THE UNITED STATES FIRE DEPARTMENT RESERVE CORPS
RESERVE OFFICE’S TRAINING COMMAND
SCIENCE AND LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS
The United States Fire Department Reserve Corps (USFDRC): Reserve Officer’s Training Command (ROTC) Science and Leadership Programs (SLPs) courses prepare our new member to become an Officer In Training (OIT) as well as current officers of the USFDRC. The program is outcome-based and teaches sound decision-making, strategy, tactical, leadership, joint multi-disciplinary spectrum operations, interagency, and multistate operations.
ACADEMIC CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS
Academic Certificate Programs Goals: The purpose of the ROTC Academic Certificate Programs (ACPs) is to establish the intellectual foundation for service as a highly educated commissioned officer, and to develop the knowledge and skills necessary to provide public services and continued growth as an officer.
The ACPs develop a professional self-concept officer, nurturing each competence required, character, and confidence to act decisively on matters of concern of national public services.
The content and process of education and development within the ACPs enables officers to understand the interrelated roles of a commissioned civilians reservist officer who can be called to duty in the event of an emergency, disaster, or when the nation needs support. A leader with character that could incorporate these skills into their own emerging professional identities.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OFFICER
Professional Development Officer Curriculum: The Professional Development Officer (PDOC) curriculum is divided into the following levels:
TRAINING LEVEL, GRADE, RIBBONS, AND RANKS CHART
DEPARTMENT RANKS CHART