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Engine, Truck and Command Operations With Light Staffing – Wellsboro, PA

October 20 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm


Engine, Truck and Command Operations With Light Staffing
Hosted by the Tioga County Firemen’s Association
At the Wellsboro Fire Department Annex 21 East Avenue, Wellsboro PA
October 20, 2019 8:30 Am – 4:00 PM

We all struggle with challenges. Light staffed fireground operations are no different. he good news is that there are strategies that can work to improve efficiency without compromising safety. This program will delve into three fireground functions: Engine, Truck, and Command functions.

By looking at the essential tasks that need to be identified, assigned and completed, light staffing does not to have to equate with defeat.
From command officers to the company officer down to the rookie firefighter all will benefit from this intense classroom-based program.

Lead Instructors:
Ron Richards
Chief Richards has over 40 years of experience in both career and volunteer fire services serving as Fire Chief in three departments. Chief Richards worked 27 years in various capacities with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, having served as a Fire Chief, Fire Marshal, Fire and Safety Specialist and Fire Instructor. He retired after his final assignment where he was responsible for coordinating and implementing ICS and NIMS to over 14,000 emergency responders.

Chief Richards serves on the NFPA Technical Committee 1250 “Recommended Practice in Emergency Service Organization Risk Management” and the 1201 Technical Committee “Standard for Providing Emergency Services to the Public”. He graduated from the State University of NY with a B.S. in Fire Service Administration. He is the founder of and the President of Task Force, 1, Inc.

Mo Davis
Maurice “Mo” Davis is a 23-year veteran with the city of Houston Fire Department, currently assigned to D-68 as a District Chief, the busiest chief car in the city. Previously he served as a Senior Captain on a heavy rescue, one of three rescue trucks for the city of Houston. He also spent much of his career as a senior captain on L-46 one of the top five busiest trucks in Houston and served as a Captain on E-46 the leader in the city in working fires and responses.

Mo served as a training officer for the Houston Fire Department, he also served as a district training officer to new hires. While he specializes in technical rescue, his passion is sharing leadership, strategy and tactics information with new and upcoming officers. He had served an adjunct professor at San Jacinto Jr. College in the fire protection division. He holds a MS degree from University of Houston.

Pre-registration cost is $25! Deadline for early registration is 10/6/2019. After this date it will cost $35. Lunch is included.  To enroll Email Include the department name and student names.

Local Contacts:
Doug Champaign – 570-439-1231
Ben Phelps – – 570-439-2583
Kevin Kulish – – 570-439-8258


Wellsboro Fire Department
21 East Avenue
Wellsboro, PA United States
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