County Fire Tactics (CF Tactics, CFT), will host its annual Officer Development Program (ODP) January 10th–14th, 2022, in beautiful Pensacola Beach, Florida.
The CF Tactics Officer Development Program presents a curriculum that is in a class by itself, a once in a lifetime opportunity. Our program’s academic approach dives into the world of Strategy, Tactics, and Leadership for use in the fire station and the fire ground. ODP will take place in-person, Monday-Friday, 8am–5pm, at the Hilton Pensacola Beach Gulf Side Convention Center in the Royal Palm Ballroom. Our five nationally recognized instructors for this one-week event are listed below.
- Chief Dave McGrail
- Chief Scott Thompson
- Chief Mike Terpak
- Chief Frank Viscuso
- Chief Curt Isakson
CF Tactics designed this five-day 40-hour officer development program for firefighters, fire officers, fire chiefs, and participants seeking future promotional opportunities to any rank. ODP will elevate your understanding of Fireground Size-Up, and Assigning/Deploying the proper Fireground Tactics, based on staffing and available resources. CFT will also cover Time Delayed Tactics that can aid fire departments that operate with limited staffing and resources.
ODP is all about professional development, therefore we request more than a minimum standard from our attendees.
- Formal dress Monday, Fire Department Uniform and/or Button Up Shirts.
- Business casual dress Tuesday through Friday, with at least a collared golf shirt.
- An official name tag will be issued and worn each day for accountability purposes.
- All attendees are required to attend 100% of the program to receive credit and the CFT ODP certificate. Certificates are issued at the end of the day on Friday.
- Our program is not to be confused with a seminar or conference, sleeping in is unacceptable.
CFT OPD encourages your attendance by offering:
- Opportunities to connect and network with colleagues and like-minded people.
- Breakfast, lunch, and dinner discounts with the CFT wristband at many local restaurants within walking distance of the Hilton.
- Beverage discounts are available with the purchase of a CFT Tumbler in the Oleander Room for use at many local restaurants.
- The picturesque setting of Pensacola Beach, directly on the Gulf of Mexico.
- Reduced room rates at two Hilton brand properties.
Book Your Hotel
The Hilton Pensacola Beach is the venue and host hotel for the Officer Development Program 2022 (ODP). The neighboring Hampton Inn Pensacola Beach shares the Hilton property. Both of these locations offer discounted rooms during this program. The CFT discount group code for ODP 2022 is coming soon.
Ground Transportation to and from PNS Airport for FREE … FREE !!!
- Arrivals on Sunday, January 9th, 2022, will locate a Dream Catcher Shuttle Service vehicle outside Baggage Claim 3 at PNS.
- Departures on Saturday, January 15th, 2022 will locate a Dream Catcher Shuttle Service vehicle outside the Hilton Hotel lobby.
Rides times to and from Pensacola Beach are extended due to the closure of the Pensacola Bay Bridge following significant damage sustained during Hurricane Sally in September 2020.