Company Officer 2A

COMPANY OFFICER 2A- Human Resource Management for Company Officers

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This California State Fire Marshal certified course provides information on the use of human resources to accomplish assignments. Topics include evaluating member performance, supervising personnel and integrating health and safety plans, policies, and procedures into daily activities as well as the emergency scene. This course is intended for practicing firefighters seeking advancement to the company officer level.

DATES: October 14-18, 2024

LOCATION: City of San Marcos Fire Training Facility / Palomar College Fire Academy Administration, 182 Santar Place, San Marcos CA  92069.  Classroom 3A (classroom door is on the East end of the Palomar College Public Safety Administration building (Sheriff’s station)).

PREREQUISITE: Meet the educational requirements for Fire Fighter II or four (4) years as a career fire fighter or six (6) years as a volunteer fire fighter.

REGISTRATION: Prior to registering, please obtain a student ID number (nine digit number only; you do not need a physical ID card) by applying to Palomar College from the main website ( IF YOU ALREADY HAVE A PALOMAR COLLEGE STUDENT ID, YOU MAY HAVE TO UPDATE YOUR INFORMATION WITH THE COLLEGE. IF THIS IS NECESSARY, HERE IS THE LINK WITH INSTRUCTIONS TO COMPLETE THE UPDATE: When we confirm you have the prerequisites, you will be enrolled by Enrollment Services prior to the first day of class. You will be sent an email to prompt you to go to your MyPalomar account and pay the appropriate fees.

MATERIAL FEE: $140.00 for California State Fire Marshal CFSTES class certification collected by Palomar College during the registration process.

COLLEGE FEES: $115.00 College registration fee (2.5 units), $26.00 Health Fee if this is your first class of the semester. You can skip the Palomar Student Orientation as you are taking a Career, Technical and Extended Education (CTEE) class for professional growth and development.

INSTRUCTOR: Dave Miller, Retired Division Chief/Palomar College Professor (

REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS: Fire Officer, 3rd Edition. Jones and Bartlett, 2015. ISBN 9781284068368. Pocket Guide to the Firefighter Procedural Bill of Rights Act.  Available through California Public Employee Relations:

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