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Franklin University Accepting Applications for Next Fire Officer I Course

For Immediate Release: January 19, 2011

Contact Sherry Mercurio, Director of Public Relations, 614.947.6581

Columbus, OH —

Franklin University’s Center for Professional Training & Development will host a 10-week online course beginning Feb. 14 designed to give firefighters the knowledge and skills necessary to advance to the role of Fire Officer, as well as provide current officers an enhanced understanding of fire officer roles and responsibilities.

Participants in this 10-week online course will develop their leadership capabilities and apply critical concepts in team dynamics and interpersonal relationships, as well as refine their understanding of pertinent laws, regulations, and methods for building community involvement.

Benefits of this course include:

  • Flexible online course reduces expenses and minimizes time away from the job 
  • Includes two day-long residencies that eliminate overnight lodging costs
  • Current theory and practices blended with a leadership focus
  • Case studies applied to course knowledge
  • Relevant and current information taught by active-duty fire officers
  • Complies with all NFPA standards and guidelines
  • Approved for college credit at Franklin University

Register for this 10-week online course to participate in an interactive learning environment where hands-on skill development replaces classroom lectures.  The course begins Monday, Feb. 14.  All participants are required to attend on-site classes at Franklin University on Friday, Feb. 18 and Friday, April 15 from 8 a.m.–5 p.m.  For more information email or phone 614.947.6173.

Register today at for this 10-week online course for just $450.  (Attendees may be eligible for employee reimbursement upon successful course completion).  

About the Franklin University Center for Professional Training and Development

Franklin University’s Center for Professional Training & Development provides certification programs and training opportunities to businesses, government offices, not-for-profit organizations, and career-minded individuals interested in expanding their abilities to succeed in today’s dynamic and competitive environment. For a current list of scheduled programs and workshops, visit

Founded in 1902, Franklin University is one of the leading and most experienced educators of adult students. Annually, nearly 10,000 students attend Franklin, through its Main Campus in downtown Columbus, Ohio, three Central Ohio locations and in Beavercreek, as well as at co-locations across Ohio, Indiana, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, in addition to online. Franklin offers more than 40 undergraduate and graduate programs (including the new Certificate in Criminal Justice and Logistics Management major) and graduates more than 1,500 students annually. The University’s MBA program is offered internationally through agreements with institutions in Europe and the Middle East. Further information regarding Franklin University can be found at

Franklin University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE), and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).


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