ERIC Number: ED167757
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Jan-31
Reference Count: N/A
Accreditation in Fire Training and Education: The Final Report of the Advisory Committee on Fire Training and Education of the National Academy for Fire Prevention and Control.
National Fire Prevention and Control Administration (DOC), Washington, DC.
This report addresses the desirability of and mechanism for establishing accreditation procedures for fire-related training and education programs in the U.S. and the role of the National Fire Academy in such a process. It also considers the appropriateness of accreditation for the Academy itself. First, a list of the members of the Advisory Committee on Fire Training and Education is given. An executive summary follows, explaining the accreditation process, the classifications of fire-related academic programs, a description of the scope of fire service training, and a summary of the efforts of the Academy. Chapter 1, an introduction, analyzes the federal legislation which resulted in the various fire service programs and their accreditation methods. Chapters 2-4 discuss accreditation of fire education, fire service training, and the National Fire Academy. The appendixes include a glossary, an accreditation evaluation review of engineering programs, accreditation questionnaire and results, text of the federal fire prevention legislation, criteria for a continuing education unit, and biographies of the developers of this report. (CT)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Commerce, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Fire Prevention and Control Administration (DOC), Washington, DC.