Kitty Hawk Fire Captain Michael Basilone has been selected through a national application process to attend the four year prestigious Executive Fire Officer Program (EFOP) offered at the National Fire Academy campus in Emmitsburg, MD. The program provides senior fire officers with a broad perspective on various facets of fire and emergency services administration.
The courses and accompanying research examine how to exercise leadership when dealing with difficult or unique problems within communities. As an EFOP student, Basilone will enhance his 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. An Applied Research Project, which relates to the organization, must be completed within six months after the completion of each of the four courses. The National Fire Academy was created as a result of the landmark document America Burning and the subsequent passage of the Federal Fire Prevention and Control Act of 1974.
It is estimated that since 1975, over 1,400,000 students have received training through a variety of course delivery methods. The American public has greatly benefited from the training and education programs, and countless lives have been saved and property losses prevented as a direct result of this training.