Chief Fire Officers Executive Development Program

WEEK 1:  Sept. 18-22, 2017
WEEK 2:  Oct. 23-27, 2017

NCAFC Member   $450
Non-Member         $475 (Join Now & Save $25! Membership open to all Fire Service Officers & Professionals)



PLEASE NOTE:  Any applications received after the first 50, prior to the August 4th deadline, will be placed on a stand by / waiting list only.  Should an opening become available, we will notify you accordingly.

Presented in conjunction with Central Piedmont Community College, NC Office of State Fire Marshal, NC Emergency Management, and Charlotte Fire Department

REMINDER:  PAYMENT MUST BE RECEIVED BEFORE YOUR APPLICATION WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR APPROVAL.  A CONFIRMATION LETTER WILL BE SENT TO YOU UPON APPROVAL OF YOUR APPLICATION.  Participants must apply individually, logged in with their NCAFC Member credentials (if applicable) to receive the NCAFC member pricing discount. 

Class registration will be limited to 50 students or until August 4th so register early!  A confirmation letter will be sent for each student who meets the eligibility for acceptance.  Due to the expenses associated with presenting this program there will be no refunds after August 4, 2017.  



The NC Association of Fire Chiefs Executive Board proudly announces the Chief Fire Officers Executive Development Program to be held at the Charlotte Fire/Police Training Academy.  The two-week course will be presented in two sessions with the first being held September 18 -22, 2017, and the second to be held October 23 – 27, 2017.  Sponsored by the NC Association of Fire Chiefs, this course is being held in conjunction with Central Piedmont Community College, NC Office of State Fire Marshal, NC Emergency Management, and Charlotte Fire Department. Special thanks to the Chief Fire Officers Executive Development Program Advisory Committee. 

The program will offer training and information critical to today's fire officer with topics including management/leadership, budgeting, strategic planning, human resources and employment law, working with local and state government officials/agencies, career and organizational development, effective communications, and many other topics of interest. Program faculty will consist of instructors from the Fire Service, local government and private sector, and will offer the most up-to-date information and strategies to help the fire officer meet his/her daily responsibilities.  Classes will begin at 1:00 p.m. each Monday and end at noon on Friday.  Tuesday-Thursday classes will be held daily from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with one night session during the first week.  



Special lodging is available at the Embassy Suites Hotel, 4800 South Tryon St., Charlotte, NC, at a cost of $135.00 plus tax per night. Individuals are responsible for their own reservations either by phone or online.

Week 1- September 18-22, 2017 

Phone:  1-800-EMBASSY or 704-527-8400 with the group code “NFC”


The cutoff date to make reservations is September 6th

Week 2-October 23-27, 2017

Phone: 1-800-EMBASSY or 704-527-8400 with the group code “NCF” (different code from first week)


The cutoff date to make reservations is October 11th

Full breakfast buffet is provided for each registered guest of the hotel.  To take advantage of the special rate and make your reservations ASAP.


Program registration fee is $450.00 per person for NCAFC Members $475.00 for non-members which includes class materials, lunch Tuesday-Thursday, and one evening meal on Monday.  The course is open to all chiefs, chief officers and those having chief officer responsibilities.  The local fire chief will verify a student's eligibility to participate, and the Program Advisory Committee will confirm the student's enrollment.  A confirmation letter of acceptance will be sent to each participant prior to class and will contain specific details related to the program. 

Remember!  Class size will be limited to 50 students; therefore, please register early.

The North Carolina Fire Service is operating in interesting times with more challenges for the chief officer.  This course is designed to give practical, everyday methods of meeting the challenges facing you and your personnel each day.  We are looking forward to having you or your chief officers join us for this timely and critical officer training course.  This is an opportunity for training that should not be missed.

For more information, contact Jake Whisnant, Executive Director, at 980-522-6129, or by email at