The First Line Supervisors Training
Program (FLSTP) is a four week (160 hour) management/supervisory
course mandated by New York State law. To be eligible
the officer must be a member of a paid fire department,
who has been promoted on or after April 1, 1985 as the
result of a civil service exam.
program includes classes in educational methodology,
classes to improve analytic and problem solving skills,
personnel management, firefighting strategy and tactics,
building construction and collapse, arson awareness
and recognition, Haz Mat first responder operations,
incident command system use and administrative procedures.
This program also has field exercises in SCBA use, extrication,
forcible entry and search procedures. The curriculum
conforms substantially to National Fire Protection Association
(NFPA) standards 1021, 1041 and 1500. During the calendar
year 1996, 153 FDNY Lieutenants and 89 first line officers
from other New York State municipalities were trained.
In addition,54 members of the Fire Academy teaching
staff were trained in Educational Methodology.
A first line officer completing this
program receives certification in Educational Methodology,
Fire Behavior and Arson Awareness, Fire Cause and Origin
Determination, Haz Mat First Responder Operations, Fire
Instructor Level 1, and Fire Officer Level 1. These
certifications are issued by the state Office of Fire
Prevention and Control. Additionally, non-New York City
officers receive certification in the Fire Reporting
System by New York State. Graduates of the program also
receive certifications in Building Construction from
the National Fire Academy, and FEMA.
The State Regents PONSI program has
approved FLSTP for the following credits: three semester
hours in Supervision/Administration; two semester hours
in Educational methodology; two semester hours in Fire
Tactics and Strategies; and one semester hour in Hazardous
Materials. SUNY Empire State College has approved FLSTP
for the following credits: two semester hours in Supervision/
Administration; three semester hours in Educational
Methodology, two semester hours in Fire Tactics and
Strategies; and two semester hours in Fire Behavior:
Cause and Origin.