Company Officer Prep School- Hadley, MA
October 23 - October 24$125.00
Company Officer Prep School – October 24 and 25, 2017 8:30 AM
Hosted by the Western Massachusetts Fire Chief’s Association
At the Hadley Farms Meeting House 41 Russell Street Hadley MA
Riding the front seat, working on the fire ground is the easy part. It’s the remainder of the shift when you are not in a fire truck that cause you stress.
This program will cover a wide array of topics presented through many engaging interactive exercises, role plays and other motivating tools. While this program will address some fire ground responsibilities as a company officer, it will heavily prod into what is needed to make you an overall exceptional company officer!
- Transition from firefighter to officer
- Leading and motivating the troops
- Dealing with a difficult member
- Planning, directing and evaluating
- Administrative responsibilities
- Fundamentals of building construction
- Strategy and Tactics
- Resource management/ICS
- Role playing exercises
- Fireground simulation exercises
LEAD INSTRUCTOR : Michael Prete
Mike recently retired as the Assistant Fire Chief at Montgomery County (MD) Fire and Rescue Services. With nearly 35 years of experience, he served as the Executive Chief. In addition to his role directly relating to fire and rescue operations, he managed daily operational and administrative issues including budget, daily oversight and scheduling for 1100 full time personnel. With national and state instructor certifications, he served as an adjunct instructor for the Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute, NIMS Instructor for MEMA, Anne Arundel Community College adjunct instructor, Practical Incident Control Training lead instructor and holds various certifications in the public safety field.
For details contact Fire Chief Duane Nichols (413) 587-1109.