Command Officer Boot Camp

BCCommand Officer Boot Camp 2015

Command, Control, and Leadership Conference

May 5, 6, & 7, 2015

Pensacola Beach

How do you carry? Do you always have it? Do you carry extra battery on you? See how the RIT OFFICER has it Hanging Ready to go.

Front Yard Leadership and How to Lead High Performers!


Chief Todd Edwards will cover Situational Awareness

Lost and found

The term Situational Awareness is so often used, that it has almost become a “catch phrase”, rather than skill that should be practiced and trained upon. The fire service and the fire ground are ever changing and the need for both our Company Officers, as well as our Chief Officers to learn and maintain Situational Awareness is critical to success and in some cases our survival!

This course is designed to provide all students a different perspective of what Situational Awareness is and how it applies to more than just the “Big Fires”. Students will both learn and experience that when Situational Awareness is lost, the effects can be devastating! Students will be involved in open and frank discussion, case studies with radio traffic, and be provided a common sense approach on how to develop an overall skill that can be applied each and every shift. This class includes an in depth look at how we can develop these skills, a simplified size-up approach, and training aspects that any Firefighter, Officer, or Chief can utilize.

About the Instructor: Todd Edwards is a 33 year veteran of the fire service. Starting at 16 years old in Mad River Township, Ohio as a Cadet. Todd was hired by the Atlanta Fire-Rescue Department in 1988 and worked his way through the ranks. Todd is currently a Battalion Chief, assigned to Battalion-3, covering the entire Downtown corridor. Todd has always been actively involved in all aspects of the departments training and is the lead instructor for both the Acting Officer in Charge Program, as well as the Battalion Chief Command School. Todd is the lead Instructor for the Walton County Fire-Rescue Department, a combination department covering over 300 square miles east of the city. Todd also provides training throughout the state of Georgia and serves as an adjunct instructor for the state fire academy. Todd holds numerous state and national certifications and continues is education today.

This three day conference will cover: from the firehouse to the streets of your district and how to command the most efficient crew or battalion. What does an Officer and/or Chief really need to focus on to succeed in today’s Fire Service? We will cover and discuss these topics and much more in a three day Boot Camp to help even the most experienced Fire Officer and/or get the most recently promoted Boss off to a Great Start!


  1. Fire Service Leadership
  2. Setting Standards early on and building on them
  3. Training “Real World Company/Battalion Training”
  4. Building Command Presence and Respect
  5. Understanding the Battle Field in Command Terms
  6. Understanding the Enemy and how it effects Strategy
  7. When should you SWEAT the SMALL stuff?
  8. How to build your own Rules of Engagement
  9. Mentorship “Up and Down”
  10. The other Company/Battalion and how it relates to you
  11. Commanding the 1st Alarm and Greater Alarm Fires

Multiple Speakers over the three days.

Chief Todd Edwards, Atlanta Fire

BC Curt Isakson, Battalion Chief  Escambia County

BC Shannon Stone, Battalion Chief  Fort Walton Beach

Fire Chief Rick Talbert, South Walton Fire

Fire Chief Jonathan Kanzigg, Midway Fire

Fire Chief Ken Perkins, Fort Walton Beach Fire

We have two other BIG Speakers that will be announced at a later date.

Numerous other Guest Speakers that will not disappoint…

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6 thoughts on “Command Officer Boot Camp

  1. I would like to register for this conference, but i dont use paypal. Is there another way to reserve a spot or pay for the class. Eddie Johnson

  2. Hi my name is Ryan, I am interested in going to the officer boot camp and I have a few questions about it. My first question is where is it being held because I am look to get a hotel close by. My second question is, is it just a seminar? Any information will be helpful.


    • Pensacola Beach Hampton Inn in the Deluna Hall and it’s a three conference with a minimum of six different speakers. Will have breakout sessions, but will not have hands on. Any hotel on Pensacola Beach is within walking distance of conference. We will provide free shuttle from Pensacola Airport. Once on the beach you do not need a car.

  3. Is there still space in this class? What is the host hotel and rates? I saw you will pick up at airport will we be taken back as well?

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