Officer Development Program


County Fire Tactics
Officer Development Program Class 17-001
The CFT Officer Development program is based on, but not limited to NFPA 1021: Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications. It is also based on the job performance requirements that differ from that for Firefighter or Driver. This will be the first program of its kind offered in Northwest Florida. Most Fire Departments are not large enough, or do not promote enough individuals within a given year to offer their own program for officer development. The CFT Officer Development Program is open to all Fire Departments in Northwest Florida and South Alabama to provide training above and beyond the standard state Fire Officer certifications. This program covers real world Leadership and Tactics, including class projects that utilize real incident scenarios and firehouse challenges. All Instructors will have a minimum of 20 years of full time career experience, and share information based on experience, not theory.
Some Topics to be covered:
Leadership in the Firehouse and in the Streets
Setting Company/Battalion Expectations “Writing Them Down”
Setting Career Goals and Objectives
Communications within the Ranks and Commanding Incidents
Understanding Yesterdays, Todays, and Tomorrows Fire Service
Fire Behavior based on recent UL and NIST Experiments
Building and Delivering Single and Multi-Company Drills
Counseling for Success “Understanding a Cup of Coffee and Giving Guidance”
Proper Documentation for Fire Reports, Training, Pre-Plans, and Subordinates Annual Evaluation
Review of History “LODDs and Lessons Learned”
Failure Point “How to Determine Burning Building Stability”
Today’s Fire Protection Systems… Beyond the Basics
Leading within a Union Contract “Understanding Labor Laws”
Speakers to include:
Bill Gustin, Miami-Dade Fire Rescue, FL
Rick Kolomay, Carol Stream, IL
Mike Lombardo, Buffalo, NY
JJ Cassetta, Orlando, FL

Shannon Stone, Fort Walton, FL
Curt Isakson, Escambia County, FL

Link for more info & registration


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