For Immediate Release
Feb. 14, 2018
Tyler Fire Marshal recognized for completion of National Fire Academy course
The National Fire Academy’s (NFA) Executive Fire Officer (EFO) Program provides senior fire officers with a broad perspective on various facets of Fire and Emergency Services Administration. The courses teach officers how to exercise leadership when dealing with difficult or unique problems within communities. At the Council Meeting on Feb. 14, Tyler City Council recognized Tyler Fire Marshal Paul L. Findley for his graduation from the program.
“We are proud to have Paul as a graduate of this program,” said Fire Chief David Coble. “His knowledge and dedication to the community and department significantly enhances our leadership team.”
EFO Program students are given the opportunity to enhance their professional development through a series of four graduate and upper-division-baccalaureate equivalent courses taken over a four-year period. Each course is two weeks in length. The student must successfully complete an Applied Research Project (ARP) that relates to their organization within six months after the completion of each of the four courses.
“The intensive EFOP is designed to provide senior fire officers with a broad perspective on various facets of fire administration,” according to U.S. Fire Administrator G. Keith Bryant. “It is important that these senior fire executives apply what they have learned in the classroom to existing situations in their own communities. This makes completion of the EFOP and the Applied Research Projects particularly valuable to these fire service leaders.”
About Tyler Fire Department
The Tyler Fire Department serves the community with the highest level of professionalism, customer service, and responsiveness by providing effective and efficient fire prevention, fire suppression, disaster management, emergency medical care, hazardous materials, water rescue, high angle, trench, confined space, collapse rescues and other essential services to save lives and protect property. We are a career department that responds to over 10,000 calls for service annually. The Department protects an immense and growing 55 square miles in Smith County. Every citizen, visitor, and every square foot provide the basis for the Department’s existence and mission.