ICS-300 and ICS-400 Course Opportunities

Hello WAMAA Members,

An ICS-300 course, happening on June 19-21, and an ICS-400 course happening on June 22-23 will both be held at the Wayne County Community College District – MIPSE Center in Taylor.  Both session have a lot of availability and thanks to The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, these sessions are open to all disciplines at NO COST.

Instructions for registration can be found here.

Company Officer 1 and 2 Program

Hello WAMAA members,

Through June and July there will be a Company Officer 1 and 2 program held in Ann Arbor Township.

Course Description:
The purpose of the Fire Officer I course is to provide entry-level fire officers with the knowledge and skills to meet the minimum job performance requirements for paid and volunteer fire officers.   Fire Officer I candidates must demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to function safely and effectively as an integral member of a firefighter team.  When engaged in hazardous activities, the Fire Officer I work under direct supervision of a senior company officer and as a team leader.    The purpose of the Fire Officer II course is to provide officers at the second level of progression with the knowledge and skills to meet the minimum job performance requirements for paid and volunteer fire officers.  Fire Officer II candidates must demonstrate the depth of knowledge and skills necessary to function under general supervision.  A person trained at the Fire Officer II level will function safely and effectively as an integral member of a team of equally or less experienced firefighters to accomplish a series of tasks.    This is a combined Fire Officer I & II program and will not be separated.    The Company Officer I & II program provides insight into the role of the officer as defined by   NFPA 1021, the Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications.

Please check the attached flyer for prerequisites, dates, and registration info.


Company Officer I & II WAMAA 2017 Flyer

Fire Instructor 1 Program

Hello WAMAA members,

There will be a Fire Instructor One program occurring in June.

The Michigan Fire Instructor-I program utilized the NFPA 1041 standard for Professional Qualifications for Fire Service Instructors as it’s guide.  All sections of this program comply with NFPA 1041 standard for Instructor I.
This is a five (5) day course.  Attendance at each class session is mandatory.  A large amount of information will be missed and can’t be made up.  Prior to the first day of class, you are required to read Chapters 1-9 in the IFSTA, Fire and Emergency Services Instructor, 8th Edition.  In addition, you must complete the study guide (Chapters 1 thru 9) workbook that goes with this IFSTA manual and turn it in on Day 1 for review.
Minimum Requirements for INSTRUCTOR I Probationary Applicant:

  • Must be a member, or have been a member, with the last five years of an organized Michigan fire department
  • Must possess Fire Fighter I and II certification
  • Must complete FFTD Instructor Orientation class since 2009.  This course may be completed after the Instructor I program
  • Must have a minimum of three (3) years firefighting experience at the time of application and be certified at the level/course they wish to instruct.  (Minimum Fire Fighter II or at least one (1) of the wild land specialty/subject matter expert courses.)


See the attached flyer for more details and registration inf0.


Instructor One WAMAA 2017 Flyer

MFFTC Instructor Orientation

MFFTC Instructor Orientation – May 10th, 2017 in Northfield Township.

This course covers MFFTC Structure and Services and OFFT Administrative Policies and Procedures, which an instructor must be knowledgeable in. This segment will provide an understanding of the course structure and materials that will be used during the course presentation and practical skills training.

See flyer below for more details

WAMAA Instructor Orientation Flyer

Fire Officer 1 and 2 Co-Requisites Program

Hello WAMAA Members!

A Fire Officer 1 and 2 Co-Requisites program is being held in Northfield Township from to March to May.  The courses are…

  • Education Methodology
  • Incident Command System and Rescue Management
  • Firefighting Strategies and Tactics
  • Incident Safety Officer

The program’s flyer is attached below with all the details and instructions on how to sign up.

2017 – WAMAA Company Officer Prerequisites Flyer

Instructor Level Training Opportunities

Hello WAMAA Members,

There are some great instructor level trainings being offered to us.  The flyers with all the details for each class are attached below.  Check them out!

Emergency Vehicle Driver Training – Instructor Level
Emergency Services UTA/ATV Safety – Instructor Level
Emergency Services Trailer Operations and Safety – Instructor Level
Traffic Incident Management for Emergency Responders (SHRP2 Equivalent) – Instructor Level