Success in the Volunteer Fire Service: Climbing Up and Down the Ladder of Volunteer Fire Leadership
Retired Chief Tom Merrill focuses on the unique challenges faced by volunteer fire officers on the firematic side of the organization as well as the administrative side. The author of The Professional Volunteer Fire Department, contributor to RuntotheCurb.com and host of Fire Engineering‘s Blog Talk Radio Podcast, the Professional Volunteer Fire Chief Merrill breaks down the expectations of the company officer and how to reach them in this three-hour seminar. Far too often, officers are elected or appointed and provided with very little or no training at all. They are left to “fend for themselves” as they try to learn the very jobs expected of them for the office they hold. In addition, they are also expected to become instant leaders within their organization and have instant answers for the challenges that confront them.
Dates and Locations
October 22: Rapids Fire Co. (Niagara County)
October 29: New Hartford FD (Oneida County)
November 12: Rush FD (Monroe County)