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:
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.