Fire & Rescue Management Institute

Course Overview

A professional development certificate program designed for company officers, chief officers, and future leaders within the fire service. The Fire Rescue Management Institute is presented in conjunction with the Fire Safety Engineering Technology Program at UNC Charlotte.

The Fire & Rescue Management Institute is a professional development certificate program designed for company officers, chief officers, and future leaders within the fire service. Fire & Rescue professionals in managerial and supervisory roles are expected to be team leaders and must possess the ability to guide their staff in the achievement of department, division, or unit goals. 

In today’s ever-changing work environment--workforce diversity, employee retention, the impact of sociological events, and the need for strategic planning--the demands placed upon those in a management role are many and increasingly more complex. The Fire & Rescue Management Institute was developed to address these needs through a comprehensive and content-rich curriculum designed by current leaders in the field of Fire & Rescue Services.

Please note: Registration for the second section of the Fire and Rescue Management Institute is now open to those on the waitlist. If space remains after the waitlist registration deadline, registration will open to the public. Please utilize the "Request Information" button to be automatically notified of the opening for public registration.

This program qualifies for the Building Bridges Scholarship ».

Additional Information


Program participants are required to have a high school diploma and two years of Fire & Rescue experience (volunteer or paid service) to enroll in the Fire & Rescue Management Institute.

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Section Schedule
Oct 01, 2024 to Feb 28, 2025
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Course Fees
Registration Fee non-credit $1,330.00 or $500.00 deposit

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Advisory Board

Course curriculum is developed in consultation with our Fire & Rescue Management Institute Advisory Board of subject matter experts, faculty, and industry practitioners.

Since the program’s inception, over 500 fire service administrators have graduated from the Fire & Rescue Management Institute representing the states of North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and Tennessee.

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