Officer Development

The goal of the Officer Development Academy is to provide regulated, systematic, and uniform training to all promotional candidates. This will ensure that all promotional candidates receive standardized training commensurate with National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1021 as applicable to the Rogers Fire Department.


Each promotional candidate will be required to attend all applicable portions of the Officer Development Academy (ODA) that will be hosted by the department on an annual basis. Attendance in one course every two years will be required to maintain eligibility. Equivalency can only be issued by the Fire Chief.

Attendance in the Officer Development Academy is detailed in the following:

  • Rogers Fire Department Standard Operating Procedure 139 Future Company Officers Program
  • Rogers Fire Department Standard Operating Procedure 140 Future Chief Officers Program

Topic Criteria

The following represents the components of the Rogers Fire Department Officer Development Academy. This academy will be delivered on an annual basis and will be comprised of the following topics. The Deputy Chief of Special Operations and Training (DFC-SOT) will determine variations within each topic, and a curriculum will be published 30 days before the academy. The Officer Development Academy complies with the Annual Training Plan.

The following criteria will be delivered for Officer Development. These topics are subject to change with the approval of the Fire Chief.

Human Resource Management

  • Conflict Resolution
  • Job Performance Evaluation
  • Employee Assistance
  • Coaching/Counseling
  • Plan development for Improved Performance
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Problem Solving
  • Absenteeism
  • Standard Operating Procedures
  • Accountability


  • Accident Investigation
  • Budgeting and requests
  • Project Cost Analysis
  • Media Relations
  • Data Analysis
  • Ethics

Community & Government

  • Public Education
  • Public Speaking
  • Community Risk Reduction
  • Citizen Complaints
  • City Government

Inspection & Investigation

  • Fire Inspection and Code Enforcement
  • Code Comprehension
  • Fire Investigation
  • Fire Cause Determination
  • Fire Inspection Principles
  • Standard Operating Procedures and Practices

Health Safety

  • Accident Analysis
  • Pre / Post Incident Analysis
  • Standard Operating Procedures

Emergency Service Delivery

  • Fire Strategy
  • Incident Command
  • Accountability
  • High Risk / Low Frequency Events
  • Staging
  • Standard Operating Procedures
  • Simulations


  • Research
  • Reading and Comprehension
  • Department Organization