Building the Ladder: Officer Development Programs
Tuesday, April 25
The answer to successful officer training, both initial and ongoing, lies beyond just the National Fire Protection Association 1021, Standard for Fire Officer Professional Qualifications, certification. Successful programs, while based on professional standards and references, are also tailored to the specific needs of the department. This workshop links certification training with realistic job requirement training. Rather than teaching one version of officer development, this class presents a step-by-step process for completing a needs assessment and building the framework for a comprehensive officer development program. Participants receive guidance, practical examples, and multiple opportunities for in-class application. The workshop is applicable to both volunteer and career fire departments.