The Officer Development Program (ODP) was developed to bridge the gap in knowledge attained from academic concepts with experience based tactics and skills needed to be successful as a Company Officer and/or Chief Officer. Additionally, this program will assist any rank from firefighter to chief to ensure success with the promotional exams.
Experienced Based Fireground Tactics
Residential and Commercial Fires
Store Fires – Taxpayer and Strip Mall
Garden Apartment and Townhome Fires – Multiple Dwellings
Mid-Rise Multiple Dwellings
Basement and Cellar Fires
High Rise Fires – Residential and Commercial
Light Weight Building Materials
RIT – Trapped Firefighter Rescue
Engine, Truck, Chief responsibilities on the fireground
Commands and Control of Collapse and Technical Rescue
Fire Service Leader traits and skills
This course will cover the content in Chief Norman’s Best-Selling Book “Fire Officer’s Handbook of Tactics 5th Edition” (The #1 Used Book Used for Promotion Exams) The course is designed to be a guide for firefighters, Instructors, and fire officers who have a solid foundation in the basics of modern firefighting tactics and strategy who are looking to obtain real- world based experience for handling a wide range of specific situations.
This part of the course will be presented in two phases or sections. The first part will cover “General Firefighting Tactics” and serve as the basis for the primary department’s operations. The second part will deal with “Specific Fire Situations” and will cover the special tactics required to mitigate an array of situations through the presentation of the instructor’s vast experience gained directory through trial and error.
Student Learning Outcomes
After the successful completion of this course, the student will be able to do the following:
1. Identify the specific tactics and strategies needed to handle an array a specific type of emergencies.
2. Student will demonstrate the requisite knowledge to adapt to changing fire conditions and adjust tactics appropriately, to prevent unnecessary loss of life and property.
3. Describe general activities, goals, and tasks associated with Size-Up activities.
4. Describe the attack functions, methods and duties of engine company objectives.
5. Describe the support functions, methods, and duties of ladder company objectives.
6. Identify methods for hose line selection, stretching and placement for initial attack and suppression activities.
7. Demonstrate the ability to ensure a proper volume of water is available for fireground activities.
8. Identify tactics and strategies for firefighting operations in buildings equipped with standpipes and sprinkler systems.
9. Identify specific strategies for the ventilation of various types of structures.
10. Identify specific strategies for the effective search and rescue of occupants.
11. Demonstrate an affective understanding of Firefighter survival tactics.
12. Discuss methods needed for firefighting operations in lightweight buildings, private dwellings, multiple dwellings, garden apartments, townhomes, strip malls, tax payer, and high-rise buildings.
13. Discuss the construction, renovation and demolition of buildings as related to fire suppression activities.
14. Identify specific strategies for dealing with incinerators, oil burners and gas leak emergencies.
15. Identify methods for dealing with specific electrical emergencies.
16. Identify needs and resources for dealing with structural collapse.
17. Describe the role of the fire officer in dealing with Terrorism and Homeland Security emergencies.
Chief Isakson will cover “Tactics Put Out Fires” covering rural, suburban, & county fire tactics. This program will take someone of any rank to a new level in the understanding of Fireground Size Up and Assigning/Deploying the proper tactics based on staffing & available resources. Time Delayed Tactics will be covered based on the large number of FDs that have limited staffing & resources.
This course will also cover the content in Chief Viscuso’sBest-Selling Book “Step Up and Lead.” This part of the course is designed to be a guide for firefighters, Instructors, and fire officers to obtain a solid foundation in leadership for the modern fire department with real- world based experience for handling a wide range of specific situations.
There is a reason why people relate the fire profession to words like courage, brotherhood, service, and respect. That reason is a clear-cut mission and decades of strong leadership.
Most corporations in America would love to emulate two things that are deeply instilled in the fire service – the brotherhood, and the respect of their customers. This book will teach you how by covering the following topics:o Thirteen Leadership traits that will separate you from the pack.
Leadership skills that will teach you how to:• Utilize the talents, skills and abilities of others,• Effectively delegate tasks,• Deal with subordinate problems,• Critique others,• Prevent freelancing,• Create a mentorship program,• Improve workplace morale,• Provide praise and recognition• Conduct effective meetings,• Tackle administrative tasks• Create programs,• Communicate and present,• Lead on the Fireground,• Set and achieve goals,• Provide exceptional customer service,• Make high pressure decisions, and • Gain a competitive advantage with promotions.
Student Learning Outcomes
After the successful completion of this course, the student will be able to do the following:1. Utilize the essential traits and skills that every effective fire service leader must possess2. Identify and implement the secrets of effective leadership from one of the most respected organizations in the world.
3. Prepare motivated individuals (including theirselves)who are serious about
advancing their careers and improving their lives.
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The 8th Annual Command Officer Boot Camp 2020 is May 12-14, 2020. This is a very family friendly Fire Conference designed for all ranks.
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COBC 2020 will held on Beautiful Pensacola Beach at the Hilton Gulf Side Convention Center with rooms starting at $159 at the Hilton and $149 at the Hampton Inn next door. This years COBC will have 12 Speakers over three days covering everything Leadership & Tactics, plus RELATIONSHIPS in Life & Marriage. This is for someone wanting to improve their motivation level and/or elevate their career. We will have Leadership & Relationship lectures in the morning and Tactics/Fireground Operations lecture in the afternoon. Spouses that are registered with name tag will get full admission to any of the lectures and also get the full benefits of free beach chairs and umbrellas. All registered attendees will get CF Tactics wristband that gets up to 20% off at all most every establishment on Pensacola Beach, to include gift shops. The Hilton is almost SOLD OUT. Still rooms at the Hampton Inn next door and adding another Hotel soon with prices below $160.
Free Airport Shuttlers start at 0900 Monday May 11 and operate all day until 8PM and also operate Friday May 15th starting at 0400 and operating all day for those wanting to enjoy Friday before heading home. There will also be limited shuttles Saturday May 16th for those that pre-arrange. COBC will be 0800 to 1700 Hours Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday. There will be nightly networking socials with all attendees and the instructors. The weather is Beautiful on Pensacola Beach in May. Usually in the Working Fire Midway! 80s with mostly sunny skies. May has one of the lowest rain fall months of the year on Pensacola Beach.
Chief Todd Edwards “Atlanta Fire”
Chief Curt Isakson “Escambia”
Chief Dave McGrail “Denver Fire” High Rise Book and FDIC Advisory Board
Chief John Salka “FDNY 18th Battalion Commander” Back Page Firehouse Magazine
Chief Shannon Stone “Midway” Nuggets From The Right Seat
Chief Mike Terpak “Jersey City Fire” Fire Ground Size-Up Book
Chief Scott Thompson “The Colony FD” The Functional Fire Company Book
Chief Frank Viscuso ” STEP UP & LEAD + Step Up Your Teamwork”
Captain Dena Ali “Raleigh FD” Upstream Tactics for Addressing Suicide
Lt. Ray McCormack “FDNY” Fire Attack based on UL Findings & 40 Years on the line.
Lt. Steve Robertson “Colombus” Stretching for Success”
Each Instructor will speak on different Topics, with four speakers per day. Two before lunch and two after lunch.
More Info by going to the top left of this site and clicking on Command Officer Boot Camp 2020. Less Than 10 Spouse Spots and less than 70 Firefighter Spots.
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Jessica & Curt will discuss marriage in the Fire Service and the Challenges associated with it.
Lt. Ray McCormack will cover Fire Attack & the UL Studies combined with his 40 years in the Fire Service.
Chief Mike Terpak will cover parts of his 2nd Edition of Fire Ground Size-Up
Lt. Steve Robertson with Stretching for Success
Chief Dave McGrail with cover Leadership & Tactics to include some HR Operations.
Chief Dave McGrail at COBC 2020
Chief Terpak & Viscuso will both be at COBC 2020
Todd Edwards will cover The Drill Yard & Challenges with Leading in todays Fire Service
Casual Dinner Socials each night for a very affordable price.
Chief Frank Viscuso will present Step Up & Lead/Step Up your Teamwork.
All Attendees will get FREE BEACH CHAIRS & Umbrellas to include CFT Coffin Cooler with limited drinks and space for additional items
COCB is a one of a kind Leadership, Tactics, & Relationship Conference held on Beautiful Pensacola Beach.
This will be the largest COBC to Date. Also the largest number of Speakers. AM Sessions will be geared for anyone to include spouses and afternoon sessions will be Strategy & Tactics to include Fire Service Leadership. More info on this site by getting on regular computer and clicking top left tab. Any Questions you can call Curt Isakson (850) 393-0581
Airport Shuttles only operate Monday February 3 & Friday February 7. They only operate until 9 pm Monday & 11 AM Friday. Please step outside of baggage claim three where minivans with CF Tactics will be on the windshield. Please comment below with arrival time, number in your party, & airline. Don’t comment here & Facebook. Please only here or there. Not Both.
FULL BUNKER GEAR IF DOING HANDS ON.
There will be Excellent!! Lectures Day 3 if you choose not to bring gear.
You must contact Misty at the Hilton to get conference rates if you haven’t already made your reservation.
Please Check in at the Oleander Room “1st Floor at the Hilton” either Monday Afternoon or Tuesday Morning at 0730.
Please call Curt Isakson with any specific questions (850) 393-0581