The Carl Holmes Executive Development Institute was born out of the effort to address the problem of African Americans in the fire service being denied the opportunity to receive cutting edge management training. The concept proposed by Carl Holmes, then Assistant Chief of the Oklahoma City Fire Department, was to have African American instructors deliver course material in the area of their expertise or current area of management within the fire service
A primary benefit of our courses is that our courses are very flexible and permits us to adapt to current events. This allows us to remain at the cutting edge of fire service management training
Our instructors are leaders in the field in their area of expertise and have served in from the smallest towns to the biggest cities throughout the country. Most hold, or have held high ranking positions within the fire service.
The wealth of knowledge is invaluable for those looking to advance their careers within the fire service.
How to register
All students can register by entering their email address as their username and creating a password. This includes returning students.
If you have already registered for the 2020 semester and still cannot remember your password, click the “lost password” link.
We're re-instituting MOD 6
The Carl Holmes Executive Development Institute is very pleased to announce the return of an OFFICIAL MOD 6 Class! This was re-instituted in 2018 and was an overwhelming success. We encourage any alumni to participate in this program with Dillard University. This course will require intensive pre-assignments to be completed by the start of our semester (June 1 – June 5 2020).
Students at Large (SAL)
Students at Large are now welcome to return for refresher courses!. SAL are students who have graduated mod 5 and want to return to “tune up” for upcoming tests, new positions, or more. SAL can attend any class (MOD 1-5) but must attend a class at each session.
Over 27 Years in Operation
Over 50 Available Instructors
More than 2000 Alumni
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Limited scholarships are available
If you have been interested in attending EDI but have been experienced difficulties with the tuition costs, we may have a solution for you. if you meet the qualifications and are willing to put in a little work, our scholarship application may be the solution to get you started.
Application Period: November 1, 2019 – March 15, 2020
Our instructors consist of well-respected leaders throughout the fire service. The goal of our instructors to effectively train, educate, motivate, and provide the resources and programs that will help EDI students succeed in their efforts in becoming Chiefs of Fire Departments, Chief Officers, and Company officers within their various organizations.
EDI GOLF Outing
On Saturday, following the training at EDI, many instructors, staff, and students participate in an annual golf outing. The purpose of this outing to help raise funds to assist potential students with tuition for their next, (or their first semester). This also provides an excellent opportunity to expanding your networking potential and to exchange ideas and less formal atmosphere.
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