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Leadership Academy – Pueblo West, CO

January 26, 2019 - January 27, 2019


Hosted by the Pueblo West Fire Department
729 E. Gold Avenue Pueblo West, Colorado
January 26-27, 2019 8:30AM – 4:00 PM

Leadership Academy prepares doers to become leaders and leaders to become executives. We’ve learned that many organizations plan only for today.

Little thought if any is given towards preparing the next level of leader for the daunting role they will take on. Unprepared, they will struggle and fail. When that occurs, it affects the area they are leading. The downward spiral is underway. Unchecked, it can negatively affect an entire organization.

This program will cover a wide array of topics presented through many engaging interactive exercises, role plays and other motivating tools. Using practices and principles with proven track records, this program is very dynamic.

The goal of the Leadership Academy is to prepare individuals for their transition to the next level of leadership.

Understand the expectations of the transition to the next level of leadership.
Develop an understanding of personal influence and how traits affect team dynamics.
Develop strategies for creating synergy within teams.
Define leadership types, implementing situational leadership.
Demonstrate analysis of commonly observed conflict issues and develop strategies for managing conflict.
Define emerging issues in emergency services and translating them into opportunities for team success.
Understand how to be effective in time management, interpersonal communications and short, medium and long-term planning.

Lead Instructors

Ron Richards
A PA State Fire Instructor, 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. Currently holds a MS degree from University of Houston.

For more info: Captain Matt Boesch


Pueblo West Fire Department


Pueblo West Fire Department
729 E. Gold Avenue
Pueblo West, CO United States
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