, and a map of available parking lots to park in.
  • For visitors and guests, there are pay-by-hour spaces along Bobby K. Marks Street and Bearkat Boulevard; however, these are managed through the City of Huntsville system and are not part of the University Zone 2 permits. Follow instructions listed on street signs for payment options and be sure to select "Huntsville" when asked to select a location. For more information on the City of Huntsville system, visit Huntsville Paid Parking.
  • Parking is also available for visitors in the Sam Houston Parking Garage, located at 1730 Avenue I, within walking distance to LEMIT. The parking garage contains approximately 250 hourly use parking spaces. Visitors should not park in the parking spaces that are numbered; the numbered spaces are reserved for Garage Permit Holders only. For directions to the SHSU Parking Garage, please click here.